Archive for January 31, 2023

In January: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: January 31, 2023 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Belinichy

In January, we introduced the children from the Belynichi boarding school to the story of Anna, SQApxVOn0fEwho prayed in the temple, asking XElV7Xv0Jv8God to give her a son, whom she would later bring to the temple, thereby fulfilling the promise she made to God. Then the children learned about the life of Samuel (Anna’s son) in the temple, under the supervision of Priest Elijah, and how Samuel’s life eventually turned out. Through this biblical example, the children learned about how faithful God Himself is, and how much He blesses people who are faithful to Him. It is amazing how such examples strengthen children’s faith and give hope that God hears their prayers and that at the right time, they will definitely receive their answer!

xLe8y7Eo-i4The brightest and most memorable event of this month JdtjAM7T1nwwas Christmas event which was followed by the distribution of present boxes! Due to the fact that it was more difficult to collect the required number of presents this year, the event was held a little later than usual. But this did not prevent the festive atmosphere, the opportunity to tell children about the meaning of the Birth of Jesus on earth, and at the end to receive a lot of positive emotions, admiring the moment when children receive and then open their presents! Children are happy with every smallest toy, every pencil and every candy that they find in their boxes. And we rejoice and thank God for every open heart that has been collecting these presents!

The second highlight of this month was our visit to the graduate students who are in a disabled Gzqb7npGUkgjheuh5Uq6qAhome now. These guys have serious mental and physical disabilities, what makes it difficult for them to adapt to the surrounding reality, and their capabilities are seriously limited, so they are in such an institution. For many years we have not had the opportunity to visit these guys, but they have tried in every way to keep in touch with our team. Some said that they believed and prayed for years that we would come to them someday. And finally, our long-awaited meeting happened! It is impossible to describe in words the degree of joy that every person who was at this meeting experienced! The guys greeted our team with strong hugs and even applause, which was unexpected for us!

7x7Q03C1PsMYUmdRRTcNscThen, we just talked to them, learning about what is happening in their lives, what they are doing and what they dream about. It’s amazing that despite the limited opportunities, these guys are very talented! Someone is engaged in creativity, creating beautiful paintings from beads and other materials, someone sings, and someone composes poems. Then there was a moment when the guys asked us to hold a meeting in the format that we usually used when we came to their school. We gladly agreed! We played a little with them and remembered their favorite songs with movements. We knew that the time we spent with those children was valuable and needed for them, and that for all the years of separation, they had a serious reassessment of values.

vR8RCT-_MTcu8syoAyMX8oAnd also I noticed that, despite the fact that these guys are already quite mature people externally, inside they are still the same children who, as before, need the simplest hugs, acceptance, love and affection. Their eyes are still the same children’s eyes, hiding dislike, rejection and a very difficult life path. That is why we used the opportunity to remind them of God’s love for each of them, as well as to tell them about Christmas and congratulate them on this wonderful holiday! At the end of the meeting, each graduate received his Christmas present! The guys hugged and thanked each of us and said they would be waiting for us again! And by the way, we also left them with presents – the children gave each member of our team pictures that they’ve made on their own!

In January:“Vileyka orphanage”

Posted: January 31, 2023 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Vileyka

JdUlqb1tHRYOur trips to Vileyka’s orphanage continue and we lpqjjsfia00are happy to spend Friday time with the kids. It’s nice to see how they consciously look for answers in the gospel or ask us. All the children who prayed the prayer of repentance come to every meeting and share with shining eyes what God is doing in their lives, how He answers their prayers! Dima, who does not know his parents at all, has stopped feeling abandoned and useless, he has become more confident and open with people. Two girls were very ashamed to speak, because they were born with problems and did not learn how to pronounce words correctly, now they communicate without fear and feel accepted by God. This is only a small part of everything that the Heavenly Father has done and healed in their lives.

eqLTsNfflswWhen we prepare Bible topics, we always focus on what the guys are LokHZF_4gtUfacing and try to give them not only theory, but also help them overcome difficulties in practice or get freedom from sin. One of the current topics this month was the topic of gossip. When we asked: Do you like it when others gossip about you? Everyone answered with one voice that No. But to the question: Who of you can sometimes gossip about others, everyone raised their hands and it was clear that they were not pleased to be aware of themselves as gossips. Listening attentively to everything we said on the topic of gossip, they said they did not want to participate in gossip anymore and asked for forgiveness before God. It’s nice to see that the Lord opens their hearts and transforms their minds. We also held a Christmas meeting in the form of games, singing and talking, and we also distributed gifts to everyone, collected with love and care, individually for each child. One boy shouted: Jesus gave me this gift! Everything I needed is here! Thank you very much to each of you for participating in the child’s life. May the Lord bless you and your families!