Archive for April, 2023

In April: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: April 30, 2023 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Belinichy

Greetings, dear brothers and sisters. I thank God for the opportunity to visit the Belynichi photo_2023-05-05 00.03.02boarding school in April. This month we talked a lot about faith. At our meetings, we discussed Bible stories for example the saturation of five thousand people. This story OvwVj0B6LQgshows us care of Jesus Christ. Before making the miracle, Jesus took two fish and five loaves. Also, this story showed the guys that in order to get your miracle, you need to entrust your fish and your bread to Jesus. The miracle was obvious, the people rejoiced and had fun, but all this became possible only when one boy gave his food to God. When we trust God with our natural needs, this is the manifestation of faith. We said that faith is always a challenge. We can’t just sit and pray and do nothing, the story of the saturation of five thousand people tells us that we also have to act and then God will change the situation whatever it will be in your life. The next topic was the healing of the lepers. Ahd36LLr4ZEWith this story we showed that you need not only to ask for something, but also to thank. The story showed that ten lepers came to Jesus and they received their miracle. But only one returned to thank God. At the meeting there was a boy Gena, he had skin problems, and p6ZJ7N6jBJkthen he came up, showed his hands and said: “I also want to be healthy”. We prayed for Gena. Later the administration found out that there is a special laser that helps wound healing and we were able to buy it so that children who have health problems could warm up, and those who have problems with skin could be treated. Thank God, Gena’s wounds are gradually healing. On the next trip we talked about the resurrection of Lazarus. The story shows the close friendship of Jesus and Lazarus. One new boy said: “I also want to be friends with Jesus, because He is faithful”.fd8MEw3qFiI It was the friendly attitude that most affected the guys, because they often see only betrayal. “A real friend”, – said Artyom, – “is much appreciated in the boarding school as there can’t be many of them! Only one or two”. We are glad that we had the opportunity to talk about friendship and about the relationships that exist in the boarding school. But the story ended with the resurrection of Lazarus. We said God’s faithfulness lies in the fact that when the time comes, God will raise us from the dead and we will be with our loved ones and with Jesus. We also sing songs at meetings and often we see how children want us to do different movements from songs with them. When the meetings are over, many people want to pray and then we realize that faith comes from listening to the word of God. We understand that faith is usually instilled from childhood at home or in church. But boarding school is a special place where no one can come, and the children themselves cannot go to church. That is why serving orphans is so important. Thank you very much for your prayers about serving children! Blessings to you, friends.

In April: “Vileyka orphanage”

Posted: April 30, 2023 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Vileyka

Greetings dear brothers and sisters. We are grateful to you for your participation in the ministry of the gospel to the orphans. Thank photo_2023-05-03 00.57.57God that He allows us to visit children, gives strength both spiritual and physical, encourages, opens the doors of boarding schools and brings people who would like to participate in this ministry – please pray so that God would support the team, give wisdom, love, friendliness and children could receive God’s blessing through this, when they see a good example in us.  God has a special attitude towards orphans, as He says many times in the Scripture: Isaiah 1:17 “Learn to practice what is good; seek justice, photo_2023-05-03 00.57.18alleviate oppression, defend orphans in court, and plead the widow’s case.” This month we made meetings and talked about the miracles of Jesus. The first miracle we talked about was the “Wonderful Catch” we talked about trusting the word of God. Being disciples, despite the fact that they have been fishermen for all their life, they trusted the Carpenter and the result surprised everyone. This story revealed the Divinity of Jesus, and also the fact that trusting the word of God changes circumstances. When photo_2023-05-03 00.57.41we arrived another time, we talked about the friendship of Jesus and Lazarus, told the children about the resurrection of Lazarus and that Jesus had friends in his earthly life. The story of Lazarus gives us hope that when we die, Jesus will raise us from the dead. Also this month we talked about the importance of the Easter holiday in Christianity. We tried to explain why this holiday is so dear to all people. We talked about the importance of the death of Jesus Christ, that thanks to the obedience of Jesus and His death on the cross, redemption from sins took place.
And the resurrection of Christ shows us that death was defeated and each of us has hope for salvation. We see in our country that people usually do not understand the Easter holiday correctly, this is why we have paid so much attention to reach out to the guys. Easter is not eggs, not buns, but Christ who died and rose again. We talked Eaw3AsS6vQIabout what would have happened if Jesus hadn’t died, and the guys said that we would all die. I thank God that we could play games with children, be friends with them, sing Christian songs, pray and talk to them about Jesus Christ. We are grateful to God that there were quite a lot of children, about 20. We are glad that those who are interested and who have questions come. We see that children come with their b7gehWU4aLwteachers who watch us and we show God’s love and care with our lives. We pray and believe that the word of God works in the hearts of not only children, but also educators. It’s great that many children treat us as close friends since we go to them every week and we have become like relatives for many, as part of the family, we feel it in relationships and conversations. Some children are especially attentive when the Word is spoken, but others unfortunately do not listen and it is clear that they are not very interested in it. But we hope that God uses according to His will the truths that they have heard and that we have explained to them in sincerity of heart. We are glad that the event that they had at the same time as our classes was canceled and now more children come to us. May God help us to continue to do this ministry.

In April:“Smilovichy orphanage”

Posted: April 30, 2023 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Smilovichi

This month, there was one Ksyusha in the shelter for a while, because the rest of the children were taken into the family. Ksyusha photo_2023-05-05 00.03.46is about 7-8 years old. When we last visited the children who were with Ksyusha at the same time, she already knew then that she would be left alone, approached each person from the team and said that she would be waiting for all of us next Tuesday. A couple of weeks later, a new girl, Zhenya, who is three and a half years old, appeared in the shelter. It was obvious from Ksyusha that she was jealous. SGK1rC2vK-4When I asked her what was the matter, she admitted it herself that she did not like that all the attention was immediately on Zhenya. It was felt that Ksyusha lacked attention and love. Zhenya and Ksyusha were always glad to see us, they loved to dance, sing, and also play with us. Smart girls for their age. Ksyusha is very good at retelling the biblical stories that we told her, absorbs everything like a sponge, although not diligent.b9zomLdj21o
Zhenya is also developed beyond her years, even they tried to convey to her that God created everything, that He is Kind and loving. A couple of weeks ago, more children arrived, some of them toddlers, some older, and some teenagers in general. They are all disposed to our visits, communicate with us, hug and say that they will be waiting for us next time. They were told that it would be nice for them to read from the Bible about Jesus, and by the next time we arrived, they hadphoto_2023-05-04 23.23.56 actually read, and even more than one story. Julia, who is 14 years old, read half of the children’s Bible in a week.
Teenagers listened well to the story about the real meaning of the Easter holiday, about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and answered questions, it was clear that they were interested. They even asked themselves how Jesus celebrated Easter, if Easter is a holiday, that Jesus has risen, which suggests that they are reading not just for show, but thinking and being interested.
On the last Tuesday of the month, we told the children the parable of the prodigal son, and the older children were particularly impressed by this story, especially the behavior of the father. Matvey said that such things are not forgiven and you need to have a lot of love to be able to forgive everything that the prodigal son did. The guys said they never knew that God loves people so much! Thank God for each of them and that the word of God changes and transforms the lives of these children!

In April: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: April 29, 2023 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Rudensk

Hello, our dear readers!
8XGG8U-T4lUThis month we told the guys about the miracles of Jesus that he performed during his life on Earth. We have repeatedly told them about the resurrection of the daughter of Jairus, as well as about the resurrection of Lazarus. But every time new guys come to us, for whom these stories are new, and those who hear them not for the first time, learn more and more to admire God, for whom anything is possible!Z9Wynq62fe4
When we tell about the Jesus’s miracles, faith is strengthened in children’s hearts, and after such Bible lessons, children with great desire ask to pray with them for their personal needs. Polina asks to pray for her eyesight and God sending her good doctors, Vitalik and Nazar ask to pray for their parents’ freedom from alcohol addiction. Someone asks to pray for the strength to forgive the offenders, someone pray for academic success, and graduates for passing the upcoming exams. All these moments confirm that the word of God is alive and effective, because stories about Christ strengthen faith and give hope to children!
aGLsGDg8ZnIWe devoted our other meetings with the guys from Rudensk to Easter. Unfortunately, in the modern world many children and adults are limited only to associations with cakes, eggs and rabbits! That is why we try to talk more about Christ at this time, about His crucifixion, death and resurrection in order to convey to the children the true meaning of Easter.Q1e2LZ6wWhc We invited a puppet theater to one of the meetings, where the characters told about Easter – starting with the story of Moses and the Egyptian plagues. In addition to the theatrical performance, we held games, where both older and younger children could participate and get sweet prizes. And at the last meeting of this month, Dima held a bible lesson, where he also talked about Easter, but already telling the children in detail about the importance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ for each of them personally, as well as about the love of God for people, Who sent His Only Son into this world so that everyone would have the opportunity to be saved and spend their eternity with God! We thank everyone who supports our ministry and wholeheartedly congratulate you on the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ!