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In February: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: February 29, 2020 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Belinichy

Every time we visit children in the orphanage, I come back with a heavy heart. For many years I have been blessed by God with the opportunity to serve the orphans, but I cannot soothe the feeling I have when I come bank from the children, it is about the injustice and those circumstances the children occurred into. It is about those kids for whom there is no future such as those with Down’s disease… I always feel sorry for the children. I always think of what I can do to make their life better. And every time I realize that only God can really take care for them and change their lives, so that these children could also have Hope! For better life, life with God in Whom all their desires, dreams and goals can be satisfied. In this ministry most of all I see God’s hand and His care for the orphans. Our God is the God of the fatherless. I rejoice that I can at least a little bit be useful in God’s work. That I can tell about the truth and God’s love to the kids, to have a good influence on them. And to help them get to know about a better life with God through such stories as “Prayer and promise of Hanna”, “Samuel and Elijah”, Joseph’s story about dreams, betrayal, Potiphar’s house, forgiveness, “Hagar and Ismael”, these were the themes we discussed with the younger kids. With the eldest we spoke about “alcohol and drug addiction, deceit”.

In January: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: January 31, 2020 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Belinichy

Brothers and sisters, I am grateful to you for your prayers for orphan ministry in Belarus and for children! We are glad that God has moved us to a new level and all our dreams have already come true! This month God has blessed us and we have had a great opportunity to visit the orphanage school in Belynichi. At first, we saw that God fulfilled the children’s physical needs. When came there they ran to us and told how God answered their prayers. Some of them got a new long-awaited pack of pencils other got a new pair of shoes, a flashlight or new glasses. Simple gifts brought great joy to the kids whose childhood was stolen. “Dima, what unusual present did you use to get?” they asked me. It was hard for me to remember something like that because my father had been brought up at orphanage, so he didn’t give us any presents and often got drunk. That’s why the best present for us was our father’s good mood and sobriety. When I told the teenagers about that I realized that the majority of them have the same past. God also blessed us, and we could organize a Christmas event! I thank you, brothers and sisters, for your help with getting and spreading presents, your prayers and your participation in the program itself! We notice that during such events children and orphanage workers are especially open to talk about God and faith. Christ is born! “But who is He?”, newcomers asked. They grew up in small villages and didn’t hear about this holiday and its birthday person. We were happy to tell them that Father God gave Jesus, the Son of God, who brought Peace, Joy and Love to the world! We could also visit them later and discuss more serious issues connected with the orphans’ everyday life. We talked about swearing, why they swear, what people around think about it and, which is the most important, what God thinks about it. We discussed what we could practically do to get rid of swearing. Roma said that when he lost his temper he would try to restrain himself for at least the first ten seconds. He said that he would do it step by step. Sasha said “if you want to come to the finish line you have to move toward it”. I am happy that it was a good time where everyone said that during the week they would try to cope with their addictions.Many children have a wrong example of life and we are the only ones who come and help the teenagers to see the right way. Friends, let’s pray for God to keep the planted seed and their faith would grow on the right grounds! Praise the Lord!

In December: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: December 30, 2019 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Belinichy

 I would like to tell you about our trips to Belynichi in December. With the youngest kids we discussed such themes as “Job’s faithfulness”, “Birth of Jesus Christ”, and during one of the meetings we were doing crafts. I noticed that crafts is one of the kid’s favourite activities. During the ceative process we strive to pay more attention to personal help for everyone, to show care about the children, to let them reveal their creative potential and implement thier ideas. Doing crafts we always seek opportunity to communicate personally with every kid, but of course not always it is possible, because there’s only one hour to finish their handicrafts, and we want everyone of them to leave the lesson being happy. Sometimes it seems to me that our visits have no results at all. But receiving serious questions from the kids I understand and get assured that they hear and understand us. And only God knows every kid’s heart. And only God has strength to change hearts. I get surprised by their questions when they ask: “and when I die I will be with Jesus in heavens as long as I believe????” or “Will God forgive me if I believe???” Each trip provokes more changes in my heart than visible chages in kids which I expect to see. But the children do change, and it encourages us and brings much joy.I liked what one of the elder boys said to Dima: “During holidays time a lot of people come to us with merry programmes. But only you come to us for real because you tuly love us and want to be friends with us. I was touched by such sencere observations. The elder children had such topics this month: “Greed”, “Not simply a carpenter”, “Life of Jesus Christ”, “Not an ordinary Teacher”. By the example of Christ’s life Dima spoke about hope and, of course, delivered many other important thoughts to the kids. He told that each of us and of the children has the opportunity for changes in life. And that Jesus proved His love by His life, and now for us He is the true example, Teacher, Saviour. He is the one who understands us genuinely.

In November: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: November 29, 2019 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Belinichy

Once it turned cold, it became more and more difficult to get outside, but it didn’t impact our meetings with the guys. So every week, as usually, we met with them. Our lesson topics were ”Noah’s ark”, “The tower of Babel”, “Moses”. Though the guys were familiar with these topics there was no lack of interest. Through Noah’s story we emphasized that God hates sin, but sees and loves people loyal to him. Then they answered the questions and for every right answer they were allowed to “save” one pair of paper animals, which were stuck on the poster with the ark. They tried to do their best to get that animals.One more interesting moment was during the story about the tower of Babel. Everyone was allowed to speak any language one knew. English, German, Italian, even French were used. Then we found out we did not understand each other.It is when our story about the tower began. I memorized the boy Vanya’s prayer at the end of the lesson. In his prayer he wanted the school to change, so that it would be peace instead of feud and misunderstanding like in Babilon. It was really sincere and touching. Despite other children’s mockery he continued praying and then it became quiet. I hope everyone heard that short and honest prayer and changings will take place. Changings in the hearts of the guys and the educators first. The older guys discussed “Revenge”, “Fears”, “Envy”, “Greed” which are simple, but always actual and important topics.We’re praying for changings in the children’s hearts and glad we can be with them and be a little part of their lives.

In October: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: October 30, 2019 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Belinichy

In this sunny and warm, and at the same time cold month we started studying the Bible from the very beginning. We talked about the creation of the world, first man, how the sin got into our world. All these things we talked about brought good feeling to us and the children. For the children specially, because they know these things very well. We felt special too, because it’s good to understand that children listen and hear us. It was great how they took part in the conversation and were willing to answer questions.

When we talked about sin, it seemed that this matter is so simple and learnt by everyone, that everything should be clear, because every child knows what is good and what is bad. A lot can be said, but we decided to show once. It’s much easier for a child to understand if he sees something, that way they memorize and perceive. For the kids who can’t sit still this method worked greatly. After simple questions about sin, bad deeds and so on we showed an example. Vlad took a sip of water out of the bottle and later offered it everybody else and that’s what they did. Each of them took a sip. After everybody were done Vlad spat in the bottle and asked the rest to do the same thing, and each of them did it. At the end Vlad asked if there was anyone who would take a sip out of this bottle, and there were no volunteers. We discussed this moment with the children. They were thrilled and started talking about what this example means to them and how it’s connected to the theme we talked about.Together we came to a conclusion that it can be the same way in our lives. Even small sin (it seems to us) can mess up our lives just like it happened to the water. At the end of the lesson we sang, played and prayed together. At the same time older children talked about loneliness, betrayal and resentment. We pray for these children and believe that God has a special plan for each of them.