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In October:”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: October 31, 2022 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Belinichy

In October, I went with the team to the orphan house in Belynichi.

VHL_R2jbqlUThis year I have been to the camp in this boarding school for the first time, and it left a deep mark on me. We managed to make more friends with children during the week of living together, so for me our meetings became more personal. I see with what joy the guys are waiting for us and come out to meet us in the lobby. I feel their sincerity. I want to give them back even more. There are a lot of new kids this year. On the one hand, I am surprised that they begin to trust us somkQQK2i3A5Y quickly, constantly come, participate in activities, that they are open hearted in conversations. But on the other hand, I notice that this is the result of the atmosphere that has already been created here during the time of communication with children who had been here before the arrival of the newcomers. Our meetings as usual consist of games, songs, bible themes, communication and hugs).Since there are a lot of new ones, we decided to take topics from the very beginning. This month, for example, we talked about Abraham, the Tower of Babel. It is clear that the guys, whom we have been communicating with for more than a year, remember KT4iNh4E1Ggthese stories. We try to involve newcomers into more communication, specifically ask them some questions. We show that it is very important to listen carefully, that it is important for us to convey the essence of the stories to them. That these are God’s messages for them. I try to get to know new kids more. I pay attention to those whom I already know well. I regret that our time together passes so quickly. Also at the beginning of the month, we distributed children’s Bibles to the kids and suggested ldBWqwMC6xIthem specific homework – to find and read some stories by themselves. We divide them into 2 categories – senior and junior. Each has its own theme. However it is not obligational. On the following visit, we ask those who had prepared and read the assigned story. There are always such kids! Most of them are always prepared. We ask them questions separately to make sure that they have completed the task. We answer their questions. Also this month we managed to take some children from the boarding school to visit us for the weekend. The idea came to a person from our team. Luckily, we managed to arrange everything and spent the whole weekend with 5 kids. These were the children whom we had known for many years. We remember them as 6-7 years of age. And now they x92NVMUtQI8are already 12-15. When planning this time, the main task for us was to put the children into a family atmosphere, to talk seriously about their lives, to please them. During this time spent together, we visited a zoo, walked around the city, jumped on trampolines, ate in interesting places, cooked dinner together, played board games, sang songs with the guitar, went to church on Sunday, were at a Sunday lesson, sang songs on the road, talked heart to heart before going to bed. RmSRRtUPBrwOf course, it was a fun time for the guys, but for me it was the time of revelation about God’s love and care! It is impossible to look indifferently at the kids’ sincere admiration and joy for such simple, to others, things. I spent a lot of time with Katya, who has diagnoses on physical and mental health. It was a whole adventure for her – we saw her favorite animal, the lynx, she was able to jump on the trampoline, initially with my help, and then by herself, admiring how she overcame her fear of heights.

H57v5MkLly0Katya has short fingers by birth. She helped me to cook dinner. I thanked her for help and said that she did great! We had a conversation before going to bed. She shared with me that she wants her own family, that she is offended by the people making fun of her because of her appearance, and her fear that a home for disabled is waiting for her. She asked if I could be her mother. She recalls and fantasizes about her own mother a lot. I understand that she is very lonely, although the other kids who were with us tried to take care of her. But rather as a younger sister, not as a friend. That’s why I hugged Katya a lot and said a lot of kind things to her. She said it was the best day of her life! I think it was. We have heard many words of gratitude and love from the children. I also talked to them about the Halloween holiday, about fortune-telling. What the Bible says about it, what harm they do to their spiritual life and what consequences they can face.

In September: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: October 1, 2022 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Belinichy

The new academic year began with a call from the orphanage principal, who invited our team to continue 9zNxsPGptxUattending their school on Thursdays. To be honest, we were so glad that he is so nice and friendly and gives us the opportunity to communicate with our dear guys! Thank God for opening the doors to the boarding schools and disposing the hearts of the wonderful administration that works there! The first meeting with the children from kT3NwU5CWK8the Belynichi boarding school began with the joyful shouts and hugs that the kids awarded us! Our team received a lot of bright and positive emotions, because quite recently we held a summer camp, which has brought us very close to both children and teachers from Belynichi! In July and August, all children were taken to the state summer camps. It is amazing that our kids in these camps sang Christian songs and told about God to other children and the adults who were there! r7Mr2oBsJikAnd when they returned to the school, there were more than 50 new guys. Some of the new kids do have parents, but either they have social problems within their family, or have difficulties with mental and physical health. Interestingly, the new guys were really8JhKwqGLWQQ looking forward to our visit, along with those who had been in the orphanage for a long time. Someone was just looking for new acquaintances and communication, someone was expecting sweets and gifts, someone felt lonely and was going through a period of adaptation to a new place and to new conditions. At the same time, the children who have been familiar with us for a long time, did vmGiCaZdxLstheir best to help the newcomers get acquainted with our team. They said: “Don’t be afraid, don’t be shy, come up”, “We know them, they have been coming to us for a long time”, “They are kind”. It turned out that the old kids themselves told about us, about our meetings and even about God to those who had just come to the boarding school. At the very first meeting, we just got to know the children, just talked, listened to them and learned more about the new kids. Of course, we would like the guys to also be able to throw out all their accumulated emotions and share their impressions of how their summer went! Due to the fact that so many new children have appeared in Belynichi, we decided to return to the very beginning of the Bible in order to introduce new children to God and His word. For the guys who constantly come to our meetings, it was like repeating and consolidating what we had already introduced them to. And the new children were able to learn about how God created the t9fZ5O0kvsYwhole world and everything that fills it, to learn about the names of the first people and what happened to them when the serpent deceived Eve. Also, the children got acquainted with the story of Cain and Abel. At another meeting we organized sports games, which were focused on uniting children who played in the same team. And the youngest kids, together with the teachers, actively supported the teams of participants. At the end of the games, all the children got sweet prizes, and our sports meeting ended up with a fun photoshoot. Thanks to God for this time and for the answers to prayers!

In May: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: May 30, 2022 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Belinichy

In May, we had a banana party – various active contests, the settings for which were bananas. For the IMG-1013ecc5ed5ec88b1992bd97fc2cbec8-Vgame, we invited older children – from IMG-3b58f5e9c2309ccbc7a246ba63cd053e-Vgrade 5, but everyone who was younger was also present in the hall as spectators. In general, the guys were delighted with such activity. But there were older guys, for example, boy Tolik, who did not want to participate immediately, said that they were not interested. We persuaded them to play with everyone and it was interesting to observe how they changed during the game – were very active, involved and rejoiced most of all! At the end of the game, both participants and viewers received a super prize – bananas, which also pleased the children!

IMG-2a388390151812d682fb215c6754856a-VIMG-e3b63ef72f1ba9bec175dc006718ed71-VThere were 2 trips to the graduates of the Belynichi boarding school. The first trip was to Bobruisk. We invited the guys to meet the youth church. Together they ate, played, talked about the significance of the church, that one cannot cope with difficulties at a time – on the example of other graduates (drugs, alcohol, etc.). In contrast to this, I tried to show the guys how interesting and full life of a believer. They invited the guys to come to church the next day for a Sunday meeting. Almost everyone came. We still talked, introduced them to the ministers and members of the church. They gave the guys gifts.

IMG_20220529_181444Q5gFQQmiZXQmmrLPWswL1RsC2PaPVCsGUKN8IJ8pvCQCuBR0IOPCt5Yyz7oxX7H29m0uXq-KV-J6GLxeRWg5vj7gThe second trip was in Mogilev. We met the guys there and took them to the camp base. Together they ate, played, sat by the fire and also discussed the topic of the importance of the church in life. Sang songs. We talked about their life. Many would like to come to Minsk to visit us. They also gave them gifts. This month we conducted a series of those about Daniel. They talked on his example about how important it is to love and trust God is the beginning of everything. The month turned out to be very active and rich!

In April: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: April 30, 2022 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Belinichy

This month our team attended a boarding school in Belinichy. We had a series of topics about David. wiX0j51I8FyErUjSG0iGWKO8UCEKQcgkCbNwk9NaCgLTCqSJ0MDunJ1LYwc0pZ8CqvC7w8HwNsew-24zY6rjZ-8PUsing the example of his story, such questions were considered: that only God makes us significant, that He looks at ours hearts, not at the faces, when God is behind us, we are not afraid of any giants. God forgives and accepts like the loving father, He treats us unlike our earthly parents sometimes do. I told them examples from the uQYEs7RCeIuH5bqBp2S5KKKq6A2SkKFm1pOCaCwVdvAqDloGPPlGXEll-In3KJW3k3Dck4whsK2vZBg7jC9WVVoqlives of the guys who were in my team at a summer camp. One girl could not forgive her mother for a long time, and one guy blamed God for the death of his parents. I understand that many children from the boarding school live with this feeling of not forgiving their parents, which destroys them. Therefore, I tried to explain how important it is to forgive.o_sjDPIZ6_UHPeII8d9F3bny3-899tnwJhSQMkb6JN21u58RKQ9y6XFJY2E0JxFMVJ31pP_XJWswL0KB9WYCfcvzThere was also the theme of Easter. We were discussing why someone should have ever die for us and our sins.

Recently, I have been paying attention to not just automatically conduct a lesson, but to communicate with each child on a more personal level, to pick up examples that are close, understandable and relevant to them.

When we come, it is clear that the guys BxTsyMgAXCS9NPCsHrE1sz9orRE3fPNBKPAIqzUP1-mYPCBD57BZcB6oVsJ5DJU5Htw2m29xN1od-57AFG00rF5yare waiting for us very much, they meet us, they are happy to help, as well as take the initiative themselves – they help to carry things, prepare the classroom for the meeting. They bring their drawings to show us, give them to us.

b90R8GQ4Xe4XEjWRO8ezSmbO4F782OWtFexAmizI9D-_imUo1qusRA_8eIRtz0Oxx7rcBiiM1weFnPdzkh7M_9lbAt our meetings, I try to approach those guys who are sitting alone and do not communicate with others. I talked to one of such girls, asked how she was doing, what was bothering her. She didn’t want to share anything right away, but the next time she came over to talk to me, to tell me about herself.

I noticed how the administration’s attitude towards the team is changing – they are becoming more open and friendly, asking about other guys from our team.

In March: “Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: April 1, 2022 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Belinichy

Hello, our dear readers! The month of March was filled with joyful meetings with the children from the 27_ciP0_QP0Belynichi orphanage. This month we have finished studying the topics about the miracles of Jesus Christ that He performed during His life on earth, and the most important thing we wanted to convey to them is that the time of Jesus’ miracles is not over, because He has risen, which means He is alive today! We consolidated the topics covered by watching a film about the miracles of Christ manifested in AetTmDlGFeEthe modern world. It is difficult to describe in words the delight that the children expressed! For many, it was really surprising that the miracles did not end and that Jesus could manifest them in the life of each of the children who would believe in Him. While watching the movie, many guys turned away to quietly wipe off their tears. And after the meeting, each of them wanted us to talk to him or her and pray for their needs. It P5HlAIY7D5Iwas felt that each child had his own hope for his own personal miracle. Next, we have started a series of topics about David, which we hope to continue next month. Another joyful thing of this month was the opportunity for more people from the team to come to the boarding school, thanks to which there was an opportunity to personally communicate with a large number of children. Today, beside our small country, events D7vpoNPeNQAare taking place that cause pain, fear and confusion. Therefore, our team is now even more actively trying to support orphans, because they are already deprived of parental warmth and are in isolated conditions in many ways, and now they need support, encouragement and hope even more. Very soon the next graduates will leave the boarding school. Therefore the guys try to spend as much time as possible with our team, Q-nRla5dQ40help arrange chairs and equipment before meetings, maintain discipline and are already asking if we can come to visit them and communicate with them after they graduate from the school. And the children who are still at school are happy that they will have the opportunity to come to our meetings many more times! It is also very inspiring that a large number of teachers have come to our meetings, they can also hear about God in a simple and accessible way. There are fewer and fewer teachers who once were against the believers! Thank God! We thank everyone who continues to support our ministry financially and prayerfully, as well as everyone who simply cares about the fate of the orphans of our country!