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In February: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: February 29, 2020 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Rudensk

This month, at Rudensk orphanage, we decided to talk about alcohol and drugs with older children.  While they are living in the orphanage, they do not face these temptations, no one offers them to drink alcohol or try drugs, but this summer they will leave school and go to college or get a job where no one will protect them from dangers and temptations!  Speaking on these topics, we did not want to intimidate the children, but to warn and talk about the consequences of alcohol in human life.  In order to make it easier for them to understand these topics, we compared alcohol to the traps which the enemy sets for the children of God to catch and destroy them.  After all, he knows how dear we are to our Heavenly Father and that eternity depends on the choice of a person here on earth. During those topics, children asked questions and shared their stories, because many of them were without parents precisely because they drank or used drugs.  The girl Alesia began to be indignant about what she heard and said that she would not forgive her mother, since she drank a lot and began to bum on the street, ceasing to take care of her.  The children began to express their pain, which they hid for so long and deeply, trying to forget everything and in prayer began to ask God to help them to forgive and receive healing from all the injuries inflicted on them since childhood.  Thank God!!! Together with topics for older children, we conducted Bible lessons for younger children and during 3 lessons told the story of Joseph’s life.  With the help of visual aids and in a playful way, the children were interested in listening and understanding the meaning of the defeats and victories of Joseph and his family.  After all, he was betrayed and abandoned, experienced a lot of pain, but thanks to the love of God, he could forgive everyone and achieve God’s heights in his life.  This story is relevant for each of the children, they also said that they did not want to take revenge, but to forgive !!!

In January: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: January 30, 2020 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Rudensk

Hello, dear friends!  This new year we had the opportunity to attend the Rudensk orphanage.  I am grateful to God for the opportunity to see how children are enriched when we come to them.  When we go to orphanage teenagers and children run out to meet us.  One situation I have remembered: “we went to the orphanage and we see a little girl sitting.  I thought that she arrived here not long time ago and she was delighted when she saw us.  We went up and asked her name, she was embarrassed, but still answered.  Looking at Veronica, the girl from our team, she said a little audibly: “can you hug me?” Veronica agreed and the girl hugged her very tightly, and then said: “I really miss hugs”.  There are many similar stories and we see children who do not have enough hugs.  Teenage girls, growing up, build an early relationship to fill their void, which emerged from a lack of parental attention. We were also able to hold a Christmas performance. When we were talking with the administration, they told that we were the first this year who made a Christmas performance and said about the Nativity of Jesus.  Many people come for the new year, but no one spoke about the birth of Jesus.  All the children came to the show, as well as the teachers.  We are pleased that we can speak directly about our Savior and celebrate the Birth of Jesus together.  Thank God!  Looking at the children, I saw that seeing the performance they seemed to forget where they were and what was with them 20-30 minutes ago.  Everything seemed to be transferred to the story of the Birth of Christ.  The Christmas performance flew by and the children, as well as the teenagers, were so inspired by everything that was happening that they told us how time flew by imperceptibly!  It  was a good occasion to  remind the children once again about our weekly meetings, as well as invite new children who have not yet come to us. We had several more meetings where we talked about mats and their impact on human life, as well as theft, which is a real problem for most orphans.  I really want the graduate students, who will finish school in a few months, not to be in a situation where, due to the inability to use money and plan their budget, they begin to steal and for this they are sent to prison.  But we want every child to be savvy and to know and understand what his theft will lead to.  We also talked about pure speech.  Children are so injured that talking obscenely is just normal for them!  Often, because of this, the children have a lot of problems, when they fight with the teachers, they are more punished for their words.  We talked about the power of words and the consequences of bad words.  The children thought and said: “Dima, we will try to restrain ourselves and try to say less offensive words.”  We also see that the children actively participate in the study of bible verses.  They copy them in notebooks and then show them to us.  And we make out verse by verse. Dear brothers and sisters, we thank God for you, that together with you we can serve our God, visiting places of despair!  Pray for the children, that the life of orphans will change!

In December: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: December 29, 2019 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Rudensk

Hello, dear reader. I want to tell you about our orphanage visits in this month. I conducted lessons for the kids. We talked about Noah, the Tower of Babel and Christmas. Every lesson starts with a prayer. Together with the children we build the so called prayer house. The guys take the initiative and pray, which is great! The story about Noah made the kids understand it’s necessary to be a righteous person who helps others and does some good, and to be grateful. Also we told them how important it is to build personal relations with God, because He loves everyone.The tower of Babel story made it clear that God doesn’t like proud people and hates when they sin and do not trust Him. During the lesson we tried to speak different languages with the children and they had no idea what we were talking about. Also we tried to build a tower from cups, but they didn’t manage to finish it, because some guy destroyed it. At last, one of the most important lessons was the one about the birth of Jesus Christ. We discussed the true meaning of Christmas. The guys learned the story about the birth of Jesus and the reason why He came to the Earth.I like when the guys ask and answer questions during the topic, which makes our conversation lively. I’m glad when they remember our lessons and then retell previous topic.We are grateful to God for the children that we may visit, for the team and your prayers. Friends, let’s constantly pray for orphans, amen.

In November: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: November 30, 2019 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Rudensk

In November I held all the meetings with the older guys. We held with them sport relays. When we  participate in various competitions all together, we become сloser and the guys begin to trust us more. I believe that no word of Scripture is wasted. I know, all the topics like “fear, envy, greed” and the texts from the Bible that we’ve been thinking about with the guys will bear fruit, if not now then later. Fear, envy and greed are very urgent problems for them,  which they live in for years and can’t do anything about it. And our tasks are to help them to understand how they can coupe  with these problems, show a way out of these situations, to direct them end tell them that  Lord is able to release them from all their difficult situations and problems. At the end of our meetings we invite everyone to pray and some guys ( new ones who haven’t prayed yet) agree to pray with us. Thus we can see how our works and the action of the Holy spirit change the guys.  Polina and Zhenya prayed with me for the last time. Zhenya (as far as know) prayed  the first time. It’s hard for the guys to come out, as the others make fun of them. Our task is to explain that life with the Lord is interesting and vivid. We want to show the children an interesting God, who is able to change their lives for the better. This month, the children began to pray even more. The prayers of the children, their conversations with God are so touching: “Lord, thank you for coming guys and thank you for not forgetting us!” “Lord, help our parents to change and make everything good for them”, ” Lord, guys offend and insul

t me, help me!”. I’m glad that the Bible lessons we teach, help children to get to know God. Children do their homeworks enthusiastically. So nice to see how the guys try to accurately retell the lesson. And it’s not even a prize they will receive, but  they just want to remember the lessons and they  memorise them ! God changes children through His word. And our visits to the children help to deepen further the understanding of God’s love and care of them. It’s nice to see that the team that serves God is changing too and every child gets mentor and friend. All these are possible due to prayers, that give strength and help to move in the direction of God’s plan. Friends, thank you for your prayers! Thank you for your work for God! Let’s pray for the children on the eve of Christmas!

 

In October: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: October 30, 2019 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Rudensk

During this month I had сommunication with the older guys only. Usually we pray before our communion . Some of the guys like to dance, so they show us their dance performances. In order to support the guys, we try to memorise and show a few dance moves, which they use in their dance. Also Dima prepared for discussion such important topics as: gossip, loneliness, betrayal. He tried to convey these topics to the guys thoroughly and in detail. I’m particularly discussed with the guys the subject of insult .It is also a very important topic for them. To my mind during this month we had a good personal contact with the guys .For example several times one of the older guys, whose name is Ruslan, came up to me for advice. Ruslan has a friend. They had a first fight, as Ruslan broke his music speaker accidentally. But Ruslan had no money to pay for it, so he was very upset. First of all I advised him to ask for forgiveness, and then pay for this thing, if it’s possible. My advice appeared to be helpful for him. Th

en, next time Ruslan came up to me and said, that he can’t control anger when someone call him bad names and that he always has no patience. He also said that believers have never ups and downs and that they are always so patient and righteous. And cited Noah as the example. But I told him that in reality believers have difficult circumstances in their life and in most cases we can’t get through difficulties on our own. Only with Christ’s help and prayers we are able to go through life with dignity. I told him to spend more time praying and also to play sports and reach the set bars to develop patience. Also I’m encouraged that the kids are getting closer to us (maybe I’m being a little sensitive) at least those who come to the meetings