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In June: “Smilovichy orphanage”

Posted: June 30, 2021 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Smilovichi

Good afternoon, dear brothers and sisters! I’m happy to talk about what happened in June today! The Smilovichi OIS6RbR1J-worphanage has recently occupied a special place in my life. It seems to me that these children are becoming so close to us that not only they,X-B-qjfSwsM but also we  expect to meet them! Arseny and Artem are two brothers. They are very smart and cheerful. When we first met them, they spoke little, and if they did, it was somehow incomprehensible and funny. But these guys so often try to climb into my arms: “Dima, take me in your arms and circle!” It can be seen that they lack a man’s hand, as well as attention. “Can you hug me?” – such questions always evoke positive emotions! Recently, their father began to visit them. Mom is deprived of her rights, but sometimes she visits the children at the orphanage. But attention and affection, the boys still really do not have enough. 0YisGwsG0y8fchYnEyhPbcThis month we have reiterated on a simple level who God is and how He helps. I asked what to do when it is bad or scary. The guys shouted in eager rivalry: “Ask God for protection”! I see that the seed sown begins to set the direction, and now, in order not to happen, they will ask God for help. Together with them, we pray that God will send them to the family.  Diana is also at the shelter. Recently, Katya talked to her one-on-one. The fact is that Diana is 16 years old and she looks to the future with apprehension. Dad left mom and Diana, and mom met a boyfriend and practically did not deal with Diana, so she was taken to an orphanage. A lot of pain fills Diana’s heart. “Diana, what is the most difficult thing in your life?” – I asked while talking to her. “The most difficult thing is to forgive my dad and  mother”! Katya taught Diana tuEk3fm8lakto keep a diary in which she can pour out all her pain. The diary is like a prayer, when you recite everything that has accumulated inside you, you can ask to show God where He was in this situation. During our next meeting, Katya with Diana, wrote a letter to God. In this letter was written the most precious and intimate. “Do you think, Katya, God sees everything that we have written?” Katya said yes with confidence! It is so important to have in life a person who will show a way out in a difficult transitional age. Diana is going to study this year. QBpe5kJ5o1oShe dreams of becoming a programmer. She really likes mathematics. One of our acquaintances, when he found out that she liked mathematics, decided to donate textbooks for admission to this university. Thank God that He opens the hearts of people to help and give what will help with admission.! Diana will be admitted on July 20th. Let’s gDxosTAEISwpray for her that God will help her to enter the educational institution she dreams of!

Also Liza, Tima, Vanya, Irka, Matvey are now in the summer camp. They were sent from the shelter for recovery. During a conversation with the administration, we were told that after the camp, their dad should take them home. Now he has corrected everything that threatened the lives of the children in his house and now their house is safe. All these guys missed not only their dad, but also their favorite pets – cats and dogs!

Dear friends, thank you very much for praying with us and serving these children throughout the school year! Your work before God is not in vain! Blessings!

In May: “Smilovichy orphanage”

Posted: May 31, 2021 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Smilovichi

Our trips to the children’s shelter continue and throughout the month we conducted H2m0uyuMFgYBible lessons on following the Q1s4AfASF3Aexample of the life of Daniel and his friends. Telling this story, we tried to draw the attention of the children to the fact that Daniel has also lost his family and ended up in slavery, and moreover in another country, he went through a lot of pain and suffering. The children were surprised by the courage of these young men and their complete trust in God in such difficult circumstances. Diana, 16 years old, was worried about how to get better and choose the right path, despite the fact that her parents tCz516jK3_ooi_tCSuLC6Yleft her and there was no one to help. Listening to the story where Daniel spent time in communion with God 3 times a day praying she realized that she also needed this time with God, as well as reading the Bible and learning more about the truth. She consults with the girls in our team and listens to the advice. We see a good change in her life and want to help her get into college this year. We believe that everything is possible through God! Last Tuesday, 5 children from the same family found out that their dad had collected all the necessary documents and was taking them home. Together we rejoiced and thanked the Lord for the answer that the family would be restored and the children won’t become orphans! We agreed that we would come to visit them if their father gave his permission. Big thanks to everyone for your prayers, we see our prayers answered and give glory to the Father of all orphans!!!

In April: “Smilovichy orphanage”

Posted: April 30, 2021 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Smilovichi

Greetings, Dear friends! Thank God for the opportunity to visit the Smilovichi orphanage in the middle of the week. The cvY8EJ8oCXsplace now has five children from the same family. They’ve been in there for more than two months. These children once did not know about God, they did not read the Bible and when we meet everything is new for them. First time 4pVeh7NOjiQthey’ve met the believers in their life was here, in the orphanage! They have a lot of questions: Why did God allow such a thing in our lives? Matthew asks me. Their mother left them, drinks heavily, and left home. Dad couldn’t cope with the upbringing, and the conditions in the house were threatening for their living. Lisa says: Dima, how can I forgive my mother if she left us and I hate her? We talked a lot about forgiveness, EGNhxucFF5obut it’s so hard for her to forgive her parents at the age of 12. Recently two more children were brought in: Arseny and Artem. These two little brothers were already taken to the family, but again returned to the orphanage. It is difficult for them and it is not clear why they were returned there! We were so happy when they were taken into a family, but now they are back. God only knows the real reasons for the return. Diana was also brought herr. Diana is now 16 years old and she has already been to this orphanage 4 times,6vNNZWhmCV4we have known her since childhood. Now there is a process of deprivation of parental rights of the father, and her mother was already deprived of them. Diana did not have to get used to us for a long time, because she already knows that we are believers and she told us about her pain and experience.

-CZgBT2T6GAThis month, we told stories from the Bible, and then the children answered questions, all lessons are held in a playful way and with visuals and easily understood manuals. This month we discussed the parable “Of the Great Banquet” and said that God invites everyone to his house, but few come to share the joy with God. Many are called, but only a few respond to be reconciled with God. We also discussed another Biblical story about the “Seed”, we said that everything impossible is possible to God. There were examples about mustard seed and if we have even a little bit of faith, then the circumstances will change.

-nqvL6Z37A8And we also talked about Easter. All the previous topics were a bridge to help approach the importance MCTHVdVzY0Yand significance of the holiday. God calls us all, we need faith because through faith God moves, and we receive the gift of eternal life. When we explained the meaning of Easter, we saw that children have a wrong understanding of this holiday. The children listed that Easter is eggs, bread rolls and a day off. We shared that Easter is the resurrection of Jesus Christ! We discussed where they first started celebrating Easter and under what circumstances. It was said that the Jews were in slavery and you and I were in slavery too; they needed a savior and we need a Savior! The Jews had salvation in the blood of the lamb, and our salvation in the blood of Christ. I am so glad that the guys understood this important truth.Also this month we were able to celebrate Easter. Diana, an entertainer, came to impersonate “joy” as her character. She said that many people pay more attention to the crucifixion of Jesus and this is important, but Christ has risen from the dead! And this is the most important event in the history of the whole world. Joy is given to us through the son of God, Who has given us hope and faith that we will be with a loving God and Father always. Everyone received a gift at the end of the event, and God made the greatest gift for us by sending his son to die for us! Thank you friends for your prayers and for your help with the gifts!

In March: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: March 31, 2021 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Smilovichi

We are glad to inform you that the doors to the boarding schools, and the Smilovichi’s orphanage are open for us, and JPHq3pvbmcgthey now allow more volunteers from the team to visit. We can see how lWkJwGbRJiQthe Lord answers our prayers, and we thank everyone who joins us in prayer for the salvation of orphans in Belarus. In the first week of March, we had a creative time with the children from the orphanage, and they were delighted. Together we made beautiful notebooks for school and personal notes, and most importantly, we taught the children to do useful and beautiful things with their own hands. Each of them was pleased that they were able to learn new skills, and show their talents. We then taught a Bible lesson on forgiveness, based on the New Testament story of the debtor and SvyWQZLTskMthe king who forgave him. This story is pertinent for each of them, because they refused to forgive due to the harm inflicted on them by their own families. 6RM1rnGTgd4Lisa asked: “How can I forgive my mother, who left us all for her friends? She chose alcohol and did not even apologize!” Each of them had questions about how to forgive them, if they don’t repent of their cruel ways. It was difficult to hear their stories, but we tried to direct their gaze to Jesus Christ, and His infinite power of forgiveness that He gave us on the cross. At the end of the lesson, we saw how the children’s faces brightened, and they said that they felt lighter (in their soul). There was another meeting, and the topic of the meeting was prayer. We gave the guys a question to think about. The question was: “Where do you think God does not hear us?” Some answered that in space, Ira said that in a cave. We were surprised by Diana’s answer, who is only 16 years old. She answered that God does not hear us after death, i.e, at the cemetery. It’s so great that they really think about God, about how He loves them, and that they understand that they need to pray now, and not let a single day pass by without communicating with their Loving Heavenly Father!)

In February: “Smilovichi orphanage”

Posted: March 1, 2021 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Smilovichi

I want to start with great news about the children who were in the Smilovichi orphanage.  Yana, Boris and Nastya were taken to three different families for custody, and Nastya’s adoptive parents are believers (she always asked in prayer that her adoptive parents will know and love God)!  For each of them, finding a family is the answer from the Lord!  Thank God! In February, children abandoned by their Mother have arrived at the orphanage and now they are awaiting for a court and father’s decision. They are going through a difficult period of pain and resentment, misunderstanding and judgment.  When we met, we tried to build good relationship with them and we see that we achieved this thanks to the right communication and games that do not lead to competition and rivalry.  While teaching a Bible lesson about the miracles of Jesus Christ, we asked them what they know about God, whether they had read the Bible and whether they had been to the Church.  We were surprised that they had never attended Church and knew nothing about Jesus Christ.  Then we simplified the lessons and at the simplest level, adding testimonies from our own lives, told Bible stories.  At the end of each story we answered to children’s questions and gave them the opportunity to reflect on what they have learned and what can help them to believe and trust God! Liza, she is 14, said that thanks to our visits she stopped being afraid and calmed down.  Vanya, Matthew and Timofey felt loved and very important and Ira who is 4 years old stopped waking up at night and cry.For us these words and changes in the lives of the children once again prove the power of God’s love and compassion which can heal any pain and restore any destruction!