In March: “Vileyka orphanage”

Posted: March 30, 2023 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Vileyka

In March we were regularly visiting Vileyka. Our Friday meetings continue for 1-1,5 hours and take the following turn. Right from mNzBbrqOUqAthe entrance the kids are running to meet us and we hug themRQI2E1ofOIM and invite to the assembly hall. We begin with a welcoming word, an ice-breaker (getting to know each other, or any other activity to engage everyone) and common games. Singing altogether is an essential part of our agenda. One of the kids’ favorite songs that they would ask us to sing again and again – “Each New Day Airplanes Take Off”.RQI2E1ofOIM
We gave out Children’s Bibles to a lot of kids. We assign texts for the coming week from the Bibles we gave out to the children so that they would read them during the week. And on Friday we have a quiz for those who read the text. And those who actively participate in the quest – get sweet awards. After the quiz we have our Bible class. In March we were telling the kids about the miracles Jesus made while He was on the earth. We really wanted the children to realize that Jesus is not some kind of an ancient sage but He is real and He lives and can work powerful things in their lives. For example, the story about Jairus’s daughter teaches us that faith is more powerful than all doubts and fears.
Very often, tutors attend our meetings with the kids. They are very polite and appreciate our effort.
During one of our March meeting, a 8-10 year old boy approached us and showed us a sheet of paper where he noted down his thoughts about God entitling his essay “God and Us”. Hleb wrote that heaven is life and hell is death. God is peace and life. We believe in God and we are God’s friends. We want to live in the world where there is no war. We are peaceful people….

In March:“Smilovichy orphanage”

Posted: March 30, 2023 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Smilovichi

Hello brothers and sisters! We are grateful to you for your participation in the ministry of the gospel for orphans. Thank God that oowwAYppOLsHe allows us to visit children, gives strength both NRK9jF251Xwspiritual and physical, encourages, opens the doors of orphanages and adds people who would like to participate in this ministry – please pray for this so that God supports the ministry team and the children to receive God’s blessing through this. This month we told the guys about such stories from the Bible as: “Jesus heals 10 lepers.” We talked about how important it is to be sincerely grateful to God. “The Healing of Bartimaeus.” We told the children that Bartimaeus trusted Jesus and was persistent in his asking, and God blessed him and told him, “your faith has saved you,” and although Bartimaeus was blind, he saw that Jesus was the Messiah promised by God and the Savior of the world. “A wonderful saturation of five thousand people with five loaves.

awMMXq0sMnU” We talked about the fact that God takes care of us both physically and spiritually. We also talked about a lot of other things with the children, trying to answer their questions and explain the Bible to them in a simple and accessible way. We hope to God and pray that the Word of God sown in the hearts of children will bring good fruit. Since the beginning of the month there were about 9 children in the shelter, but last week at the beginning Dima, Polina and Vlad were taken back to the family and then Vika, Tolik, Katya, Roma and Sasha either, and only Ksyusha remained alone. When we were leaving, Ksyusha said that she will be waiting for us very much and that she really wanted to play with us and sing songs next tuesday. We wanted to go to Os-vNkEYNmEvisit her, but unfortunately she got sick, and so now a week later we plan to go to see her. Although she is the only one there, but even one soul is valuable and important to the Lord. When we arrived, the children always greeted us as if we had already become part of their family, it was obvious from their communication, they became more informal, simple and opened. We are grateful to God that we can serve children and tell them about the Bible and Christ. We are also glad that sister Anya joined the ministry, she asked children questions about the story, organized games and prayed for the children, this is a great encouragement for us. Brother David also joined us, he actively helps us in communicating with children, with games and supports us in prayer. We ask to pray that God would send workers to His harvest.

In March: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: March 30, 2023 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Rudensk

Greetings to you. God blesses that the doors are open to boarding schools and we are grateful to him that there is such an HXgRRmKQQk8opportunity to serve in boarding schools. In March, in Rudensk, as in Smilovichi, we also passed stories about how: “Jesus heals 10 lepers.”, “A wonderful saturation of five thousand people with five loaves.” and “The Healing of Bartimaeus.” we tried to explain Scripture to children in a language accessible to them with examples from life and explain how these truths relate to their lives. Thank God that He brings children and they have a desire to attend our games and our lessons, usually about 15-20 children come. We are glad that we can make friends with children through communication and games, as well as sing songs together, but the most important thing for us is that they listen to IJld38dsNl4the Word of God and answer our questions, through this we see that they learn something and understand, that the Word sounds to their hearts – it is very encouraging in the ministry. As in other boarding schools, we ask them a passage from the Bible so that they would read it and retell it to us when we come next time, we also teach a lesson on the same passage and this allows them to think twice more and understand the Word. I am very grateful to God that there are children who regularly read the passages that we ask them, for example, Petya and Polina, several other people have also recently started reading regularly.This is how we teach them to read the Bible on their own. I am also glad that the guys always meet us when we arrive and wait for us, they even go outside, far from the entrance of the boarding school to the parking lot to meet us as soon as we get out of the car.

24VUlZYc_nAPetya always opens us a classroom in which we can put things and take tables and chairs from there for games and for the lesson. I am also grateful to God that David and Anya joined the ministry and that the local church also began to take part, although it is small, but there are a couple of people there who can sometimes help and this is encouraging. Children often ask to pray for them, for example, Sasha, who in the 6th grade asked to pray for his parents so that they would stop drinking and take him away as soon as possible, and Polina from the 12th grade often asks to pray for her needs. After the lesson, we usually divide into groups so that there are about 4-5 children for the one believer and personally ask them “how to pray for you” and so we pray in such small groups. Children see that our faith is alive and that we are doing this for the sake of Jesus Christ. May God bless us to be a good witness for them and for all the staff of the boarding school, both for students and teachers.yXzCp5WEIOUWe are also grateful to God that we can help the children financially within our means, for example, Polina’s gums are bleeding and the doctor told her to buy a special toothpaste and a means for rinsing teeth. Petya asked simply to buy them 1 pack of sugar for the class and that their electric kettle was broken. Sometimes someone’s glasses break, and sometimes the guys just need to buy socks or sneakers. We decided to buy all this and help them at least in a small way. There is still a time ahead when we will have to pack things for graduates, so there will still be an opportunity to serve them.

In February: “Vileyka orphanage”

Posted: February 28, 2023 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Vileyka

Greetings. Dear brothers and sisters, I want to share my gratitude for your support and your prayers for serving orphans in Belarus. vEMRuqElZtoWith each visit to the boarding school, we get to EnT8qPIxHpUknow new teachers and educators, because our trips take place in the evenings and not everyone stays to work until the evening. Communicating with educators and teachers, they said that the guys after our meetings became more confident and responsive. We can also say that the children’s inner emotional clamps gradually disappear and the guys smile more and communicate more willingly. When we are told about the changes in the guys, we simply thank God that He is transforming the guys. We thought about how we can diversify our trips so sI-jjH_JE-Ethat they can also be unique. Therefore, we decideduy4o_TviF_E to make a meeting with the guys in an unusual way for them, we did crafts. We made a bracelet and each color had its own meaning. On this trip, Nastya was with us, who lead and help us with crafts. Nastya asked to take a yellow bead and yellow means that God took care of the person and placed him in paradise. But then the man sinned and the next bead that we strung was black. But God did not want people to perish in their sins, and God sent His son, and He died for people, and everyone understood that the next color after yellow and black is red. The guys sat with waiting for the next color in the bracelet. And this color was blue, which symbolizes repentance and baptism. And then all the guys were surprised by the next color – green. It is the green color that reminds us of spiritual growth. Indeed, in order RwHzlQiP9Qwto grow in the knowledge of God, we need to 0LUqrhHFVcMread the Bible, pray to help our neighbors, and then our life will become full-fledged and beautiful. And the last bead was purple, this color indicates the great mercy of God. Guys, when they collected the first bracelet, they said, can we collect more for our friends, educators? One boy said: “this bracelet will always remind me of God’s love for me”. When we arrived another time, the guys said that other guys asked: “what kind of bracelet did you do?” and then the guys themselves told the gospel to other peers in a simple way. And when the guys told they were so happy. We also talked this month about trusting God and how God answers our prayers. We discussed the story about icAz8m4h44EEsther and the guys realized that the fears they face JDXNa8G33bocan be overcome not alone, but with God. Alena said: “that fears look like a big Goliath and it can be so scary, but please pray with me for God to help me to win once and for all”. Sometimes simplicity helps to reach the guys faster. We are glad that the guys get to know a loving God and understand that they just need to trust Him and then the whole life will change and sparkle with new colors. I want to thank God for the open doors of children’s hearts, because everyone in life needs hope and confidence that He is not alone. Let’s pray that the knowledge of God in the lives of children becomes stronger and the children will grow in faith.

In February: ”Belinichy orphanage”

Posted: February 28, 2023 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Belinichy

Greetings brothers and sisters. February has flown by, but we are glad that the doors to minister to orphans are open like never 869fmxZSaxwbefore. We see that despite all the difficulties that I-xvkCEN_looccur, God opens hearts of the people and people themselves begin to seek God. This month we were able to visit orphans in Byalynichy. Just recently we brought children’s Bibles for children and teenagers. We want to instill a love for the word of God. When we have distributed the Bibles, we ask the children to read the stories in advance, which we will discuss in the next lesson. We were looking forward to the arrival at the boarding school. During the trip, we discussed whether the children had read the story of Ruth or not. When we drove up, we met joyful guys who shouted: “we were so glad to see you, we missed you”. Then the guys were telling us, interrupting one another, how their week went and then they said: we want to tell Nikita what we read! We were glad that the Bibles were not just za7MylAzcWwhanded out, but the guys actually read them. It was sD5fnAM-9vgnot easy for Nikita because the guys with whom he communicated were children with impaired attention and speech, as well as with mental problems. Nikita is a leader who has been riding with us since the new school year. Nikita listened attentively to each and for each child, seeing his features, Nikita selected questions. I thank God for such leaders who are flexible and know how to work with the guys. When the children told the story of Ruth and Esther they received a special gift. The guys smiled and were happy that they could not only retell, but also get a sweet prize. The subject of Ruth did not go so easily. After all, the guys sometimes even added some facts during the topic. When we talked another time about Esther, some guys shouted out some fact that I missed because the story is big. It was at these moments that I realized that I was so great that the children had a thirst and the word of God through faith _UMOxm7oyLIinstilled into the lives of the children. Also in this P5gPwICl_SMmonth we did crafts for the guys. This is a special event that the guys were looking forward to with joy. During the crafts, we communicate a lot with the guys. Tanya, a girl who was born without an ear, said that it is difficult for her to accept herself because of her appearance and the lack of an ear. And we prayed for her that God would send her comfort. We cannot say why this happened, but we can say that you are special and God’s love is not built on our appearance and our deeds. God loves us because He is our Father. And when we talked about the love of God and His acceptance, Tanya said: “thank you”. Personally I lacked such words and was glad to hear it. We also talked with Vlada and she said that she was thinking about baptism. And Alla from our team tried to explain what baptism means, that it is not just water and a pectoral cross, but a covenant. It’s nice to see teenagers starting to take an interest in more serious questions. Dear brothers and sisters, we are negotiating about summer camp for orphans, pray with us that God will provide and open the doors for a summer camp. We see that many children do not have a connection with the world because they have developmental issues, and the camp is a great opportunity to show love and be a source of God’s love. Thank you friends who prayed for new team members, thank God there are new people in team and it make me happy. God hears and answers. Blessings to all of you!