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: “Vileyka orphanage”

Posted: May 1, 2022 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Vileyka

In April our trips to Vileyka continued. The guys from this boarding school are always pleased with the IMG-25d4736fc265d78ec3ef1bed2453a3b9-Vway they prepare for our arrival. WhenIMG-937243a13b3bc69f439c4c6903f7570b-V we drive up to the school, several high school students usually meet us at the gate, then they open the door of the boarding school building, go for the keys to the assembly hall where our meetings take place, then arrange the equipment and chairs themselves. Usually, this is the place where we can just come, greet the guys and just start our program! This month, we celebrated Easter. Therefore, we dedicated one of the meetings to the holiday of the Resurrection of IMG-b9b5ddbc411ab4cd2d11c82d413fd7f5-VIMG-83499b8d46ffb208c89be2841c8bad56-VJesus Christ! It is very sad that most of the children associate Easter with Easter cakes, rabbits and eggs. Even though every year we try to tell them about what Jesus Christ did, we still have to repeat it all over again, because the society forgets more and more about the most important essence of this holiday. But we don’t give up! We talked with the guys about Christ and His feat again and again ! After the meeting, we had the opportunity to present gifts with hygiene items and sweets to the children. Special thanks to those who collected these gifts! The children were delighted!

IMG-cd20b05cc17a9b7780d81467e55f6f0e-VIn addition, this month we have completed a series of topics in Vileyka about the miracles of Jesus Christ. The children were especially impressed by the story of how four good friends brought their paralyzed friend through the roof to Jesus, who healed him!

Let’s hope that God will continue to work with children’s hearts and they will not only hear about God, but also let Him into their hearts, into their lives!

In April: “Rudensk orphanage”

Posted: April 30, 2022 by Dzmitry Nachyna in Rudensk

In April, together with our team we visited a opharanage in Rudensk. This month we had a series of talks IMG-2de94acc114e3dc69eb30a654ccd66db-Vabout David. We talked with the children about fears; about how God looked at the heart; about how David also made mistakes in his life, but whatever happened he came to God; we talked about jealousy and the consequences it can lead to; we also talked about friendship, using the example of the relationship between David and Jonathan; we also talked about Easter and we discussed the history IMG-d41b2466de1d5f79479ea09298c365ad-Vof the holiday, its significance in our day and traditions. In order to bring the information to the kids as clear as possible, we prepared auxiliary materials such as IMG-5b6da9807cdb9d64facdc2930626ca67-Vvideo clips, slide shows, thematic games and visual examples. In addition to the breakdown of the topics, we were able to talk with many of the kids in person. On one of the topics we discussed was fears, Sasha suggested that the children think about the fears that are keeping them from living. As well he offer to stay longer those kids who would like us to pray for them personally. There were stayed about 10 kids, whom we divided among all the team members. I prayed for the two girls. I was surprised to know that both of IMG-3e4f1805386aa7109b4456124a5fd60d-Vthem are named Sveta). Immediately we tried to figure out what fears they would like to pray for. One of the girls had difficulty expressing her thoughts, but we were able to find outIMG-2bb51c0d6674ce08e2c52774d913936d-V that she was afraid of insects and would like to be less afraid of them. The second girl said that she was ridiculed and called names in class because she wanted to do well in school and get good grades. It is difficult for her to be in class and communicate with children who hurt her. I prayed for them and so did the rest of our team. Also this month we started not just praying for the kids, but teachingP_20220413_192724_vHDR_On them to be more conscious of prayer, teaching them to address God in prayer, to bring their fears and problems to Him. We suggested that the kids not just listen to our prayer, when someone from the team prayed for them, but that everyone who wanted to join in repeatedly pray with someone from the team. Almost all of the kids are praying with us in this way. I’d also like to note that most of the children are well aware of the Bible stories we studied, they quickly and accurately answer our questions, reflect, ask interesting and deep questions. In addition to fellowship, games, and organizational moments, everyIMG-d41b2466de1d5f79479ea09298c365ad-V time I try to give one of the children a hug, like when we are listening to a lesson or watching a video. It’s noticeable how much these kids miss that kind of attention. I see how these children come to life, how they come to me on my next visits and hug me, give me their attention, share their worries and try to stay with me longer. I hope that I manage to give them a little bit of warmth. IMG-8a4bbe65bce67bb10e92b0ddb8d19bc4-VOn one visit I noticed one boy who greeted us, came to meet us, and then left and only came for a topic breakdown. He missed the time when we were socializing with the kids, playing, singing songs. After the meeting I asked him why he did that – he said he didn’t know. I told him that we weren’t just coming to tell them a Bible story, that it was important for us to spendIMG-9459a1f0a32a0990f3cbff229a51a0b0-V time with the kids in person, that we all noticed and felt that we would like to spend more time together with them. At the following meetings this boy never left again. Last week we brought small gifts of various stationery to the children who were at our meeting and I was really touched by the reaction of one of the boys when he opened his gift. It was such sincere and great joy for such mundane things! It made me step back and look at my life from different perspective and thank God for what I have!

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.

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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!