December 5, 2010

A Blessed trip!

    Our Lord is a wonderful Lord! He gave us the chance to visit one more orphanage yesterday, and to have a Bible lesson with nearly all of the children in the orphanage! We divided them into two groups, one with older children and one with young children In the younger group there were about 37 children. And in older group, where there was a ministry for teenagers, there were about 27-30 children. Our whole team of 6 people was able to go meet with the children.
   Last Saturday we couldn't visit this orphanage because many of the children were sick. We prayed for them. Thanks to all of you who prayed for these children. The Lord was merciful, all of the children were healthy this time and we had a GREAT meeting! Praise the Lord!
   When we arrived, the children gathered very quickly, everyone ran into the class. We were overjoyed to see that they were waiting for us, since we come to them every Saturday.

Class with junior

We told them the Bible story about the Tower of Babel, played games, sang songs, and did crafts.

 All of them enjoyed playing different games. Since there are so many children, it is sometimes difficult to select players. We try to make sure each child gets to participate in a game during the lesson.


We took cardboard boxes to construct the Tower of Babel, so the children could visualize the tower.

Nadya read the Bible story to the children. While she read, the other children built a tower.

 The kids really liked building the tower, so they wanted to use their imaginations and build more towers.

Here we study and we sing a new song, the Name of the Lord is a strong tower. They like the song, so we sang it several times.

When we told them that we would play a new game, each of them wanted to play..They are all sooo sweet!

We distributed sweets. The children love sweets very much! After the lesson, many children asked for more sweets.

   At the end of the lesson, the children did a crafts about the Tower of Babel. Many of the children like to draw, cut, and do things with their hands They really enjoy doing any crafts.
   The children are very talented. It is a pity that there is no one to help them develop their talents.

   There are many children who aren't able to read, write, cut, or do elementary skills. Therefore it is always necessary to help, explain and teach them how to cut. Very often it is physically difficult, because there are a lot of children, and not many of us. There is so much to do, and so many children who need individual help crafts, we are torn as to how to meet all of their needs at once.
  When the children make even small achievements, they are very excited and run to us hoping we will be glad for them.

  Here some children with their crafts. They like to have their pictures taken and consequently ask us to take their pictures often. Aren’t they darlings?

Meeting with teens.

At this time in the other class, there was a meeting with the older children. Sasha spoke with them about the uncertainties in a human life.

Throughout a meeting, they played games, sang songs, talked, asked questions etc. Everyone was very thankful for the meetings and the companionship!

Here the children asked different questions. Misha and Sasha answered.

 At this time, there was a meeting with the younger and the older children. Misha, the director of ministry, communicated and witnessed to the schoolmasters of children. There were 8-9 people, since there were 9 classes in the orphanage with one schoolmaster per class. The children were at our disposal. Misha communicated with the schoolmasters, and after speaking with them, he left them some Christian literature.

The children didn't want the meeting to end. We arrived home later than usual, but we were soooo happy about our meeting and our companionship with everyone! We are so grateful to the Lord for this possibility! Our Lord is sooo Good and Great! We serve a wonderful God! We were sooo happy to see all of the kids!

 "Who [is] this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.
 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift [them] up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.
 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he [is] the King of glory. Selah."   Psalms 24:8-10

" Some [trust] in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God." Psalms 20:7

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful, exciting post. I just love how God is working there in Ukraine orphanages. I love your idea of stacking the cardboard boxes to make the tower of Babel. It is so exciting that the kids were all feeling better and that they so enjoyed the Bible lessons, games, craft. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful news.
    Joy McClain


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