December 12, 2010

Busy day with the orphans


We were so happy to visit the orphans on Friday in K. orphanage. We spent wonderful time with the children! We taught a Bible lesson about Genesis 13 where Lot and Abraham separated and Lot chose to settle in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. We played different games, sang, and did a craft with the children. At the end of the lesson, everyone got a small reward, a balloon.

It was a big blessing for us when the director of the orphanage invited us to tea in his office. We spoke with him about different problems the orphans face and how to help them, etc. We had the opportunity to witness to him about Jesus Christ! He willing to listen and very open to hearing the Word of God. We were so glad!
 

Here are some photos of our time with the kids.



    In this game, was written something on each balloon that made children happy, such as bicycles, games, traveling to the sea, candies, etc. There was one balloon that had the name of Jesus written on it. The children had to make the choice of whether to gather all of the worldly things that made them happy, or choose the one balloon that represented Jesus. The children learned to make the right choice in life, which is Jesus.


                                  The Bible story about Lot and Abraham.



 Here we played a game. The children selected who they wanted to be, Lot or Abraham. If the child took a sweet, it meant they were like Lot and they went to the earth that was pleasant to his eyes. The next child was Abraham and did not have a choice, but had to go to the opposite side.



The lesson of the game was to teach the children to make correct choices in life and learn to be compliant, not to quarrel and fight among themselves, but to be generous and kind like Abraham.

Before the children came in for the lesson, we hid the Bible verse “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.” Romans 12:18
The class divided into 2 groups. The 2 groups competed to see who could find the verse first.


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                              Here is a video how the kids were trying to find the Bible verse.


At the end of the lesson the children did a craft about Lot and Abraham, where they wrote the Bible verse they learned during the lesson.

                              The children have received balloos as a small reward.


                                                         Kids at the hospital.

   Unfortunately not all of the children could come to the Bible lesson. Many children are sick in the sick room of the orphanage and also in the local hospital. We had the opportunity to visit these children and bring them small gifts. We wish we could give them more, but we do not have that option right now. The children were so glad! We heard them say things like, “Wow, I have an orange! Wow! I have this!”
Bible says: "Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep." 
Romans 12:15
  We were very glad when we found out we could visit them. We risked our health by going to the hospital, since the children have high temperatures, cough, colds, etc., but we love them very much and we couldn’t pass by the hospital without visiting them.
   From communicating with the children in the hospital, we learned that many of them don’t have toothpaste or a toothbrushes. There is no shampoo or soap. No games to keep them entertained and free from boredom. Tomorrow, if God allows, we want to visit them again.

   The director of the orphanage asked us to help get the children vitamins so they will be able to stay healthy, since they are often ill. We would like to bring the children lots of vitamins and medicines! At this time, we can only pray and ask the Lord to help the orphans…
We are a bit tired, but happy we came back by evening. We were glad to spend the whole day with the orphans!


 "[Let] love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
 [Be] kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 
 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality." Romans 12:9-13


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