May 25, 2016

Fellowship with our young friends

Last Saturday we had a picnic! We were going to have it for several weeks but were not able because of rainy days and several other reasons. But finally it happened! Yay! Except our church we invited students from trade schools. So, we had over 50 souls. The day was simply fantastic! God blessed with nice and warm weather, we had shashlik and so much fun games!

When we called to students and sent money that they can come(stipend is very low so they can not pay bus ticket). The young people always said, we can not wait come for picnic and eat shashlick! All were thrilled and could not wait for that day! :)

Are you ready for many pictures and videos? :)))

Guys were learning how to do shashlik

While sisters set the table, we could play a few games. It was funny when Vova "took a shower", caught the balloon by hand. Probably he forgot that the balloon was with water. Ha ha! :)

Many students loved to shoot a bow!

Therefore, many have learned this skill

We called Vadim, "a local bear".  :) Some of the kids accidentally threw a frisbee to a tree. Vadim dared to climb up the tree and take it off.

Boys, oh, boys!

Kids were excited to play different games as well.

And then, when everyone was already pretty hungry, we had a kebab/shashlik!

Everyone was pretty excited!

Many of the young people ate it first time in life!Wow! Can you imagine what a treat it was for them? 

Vadim had Birthday at this day. He said, "It was such a blessing to celebrate my Birthday and have a wonderful fellowship with my closest friends together!" And again, he did not expect! We made a surprise for him :)

After all were fed, we could continue to play games and just have a sweet fellowship.

We had lots of, lots of fun!!!

We played all kinds of crazy and silly games

We laughed a lot!

Everyone was enjoying by spending time together.

And we played  again our favorite game!
Oops! This is what happens, when you miss the balloon with water. The cold shower! :)

And again!

And again! It was soooo funny!

It was about 8 pm but no one wanted to leave... The day was absolutely beautiful and amazing! We all had so, so , sooo much fun!!!!

The next day we took young adults to the local park.

Some of them never ever been in the city! Why? Because some orphanages are at villages where are absolutely nothing for fun. No parks, lakes, swings etc. And while they are there kids can not leave teritory of the orphanages.  Then trade schools in villages, where are nothing for fun. So, some young people were amazed. Oh, how beautiful! How wonderful! and so on. Just taking them to the park made them so happy!

We had no idea. But this day was Family Day in the Park. It was fun!

Then, like a big family, we returned to the church for the service. After the service we were able to feed all. It was so wonderful!

I have never seen. But it was so cool to watch when the bird flew to the nest and called the baby birds to eat. It was so cool to watch! And it was at that moment when we were about to sit down to eat in the picnic day. 
It reminded me that many young people like baby birds. They flew out of the nest, finished orphanages. But they are so young, weak and powerless... And as the baby birds they need spiritual food, support and someone who will be able to be next to them supporting and feeding them.

Thank you! Thank you very much for helping us to make it possible! Thank you for feed and support them!

And one of the most wonderful blessings. The next day, Dima went to the pastor and said that he felt like a family and want to accept Jesus Christ. How amazing!This young man became part of God's family!Praise God!!!

Dima is shorter and in blue jeans.

Young people going back to trade school hugging, kissing and warmly thanked for 2 days wonderfully spent, for picnic, and all the entertainments. It is so awesome to make someone happy and bring joy! ;)

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