SGA-Sponsored Orphans Reborn Team in Belarus
Greetings to you! We periodically visit an orphanage for visually impaired children in our region. Every visit to the orphanage is an unforgettable time for us. First of all, the meetings with the children encourage us to express gratitude to God for our good eyesight (unfortunately, we very often forget to thank God for our health).
Secondly, the children win special places in our hearts and our desire is to sow the good seed of the Gospel in theirs. We saw the children peering out the windows when we arrived at the orphanage. They were waiting for us! In spite of their visual impairments and the masks required because of the coronavirus, the children recognized us, and we had a wonderful meeting together. They especially enjoy singing songs with us.
We presented a small, interesting experiment to them. We asked children who weighed differently to stand on tin cans of Sprite, both full ones and empty ones. The children squashed the empty tin cans of Sprite at the end of the experiment, but the full tin cans of Sprite remained full inside although crumpled. The teacher then shared a lesson and held overhead a squashed, empty tin can of Sprite. The empty bottle is not ready for the onslaught, but the person who lives according to God’s principles and with strong faith is ready to wrestle with evil. He is filled with God and Jesus Christ to give him support in life!
We divided into groups and continued to talk with the children in these groups. We talked about Jesus Christ suffering on the cross for sinful people, about Daniel and his friends—Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego—and their faithfulness to God. They were not afraid even of the fiery furnace and they didn’t worship the idol. What are our choices in this world and what principles do we use in our lives? The children asked their teachers many questions.
I thank and praise the Lord for this ministry to children with very sensitive hearts! I thank all of you who help our ministry and pray for us!