Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Visiting Kids in Zhovten 11-10

We had a great time visiting the kids in Zhovten during the marathon visit last week, but we decided to visit them again on November 10th, the National Day of Prayer for Orphans in Ukraine. As always the children were very happy to see us and hug us again. We gathered all the children in the auditorium first to watch the movie, “If Only I Had A Green Nose,” by Max Lucado. We also watched another Belorussian film called, “The Silent Prayer.” The kids enjoyed both short films.
Then we divided into small groups and had craft time for the smaller kids and discussion time for the older kids. The discussions in general were about the dangers of alcohol, how it can affect your life, and how alcoholism is a disease affected by many in our culture.
At this time, many of the children are ill and we were warned that they were in isolation. However, they opened the door to us and we were able to spend some time with them making crafts.
It is always a blessing and honor for us to visit these children.