Saturday, September 19, 2015

Zhovten 9-13

The school year has started and we went to visit the children in Zhovten orphanage. We wanted to make the most of the good weather and play with kids outside while we still can. So we were outside the whole time we were there. 

We prepared a quest game with 7 stations where they would learn about the foundations of Christianity. (faith, church, repentance, prayer, Bible, and who Jesus Christ is) At first the children shared their understanding of those foundations and then we shared with them Biblical truth about those things. It was good to hear how many things they understood already because of our time with them over the years.

The time with children went by very quickly. At the end of the day, the children received hygiene packs with soap, toothpaste, shampoo, and a toothbrush. There were also some school supplies like pens, an eraser, pencils and a ruler.

For the children that needed some clothes, we were able to give 10 jackets and 10 pairs of jeans.

The tastiest part of the day was the fresh watermelons.

Another special gift was from one of our volunteers. She was recently married and she asked her guests to bring stuffed animals instead flowers as is the Ukrainian custom. She wanted to give these stuffed animals to the children in the orphanage.

The kids were encouraged and blessed by many gifts, but mostly by the volunteers and their love. We are excited to be visiting the children regularly again. 

We thank you for your financial support and pray for you!