We have a special relationship with kindergarten #65 because IP ministry started there in Kherson 22 years ago. Our teem held an Easter meeting with the staff of this institution on the 2nd May. At first, we played the game “Choice”, which prompted to reflect on the consequences of each choice in our lives. Then people heard the biblical story of the Passover and what this feast means for each of us, about the sacrifice of Christ and His Resurrection, about the choice that everyone should make. At the end of the meeting, all participants received the gifts for their kids from “Samaritan Purse”.
We had a second meeting with moms in the center of the Mother and Child. We asked them to tell about themselves and their children. Then we told them a story, a parable, which showed the love of God to human. We were also able to share our life stories. Sveta told her testimony of God’s mercy in her life.
Right before Women’s Day our team congratulated the women of the branch of the State institution “Center of probation” in Kherson oblast on March 8. Here’s how the leading specialist Alina Bereznitskaya speaks: “An unusual and exciting training was organized and carried out for the employees, during which the present dipped into the fairy tale world, revealed their creative potential and listened to the life story of love – the love of God to man, the love of man to of his Creator. We sincerely thank for the spirited mood and useful advice. “
Together with representatives of the charitable organization “Warm Hearts” we visited the Center for mothers and children where mothers with babies and expectant mothers are. We met these young women, at tea time I told my story and how, through the difficult circumstances of my Life I came to God. In my story, every woman recognized herself and the circumstances in which they turned out to be. We thank the Church of Faith, Hope, Love for sent bedding sets.
We held a meeting for parents and children in the military unit “The Power of Parental Words and the Five Languages of Love”. I told the parents what power our words have for children. We showed excerpts from the film “Golden Hands”. After that, we told “good news” how can we show love for our children using 5 love languages. We called four pairs of parents with children and by their example showed how to use these love languages. In the end, all the children received gifts “Samaritan purse.”
On Valentine’s Day, we held a master class in the library. What would our world be like if there was no love? Who is the source of love? God created this world and His love never fails. Schoolchildren made hearts from felt and decorated them. As there are no two identical people, so the hearts turned out to be different, but all are equally beautiful.
We held a camp for middle schoolers from a local school that specializes in journalism, law and economics. We read them Hans Christian Andersen’s “Snow Queen”, students had different creative tasks and crafts to do. We had athletic competitions and of course, sung Christmas songs. On the last day of camp we talked about the real meaning and story of Christmas together with their parents.
We are grateful to God for His work in teachers’ hearts in schools. Nelya Davidivna asked us to help her to prepare a Christmas program in her class. Using the Bible quiz, she told kids about historical events and after that Sveta shared about the meaning of Christmas. There were also three other teachers there. After this program сlassroom teacher asked us to continue participating in their lessons. We pray for them and plan to work together and spread Gospel in this way.
Usually we had English projects in the school #48. This month our friends Jeff and Linda Smith and Jim and Lynne Kennedy visited us. They had a meeting with students of this school and children could practice speaking in English. At the end of the meeting an English teacher of the school received from our American friends “The Jesus Storybook Bible”.