Thursday, September 27, 2012

Update from Ruslan Asadov in Novosibirsk

All of us know how God’s natural beauty is important for girls and women. It is also important to explain and teach young girls that God wants them to dress and use makeup appropriately. Our female mentors visited two orphanages where they discussed with young orphan girls verses from the Bible where God teaches about real internal beauty of women. Mentors shared their personal experience of living in the beauty of Christ and gave some classes for simple makeup and pedicure for orphan girls.

While girls were busy with learning about God’s beauty, our brothers in Christ invited orphan boys to play baseball. It was great to see how a simple game makes relationships between mentors and orphans stronger.

All of these activities are important both for mentors and orphans. Orphans and especially mentors are growing in their love and trust in the Lord. It is important that step by step, God leads more Christian mentors to sacrifice more of their time and resources for orphans. We’ve already have 4 volunteer mentors who come to visit special orphan friends at least once a week. They are really staying in close touch with each other. My heart was jumping up when I saw how one of our mentors, Tanya, reading a verse from the Bible to her dear little friend, Elya, from St. Nicolas orphanage. Tanya is one of the great examples of a sacrificial heart. She had knee surgery during the week, but nevertheless she came to help me take some kids to a park and visit her friend Elya. Tanya said that she was released from the hospital a day ago and was not feeling very well, but she CAN’T cancel promises she has made for the kids and me!

I would like to thank you for staying shoulder to shoulder with me in the battle where together we are reaching adults and orphans for Christ. All of these could not be possible without God’s and your help.

God is preparing more wonderful opportunities ahead for us. Please continue your prayers and support for me and the orphan ministry in Siberia in 2013.
Tanya reads to Elya.
Friends with each other and me.
True beauty is the goal!
No amount of cosmetics will help!
Baseball...Russian style!
Attention to detail.
Orphans mentoring orphans in this picture.

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