THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN BELONGS TO CHILDREN THE 2ND STAGE
The purpose of the program is to fill the life of each child with God’s love, to change their families and to make their lives thrive.
Moreover, to make Luke 2:52 real for each child who is involved:
“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.” :
In 2001, we started the second phase of ‘The Kingdom of Heaven to Children’ program. Currently 52 children, from 1 to 15-year-old, are involved in the program. Deprived of fatherly care, they lived in families with complicated psychological problems, broken interpersonal relationships and adverse financial conditions. Today they need psychological, social and financial support.
Due to efforts of our Professional Team (pedagogues, psychologists, sociologists and volunteers), enormous work has been done both with the children and with their caretakers.
Through visits and personal contact, “Go and See” Mercy Ministry’s Professional Team discovered talents and abilities of the children who are involved in the program, analyzed their social and psychological state and worked toward developing their talents and abilities. Understanding the role of caretakers, they also work actively with mothers for asserting and establishing them as parents.
As a rule, single mothers feel unprotected and are afraid of the future of their children. Because they are single, they have to work more andфото 5 (4) give less time to their children, which is harmful for them.
The Mercy Ministry is a place where such mothers can come, share their problems, relax, and even receive education and participate in sports activities. The Ministry also organizes screening of movies, visits to different entertainment places, for example, cafes, theatres, cinemas. Various specialists are invited, who help women with advices on how to dress fashionably, have personal hairstyle and look neatly and beautifully.
Our children become like us, so each parent must be a good example to their children. The purpose of our Ministry is to reach children through their parents, to teach them rules of conduct, to cultivate sense of taste and to emphasize personal growth and development of each of them.
Our focus is to discover and develop the children’s abilities, to secure their education and upbringing.
In our Center, we have the following Study Groups:
Young Experts’ Group
Russian Language Study Group
English Language Study Group
ASSISTANCE TO SOCIALLY UNPROVIDED FAMILIES
The purpose of the program is:
To visit socially disadvantaged families, to provide them with food and other things related to everyday life.
To find the reason of poverty and to eradicate its roots.
T his program is on since 2011, and it includes bedfast and lonely elderly people who have no support.
With donations of godly people, the Mercy Ministry provides them with necessary furniture, home appliances (refrigerator, gas-stove), and even flowers, which turn their homes to a peculiar garden. The old people take pleasure in looking after the flowers, and welcome in their hospitable homes the Mercy Ministry volunteers and everyone who would visit them.
SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
T he purpose this program is to reach people with limited abilities and to help them to come out of isolation.
“I will give you the treasures of darkness” (Isaiah 45:3)
As everybody, people with limited abilities are treasures for God, and He has a purpose for each one of them. Regular individual and group meetings will help them to walk out of their habitual environment and will involve them into the society.
Miracles can happen, but they must believe that God can perform miracles in their lives, so they have to approach God and cleanse their hearts from bitterness.
The most important thing is to show to them that they are not neglected, that they are a part of the society and they have their own role and place in the world.
PREVENTION OF ABORTIONS
THE GODLY must raise their voices for those who do not have a voice and protect lives of unborn children.
For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.” (Psalm 139:13-14)
Is not formation of a baby in a mother’s womb a wonder of the world? One cannot but stand in awe and admire at how God creates a human being in the womb. However, do all in this world understand this wonder and value the right of an unborn child to live? It is sad, but a fact, that many children become victims of abortion with consent of their own mothers. Of course, there would be people who would say that an unborn child or a not completely formed fetus is not a human being yet. However, it is a lie of the devil, by which they want to justify their inhuman act.
The Word of God says: “Did not He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same One fashion us in the womb?” (Job 31:15)
The mother’s womb, which is a birthplace of life, becomes a grave because of abortion. A mother, whose highest calling is to protect and nourish her child, brings death to them. Isn’t it cruel to see couples who dream of having children for years, and at the same time women and mothers, who kill their unborn children without a feeling of remorse.
«“Deliver those who are drawn toward death, And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter.” (Proverbs 24:11) :
So, what do we do or what shall be done to deliver the children who are drawn toward death? Some are persuaded that we must secure passage of a law, which forbids abortion. Yes, having such a law would have been a serious step forward, which would have shown the attitude of the Government toward the problem of abortions; however, the most important thing is renewing the minds of people. It is necessary to fight for recognition of the value of a human life, to use all opportunities to shed light to the fact that abortion is murder and is sin. A woman and a man have moral right to decide to end pregnancy only if the fetus threatens the mother’s life; otherwise, abortion violates the commandment, which says, “Do not Kill”.