Team A: Time to say goodbye

Hey Everyone! The team is currently packing up and planning an all nighter for the flight tomorrow. We will be departing at 3 am and taking off for home. But before our long journey begins we wanted to let you know what has happened for the last couple of days. Friday was a special day for the teen group. We started off the day doing our usual morning routine with the kids, but we returned that evening after dinner for a dance party! We got some music playing, brought nail polish, and took polaroid photos of the kids that they … Continue reading

FFMC: On their way home.

What a week full of love, laughter, acceptance, friendship, hugs and tears.  The First Free Methodist Team is on their way home. Right now they are flying over the Atlantic Ocean; sad to leave Russia, but excited to see their family and friends.  It was a blessing to have each team member be a part of SunErgos’ ministry and to pour God’s love upon the children at the orphanage.  The seeds planted will have a ripple effect in the future months and years. Please pray for safety as the team flies home and adjusts to the 11 hour time difference.  … Continue reading

FFMC: Last day with the kids…

Day 5. Our last day at the orphanage. What a day. Last night as we were preparing for our final day, we struggled between the happiness the kids gave us and the sad feeling from realizing we may not see them again once we leave. We quickly agreed to focus the next day on loving the kids and enjoying the little bit of time left with them. That decision soon became a huge blessing to us all. After our morning skit about the importance of listening to God as our coach in life; the little kids left and the fun … Continue reading

FFMC: Day 3 and 4

Day 3 at the orphanage began with 2 skits with the theme of having a relationship with God. The first skit focusing on heroes- Jesus being our true superhero. The second skit titled “Labels…Nothing But the Blood of Jesus” was shown without narration. Our main message was that we have all been called names, we all have burdens, and we’ve all been hurt, but Jesus takes these away and we are clean. Parachute time followed the skits as the day before which is always a hit with the little kids, and extra fun when the teen boys help out! The … Continue reading

FFMC: Day2!

Heavy rain during the night brought cooler temperatures-and more energy! Day 2 at the orphanage began with the day’s theme of kindness and a good Samaritan skit enjoyed by all (how can you go wrong with a rich businessman, a police officer and a Chechen on a Harley?) Some of the big kids helped with the parachute in the gym, and the little kids had a blast doing parachute games. After the first day we felt like we were better able to communicate with the younger children, and the activities and games flowed more easily. So, although things felt a … Continue reading