Love and trust
Every day, abandoned and disadvantaged children is growing, and people willing to show love and care less.
Sophrony father - a man for whom the care of the near-has become the meaning and purpose of his life, and a shelter at the St. Sergius parish in which he works, has become home to many children of different ages and nationalities.
Abbot Sophronius - a former reserve officer law enforcement agencies, is now the organizer and first rector of the orphanage and nursing home in the country with the parish in the village of Ashibulak, Almaty region. Sophronia on the shoulders of his father's entire economy, the parish and education of children - every living person on earth, God carries through certain tests, - he said. - Going through his, I became a priest. God has ordained my fate that found it necessary to take care of these disadvantaged children, and there is not any of my personal merits, all his will
At the end of the XIX century in Verne opened two church shelter. - one in the city, the other - in the area of the charity ponds (now May Day). With all the church shelters in Vern broke up the Soviet rule. Children handed over to the commune, and priests - who were exiled, who were shot. Only after the collapse of the Union one of these shelters in the village church Aschibulak was re-organized by the Orthodox Church in the same place. In 1991, His Eminence Archbishop of Almaty and Semipalatinsk Alexiy was consecrated temple in honor of St. Sergius of Radonezh, the orphanage was opened in 2000 year
The shelter is located in the village of them. Tuimebaeva (former Ashibulak) of Ili district of Almaty region. Live in it for about 100 children aged 2 to 19 years.
In spite of the fact that the church shelter, life here is quite modern. It tried to create all necessary conditions for living and raising children. There are bedrooms for boys and girls classrooms (including a computer and music), library, games room, medical room, dining room and kitchen. In the backyard there is a swimming pool, sauna, playground. Also it has its own car park for all occasions
In the near future father Sophrony intends to build a separate building for the boys and a separate building for girls. All funds are taken from the eponymous charitable foundation, which was created with the opening of a shelter, but the shelter content costs good money and fund resources are insufficient
caring people come to the rescue. It helps not only with money, but what they can. Who will bring clothes who toys, there are those who hired trucks full of food and beverages
- From the authorities are no help, help ordinary people - says Father Sophronius. - For example, we help Akim Ili district, but only as a private person
- With donations coming people and other religions. For example, a Muslim man came, he decided to help us, because he saw that we make no distinction in the faith
- There are cases when people are even a little sweet, cookies sugar or children to tea
- These are our children, and we are fully obliged, not relying on the state, and relying on God to provide them a full life, as in the present house
In this shelter the children fall in different ways. Someone brought the police, someone found the neighbors, and someone brought their own parents ...
According to Sophronia father of these children, more than half those who have relatives and friends. The children themselves do not want to talk about them, but some admit that they miss home ...
This Varya, her 2-year and the shelter of her own grandmother brought, which it was difficult to keep one granddaughter
Andrew, age 9. His mother brought too. History similar, child support for many families - a task often impossible
This girl called Anna, she 2, 5 years. She along with her sister and brother to the shelter led parents. - It looks like normal people, - says the father of Sophronius. - They said that they can not raise their own, and the more I did not ask anything, just took the kids - and all
Children who come to visit parents in the shelter is very small. And grow, keeping their appearance only in the memory of ...
Social orphans - children living in shelters with living parents, as the phenomenon is becoming more widespread. The problem has grown dramatically due to increased alcoholism and drug addiction, loss of intellectual property and moral decay in society
Scientific studies show that the development of a child who has lost a family is in a special way. He formed the specific character traits and behavior, about which we can not say that they are better or worse than a normal child - they are just different. Sasha, 13 years old. The shelter also led his mother
But in spite of everything, the children do not lose heart and say that they are in a shelter, like a big family. They live, learn and work like real brothers and sisters
A day in the shelter begins with morning prayer. All the children are baptized. Once they are brought to the shelter, they take the orthodox faith. After breakfast, students go to school, and the kids are in the care of educators
Boys tend to do business with the housework. Someone working in the house, someone on the utility yard
In his spare time looking after older younger, someone on duty who is helping in the kitchen and dining room, while others learn to embroider or paint
For all activities children observe teachers and educators, such as Head Natalia Pavlovna, which monitors each child's regime, but also for the fact that he was dressed, fed and trained
The teacher Valentina works with children from lower grades, making them lessons and teaches children to embroider
Alexei - a teacher of music and singing
Raisa Fatihovna teaches children to economic affairs, sewing clothes, washing, ironing
Parenting working here pay a lot of attention. - We can not always expect that we bring and help, - says the father of Sophronius. - If children do not learn to work right now, which of them will grow in the future? In this life, they can only rely on themselves and their own hands
Caring about the future must start from childhood, confident in the shelter
The child, grown with love and care, respect for elders and the education to work, such a child will not get lost. And it does not matter whether he was brought up in a family or in a church shelter foundations laid in childhood will not let him break in the future
And the friendship that arose in those years, we would like to believe, will continue until the end of life
Shelter has not released any of the graduate: even into adulthood, the boys prefer to stay and help with the housework. Plenty of work, there is still a construction site separate buildings for boys and girls, harvesting, and for new babies need to keep an eye on. After all, there are more ...