After the Christmas tour in the cities of Luhansk region, the GCS team went to the city of Kurakhovo, Donetsk region.
Christmas celebration was held in the “Christ the Savior” church in cooperation with pastor Rodion Pishcherikov. The church invited about 60 children from non-christian families with their parents to this celebration.
Every child watched the interesting Christmas performance, took part in exciting competitions and received a great New Year present. The children mostly were from large and low-income families who became involuntary participants in hostilities in their city. Everyone felt this friendly atmosphere during the whole celebration, children were active and took part in the Christmas program with the great pleasure. Funny actor in the costume of Minion catched childrensanitized_by_modx& #39s attention and love.
When the actors asked: “What is Christmas?”, the children answered all together, that it is a holiday when Santa Claus comes to the children and gives them presents. The GCS team was happy that they could explain the true meaning of Christmas and tell good news about the birth of Jesus to save every person.
After the celebration, the pastor prayed for peace in Ukraine and everyone in the hall. He invited people to attend service in the church, and invited the children to attend Sunday school. Pastor told the church would continue to work with all families after this celebration. Some parents came to pastor and asked him to pray for them.
Such Christmas celebrations are not only a great opportunity to have a fun with children and make a wonderful holiday for them, but also it is a chance to communicate with their parents, learn more about them and take part in their lives.
We believe that this celebration for children will be a good start in changing lives of their families.