When we first met Oksana her manners seemed to be rude and she got angry very easily. This caused some difficulties for her to interact with others and make good friends. In one month communicating with Oksana it became vivid how kind and open-hearted she is! The reason of her rude behavior was some kind of emotional self-defense from her peers and older kids. Being on friendly terms with Oksana we show her the way of treating others that she needs to learn. We always tell the kids including Oksana a very simple but so true Bible principal of friendship: a man who has friends must himself be friendly.
“When I first met LS team, I thought: this is just one more group of people who come to the orphanage to spend a short time with us, and then disappear forever as many groups before. But with you everything is different. You are keep coming all the time. And I’m happy that you have acquainted me with God. I’m happy to know you as friends till this day!”