Children from Balta had been attending lessons in Svitlytsia in June. In July we set out for general recreation to Fontanka (Odesa). We were looking for traces of God, studying to be merciful and grateful, we were praying together during daily Eucharist and in the evenings we thanked God for happy day. We were glad when the weather was fine because we could swim in the sea. We had been to the cinema and circus. We didn’t feel lack of amusement and entertainment. Perfect animators and Sergey seminarian bore us the company. We even didn’t want to come back home.
In Balta younger children had been already waiting for us, for them we prepared summer retreat from 15th to 18th of July. And here we knew divine goodness, created world together with Him, learned love and holiness. Swimming in the pool and playing games outside gave us pleasure. We had a picnic with fire as well. All of us had wonderful time. Lastly, there was a meeting with animators and sisters to thank each other and to solace with profitable service for our children.
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