The concentration of the military equipment around Mariupol and the firing in the eastern part of the city made the pilgrims urgently to leave the walls of the center “Republic Pilgrim”. In the last day of the summer right in the middle of the night under emergency the evacuation was organized once again. All the Pilgrims kids alongside with the kids fostered by the families from the fund “Pilgrim” left the city.
The last, 4th stage of the worldwide bike action “World without orphans” that was going through the whole Russia has been completed. Starting with the year 2011 the partakers of the action have overcome the distance of 9320 miles. In July 30th the bikers arrived in the furthest point of Eurasian continent – the city of Vladivostok. These days the last participants of the action have come back to Ukraine to start getting ready for the next stage of the worldwide trip.
The former street kids have competed this year’s stage of the bike action “Russia and the world without orphans” in Vladivostok.
Vladivostok has become the final destination point of all- Russian bike trip “Russia without orphans”. On Wednesday, July 30th the third stage has been completed – with the marathon along the street of the corner capital.
Today in the adaptation center at the Charity Fund “Pilgrim” over 50 migrants from hotspots of the East of Ukraine. The fund actively takes part in the help to the refugees since hundreds of people come to Mariupol from Lugansk and Donetsk area. Because of the war actions in the east of Ukraine many people get killed from bombing and shootings of living quarters, many of them lose their relatives, children become orphans, more and more people are left without roof under their head, they have no possibility to provide their needs and even simply to defend themselves. Those who managed to leave their place where there is the war zone now have almost nothing along.
“Russia without orphans” is a bike project of a great scale and it has occupied practically the whole country. The former street kids alongside with their new parents ride bikes along the route throughout the world. And the day before in July 28th the participants of the action paid a visit to Ussuriisk
In July 21st the team of the bike action solemnly entered the city of Khabarovsk. For our heroes it was already a symbol of the start of the finish line. The last 500 miles are perceived as a done deal. However it is still a huge athletic feat and there were 30 public events to do with the action in cities and towns of the Primorsky Krai, Ussuriisk and Vladivostok.
The former street kids from Mariupol are ready to conquer the next 3000 miles to convey their dream – “world without orphans”. This stage will be from the Baikal Lake up to the furthest point of Eurasian continent – in the city of Vladivostok.
All the villagers are in great need of water since there is no water supply there. Normally to solve the problem each separate owner of the house needs to dif their own well to be able to have drinking water. But to have one’s own well is too expensive this is why such a thing is considered a luxury here.
The children from Republic Pilgrim are finally having their own economy – wonderful project for work and leisure. It is based on the house for older pilgrims since there is not enough space for all of them in the basic building for children. The guys gained experience in how to deal with a village house like that – how to heat up the house with the help of the stove and how to cook on domestic stove, how to maintain the order in the house and sure enough how to work in the field. The settings of the government of the Republic took place there several times and also they just gather there for tea parties.
By the time the tear gas filled the van, I had already covered my face with my hoodie. I could feel tiny shards of glass in my mouth. The windows had been smashed. My friends were screaming. All I could think was, Am I going to die?
Russian – Ukrainian Aybolit (our version of Dr. Dolittle). ( The African journal of the pastor – Pilgrim) Part 5
One of the amazing people who invest his heart into Africa is Dr. Kirill. The young man from Russia has been saving lives of the kids on the Equator for a few years now alongside with the Ukrainian team of missionaries.
The African “Republic Pilgrim” under the name “Embrace”. I am proud of the guys missionaries from Ukraine and Russia who develop the work with Kenyan street kids. From my first day in Africa I had dreamed for street kids here to have a chance for Good Changes!!!
James Ochodi was 18. He grew up with 6 of his brothers and sisters, without parents. They were raised by their nana. The partner orphanage for Republic Pilgrim on the Equator “Gilgal” had become a home for the boy.
The African journal of the pastor – Pilgrim part 2. The girl’s life turned into a good fight of faith
The girl’s life turned into a good fight of faith ( the African journal of the pastor – Pilgrim) – Sammy this is the name of my friend in Africa. At the age of 16 she had come to the equator for the first time and realized what she wanted to devote her life to. On graduating from the University in California Sammy got back to Kenya.
Only two nights on the road without sleeping plus the climate change from 5 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit. I have a headache. Why would I?