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The bike action around the world “Russia without orphans” will pass through Krasnoyarsk.

The partakers of the action “Russia and the world without orphans” have arrived in Krasnoyarsk. – They are the adoptive fathers from Ukraine with many of their adopted kids – altogether 35 of them – bikers of different ages. They have 5000 miles behind their shoulders – along Ukraine and Central Russia. This summer they are carrying out their third Russian and fourth stage of the bike action around the world – it takes place in Siberian region this time – from Yekaterinburg till the Baikal.

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«Young mother» grows

The project “ Young mother” that has been functioning at the Mariupol Charity Fund “ Pilgrim” since 2011 keeps on taking an active part in lives of kids and their young parents. Within this period of time over 50 mothers alongside with their babies went through the program. In most cases among those who apply for the program there are those who found themselves in tough life circumstances, mothers- orphans, young mothers, victims of abuse in families as well as women with kids who have alcoholic or drug addiction.

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«To be the reason of changes in someone’s life is such a privilege»

Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko — about his own experience of adoption The members of the church have adopted about 100 kids by now. The “loudest” adoption was of 7 kids with awful diagnoses and the Isayevs were brave enough to do it. By the way, it was Eugenii and Svetlana Isayev who had adopted first kid with HIV positive status in Ukraine. They surely did it with support of Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko.

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Mission is possible! The notes by the black briefcase about the black continent (the journal of the African trip 2013) Day 7-8-9

We woke up very early and finished packing our suitcases. Saying goodbyes to Steve’s kids end up with tears in our eyes as always. For me the special moment was when I had to say goodbye to Hillary. I decided not to wake him up this time because he was rather stressed out last night. So I hugged him while he was sleeping and kissed him in his black forehead, and having put properly his blanket on hum I left the place. On his wrist that was hanging from the mattress he will find a special gift from me – sports watch.

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The pilgrims are entering the new life

For the staff and for the children of the “Republic Pilgrim” the graduation is a special experience and an important stage in the rehabilitation of difficult teens. When looking at smart suits and beautiful dresses, nice hairstyles and solemn look of the guys the teachers wonder – it is hard to believe that they cope to finish school. Many of them never used to study some of them dropped the school due to their amoral conduct and also because they missed lessons or didn’t do well or even were a step from getting to jail. 

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A chaplain and an adoptive father of 8 kids Albert Khomyak: “Serving these kids I am serving God”.

Albert Khomyak used to be a manager of the rehab center for adults where he was helping drug addicts and alcoholics to solve issues to do with addictions and for them to start new life. After one of the services where he heard about  the subject of adoption he came to the conclusion: it is better to take a child to your family and teach him before he gets into trouble and then one won’t need to correct him when he is grown up and in trouble”.  

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«Almost Holy» in Ukraine.

Within the cinematographic festival Dokufest, the premiere of the film about the head of the charity fund “Pilgrim” and pastor of the Church of Good Changes, Gennadiy Mokhnenko, had a great success.

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