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.
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.
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.
The day on the mountain (and not only physical one). The notes by the black briefcase about the black continent (the journal of the African trip – 2013). Day 7
Sunday morning . I have put on the bishop shirt that Steve gave me. We headed to the mount Elgan which is on the border of Kenya with Uganda. All the way there, about 3 hours, we recall the roads in Ukraine and Russia with sincere gratitude! We learn things through the comparison indeed!
Pastor – crocodile and naked- belly- trouts. Notes of the Black brief case about the black continent (The journal of the African trip 2013) Day 5
We started early in the morning. We’re heading to the mountainous area to the people who are called “Pokad” here. There are quite big mountains around us and even not far from the tops we can see the hay roofs of houses. At times we could see tin roofs (that is a sign of wealth).
After we had breakfast we started immediately to the Uks (Ukrainians) – the team of our missionaries. We have brought donations for them and shoot a video for the program “Mission is possible”. When I am home I will tell about the achievements of these amazing girls from the Ukrainian team in a series of TV programs.
The morning has started with a remarkable event: the official opening of the well in the Christian orphanage, it was dug and installed due to the offering of the church from a Russian city Oryol! You just can’t look quietly at this view! The price of it is health and life of many kids who will now drink not of the awfully dirty and miry pond but from the real clean well!
Notes of the black brief case about the black continent ( Journal of the missionary trip – 2013) day 2
We woke up like in a paradise, I can’t describe in other words the place in jungles among the fantastic choir of outlandish birds. It feels like we could pass by an angel by the gate of Paradise and enter it!!! But after an hour of some instruction and breakfast we hit the road.
3 countries, 3 airports (Donetsk, Istanbul, Nairobi), 11 hours in the car ( 2 of these hours we were under arrest by local traffic police) and in total in 32 hours , we reached the destination. Kitale ( Kenya) not far from the border with Uganda.
Former street kids from Ukraine serve street kids in Africa and the Ukrainians are in a Russian Obama hospital!
It’s the African journal of pastor – pilgrim.
Annual mission of the pastor – pilgrim Gennadiy Mokhnenko to the Equator could not leave the kids of “Republic Pilgrim” indifferent. The pilgrims have been supporting the orphanages in Africa “Oasis of hope” and “Gilgal” for a few years now, sending gifts to the children living at the other edge of the earth.
One of the basic tasks in upbringing of difficult adolescents – to teach them to notice and to remember not only their own difficulties and they have a lot of them behind their back but also to learn to respond to the need and pain of other people. It forms in them a sacrificial heart and a good character. Practice showed that it is not hard to implement these qualities to them since the pilgrims are very responsive. When they see that they are treated well they joyfully start helping others.
The building of the Republic Pilgrim was built 15 years ago and the capital renovation in it also took place 15 years ago. The management of the Charity Fund “Pilgrim” aspire to create most favorable conditions for the kids to live and study this is why the question of remodeling and maintenance of the premises are always on the agenda.
The New Year’s season the pilgrims celebrated in the orphanage “The Father’s House” in the outskirts of Kiev. The kids were received there with such warmth and joy that they didn’t want to leave the place afterwards. The very new Year’s Eve the children met at the main Christmas tree of Ukraine they got to see many historic places of Kiev, saw famous cultural monuments, used the Subway of the capital that was for many kids quite an impression since they were there for the 1st time.