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.
On August 29 team of the bike tour “Russia and the world without orphans” left the Syzran. As we wrote, on the way there happen a little trouble, Pastor Gennadiy fell ill, after that we had to call an ambulance. Medics took Gennadiy to the hospital in Togliatti, where he was diagnosed and treated. Today Gennadiy Mokhnenko feels much better, but still, will continue until the path is not a bike, but in the van.
Continues the bike action “Russia and the world without orphans.” Leaving Penza, participants headed to a new city Kuznetsk. Struggling with the weather, the rain guys rode about 80 kilometers. The road was very difficult and only eight most persistent guys drove that day until their final destination, others were forced to diver in the vans. It is because of bad weather, the team had an unplanned stop in the village Chaadaevka where, with the help of the Minister of Education of the Penza region, children were placed in a local school. Special maternal care showed director of Chaadaev School.
International cycling race “Russia without orphans” – is not just an outreach campaign, but former orphans themselves, children who are now in foster homes, made a desiccation to do
From 23 August to 13 September, a group of cyclists is going to overcome the 1,600 km on roads of Russia. Former street and now adopted children, children from the center of children’s rehabilitation “Republic” Pilgrim “led by Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko, father of 31 adopted kids, carry the main slogan of the unprecedented action – “Every orphan has to have a family”. For the sake of this cause participates of this action are ready to pedal and inspire couples around the world to adopt.
The team from the partner churches of the U.S. state of North Carolina has long been not only partners but also good friends for the children and staff of the center of children’s rehabilitation “Republic Pilgrim”. For more than six years Chernous family with their children and friends leave everything and come to Ukraine to take the time for children of “ Republic Pilgrim”, where for many years they are honorary citizens.
Nizhniy Novgorod was visited by an unusual delegation of cyclists, according to RTR “Nizhniy Novgorod”. All of them – foster fathers and their adopted children, in total more than a hundred people. This bike tour was launched in the framework of “A world without orphans.” At the head of the this action was a pastor of the church in Mariupol and founder of the largest in the former Soviet Union rehabilitation center for children “Republic Pilgrim” – Gennady Mokhnenko – adoptive father dozens of children. On June 5 the bike tour begun to move from Kiev and finally they reached a Novgorod’s land. The correspondent of the program “Vesti – Volga region” saw how these sports families with children were welcomed in the capital of Volga region.
The documentary “ Crocodile Gennadiy” of the American director Steve Hoover was given the main award of the festival of author documentary films “ ArtDocFest” that was over in St Petersburg in the 16 th of December.
The President of the State of Former Street Kids and the Cabinet of “Republic Pilgrim” established the award “The medal for the defense of “Pilgrim” during the war”. The children who experienced evacuation from their native city twice would like to thank in such a way those people who helped them to go through this tough time.
The center of children’s rehabilitation “Republic Pilgrim” at the Charity Fund “ Pilgrim” initiated and due to open hearts of the management of supermarkets of the city has been holding for several years now the action “ Let’s make the party for orphans”.
The snap elections of the President and the government took place in “Republic Pilgrim”. According to the results of secret ballot for the first time the head of the executive power of the Republic has become a girl – Darja Malykhina. The citizens of the State of Former Street Kids and all the pedagogical personnel are convinced that she will bring something new and unusual to the life of Pilgrim.
The director of the center of children’s rehabilitation “Republic Pilgrim” Tatyana Karpukhina has become a winner of the annual contest “The Mariupolite of the year” in the area of “Care for children”.
Thousands of people from Donetsk and Lugansk areas who were involved in the war conflict suffer the hardships and tests of refugees and forcibly displaced persons. They left their apartments or houses ruined by the war losing practically everything, saving their lives and the lives of their children and dear ones. Overnight they were left without a job, place to stay and any means for living. The charity fund “Pilgrim” didn’t stay aside from the plight of our compatriots and has been trying to render the help to the afflicted families for over a year now.