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.
June 14 the team of “A world without orphans” had reached Tula, the correspondent of “TBN “. One of the planned actions was to hold a press conference on issues adoption.
The second stage of bike tour around the world “A world without orphans” was launched June 5 directly from the main street of Ukraine – Kreschatik. In spite of the storm warning, heavy rain and thunderstorms, the participants went bike ride along the route, which ran through several regions of Ukraine (Kiev, Chernigov, Sumy) on their way to Russia. About 30 cyclists rode a total of more than two thousand miles in 25 days, passing major cities such as Kiev, Priluki, Romny, Kursk, Orel, Tula, Moscow, Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod, Arzamas, Saransk.
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.
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.