In Mariupol opened another children’s library
Recently, the “Republic Pilgrim” has opened a real library. Now the library contains over 1,000 books on various subjects. All this became possible after the resident of Mariupol has donated their home library to children.
Mariupol orphan Sergei Kramarenko: from a dysfunctional family to a prosperous future
We all sometimes find ourselves in difficult situations – some more serious, others – less. Reasons to be among the “unlucky” many: financial crisis, illness of a close relative, influence of bad company as a teenager. Especially hard when children get in such hardships – they do not always have a strong shoulder of parents to lean on, a dear person who is willing to help by word and deed.
Family from Charity Fund “Pilgrim” became “Pride of the country”.
A few days ago in Kiev took place the official ceremony of awarding the winners of National Award “Pride of the country.” In two categories “Family History” and “People’s Hero” winners were announced, the family from Mariupol from Charity Fund “Pilgrim”, Eugene and Svetlana Isaev, who became first in the country to adopt HIV-positive children.
Edward Temniy , “When I was tortured in a jail cell, I saw a light path and Jesus that walked toward me.”
From the earliest years Edward Temniy lived in a constant search, because of what life was like a Hollywood action movie, he always did what he wanted, never worked, and lived off the perfect crime. All the while he was searching for some meaning or satisfaction, but found nothing, until he came to God …
Human Rights Film Festival recognized the work of Gennadiy Mokhnenko with difficult teenagers
President of the charity fund “Pilgrim” pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko received a diploma from International Human Rights Film Festival “STEPS” for social activism and fighting for the rights of children. His life position, work with a difficult category of children – with drug addicts, and homeless children – were featured in the films “Makarenko from Mariupol” and “The Gvardia” filmed by the Association “Emmanuel.”
Mariupol good changes on the Equator
In January 2012 took place, the third trip of the team of volunteers at the equator in Kenya. Thirteen people from Ukraine, Russia and the U.S.for10 days worked in the poorest areas of Kenya, helping children to survive in conditions of total poverty.
“New Beginning” for the German drug addicts
Employees Charity Fund “Pilgrim”, now the citizens of Germany, Alexander and Catherine Hesse now leading a rehabilitation service in the city Shyuttorf . They obtaned some experience of drug and alcohol rehabilitation in Mariupol, Alexander sure could use it in European terms.
The election took place; the new president takes the office
Recently, in the “Republic Pilgrim” took place the election of a new government. The race was quite tense. A few new guys have declared themselves as strong candidates and presidential elections were difficult.
Pastor’s “Gvardia” expands
Adoptive father of 32 children, pastor -pilgrim Gennady Mokhnenko and his family live today in a fairly cramped conditions. The house they live in consists of two rooms for 13 people. Recently, the adoptive family, with a charitable donation, was able to purchase another small house. Both houses need a lot of repairs, however, both parents and children are happy – they are now having more space where they can live.
A couple of years ago on Christmas Eve a very strange story happened to me …
I was holding my little young son, rocking him and singing a tune. In this sweet, wonderful time inside me clearly and distinctly sounded a verse from the Gospel, which you probably know:
Let’s make the party for orphans
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 new president of the state of former street kids has become a girl, a former goth.
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.
Director of Republic Pilgrim has won the prize “The Mariupolite of the year”
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”.
“I was a stranger and you received Me…”
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.
Anton Kopytin: It is really important for me to be able to realize God-given gift.
It was such a joy for everyone when the dream of Anton Kopytin came true! His life after he won the Ukrainian project started flowing as a turbulent river! We are asking Anton what is going on in his life right now.
The refugee kids in “Pilgrim”
Due to the war conflict going on in the east of Ukraine, many people lost their homes, lost their dear people and had to leave their places. Mariupol as a city by the frontline has received many displaced people. A lot of families with kids started to settle there from zero and it is an incredibly hard task. The center of children’s rehabilitation “Republic Pilgrim” has also got into gear with the displaced people.