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Bread and salt for the pilgrims

The partakers of the bike trip “Ukraine without orphans” is gradually approach its final destination – Kiev. They reached today the city of Pereyaslav – Khmelnitskiy. At the entrance to the city the pilgrims were met by people with Ukrainian tradition – Bread and salt.

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Pilgrims started moving towards “Ukraine without orphans”!

On 11th of June unprecedented bike trip around Ukraine started in Mariupol, it will bring in each city the main call – “Ukraine must be without orphans”. Adopted kids and their adoptive parents started a trip of a few thousand miles to tell people: let us open our homes and hearts to orphans who need parents.

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“Make a party for orphans”

The action of public sponsorship “Crumbs” and Charity Fund “Pilgrim” initiated an action under such a title. 1st-2nd of June in the center of total sale “Metro” the youth team of the Church of Good Changes wearing T-shirts with logo of the republic Pilgrim invited the mariupolites to take part in the life of orphans and former homeless kids. This action was dedicated to the Day of Children’s defense.

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First prize for “Makarenko from Mariupol”

The short movie”Makarenko from Mariupol”made by the accosiation “Emmanuel” has got the first prize at one of the most prestigious All Ukrainian contests of movie makers “Reveal Ukraine”. The main character of th emovie, pastor, president of the charity fund ” Pilgrim”, a founder of the center of children’s rehabilitation “Republic Pilgrim” Gennadiy Mokhnenko was given by the executive committee of the festival with the certificate of gratitude for the active life position.

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The pilgrims are getting prepared for Euro 2012

The children of the center of children’s rehabilitation “Republic Pilgrim” take sports quite seriously, organize their own sports competitions and show much interest in world sports field, follow the news about preparation for the European Cup.

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Memorial service of Gennadiy Mokhnenko

In memorial days in Postsoviet area there’s a tradition to come to the tombs of relates that is why I decided to describe in details my own funeral liturgy. In my message about death that lacks its power after the Resurrection of Christ I was speaking about overcoming by christians the fear of crossing the last line. As an illustration I asked my stuff to do all necessary preparations fro the funeral.

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The project of public sponsorship “Crumbs”

The Charity Fund “Pilgrim” summarized the funds raised with the help of the project of public sponsorship “Crumbs”. The President of the Charity Fund Gennadiy Mokhnenko thanked at the press conference all the Mariupolites who pay attention to the donation boxes in the shops and show interest in street kids in such a way.

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The rivers of water in the“Pilgrim village”

All the villagers are in great need of water since there is no water supply there. Normally to solve the problem each separate owner of the house needs to dif their own well to be able to have drinking water. But to have one’s own well is too expensive this is why such a thing is considered a luxury here.

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“Republic Pilgrim” is expanding its territories

The children from Republic Pilgrim are finally having their own economy – wonderful project for work and leisure. It is based on the house for older pilgrims since there is not enough space for all of them in the basic building for children. The guys gained experience in how to deal with a village house like that – how to heat up the house with the help of the stove and how to cook on domestic stove, how to maintain the order in the house and sure enough how to work in the field. The settings of the government of the Republic took place there several times and also they just gather there for tea parties.

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American Film Crew Escapes Death in Mariupol

On Saturday afternoon, five American filmmakers, a German tourist, and three Ukrainian assistants were attacked in Mariupol while filming at a pro-Russian rally gathered at City Hall. They barely escaped with their lives. I am one of those extremely fortunate Americans

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