In the middle of January the missionary team of 4 people ahead with pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko visited Kenya with the purpose to serve kids who live in total poverty. The trip was full of experiences and the missionaries got back home with tons of impressions.
There no more such holidays as Christmas and New Year, the most expected ones when folks wait for something new to start happening. The unforgettable impressions waited for pilgrim not only during the actual holidays they go on even after them.
Today the Mariupol team of 4 persons is packing their suitcases to go Kenya to visit some poor orphanages where Africans try to survive. The President of the Charity fund “Pilgrim”, Pastor of the Church of Good Changes Gennadiy Mokhnenko is ahead of the missionaries. A year ago pastor Gennadiy had visited Africa. The present project “Pilgrim is going to Equator” is the continuation of regular missionary trip to the African continent.
In the mid of January the team of the charity fund “Pilgrim” will head for Kenya. Just like a year ago the Ukrainian missionaries ahead with Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko and American partners from the saddleback church ahead with pastor of missions Steve Rutenbar will visit orphanages Gilgal and Oasis of Hope in Kenya that had become partners.
In the late december in the Christmas marathon on TBN Russia the first president of the state of former street kids “Republic Pilgrim” Andrii Dudin participated.
Charitable fund «Pilgrim» is already 12 years actively works with addict people and alcoholics. Pilgrim started in a small house from the seaside of Mariupol. Nowadays the web of a rehabilitation centers have extended across all the Ukraine moves ahead the Russia and goes to the Western Europe. Alexander Matyushin – itself having the addicted past, is a head of congregation of the rehabilitation centers.
In the mid of November in Kiew there was a conference “Ukraine without orphans”. For the first time over 500 delegates from all over Ukraine gathered together at the national event like that which took place in Congress hall of President Hotel, they assembled to discuss the strategy of efficient help to orphans and to kids left behind without parental care.
In the freezing January evening at the threshold of the building where the project “Young mother” is located a girl of 18 showed up with her 4-month-old daughter Vika. The child was in a very bad condition, so cold and dirty. She was directed to the fund “Pilgrim” by the local authorities – regional service of youth and family, they were asking the fund workers to render the help to the mother with the baby since their lives had been exposed to risk.
On February 4 th the international team of missionaries from Ukraine, Russia and the US initiated by Gennadiy Mokhnenko has started to Equatorial Africa for the 5 th time, they went to Kenya to work in local orphanages, to render help to black street kids and orphans. This time there are 43 people in the team, they all were doing fundraising, raised food, medications, clothes, toys etc. to support and to improve living conditions of the poorest layers of population of the Earth.
In the 18th of December the senior students from “Republic Pilgrim” visited local Juvenile jail No7 of Mariupol .
18-year old Sergey and 16-year –old marina had no idea about what happened to each other for 10 years.