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Evangelism on a soccer stadium in jails.

In early May in the colony of settlement for condemned in Mariupol the soccer match took place between the members of the Church of Good Changes and condemned. Crushing score 9:2 to the benefit of hosting team made pastor Gennadiy to demand revenge.

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Easter miracle

Educative story about good attitude to people was represented by the children of “Republic “Pilgrim” at the Easter break. It was a story about the mother who devoted herself fully to her kids as a prototype of Jesus Christ Who gave His life for all mankind.

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Scrapbooking as a craft and as an art.

Scrapboking has been popular in Europe for quite awhile and in Ukraine this fashion has only been starting. The girls in “Republic “Pilgrim” started learning this type of craft since it can become a source of their income in future.

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New currency in Ukraine!

After the election of the new president of “Republic “Pilgrim” one of the first tasks in the state of former street kids was to introduce a new – authority currency -“ pilihrivna” with a portrait of the new president on it.

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Common, pilgrims!

Young pilgrims participated in the holidays of boldness. It was a peculiar experience of unequal struggle where High School students from “Republic “Pilgrim” could compete in their strengths with High School Students from public school No 18 in the contest “Common, boys”.

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African project of Ukrainian former street kids

The guys from “Republic “Pilgrim” earnestly got into the story of pastor Gennadiy about his trip to Kenya. At the setting of the government of republic in agenda there was a question: how can former street kids of Ukraine help their Kenyan brothers?

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«Young mother» grows

The project “ Young mother” that has been functioning at the Mariupol Charity Fund “ Pilgrim” since 2011 keeps on taking an active part in lives of kids and their young parents. Within this period of time over 50 mothers alongside with their babies went through the program. In most cases among those who apply for the program there are those who found themselves in tough life circumstances, mothers- orphans, young mothers, victims of abuse in families as well as women with kids who have alcoholic or drug addiction.

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«To be the reason of changes in someone’s life is such a privilege»

Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko — about his own experience of adoption The members of the church have adopted about 100 kids by now. The “loudest” adoption was of 7 kids with awful diagnoses and the Isayevs were brave enough to do it. By the way, it was Eugenii and Svetlana Isayev who had adopted first kid with HIV positive status in Ukraine. They surely did it with support of Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko.

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Mission is possible! The notes by the black briefcase about the black continent (the journal of the African trip 2013) Day 7-8-9

We woke up very early and finished packing our suitcases. Saying goodbyes to Steve’s kids end up with tears in our eyes as always. For me the special moment was when I had to say goodbye to Hillary. I decided not to wake him up this time because he was rather stressed out last night. So I hugged him while he was sleeping and kissed him in his black forehead, and having put properly his blanket on hum I left the place. On his wrist that was hanging from the mattress he will find a special gift from me – sports watch.

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