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.
Roma Kim ( 11 years old) from the center of children’s rehabilitation “Republic “ Pilgrim” has become a city champion in boxing. “ I was praying before going to the ring for God to give me will power and strength to win. He always answers my prayers”. – a young boxer assures.
In order to get the doze Igor who is 17 now hadn’t had to steal. Within 6 years of his drug experience his “good – hearted” friends brought drugs to him. Just because they want him to use IV drugs with them.
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”.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The day on the mountain (and not only physical one). The notes by the black briefcase about the black continent (the journal of the African trip – 2013). Day 7
Sunday morning . I have put on the bishop shirt that Steve gave me. We headed to the mount Elgan which is on the border of Kenya with Uganda. All the way there, about 3 hours, we recall the roads in Ukraine and Russia with sincere gratitude! We learn things through the comparison indeed!
Pastor – crocodile and naked- belly- trouts. Notes of the Black brief case about the black continent (The journal of the African trip 2013) Day 5
We started early in the morning. We’re heading to the mountainous area to the people who are called “Pokad” here. There are quite big mountains around us and even not far from the tops we can see the hay roofs of houses. At times we could see tin roofs (that is a sign of wealth).