Day 8 Sunrise at slum and pancakes at zero latitude. Blood from vein instead of Coke and our rally in Masai Mara. Flies eating the eyes and arrival in Paradise!
Day 6 Traffic police salutes and music masterpieces in the barn. Dancing of ushers and the percentage of “bikes” among children. The fight for cookies and a guard with a whip.
Day 4 Mother cut by pieces and ex-Muslims around Steve. “Oasis of Hope”, and Ukrainians on the equator. Getting acquainted with the local homelessness and whether fire or arson.
Day No2 Almost like our dogs and melancholy about icy water. First Moses and pale faced pastor – Muzungu! Greetings to our traffic police and spiritual – military bases!
12 hours in train, 32 hours in air… 7 airports – 5 states and hundreds of miles on Highways – it was my way from Ukraine to Kenya. Having spent 9 days in the USA, having taken part in the services of 10 Slavic churches of California and being a speaker on the conference of the church “House of bread” in Sacrament, I started to my old dream – missionary trip to Africa.
The rehab monastery “ Way to God” in the village Novoromanovka, Krasnodarsky Krai, Russia turned eight years old. It was the first branch opened by the Charity Fund “Pilgrim” in Russia. The management of the monastery is planning only one thing – to plant more and more centers and churches.
11 – year-old Slava came to “Pilgrim” from Lugansk. First the boy was getting accustomed to unfamiliar midst for him with great difficulties. But already today radical changes to the better occurred in the introverted boy.
“Good Manners” were in the epicenter of attention of the children of the center of children’s rehabilitation “Republic “Pilgrim”. Having mastered the rules of etiquette the kids rushed to practice them. Full of confidence that the good manners decorate any person, they are ready now to teach others.
One of these days pastor Gennadiy had visited women’s prison and overwhelmed the imprisoned ladies with his declaration: “No matter what you crime was, we all have sinned against God and we all are in the same position before Him”. The women were crying, repenting and getting so much precious hope.
While there were elections in Ukraine they were also electing the new president in the center of children’s rehabilitation “Republic “Pilgrim”. The event was held according to all the laws of the republic. They did without falsifications and emergencies.
After we had breakfast we started immediately to the Uks (Ukrainians) – the team of our missionaries. We have brought donations for them and shoot a video for the program “Mission is possible”. When I am home I will tell about the achievements of these amazing girls from the Ukrainian team in a series of TV programs.
The morning has started with a remarkable event: the official opening of the well in the Christian orphanage, it was dug and installed due to the offering of the church from a Russian city Oryol! You just can’t look quietly at this view! The price of it is health and life of many kids who will now drink not of the awfully dirty and miry pond but from the real clean well!
Notes of the black brief case about the black continent ( Journal of the missionary trip – 2013) day 2
We woke up like in a paradise, I can’t describe in other words the place in jungles among the fantastic choir of outlandish birds. It feels like we could pass by an angel by the gate of Paradise and enter it!!! But after an hour of some instruction and breakfast we hit the road.
3 countries, 3 airports (Donetsk, Istanbul, Nairobi), 11 hours in the car ( 2 of these hours we were under arrest by local traffic police) and in total in 32 hours , we reached the destination. Kitale ( Kenya) not far from the border with Uganda.
On August 29 team of the bike tour “Russia and the world without orphans” left the Syzran. As we wrote, on the way there happen a little trouble, Pastor Gennadiy fell ill, after that we had to call an ambulance. Medics took Gennadiy to the hospital in Togliatti, where he was diagnosed and treated. Today Gennadiy Mokhnenko feels much better, but still, will continue until the path is not a bike, but in the van.
Continues the bike action “Russia and the world without orphans.” Leaving Penza, participants headed to a new city Kuznetsk. Struggling with the weather, the rain guys rode about 80 kilometers. The road was very difficult and only eight most persistent guys drove that day until their final destination, others were forced to diver in the vans. It is because of bad weather, the team had an unplanned stop in the village Chaadaevka where, with the help of the Minister of Education of the Penza region, children were placed in a local school. Special maternal care showed director of Chaadaev School.