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?
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.
The bike action “Russia without orphans” has reached Omsk, they had started last year in Ukraine. The leaders of the bike trip intend to make a worldwide trip on their bikes with the goal to call upon people to adopt. In Omsk the bikers plan to relax in the water –park and to give a special gift to the mayor Dvorakovsky .
The third stage of the worldwide bike action “World without orphans”. From the Urals to the Baikal lake.
In June 18th of 2013 in Russia the third stage of the world wide bike action of the former street kids “World without orphans” has started. This stage will take place in the Russian Federation and will be of the biggest scale. Its participants are willing to ride over 3000 miles through Siberia.
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.