A 6-year-old Sasha was staying at tubercular sanatorium for 48 months while other kids were spending there only one month. Her mother was a prostitute, she died and left her daughter with a horrible diagnosis – HIV of the 4th level and tuberculosis of bones. The doctors said directly that the girl has 2-3 years. Nevertheless the girl got a family for her 10th birthday. Now the parents have the task to make her life happy even if it is short…
A teen with unbalanced psychics who used to snuff the glue refused to study and wandered he barely got to mental hospital of the city Uzhgorod (Western Ukraine). However, on arriving at “Republic “Pilgrim” less than within a month 14-year-old showed his smartness and willingness to partake in each event of the state of former street kids.
These days the trial court in the state of former street kids took place. They investigated scandalous demonstrations of roughness of senior pilgrims towards minors. In spite of the complexity of the case the judge, persecutor and lawyers have perfectly solved the task: convicts were punished in accordance to the strict laws of “Republic “Pilgrim”.
Not so often in the center of children’s rehabilitation “Republic “Pilgrim” the children come who never before sat at the school desk even at the age of 14. Sasha Chebotariov though felt somehow awkward sitting in the 1st grade with 7-year-olds; still he decided for himself that “it is never late to study”.
How to love another’s child? Is it good that our orphans are adopted by the foreghners only? Do kids like living in their new families? Those were some of the questions raised today at the press-conference devoted to the subject of adoption of orphans in Ukraine and Russia.
Automobile race started from Mariupol. More than 10 former street kids and now the pupils of the foster homes at the Charity Fund “Pilgrim” together with Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko started to the cities of Kursk, Oryol, St. Petersburg, Moscow, declaring the motto of the action “You will be found!” – “All things are possible with God”, – the adolescents used to say in each church where the action took place. The Mega dream of Gennadiy Mokhnenko, Sergey Demidovich and the management of the channel TBN – as ideological inspirers – in the nearest future there will be the lines of adults willing to adopt children and not vice versa. In the process of the action many people in churches made main decisions in their life – to adopt a child.
The action of the public protest “ SICK OF IT” of the Charity fund “ Pilgrim” and the Church of Good Changes. “Cursed is he who strikes his neighbor in secret.” And all the people shall say, “Amen.” “Cursed is he who accepts a bribe to strike down an innocent person.” And all the people shall say, “Amen.” ( Deuter. 27: 24-25)
International cycling race “Russia without orphans” – is not just an outreach campaign, but former orphans themselves, children who are now in foster homes, made a desiccation to do
From 23 August to 13 September, a group of cyclists is going to overcome the 1,600 km on roads of Russia. Former street and now adopted children, children from the center of children’s rehabilitation “Republic” Pilgrim “led by Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko, father of 31 adopted kids, carry the main slogan of the unprecedented action – “Every orphan has to have a family”. For the sake of this cause participates of this action are ready to pedal and inspire couples around the world to adopt.
The team from the partner churches of the U.S. state of North Carolina has long been not only partners but also good friends for the children and staff of the center of children’s rehabilitation “Republic Pilgrim”. For more than six years Chernous family with their children and friends leave everything and come to Ukraine to take the time for children of “ Republic Pilgrim”, where for many years they are honorary citizens.
Nizhniy Novgorod was visited by an unusual delegation of cyclists, according to RTR “Nizhniy Novgorod”. All of them – foster fathers and their adopted children, in total more than a hundred people. This bike tour was launched in the framework of “A world without orphans.” At the head of the this action was a pastor of the church in Mariupol and founder of the largest in the former Soviet Union rehabilitation center for children “Republic Pilgrim” – Gennady Mokhnenko – adoptive father dozens of children. On June 5 the bike tour begun to move from Kiev and finally they reached a Novgorod’s land. The correspondent of the program “Vesti – Volga region” saw how these sports families with children were welcomed in the capital of Volga region.
June 14 the team of “A world without orphans” had reached Tula, the correspondent of “TBN “. One of the planned actions was to hold a press conference on issues adoption.
The second stage of bike tour around the world “A world without orphans” was launched June 5 directly from the main street of Ukraine – Kreschatik. In spite of the storm warning, heavy rain and thunderstorms, the participants went bike ride along the route, which ran through several regions of Ukraine (Kiev, Chernigov, Sumy) on their way to Russia. About 30 cyclists rode a total of more than two thousand miles in 25 days, passing major cities such as Kiev, Priluki, Romny, Kursk, Orel, Tula, Moscow, Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod, Arzamas, Saransk.