Open journal of Ukrainian Pastor –Pilgrim Gennadiy Mokhnenko from equatorial Africa.
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.
1500 men were set free of drugs and alcohol in the first branch of the fund “ Pilgrim”
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.
CYCLE “GOOD CHANGES”: Slava Kozhemyakin – rehabilitation picks up speed.
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 OF THE FORMER STREET KIDS
“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.
GOOD NEWS IN PRISON
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.
AUTHORITIES CHANGE: NEW PRESIDENT IN “PILGRIM”
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.
BETHLEHEM STAR EYED BY PILGRIMS
Christmas party “Where Bethlehem star shines” organized in Pilgrim was held in the atmosphere of real miracles and God’s presence.
A RIGHT TO LIVE AT THE AGE OF 10.
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…
World from Pilgrim’s prospective
One of these days the warding ceremony of the participants of the international exhibition of children’s painting “make the world better” took place in Mariupol in the exhibit center of Kuindji. Several winners are the children from “Republic “Pilgrim”.
«Good changes»: Misha Bushelych – 14-year-old patient of asyllum or delinquent adolescent?
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.
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 present for pastor – pilgrim
Today pastor – pilgrim – adoptive father of 31 kids Gennadiy Mokhnenko is celebrating his birthday.
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).
Minus 1 on the Earth – plus 1 in heaven! Day 4
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.
Notes of the Black briefcase about the black continent (The Diary of the African trip – 2013) Day 3
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!