The Mariupol former street kids have conquered the Mount Blanc. Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko shared this information on his Facebook page.
Every year the school graduation of the kids of “Republic Pilgrim” is a touching and joyous moment at the same time. The guys always remain in the hearts of those who took part in making the difference in their life. And even after many years they gladly come to Pilgrim for a visit.
At his age of 14 Bogdan experienced lots of tragedies. When his Dad found out that his Mom was pregnant with the third child he left the family and left Bogdan. It upset the boy so much that the subsequent events turned his existence into a series of endless ordeal, hardship and hopelessness.
The former drug addict from Mariupol shares a story of how he was saved twice and saw different life
The issue of drug addiction hasn’t disappeared from the streets of Mariupol. Just like it was in 90-s the category of people who smoke different substances, use injective drugs or other substances provoking addiction is still present today. This dark side of life is known only to very narrow category of specialist such as doctors, policemen, pastors of churches and relatives of addicted people.
The second edition of the book about former street kids “Non pedagogical poem” has been issued in Ukraine
The book is written on the basis of real stories of lives of street kids. Its goal is to give the readers opportunity to rethink their attitude to little vagabonds and to encourage them to be direct partakers of good changes in their lives. Each chapter of “Non pedagogical poem” is accompanied with caricatures that illustrate a story happened to kids in “Republic Pilgrim”.
The Mariupol rehab center “Pilgrim” has become a real rescue place for a few generations of the orphans of the entire Ukraine. The kids and the teens who found themselves in a trouble found here their second home, got rid of bad habits, got basic social skills and the most important – they learn to dream.
The Pastor of the “Church of Good Changes” in Mariupol ( Donetsk region, Ukraine) and the founder of the largest children’s rehab center at the territory of the CIS “Republic Pilgrim” Gennadiy Mokhnenko has headed to the missionary trip to Kenya ( Africa).
10 – year-old Alexey (the name is changed) got to Pilgrim with severe educational neglect. He couldn’t focus, couldn’t express his thought, he could barely read and was hardly socially adapted. Within the two years in Pilgrim the boy has gained dreams, goals and desire to successfully accomplish them.
The Christmas and the New Year’s vacation starting with the St. Nikolai’s day is truly a magic time. But many kids from the Republic Pilgrim in their lives where their experienced much suffering had no idea what the celebration meant. This is why such holidays are so emphasized here.
“We have worked hard and have inspired to defend our country”. The pastor from Mariupol told how the former street kids strengthened the trenches.
Today the kids of the “Republic Pilgrim” ahead with Pastor Gennadiy headed to the defensive positions at the shore of the Azov Sea.
In Mariupol volunteers decided to help doctors to fight against the coronavirus epidemic. Leaving their peaceful affairs people of different professions, which sometimes are very far from medicine, entered the battle with a dangerous epidemic.
It is difficult to overestimate the influence of the “Republic Pilgrim” on lives of kids and adolescents who found themselves in difficult life circumstances, who lost their relatives or become addicted to alcohol or drugs. The story of eleven-year-old Daniel was no exception. A single mother found herself with two kids in a difficult situation: the house in which the family lived in the village of Granitnoye burned down, there was no permanent job, the mother tried to improve her life, but the kids at that time were left on the sidelines and were often left to themselves. That is why Daniel was forced to look for food for himself, did not attend school, with his fellow accomplices committed petty thefts, cut off available metal, penetrating into the territory of the metallurgical plant.
Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko has adopted 34th child: the boy has visited The Kreshatik in Kiev for the first time and is going to be on the boat trip in Svyatogorsk
In Mariupol the pastor and founder of the rehabilitation center “Republic Pilgrim” Gennady Mokhnenko has taken 34th child into his family. The newly adopted son’s name is Artur.
Due to the extended quarantine, the pilgrims’ summer vacation is significantly different from the usual program. The kids and adolescents were not able to travel this year, they couldn’t make tourist outings and conduct cultural tours. However, life in “Republic Pilgrim” is going on.
Policemen of Donetsk region have been taking care of the kids of the center of children’s rehabilitation “Republic Pilgrim” for a long time. Today, 35 children of different ages live in the institution. They all need special care and human understanding.
The second half of the school year in the Republic Pilgrim. The Center of Children’s Rehabilitation Republic Pilgrim was in the quarantine mode as all educational institutions. But in the face of uncertainty the ninth graders were still able to complete the next stage in their lives and had an unforgettable graduation party.