Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko shared how to raise 33 kids
The adoptive father of 33 kids , the chaplain of the Ukrainian army, the founder of the largest children’s rehab center at the territory of the former Soviet Union “Republic Pilgrim”, the Mariupol pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko gave an exclusive interview to the portal 49000.com.ua. The public figure told about the war, about raising kids and about main mistakes in life.
“The Hollywood party” of the Pilgrim’s talents.
Expensive, shocking and full of glitter – the first thing that comes to mind when mentioning the “Hollywood Party”. The pilgrims created with their own hands the atmosphere of the cinematic city. They walked along the red carpet, and then received their Oscars.
From under the bombardment to the position of President
When modern Ukrainian children, as part of the school curriculum, go through the story of wars, they do not realize that they will be able to experience it in the real life. But that’s how the story of the total change in the life of the girl named Tanya began. At that time she had lived in the city of Gorlovka and had been hiding in the basement of the house for two months, each time trembling from terror of explosions and fallen shells.
The elections in the “Republic Pilgrim” were held in quite a heated atmosphere.
The elections in the rehabilitation center “ Pilgrim” is a great opportunity to teach the kids to take a responsibility on them and to develop their leadership gifs. The kids are convinced that in order for the Republic to prosper it must have a strong and honest government ahead of it.
The famous Ukrainian pastor – volunteer with his adopted kids have conquered the Mount Blanc
Pastor – volunteer from Mariupol, adoptive father of 33 orphans Gennadiy Mokhnenko with his adopted sons have conquered the Mont Blanc. In spite of the tough weather conditions – “ crazy wind, hellish cold, abrupt precipices on both sides from a 20 inches icy path”, the pastor and 6 of his kids ascended the highest mountain of Western Europe and by this feat they completed their worldwide trip within the charity tour “ The World without orphans!”. This what Gennadiy Mokhnenko who has recently become a character in the movie “ Mariupol. Ukrainian outpost” has shared on his Facebook page.
“Almost alive!” The Mariupol “pilgrims” have conquered the Mount Blanc
The Mariupol former street kids have conquered the Mount Blanc. Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko shared this information on his Facebook page.
The pilgrims catch up with the basic knowledge skills
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.
Oliver Twist from Pilgrim
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”.
Renovation in the facility of the project “The Young Mother”
The renovation of the building of the Crisis Center which is located in the village of Mangush, Volodarsky district, has been continuing at an accelerated pace. Construction takes place simultaneously inside and outside the facility.
Pizza for “Young Mothers”
For mothers with their kids who found themselves in difficult life circumstances, it is enough just to go to the cinema and a pizza place to enjoy themselves with their kids and escape from everyday problems. Many of the mothers grew up in unfavorable conditions; they never saw cafes, cinemas or other cultural events.
The Pilgrims’ contest “Boys vs Girls”
Quarantine does not interfere with the cultural program in the lives of former street kids. The “Boys vs Girls” contest was held the other day in the ” Republic Pilgrim “. Taking part in an unusual duel the girls answered questions about football, brands and the history of car production, and the boys talked about modern fashion brands, the intricacies of women’s makeup and hair styling.
The only elections in the world without corruption have ended in “Pilgrim”.
The other day in the “Republic Pilgrim” the regular annual elections of the President and the new government of the State of the Former Street Kids took place. The quarantine measures did not prevent the residents of the Republic from making their conscious choice.
Pastor- Pilgrim from Mariupol is the father of 38 kids and the grandfather of 26 grandkids.
Pastor of the church and head of charity fund “Pilgrim” of Mariupol, Gennadiy Mokhnenko, is the father of 38 kids. The pastor has three biological and 35 adopted kids, ” The Hromadske radio” reports.
«Even small help is important». Pastor Gennadiy and his adopted sons help Covid patients
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.