The African journal of the pastor - Pilgrim part 2. The girl’s life turned into a good fight of faith
Sammy this is the name of my friend in Africa. At the age of 16 she had come to the equator for the first time and realized what she wanted to devote her life to. On graduating from the University in California Sammy got back to Kenya.
Frills ( sorry for my Donbass slang) of the Christians with cool cars who show off before each other are a parody of faith for me. And here is the very essence of faith. I thank you, Sammy, and I thank those who support her hands. By the way, I would like once again to invite those who consider themselves great anointed people of healing to this children’s center….The kids crippled by various diseases wait for you here. I want to remind all the Muntyans etc. The invitation is still in force…. If you heal one of these little friends of mine in Sammy’s house I will sell my half built house and donate the money to your “marvelous” ministry. But until you keep silence I consider you windbags. This girl is a lesson of Faith in the highest meaning of this word. And she is a rebuke to many of us whose Christianity comes down to a periodical rubbing pants on the church benches.
I am proud of the family of blind people in my church.
Within the last several years a wonderful family from my congregation raises funds and sends them with me to the end of the world to pay for the food, education and medical service of this white angel on the black continent. Leena is an albino and in African tribes from where she was taken to Sammy’s center she would have been doomed. According to the craze witchcraft traditions there is no place for her in the tribe and an awful fate would have fallen upon her. Some people here are convinced in healing properties of her organs if one boils and eat them. P.S. I thank those who will be able to take part in the “Auction of good”. Of course I will be glad if you come here yourself ( by the way I will be gathering team gain in a year.. you can register and get prepared). However you can do something for the orphaned kids right now. We have a bank card here and at least once a day we go to the city and can get cash…. If you want and are able to participate in the circle of good in nature – get in touch with me.
17 May 2018
Artem is now 11 years old and he lives in Pilgrim for a year already. Earlier in his life a boy lived in a village Mirny with his mum. His mum had problems with alcohol addiction so Artem spent his free time wandering on the streets, being all too himself and having no appropriate care. When the war in East Ukraine started, a situation in a boys’ family didn’t change much - he was seen on the streets even while there were bombings!
27 April 2018
Former orphans and kids from children's rehabilitation center «Republic Pilgrim» are preparing to finish a round-the-world bike tour called «World Without Orphans» and on the first days of May this year they will go to North America. Starting from Los Angeles, California and ending in Miami, Florida state, they will overcome few thousands kilometres on their bikes, proclaiming their wildest dream, telling people about the value of the family for every single child in this world. Participants of this tour hope to prove the society that a Global Orphans Crisis – is just a myth that can be overcome by providing support for adoptive families, promoting adopting orphans or directly taking children to their families.
16 April 2018
Mariupol Charity fund «Pilgrim» realizes the biggest rehability project in Ukraine for children and teenagers who got into difficult situations in life, does work in a sphere of adult rehabilitation, helps elderly people who have no place to live and no facilities to survive. Because of the military situation in Eastern Ukraine it also doe some work with those who were forced to move away as refugees, and helps peaceful citizens in a war zone.
13 March 2018
Robbery, burglary, car thefts and drugs are not just crimes but also a reason to get acquainted with policemen. The majority of the kids in the center “Republic Pilgrim” at their early age have already had the negative experience of meeting the police as a result of the offences they committed.
10 February 2018
How can 11-year-old child adjust to severe circumstances his own mother condemned him. What does Daniel think and dream about after experiencing much more struggles than many adults?
11 January 2018
The most bright, dreamy and loved holidays for children are definitely Christmas holidays! At this time you can feel this good festive mood, kids receive many presents, surprises and gather around the table to have a good meal and have lots of fun. All of these things build an atmosphere of a holiday, that is something new in lives for most of the citizens of the State of Former Homeless, and what they have never felt before.
29 November 2017
The main event of the year for the State of former street kids is the elections of government. It is always a frustrating moment since not everyone can nominate for the elections. There are a whole lot of demands to a candidate. Those who nominate are best of the best. This year there was an innovation that let the elections be even more exciting.