The African journal of pastor – pilgrim part 3. He was killed by a shot in head.
James Ochodi was 18.. He grew up with 6 of his brothers and sisters, without parents. They were raised by their nana. The partner orphanage for Republic Pilgrim on the Equator “Gilgal” had become a home for the boy.
During the morning prayer the terrorists rushed in and they started shooting the students, one by one. They gave a choice to each one of them – If you deny Christianity you can be free. Such were not found. 146 young students were killed by a shot in the head. Before shooting the Islamic murderers called a parent for them to say good bye And then the shot was heard in the receiver. James had nobody to call to. His blind nana in a poor village didn’t have a phone. Amongst many events of yesterday we came to see James’ nana and his brothers. Of course we brought some gifts. Sadly they don’t have his photo left. They never had a photo. Maybe he is somewhere on a picture of Gilgal orphanage I had taken years ago. Maybe at those pictures he was dancing like this with our team that came to the Equator. The time in this Christian center was surely the best time in his life.
It is just incredible
For years I am marveled by the Miracle… Peter is still alive!!!!
Yet at my first coming when I spent a night at the slum in Kipsongo I was certain that I won’t see him alive any more on this earth. It was just bones under the shirt. However he tried to work, he sold something and got out of the slum of life. He got married and rent couple of rooms.
Peter had been a street kid from his childhood, he lived on street, begged, snuffed glue, he has AIDS. But he‘s been keeping strong until now. Every year he promises to me: “When you are back I will be still alive!” And he keeps his promise!!! Even though it seems like a mystics to me. …
25 July 2017
On July 16th the group of the former street kids and of their adoptive parents from Ukraine continued their worldwide bike tour “The World without orphans” with the vision about the world where there are no lonely children. Having ridden within the last 5 stages across the entire Ukraine, Russia and a part of Europe, the former street kids show by their own example how a life of an abandoned kid may change when he or she is taken to a loving family and they plead on behalf of other kids who need caring parents. This year the team will complete the fifth stage of the worldwide bike action across the Eurasian continent, on riding across Germany, Switzerland and France.
21 July 2017
At this time last year my guys experienced a serious shock (I have 32 adopted kids). When we approached the Polish border within our worldwide bike action “The World without orphans!” the passports of the half of the team arrived without visas in them. It was a knockdown.
17 July 2017
In Summer 2017 the group of the former orphans and their adoptive parents from Ukraine will continue their worldwide bike tour “The World without orphans!” with the vision about the world where there are no lonely kids. Having ridden through the entire Ukraine, Russia and a part of Europe for the last 5 years the former street kids show by their own example how life of an abandoned kid can change after he or she was taken to a loving family. They also call unto people on behalf of those kids who need caring parents. This year the team is going to complete the fifth stage of the worldwide bike action on the Eurasian continent crossing Germany, Switzerland and France.
03 July 2017
As the medical workers point out all the kids in Pilgrim have weak immunity, avitaminosis and consequences of unhealthy life. Summer is just high time for the guys to get the energy charge, vitamins, to get impressions and to get strength for the new academic year.
20 June 2017
In the “Republic Pilgrim” it is a special day even though a bit sad one – the Graduation 2017. It is always time of special experiences and a very significant event for the graduates. Each one of them has a very rough story behind them, their life used to be destroyed; they used to have a mental trauma and a tough way of restoration.
20 April 2017
The major part of the rehab program of “Republic Pilgrim’ is the work education of the teenagers and for this very reason the Center of work education was organized in the Pilgrim village. This small farm supplies them with some products and gives them some skills of agricultural works.
10 March 2017
While the there are some disputes about the 8th of March and it’s semantic load the children of the Republic Pilgrims decided to turn this day into the triumph of kindness, beauty, warmth, love and awakening of nature.