To defenders of the fatherland id devoted...
Dear men, we see this holiday as a day of defenders of the fatherland we are called to. It is not so easy to be a man for they have responsibility for their family, home and many others. It is a hard work to be a man. We congratulate you and wish you for the mission of your life to be a man to be completed.
Traditionally in the 23rd of February in our country they congratulate all the boys, fellows and men on the day of the Defender of the Fatherland. “ Republic “ Pilgrim” is not an exception though the word “Fatherland” is used differently here. This day each boy can feel himself a soldier, knight of the Army of Christ.
In “ Republic “ Pilgrim” there is not a few girls now and they have prepared plenty of surprises, having organized them a real holiday party.
All the pupils of the center were divided into 3 teams. “ Soldiers”, “ Arrows” and “ New generation” were waited by the quizzes and sports competitions on sharpness and accuracy.
Sure enough not always the answers in the quiz in military theme were brilliant – many children had started their school process only at the age of 12-13 and what is why the male auditorium had to work hard to say correctly the names of commanders, the military terminology and history. However, the tasks in sharpness passed successfully: the questions like “ who makes a mistake only once?” ( sappers) the boys managed easily. For it is always exciting for the boys to speak about war and adventures.
The victory was won by the team “ Arrows” which from the first glance had no chances. But unity and support of each other have defeated. The guys drew a conclusion: the most important is to have a team spirit.
A song, a dance and a scene ( satire on the male mentors) have become a great surprise from the girls. But the strong half didn’t lag behind the girls: the boys learnt to show “ the respect to a beautiful lady” in the knight contest where the partakers composed the poems and made hair dress to girls.
Ultimately the ceremony of the reward of the team- winner has taken place.
06 September 2018
Mariupol chaplains provided food kits to the frontline for Ukrainian soldiers.
03 September 2018
Before they were married, Igor and Lyudmila Grechanovs heard a lot from pastor Gennady Mokhnenko about adoption and foster families, and therefore after the marriage they already knew that they wanted to take adopted children to the family. In 2012, they began to collect documents, and soon the first adopted child appeared in the family.
07 August 2018
The last 5 thousand kilometers passed in 3 months in 12 states of the United States of America from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. The team of Pilgrims led by pastor Gennady Mokhnenko completed the round-the-world tour, claiming that the dream of a world without orphans moves across all countries and continents, and this process can not be stopped.
23 July 2018
Every year many children from the "Republic Pilgrim" children are graduating, and not only graduate from school, but also successfully complete the path of rehabilitation and are ready to return home. If, of course, there is where to return.
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.