The pilgrims are getting prepared for Euro 2012
The children of the center of children's rehabilitation "Republic Pilgrim" take sports quite seriously, organize their own sports competitions and show much interest in world sports field, follow the news about preparation for the European Cup.
Special event in May was for the pilgrims to meet famous footballer from Shakhtar Donetsk - half defence Fernandinio who came to Mariupol to have a meeting with Christians from different churches who show interest in footballn ( soccer).
The guys from Pilgrim were invited to the meeting too. The footballer told about his sports life, trainings and victories. All those who were present there could also ask Fernandinio soem questions. The folks from Pilgrim were curious sure enough so they asked quite a bit of questions about sports and personal stuff. After the official part of the meeting everyone could come up personally to the footballer to have a brief chat or to take a picture.
The prominant football player was listening to the kids with enthusiasm when they shared about their personal achievements in sports.
Fernandinio encouraged the guys to go on doing sports feats and assured them that it doesn't really matter what age you start doing football, - the most important is not to stop on half way through.
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.