Two of our partner homes were COMPLETELY destroyed last year in Mariupol and Slavyasnk. The ministry in Mariupol, Pilgrim, was hit particularly hard. The children have been at a shelter in Germany since last spring and were told they need to leave before the summer of 2023. Our team has been working for 8 months to find them a new safe and well-equipped location to resettle. We need to raise $480,000 to purchase a property in the mountains of Western Ukraine. This property will accommodate up to 100 residents, and it will be an amazing location to resettle our partner home from Mariupol. The Director Gennadiy Mokhnenko reports that they will not be able to return to Mariupol till after the war, and then they will need to rebuild. This property will serve as a safe and semi-permanent resettlement option for them as well as offering refuge and summer camps to several of our other Ukrainian partner homes in the months and years ahead.
Gennadiy Mokhnenko is the founder of Pilgrim Republic children’s home and rehab center in Mariupol, Ukraine. After evacuating the women, children, and staff to a safe location, he is currently back near his hometown of Mariupol serving his local community and providing relief. All five of our partner homes work hard to provide children in their care with a safe home, healthcare, an education, and adult mentors who can share the Love of Christ. All of our Ukrainian homes also participate in adoption and family reunification programs.