The Moiseenko family from the House of Grace church in the Krasnoyarsk kray was included in the list of winners of the All-Russian competition “Family of the Year 2020” in the category “Large family”.
The Governor of the Krasnoyarsk kray Alexander Uss, not only visited the family of believers, but also presented them a minibus. The ceremony of honoring the winners of the competition was held online on the OTV channel in December 2020, the Christian Megaportal invictory.com reports with reference to the ROSHVE website.
Spouses Irina and Maxim Moiseenko have been together for almost 25 years, they are raising five sons and two daughters. Irina in 2013 was awarded the Honorary Badge of the Krasnoyarsk kray “Mother’s Glory”.
Maxim Moiseenko came to believe in 1991 on street evangelism as a student at the Pedagogical University. He came to a traditional Pentecostal church, was baptized and actively entered the youth ministry, participated in missionary trips around the region and after a while became a leader of the youth ministry. In church, she met Irina and soon got married. Then they created a house church, and three years ago they joined the House of Grace church and actively joined the ministry, and not only within the community. Maxim and Irina serve the Lord in the association of Christian teachers, in the interchurch theological club, in the ministry of mentoring non-church people. In addition, they interview famous people of Krasnoyarsk on the topic of family values, after which they publish these materials on various sites.
“I recommended them for the “Family of the Year” competition, they didn’t even know about it,” Pastor Vladimir Baimov, Plenipotentiary Representative of the Chief Bishop in the Krasnoyarsk kray, told the press service of the ROSHVE. “As a member of the Public Council of the Ministry of Social Policy of the Krasnoyarsk kray, I am aware of many events, and since one of the strengths of the evangelical churches is strong families, they must be shown. “
The couple Moiseenko was congratulated by the Governor of the Krasnoyarsk kray Alexander Uss. He specially came to visit and handed over the keys to the Gazel minibus. A roomy car has long been the dream of a large family. During the conversation over a cup of tea, Alexander Uss inquired about the history of the family, asked the children about their hobbies and plans for the future, and also thanked Irina and Maxim for their great contribution to strengthening traditions and family values.
“It is not for nothing that this particular family became the winner of such a prestigious competition. Very talented people, people of labor, high culture and high social responsibility. Thank you for having such families! ” – the governor shared his impressions after the meeting.
The annual all-Russian competition “Family of the Year” was held in 2020 for the fifth time. Its organizers are the Fund to Support Children in Difficult Life Situations and the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation. The competition was held as part of the Demography national project under the motto “My family is my Russia” in five nominations: “Large family”, “Young family”, “Rural family”, “Golden family”, “Family is the keeper of traditions”.
The organizing committee has identified 89 winning families. Experts in an online format assessed the portfolios of families, their business cards and participation in the social life of their native land. In total, about 3 thousand Russian families took part in the competition.
“The competition is aimed at enhancing the social prestige of family values and responsible parenting. This year the event was held under special conditions. For the first time, some of the competition events were held online, ” said Alexey Vovchenko, First Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection, Deputy Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the All-Russian Competition” Family of the Year “.
Following the results of the All-Russian competition, the National Chronicle Book will be published. It includes two editions: the first will present the stories of the winning families, and the second – information about all participants in the All-Russian competition.
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, for the first time, all families did not gather in Moscow. The ceremony took place online, bringing together many families by teleconference. The ceremony was attended by: the Commissioner for the Rights of the Child under the President of the Russian Federation A.Yu. Kuznetsova, Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Science, Education and Culture of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation L.S. Gumerova, First Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation A.V. Vovchenko, First Deputy Chairman of the Committee of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation on Family, Women and Children, O.V. Okuneva.
The concert dedicated to the best families of Russia was attended by such stars of the Russian stage as: Lev Leshchenko, Ilya Reznik, Alexander Marshal, Olga Kormukhina, Diana Gurtskaya, Yaroslava Spiridonova, Stas Piekha, Valeria Lanskaya, Mariam Merabova and others.