Current UMO News

Rostyslav and Alla join the team

October 11, 2013 |

As we announced in our newsletter last night, we are thrilled that Rostyslav and Alla Semikov have joined our Ukraine Medical Outreach team! Read the full announcement here. Please pray for us all as we transition into this new expansion of the team. May God receive ALL the glory for the great things He has…

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Looking back to move forward

September 3, 2013 |

After months of intense ministry — love it, but it takes every waking minute to do it well — we slowed down in August to look back at what we’ve done to better determine where we might best focus our efforts. The results will be covered in a flurry of brief newsletters over the coming…

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Day two in the park

July 13, 2013 |

Thursday began like Wednesday, only on this day we somewhat knew what to expect. We were so encouraged when we finally arrived at the park — some of the children from the day before had returned and some had brought friends with them. Hooray! And the impatient grandmother from the day before also returned with…

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Park play

July 13, 2013 |

Our first full day as a team… We divided into groups and subgroups: Two groups went to two different flats to do some major repairs on ceilings. Neither of the families would have been able to pay someone to do this work, and were surprised to find that a group of strangers from Switzerland would…

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The Swiss team has officially arrived!

July 11, 2013 |

How much fun for us that our friends from Switzerland who first came to minister with us two years ago are back! We have been planning this trip for months — dare I say a year?! Corinne and Daniel are co-leaders of the team. (We first met Corinne through an HCFI prayer week in Denmark!)…

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Autism update

April 13, 2013 |

UMO board member Tom Saxon is very much devoted to the challenge of autism in Ukraine. As a former missionary with Mission to the World, he and his wife lived for two years in Odessa, Ukraine. During this time he became aware of the plight of families with children with autism, and in March, Tom…

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PRiME time

April 13, 2013 |

For the past couple of years Jim has been collaborating with a group called PRIME, Partners in International Medical Education. This group works within the medical education system sharing and teaching “Whole Person Medical Care.” An openly Christian organization working within 40+ countries, PRiME shares that much can be learned from Jesus Christ, the Good…

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What is health?

February 28, 2013 |

For the past 40 years of my life as a doctor I have had a rather narrow view of what it means to be healthy. My medical training caused me to concentrate mainly on the physical aspects of disease and how to reverse its effects. Occasionally, I dealt with the emotional aspects and rarely with…

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Teaching the untaught

February 1, 2013 |

Read this update about our work with hospitalized HIV+ patients at Okmatdet, the national children’s hospital in Kyiv. UMO is so thankful for such a creative teacher who loves working with these children!

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Connect the dots

January 31, 2013 |

Who doesn’t remember playing “Connect the Dots” as a child? We played. Our children played. And our grandchildren will soon experience this classic. As we drew lines connecting the numbered dots a pattern would emerge. In the end, we would recognize the pattern and color in the details. Sometimes our ministry feels like this. Several…

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