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Irina Galina

February 10, 2012 | Comments Off on Irina Galina

Encouraging medical professionals, building relationships and learning what is happening in medicine throughout Ukraine frequently requires Jim to travel. Typically these trips are by overnight train, maximizing his time and allowing him to arrive at his destination reasonably refreshed. Recently Jim and his assistant Anatoliy had the opportunity to travel to Odessa. They stayed with…

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HIV/AIDS in Ukraine

December 6, 2011 | Comments Off on HIV/AIDS in Ukraine

A recent report in The Economist revealed some disturbing information about the HIV/AIDS problem in Ukraine, and also the government’s response. Details on Marianna’s blog. The general public needs much education concerning truth and myths regarding this disease…the stigma associated with it includes unwarranted fear that then results in condemnation and isolation.

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Word on the street

November 27, 2011 | Comments Off on Word on the street

What did people say following the conference? Feedback is essential to see where we excelled, where we dropped the ball, and how we might better plan for the next conference. One student organizer said,  “I had lots of doubts because of tension and our ability to manage 400 students.  It was a privilege to help…

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International Christian medical students conference

November 23, 2011 | Comments Off on International Christian medical students conference

From Europe and America, speakers began to arrive in Ternopil for the pre-conference prayer meeting.  Many of these speakers traveled to Ukraine as a direct result of UMO participating in three events:  First, the International Saline Partnership meeting in January (This group consists of nine Christian medical organizations who have agreed to use the International…

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Conference planning

November 21, 2011 | Comments Off on Conference planning

What seems impossible for man is possible for God! Typically major conferences take a full year or more in advance to prepare. Usually, speakers are booked way ahead of time as well as the conference location and all of the logistics. So how was it possible for 400 students of the medical professions to gather…

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November 19, 2011 | Comments Off on GoodSearch

Marianna writes a personal blog featuring family events, or Ukraine news items, or pictures of grandchildren, or whatever strikes her fancy.  Frequently she writes something about our ministry that works for both of these blogs, as happened yesterday: “It’s that GOOD time of year again. And I will once again ask you to consider Ukraine…

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Are you contagious?

November 11, 2011 | Comments Off on Are you contagious?

Jim writes a monthly devotional and distributes it via e-mail to those students and others who have asked to receive it. Below is the devotional that was sent today. Already he has received feedback that this message was just what the reader needed. Am I contagious? So Miriam was confined outside the camp for seven…

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Coalition for Children at Risk

November 9, 2011 | Comments Off on Coalition for Children at Risk

What a wonderful morning! The Coalition for Children at Risk met at our flat for the purpose of sharing information, fellowship and networking. Nineteen people represented 10 different ministries, and following the formal meeting there was a buzz in the room. And not just because of the delicious snacks and hot spiced apple juice! People…

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The official launch

November 7, 2011 | Comments Off on The official launch

Well, the day has come. This is it. The long-awaited launch of our new website. And included with this site is a new ministry blog (you’re reading it right now) as well as an events calendar.  Hopefully this will allow our friends and colleagues to keep up to date with God’s work through Ukraine Medical…

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