Current UMO News

Ruslana Kharkovenko

March 7, 2019 |

Ruslana Kharkovenko, a professor at Vinnytsia medical school who also taught master classes in the previous two international student conferences, is being recommended by UMO to receive training in whole person medical care in England this month at the Partners in International Medical Education (PRIME).  We are praying that the principles will then be taught…

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On the Move

December 3, 2017 |

So much has taken place in our past few months that I am kicking myself for not writing daily! There is no way to catch up on ALL that has happened, but I will give some highlights over the next days! We have moved our official USA home address from Maryland to Ohio. The Ukraine…

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Children’s Hospital #1

September 8, 2015 |

Since our return to Ukraine in August, Jim and I have suggested to each other that we go visit our friends at Children’s Hospital #1, but it seems that something always interferes with our plans. But Friday, when Viktor called to see if he could come by before he went to the hospital we quickly…

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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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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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Helping Hands

October 6, 2012 |

One of our frustrations has been the lack of follow-up with children that we meet at our camps each summer. We lose touch with them for months only to see them again for one week the next summer. We needed a reason to pull them together regularly. We started a children’s club to fill that…

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