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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Vinnytsia Video Report

March 4, 2019 |

It has been well worth the wait — we have recently received the video report of  the 9th International Christian Conference for Young Medical Professionals that took place in Vinnytsia last October. Our videographer Sergey Burlaka has been with us since the beginning and has become a good friend in the process. He loves helping…

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Prayer Card

February 11, 2018 |

We are so happy with our new prayer card…and it marks the beginning of our missions conferences for 2018. Thank you, Laura Brown, for your help in putting this together and a big thanks to Minutemen Press in Mason OH for their quick turnaround! We are currently in Birmingham AL at the MISSIONS on PURPOSE…

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Rotterdam

September 3, 2014 |

What happens every four years and has the potential to impact every part of the world for good? There are probably lots of answers to this question but the one I am looking for is the International Christian Medical Dental Association World Congress. It was held in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, July 19-24. What a…

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Kharkiv conference

October 15, 2013 |

Please join us in praying for the upcoming 4th Annual International Christian Conference of Young Medical Professionals taking place this weekend in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Read more in our latest newsletter!

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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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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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Leadership council of foreign medical students

December 31, 2012 |

Six young men on the leadership council of foreign medical students traveled by overnight bus and overnight train from all parts of Ukraine to Kyiv on Saturday to discuss, pray, and consider the future of this group. As an adviser to this group of Christians, it was a privilege to host this meeting in our…

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