Current UMO News

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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Novi Sad, Serbia

October 2, 2012 |

What an amazing long weekend in Serbia! Jim was invited to be the key medical speaker at the first-ever gathering of young Christian medical professionals and students in Novi Sad. And I was able to accompany him. Ever since we first met Klara Dudas at an HCFI Prayer Week several years ago, she has invited…

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To Kenya and back

August 6, 2012 |

Last week we had a 2-night house guest who traveled here from the U.S. via Istanbul, Turkey. A mutual friend contacted us to see if we might have space for him to stay. We did and so began a couple evenings of learning about each other. When we asked where he was going from Kyiv…

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