Current UMO News

Autism update

April 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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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Leadership council of foreign medical students

December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

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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Our New Year's prayer

December 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

This was initially sent to recipients of Jim’s monthly devotional, primarily medical students and colleagues who have asked to receive them: New Year’s Prayers from UMO, People all over the world celebrate the coming of the New Year. If we take the time to look back and reflect upon our lives, most of us will…

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Christmas greetings from UMO

December 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

The following message was sent to all students and medical professionals who receive our devotionals each month: No one knows the exact birth date of Jesus. Whether you celebrate on December 25th or January 7th may you take time to meditate on the mystery of the birth of Christ. Please think about how our Holy…

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Helping Hands

October 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

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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September 14, 2012 | 3 Comments

Jim posted earlier on our facebook page: Many people are working hard to raise the awareness of and ability of those with a disability in Ukraine. In a country where people are valued mainly for their utilitarian purpose we must work hard to overcome the stigma they face every day. Looking forward to our conference,…

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Toliy and Yulia

September 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

We are so very excited to share some great news with our Ukraine Medical Outreach friends and supporters: Jim’s assistant Toliy is engaged to a beautiful gal from western Ukraine and the wedding will take place at the end of the month. Toliy will continue to work for UMO, and his bride has already begun…

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