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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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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Worthiness

September 14, 2012 |

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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Special Needs and Euro 2012

June 22, 2012 |

We have been hearing some rumblings about the extravagant funds that were needed to properly co-host Euro 2012. And for what? If you’re not a sports enthusiast, and particularly futbol, do you really care that stadiums were upgraded? Do you really care about the huge fan zones, added security, tourists? Some businesses — particularly beer…

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Irina Galina

February 10, 2012 |

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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