Current UMO News

Christmas greetings from UMO

December 24, 2012 |

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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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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Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ansong

August 13, 2012 |

I could sure get used to weddings every other week! We attended a delightful wedding ceremony over the weekend. The couple met at a Christian medical student conference here in Ukraine. (One of the guests told us that Jim might be one of the most important people at the wedding because he had a significant…

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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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The Glory of Being a Medical Professional

July 13, 2012 |

(This is the devotional that Jim sent to medical students at the end of another school year.) It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. Proverbs 25:2 All around the world students are graduating after completing anywhere from four to eight years of…

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Word on the street

November 27, 2011 |

What did people say following the conference? Feedback is essential to see where we excelled, where we dropped the ball, and how we might better plan for the next conference. One student organizer said,  “I had lots of doubts because of tension and our ability to manage 400 students.  It was a privilege to help…

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International Christian medical students conference

November 23, 2011 |

From Europe and America, speakers began to arrive in Ternopil for the pre-conference prayer meeting.  Many of these speakers traveled to Ukraine as a direct result of UMO participating in three events:  First, the International Saline Partnership meeting in January (This group consists of nine Christian medical organizations who have agreed to use the International…

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Conference planning

November 21, 2011 |

What seems impossible for man is possible for God! Typically major conferences take a full year or more in advance to prepare. Usually, speakers are booked way ahead of time as well as the conference location and all of the logistics. So how was it possible for 400 students of the medical professions to gather…

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