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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Cincinnati Ministry

February 3, 2019 |

During the last three years since we moved our home base back to the United States, we have become increasingly aware of the great spiritual need in North America.  The United States has become more divided not only politically but spiritually as well. Regardless of your faith, we find the sacred/secular divide growing ever wider.…

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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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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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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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