Current UMO News

Prayer Week Europe 2019

January 30, 2019 |

Prayer Week is a gathering of healthcare workers in regions around the world initially started by Healthcare Christian Fellowship International over 15 years ago to bring like-minded people together for a week of prayer to seek God’s leading in the medical field, both individually and collectively. The week is not spent talking about prayer but…

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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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Park play

July 13, 2013 |

Our first full day as a team… We divided into groups and subgroups: Two groups went to two different flats to do some major repairs on ceilings. Neither of the families would have been able to pay someone to do this work, and were surprised to find that a group of strangers from Switzerland would…

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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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Teaching the untaught

February 1, 2013 |

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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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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Bride and groom

July 31, 2012 |

One of the many wonderful results of working with medical students in Ukraine is that Jim becomes not just an adviser or a mentor but also a friend. And as such, Jim is often invited to special events taking place in the lives of these friends. One such event took place on Saturday in Irpin,…

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