Current UMO News

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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Prayer Week North America 2019

February 1, 2019 |

Hot on the heels of Prayer Week Europe followed Prayer Week North America 2019.  Jim’s return from Ukraine on Saturday January 12 was delayed by an unscheduled overnight stay in Toronto causing barely enough time to unpack and do laundry before repacking and driving north to the FaHoLo conference center (Faith, Hope, Love) in Grasslake,…

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UMO Board Meeting 2018

January 8, 2018 |

Wow! We have just concluded an amazing weekend with our board of directors. We are thankful to have men and women help guide us through the growing ministry of UMO. Also thankful to have had the book NO MAN’S LAND recommended to us last month. Working through the questions in the beginning chapters greatly focused…

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World AIDS Day

December 5, 2017 |

December 1. World AIDS Day. As much as HIV/AIDS seems to be on the decrease in Africa and other areas, we are sadly aware that this disease is on the increase in Ukraine. The stigma associated with HIV in Ukraine is so strong that many people will simply not be tested, even if they are…

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Festival of Lights

December 4, 2017 |

How much can one unpack in one short day? Fortunately, we were able to find kitchen utensils and could actually prepare a lunch with proper measurements! We even could sit at our kitchen table to enjoy our first meal in our new home…another first for us that was also a first for Tanya! That evening…

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On the Move

December 3, 2017 |

So much has taken place in our past few months that I am kicking myself for not writing daily! There is no way to catch up on ALL that has happened, but I will give some highlights over the next days! We have moved our official USA home address from Maryland to Ohio. The Ukraine…

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Children’s Hospital #1

September 8, 2015 |

Since our return to Ukraine in August, Jim and I have suggested to each other that we go visit our friends at Children’s Hospital #1, but it seems that something always interferes with our plans. But Friday, when Viktor called to see if he could come by before he went to the hospital we quickly…

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First Baptist Church

February 27, 2015 |

We arrived in the U.S. on Friday night and Sunday morning we were sharing our lives with friends at First Baptist Church in Princess Anne, Maryland. This faithful body has prayed for us and for our ministry in Ukraine since we first left the Shore in 2001. We were delighted to be invited to spend…

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More lessons from Prayer Week

January 12, 2015 |

We were definitely challenged over the week to consider our personal walks with the Lord and how that affects our professional/ministry life. A few snippets along the way: Step out in faith with a new mindset! Listen to Him in order to stand for Him. We have access through Christ to all we need to…

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