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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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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Executive Committee

June 12, 2017 |

Introducing our new website/blog with a picture of our first executive committee skype meeting! Life and ministry is continuing to move in fast forward and we’re thankful that our amazing board of directors has now added an executive committee to our support team. Our board of directors meets with us once a month via skype…

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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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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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Rotterdam

September 3, 2014 |

What happens every four years and has the potential to impact every part of the world for good? There are probably lots of answers to this question but the one I am looking for is the International Christian Medical Dental Association World Congress. It was held in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, July 19-24. What a…

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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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