Friday 12 February 2010 - 14:30:50         Posted by admin        

2009: Summary of the Year. St.Nicholas Dinner Recipes

MCOW completed its 2009 traveling by visiting the School for Disadvantaged Children in Shyrokyi Lan, Mykolaiv Southern Ukraine; Strusiv School for Orphans, Ternopil Region; Nove Selo Orphanage, Ternopil Region; Village of Koshlaky, Ternopil Region; and the Village of Kachanivka, Ternopil Region before returning to home base where the clinics operate from a specially constructed garage for winter months.

While it is more convenient and less expensive for MCOW to travel closer to home in Ternopil Region there are worthwhile reasons to travel further. The School for Disadvantaged Children located in Mykolaiv Region is one of them. Headmaster of the School Tetyana Fiks has always been thankful and appreciative and the school children are really in need.  It is important for them to know that Jesus loves them and they learn about Jesus through the Deaconess and the various materials she provides such as the Good News magazine.
School for Disadvantaged Children in Shyrokyi Lan, Mykolaiv  Region
The more important reason for traveling so far to the South of Ukraine is that there are several Ukrainian Lutheran Church (ULC) congregations in Mykolaiv Region. It is a very good opportunity for the ULC Pastors to evangelize. Sometimes MCOW staff is able to attend church services at the local ULC.
ULC in Mykolaiv Region Pastor Zonne

On November 19 Medical Clinic on Wheels returned to the big garage in Ternopil where it will be located for several months until the next traveling session begins. MCOW doctors and dentists worked hard and had a successful the year. There were more than 4500 patients seen in each bus during 2009. GoL employees are Christians who believe that faith is nothing without good deeds. GoL was created to do good deeds. We are helping needy people, unborn babies, and other families because we are thankful to God for what he did for us. It is the faith that encourages GoL employees and the founders to do good deeds.

God is Love
One of our favorite Christmas time decorations is God is Love sign.

St. Nicholas is an example of a person whose strong faith was accompanied by good deeds. It has become a tradition for GoL to have a staff meeting on St. Nicholas Day.

Another tradition of GoL staff is Gift Exchange or Secret Santa.
St.Nicholas Gift Exchange
Usually such a meeting ends up with a small party or St. Nicholas dinner. This time each employee has prepared some food for the dinner.
Favorite  Fruit
St. Nicholas Party Table Setting with Food
The most tasteful, the most delicious food was prepared by Mrs. Laper. Everybody liked her Carrot Pennies and Creamy Scalloped Potatoes. All the ladies got the recipes from Mrs. Laper right away and cooked the dish later at home. Thank you very much!


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