Wednesday 12 May 2010 - 15:00:06         Posted by admin        

American Vice-Consul Visits MCOW

Medical Clinic on Wheels (MCOW) has been functioning in Ukraine for more than 18 years. It visited a lot of places and received thousands of patients all over Ukraine. But for the first time in its history MCOW was visited by the representatives of US Embassy in Ukraine.
American Consul Group Photo
(In the photo MCOW team with consular people: Vice-Consul David Allen in the middle, his assistant Julia the first one from the right).

Vice-Consul David Allen and his assistant Julia were pleasantly surprised with what they saw at the Clinic. They visited MCOW when the buses were located in Terebovlya (small town in Ternopil region) examining patients from the local School for Deaf.
Terebovlya School for Deaf

David Allen was very excited since he did not expect to see anything like that. He asked a lot of questions, was interested to know when and how MCOW began to function, how many patients it receives every day, who they are, what treatment and information is provided to the patients, how much time clinics spend on the road, etc.     

David Allen is getting acquainted with a patient’s card filled by each person going to the doctor.

David Allen thanked MCOW staff for their important work and help provided to the needy people of Ukraine. MCOW personnel remained very happy too because they were privileged with a visit of such honorable guests.
Consul in a Medical Bus

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Tuesday 27 April 2010 - 17:15:52         Posted by admin        

Do Good!

Real spring has come to Ukraine and Medical Clinic on Wheels opened its’ traveling season. Ternopil Special School was the first place to visit in 2010. The School is called Special because children with special needs study there and they need a special approach.
Special School - the First Place Visited in 2010
This special approach can be expressed only by two short words: “Tvorit Dobro!” which means “Do Good!” Everybody at the School knows it very well because it is their motto (written in blue above the main entrance to the school)

Do Good

These words are very familiar to Gift of Life. Gift of Life was created specifically to do good to Ukrainian people. ULC (Ukrainian Lutheran Church) Deaconess Lyudmyla who travels with the clinics has been always following this principle. Doing good is impossible without sincere smile…
Everybody Knows ULC Deaconess Lyudmyla

“The Life of Jesus Christ” books are given to the patients. Jesus Christ by His own deeds showed the best example of how to do good to people. Deaconees Lyudmyla always tells about it to MCOW patients taking care of their spiritual health.
Life of Jesus Christ Books
MCOW doctors also do good to the patients taking care of their physical health.
At the Doctor - Blood Test

They always do it with warm attitude and special care as if it is their child.
At  the Doctor - EKG
With this wonderful Thank You letter Ternopil Special School expressed its’ gratitude to GoL Clinic on Wheels “For the medical aid provided with special tactfulness and high professionalism”. A very big THANK YOU is sent to GoL administration and sponsors who cultivate the good things provided to Ukrainian people in need.
Thank You Letter from Ternopi Special School

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Monday 26 April 2010 - 14:46:01         Posted by admin        

Save a Life

Kyiv citizens are exhausted by long and difficult winter known for its’ flu quarantines and severe temperatures. It seems that people are weak and completely indifferent to everything. Although not everybody is “cold-blooded” – there are people who cannot keep silent and maintain aloofness when in Kyiv - according to the official statistics - there are two abortions for each birth!

Actors, musicians, journalists, students, teachers, psychologists, doctors - God gathered all of them at the Polytechnical University of Kyiv - one of the biggest universities in Ukraine. About 300 students accepted the offer of the Social Service of the University and stayed after the classes  in order to attend “Save a Life” show. The students got the opportunity to think over their present concerns – relations with a person of opposite sex, unplanned pregnancy, sin of abortion, beauty of life and importance of being with God.
Save a Life 1

Due to the huge experience in the pro-life field Gift of Life counselors and volunteers were invited to participate in the show.
Save a Life 2

GoL counselor Svitlana Leshchenko provided the information about the value and sanctity of human life beginning from conception. (In the photo Svitlana Leshchenko and showman Eugene Pyankov).

Save a Life 3

Students and teachers crowded near GoL materials reading information from a hand made  poster, touching fetal models, asking questions and picking up the flyers with GoL contact numbers.

Save a Life 4

The speech of counselor Svitlana as well as GoL materials were shown on the news at two different Ukrainian TV channels (“City” and “1+1”).

Save a Life 5

Songs of these young but very gifted musicians from Rivne City cannot leave you indifferent. They sing about the life of youth, necessity of  God’s presence in our lives, about unborn girl who asks her mother to give her a life…

Save a Life 6

This role play conducted by young actors demonstrates a life situation where a young girl tells her boyfriend about her unplanned pregnancy…

Save a Life 7

The brightest pro-life witnessing was provided by GoL volunteer Victoria and little girl Bohdanka. Victoria had to make a very difficult choice twice in her life. She saved the lives of her children and will be always thankful to God for them. Bohdanka is  a nice and sweet 5 years old girl. Although five years ago she was a “material” left after abortion made on the fifth month of pregnancy. Due to the God’s mercy this girl survived, now she has a wonderful Christian family. (In the photo from left to right: adopting mother of little girl Bohdanka, GoL volunteer Victoria holding Bohdanka, GoL counselors Svitlana Leshchenko and Anna Kuchma).

Students’ Council and Social Service of the University are very interested in the future cooperation with GoL. Due to the “Save a Life” show number of clients in Kyiv GoL life-centers has sharply increased. Gift of Life is always happy to bring God’s Word and provide aid to the people in crisis and need.

GoL Counselor Anna Kuchma
Kyiv, April 2010

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Wednesday 17 March 2010 - 12:15:36         Posted by admin        

Pleasant Guests at Pleasant Radio

On February 25th we, Gift of Life counselors of Kyiv pro-life centers, gave an interview at Christian Radio Station “Emmanuel”. The name of the program was “Pleasant Guests at Pleasant Radio”.

Radio Station Emmanuel

Dmytro, the emcee of live broadcast asked questions about our life path and Christian ministry at ULC. He was interested to know how we counsel pregnant women in crisis, whether it is difficult to persuade them to save their babies; what questions young people usually ask at our presentations; what GoL programs are the most popular now, etc.

During our conversation we also discussed the issues of HIV/AIDS prophylaxis, natural methods of family planning, partnership delivery and healing from post-abortion syndrome. It was difficult for us to talk about saved babies without getting very emotional because each saved baby is a little wonder for us. When a baby is born all the problems the mother encountered at the beginning of her pregnancy seem to be unimportant. It was essential for us to stress the father’s responsibility and to encourage grandparents to accept and love their “unplanned” grandchildren.  

Of course, we did not have enough time to share about absolutely everything that was on our minds. The most important thing was that we had an opportunity to talk about the value of human life, sin of abortion and necessity of repentance, about God’s love, His grace and forgiveness.

Thank you to everybody who listened to us – we were sincere with you. We believe that those of you who need our help, who must make a difficult choice or who have any questions will be guided to Gift of Life by our Merciful Father through this radio program.

GoL counselors
Anna Kuchma and Svitlana Leshchenko
Kyiv, 2010

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Monday 22 February 2010 - 12:45:35         Posted by admin        

Generous Donation from Mt. Olive School

Thank You with Dentists Deaconess MCOW
Medical Clinic on Wheels patients and staff are very thankful to Mt. Olive Lutheran School in Mankato Minnesota for their generous donation. Our patients just love sunglasses, toothbrushes and toothpaste the School donated to Gift of Life to use at MCOW. Thank you very very much!
Thank You MT Olive
PS. To learn how you can ship directly to Ukraine please go to Shipping to Ukraine page that is available in the Main Menu of the web site under About Us category. Thank you.

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