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AGTS student Judi Ballweber comments on her experience studying in Kiev, Ukraine

Intro | Dorm Life | Food | Language | Women's Shelter | Street Kids
Medical Missions Exploration
| Why Ukraine?


Along with taking classes I also fulfilled practicum requirements. I assisted in the Academic Dean’s office and explored an array of medical/compassionate care opportunities. I was able to participate in a weekend medical trip 12 hours away by night train. I visited a women’s shelter for former IV drug users (most are HIV positive), a clinic established by a Christian physician and her church, and a staloviya, or cafeteria-feeding program recently established for disabled elderly. After preaching in several settings and observing what missions is about in the Ukraine, I helped develop plans for a medical trailer coming to Ukraine to be used for compassionate care/evangelism. In the dorm setting I was able to talk with several of the women regarding healthcare and family issues. Some of the women begged me to return to teach throughout Ukraine/CIS on women’s healthcare, which is virtually nonexistent.

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Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:03 PM


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