AGTS Student Judi Ballweber Comments On Her Experience Studying in Kiev, Ukraine
Dorm Life | Food | Language
| Women's Shelter | Street
Medical Missions Exploration | Why Ukraine?
Along with taking classes I also fulfilled practicum requirements. I assisted in the
Academic Deans 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 womens 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 womens
healthcare, which is virtually nonexistent.
Thursday, August 7, 2003 2:29 PM