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  • ANCIENT LAVENDER PLANT A MODERN HIT

    “It was a real hit. The first of its kind in Ukraine,” stated Nadiya Siryk, Director of the Samaritan Training Center and coordinator of the Pulyny Lavender Festival.

    Lavender, an aromatic plant valued by the ancient Egyptians, is making a comeback throughout the world, including Ukraine. It...

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  • CALLED AND TRAINED TO CHANGE LIVES!

    Vika, the director of Samaritan Ministries’ Life Skills Center in Zhitomir, has just received her Master’s degree in clinical psychology.

    It’s been a long and arduous journey that began 10 years ago with a single step when Vika took a counseling course at Good Samaritan Ministries in Beaverton, OR. Vika always had a...

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  • FEEDING THE HUNGRY

    I grew up with parents who were always feeding the hungry.
    I can barely remember a Sunday afternoon when we didn’t have people over for dinner: relatives, friends and the needy. In fact, most of my earliest childhood memories revolve around tables laden with delicious food and countless guests enjoying the hospitality of...

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  • CANADIAN VISITORS STRENGTHEN SMU

    New SMU Partners, HART Ministry, Visit Ukraine

    It was an exciting time to meet with our new partners and friends from HART Ministry at the Widow’s House (Pulin) and our Rehab Center in Vigoda.

    We share the same values with our Canadian friends as we seek for ways to make our work in Ukraine...

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  • SMU FINDS A NEW HOME

    Good news! We have just finalized the purchase of a modern two-story building which will serve as our new SMU home.

    The building is strategically located in the Zhitomir downtown area near the university. It is on the main bus line, and as an added bonus, within walking distance of Alex and Vika’s home....

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