I've met 2 ladies from Ukraine (Tanya and Natilya), who have been coming to learning English at the Morris Literacy Project.
Natalia and Yuriy at Neil&Ruth's House before going inside the bana (see Russian) on Wednesday, October 25th 2006.
*unfortunately, we had to miss the ESL (Morris Literacy Project) classes that evening!
After ESL classes on Wednesday, November 1st; Tony and I went over to Natalia's for good homestyle Ukrainian food..
Tony enjoying his almost "home" cook meal (soup-borscht)!
Farewell Party (Friday, Nov 17th of 2006) for Natasha
I believe Natasha came to Morris, Minnesota-U.S.A. on April of 2006. She worked for the West Central Research Outreach Center, which I really didn't get to meet her until she was invited by Tony (Bulgarian) to the weekly ESL Classes around September.
At the Farewell Party- many of her family (her brother and friends from Gertsens came all the way from the Twin Cities), friends, co-worker, and others that know her from acquaintances (e.g. Larissa from Costa Rica) came to celebrate.
Natasha will be working for Gertsens in Inver Grove Heights (southern suburb of St. Paul) and leaving tomorrow-we'll miss her!
"...strives to promote the Ukrainian culture among the University of Minnesota community through educational and social activities; to assist new Ukrainian students with adjustment to the University milieu; to hold fundraising events for charities; and to provide a social atmosphere for everyone interested in the Ukrainian culture, language, and history..."
Ukrainian Heritage Festival-September 21, 2008 12pm-5pm
Ukrainian Event Center "... The Ukrainian Heritage Festival is held every year to celebrate all things Ukrainian in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and to demonstrate Ukrainian-American contributions to community life in the Twin Cities area and beyond. We invite all our friends, Ukrainian and non-Ukrainian alike, to join us on this fun, celebratory day!..
Love Lift For Ukraine
1901 West County Road E2
Saint Paul, MN 55102 "Eighty-six sister churches. Thousands of "Care" packages. Hundreds of Ukrainian kids in Christian day camps. Interpreter's Camps. Women's and men's leadership conferences. Marriage seminars. An agricultural program. Youth leadership camps. An Ambitious dream? Nope. It's reality."
The above numbers are from the latest update from Ukraine. The number of infected patients has almost doubled to just under ½ million, compared to the report two days ago (see map). Hospitalized patients also have spiked higher, to 24K from 15K. ICU cases are not listed, but 60 on ventilators are. However, most (37) of those on ventilators are Chernivisti Oblast, but Lviv, which has the most fatalities and cases, has none, suggesting the data is incomplete or there are significant shortages of ventilators. The number of dead has risen to 81, but media reports describe additional fatalities, include those in the Kiev Oblast. ..
"..A World Health Organization team visiting Ukraine has also announced that there is no evidence that the country's outbreak is particularly severe, observations that dovetail with eyewitness reports from people in the city of Lviv, one of the supposed worst affected areas, who have said that nothing out of the ordinary is occurring in Ukraine.
Some political analysts also believe that the "pandemic" is political hype.
"Right now all the candidates are weighing their political options, looking around for a theme, and this is a very hot topic right now. The panic is there, and they are acting on it," said Konstantin Bondarenko, director of the Gorshenin Institute, a political think tank.
The Ukrainian health ministry has now said that 22 out of a total 67 deaths from flu or acute respiratory illness have been confirmed as caused by the H1N1 virus. Given that the country has a population of 40 million, that figure can hardly be classed as a worrying one. ..
"AMERICAN ENGLISH CENTER
As 2008 begins American English Center expands its network of schools. The success of AEC's newest school in Kharkhiv requires a third native speaking teacher to add to its staff of ten to teach more than 200 students. And, the continued success of the Dnipropetrovsk school with more than 500 students and 6 native north Americans has led to the launch of a 2nd location."
For additional information contact:
Jonathan Pernick, RPCV, Ukraine 2005
202-657-6158 united states
"The nation's history began with that of the East Slavs. From at least the 9th century, the territory of Ukraine was a center of the medieval East Slavic civilization forming the state of Kievan Rus', which disintegrated in the 12th century. From the 14th century on, the territory of Ukraine was divided among a number of regional powers and by the 19th century the largest part of Ukraine was integrated into the Russian Empire with the rest under Austro-Hungarian control. After a chaotic period of incessant warfare and several attempts at independence (1917–1921) following the Russian Revolution and the Great War, Ukraine emerged in 1922 as one of the founding republics of the Soviet Union. The Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic's territory was enlarged westward shortly before and after the Second World War, and again in 1954 with the Crimea transfer. In 1945, the Ukrainian SSR became one of the co-founding members of the United Nations. Ukraine became independent again after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. This began a transition period to a market economy, in which Ukraine was stricken with eight straight years of economic decline. But since about the turn of the century, the economy has been experiencing a stable increase, with real GDP growth averaging about seven percent annually."
"Our Mission Trip to the Ukraine September & October, 2007..."
Mission to Ukraine 7/11/2007 - Hope to People ministry Rivne
July 9, 2007 "
Monday was my busiest day in Rivne. Unfortunately, this was the only day I decided to leave my video camera behind. We walked a few blocks from Sasha's flat to the Hope to People center. I toured the facility with Sasha and then had lunch with his brother Misha, who is a pastor of another church, and Olyona our interpreter. Three churches working together in various outreaches run Hope to People. The center is a huge Soviet era three-story building with three wings. Most of it is gutted and they are slowly working on renovating all of it. They have added a new wing that is going to serve as a larger sanctuary. About 20 ministries, including three church sanctuaries and a Bible Seminary are housed there.
Mission to Ukraine 7/2/2007 - The Road to Mukacheve
"This is part one of my video log from my trip to Ukraine in the summer of 2007. I shot five hours of video clips in three weeks. My goal was to make a short clip about a Christian teachers conference in Mukacheve from July 1-8, 2007. In the process of doing that, I realized that there are a lot of things about Ukraine and missions work that people who have never been there and done that will never appreciate. Hopefully, this will give people a glimpse into what life is like in Ukraine and what is happening with the "Hope to People" outreach to Christian teachers."
"This guy from Ukraine, Kiev is really awsome! I hope you like it. "
Hillsong Kiev - All I Need Is You (complete)
"Hillsong Kiev Ukraine
From the album Это Мой Дом (This Is My Home)
Take it All, Hillsong Kiev, Ukraine
"Альбом «Господь Всего»
СКОРО! Презентация нового альбома прославления «Господь Всего», который был записан международной командой Хиллсонг из Сиднея, Лондона и Киева с участием Дарлин Чек, Питера Вилсона, Веры Касевич и Романа Касевича! Это потрясающая хвала и поклонение, которые приближают Небеса к земле и невероятно благословят каждого. "
Hillsong Kiev - Это мой Дом (Eta moy dom)
"Video from Hillsong Kiev. Song: Это мой Дом (This is my home - Este é meu lar) "