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Georgia's Glisson Camp letter to NOMADS

5/12/2017
May 11, 2017   Dear Paul,   On behalf of the more than 3,000 summer campers and 5,000 guests Glisson will host this year, and all the campers served by our North Georgia Camp and Retreat Ministries, thank you for sharing your time and abilities to make our ministries stronger.  You, as NOMADS, provided an invaluable donation of time and service to Glisson.  Without your help, we would not be ready for the beginning of summer camp in just a few short weeks!   The facilities you’ve worked on will ...

United Way Volunteers of the Year - Pat and Gary Russell

5/5/2017
Below is the letter received May 5, 2017, from Providence Place in San Antonio, a partnering agency with the NOMADS: Dear Carla,    The mission of Providence Place is to empower young adults with disabilities seeking independent futures and those on the adoption journey.  Pat and Gary Russell, as well as many other NOMADS, have been long time advocates for our mission and have proven their dedication to our mission through past projects such as hand-building wheelchair ramps to create ...

Thank you from Oklahoma UMC Disaster Response Team

5/1/2017
I want to give all the NOMADS that served a huge thank you for your time, gifts and service.  Everyone made a distinct difference in the lives of those you helped and in ours!  We are excited about your return in September.   Please find attached a certificate highlighting the impressive amount of work your teams were able to accomplish. Chad Detwiler OKUMC Oklahoma Disaster Response

Week 4 in Lawton - April 29th

4/28/2017
This past week in Lawton, Oklahoma, was another great week for our NOMADS Disaster Rebuild team.  We started the week out again with church at the Hunting Horse United Methodist Church.  We are always blessed by the love we feel from the congregation there.  After church our team, and the church pastor, went to lunch at a 50’s themed restaurant.  The pastor and his wife, one Comanche, the other Kiowa, gave us a history lesson about the Indians of this area.  It was good hearing these stories ...

Agency Comments from Recent Projects

4/24/2017
Our period 4 ended March 30th and our United Methodist hosting agencies (churches and other UM agencies who have NOMADS projects) had some great comments about their teams: "Their work and participation were beyond what we expected. They are such gracious and wonderful people. We truly enjoyed their work and also the friendship." "We are very grateful for all that this group accomplished. They completed more work than we expected and enabled us to check off some items that have been on our "to...

Team Oklahoma Weekly Report Apr 20th

4/20/2017
We have completed another wonderful week here in Lawton, Oklahoma.  We started off the week with three new couples, Morris and Karen, Kevin and Lora, and Richard and Linda.  Jack and Barb are still with us.  Sunday we all went to Hunting Horse United Methodist Church of the Oklahoma Indian Conference, for Easter Sunday.  We had a wonderful time celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Several of the songs were sung in Comanche and Kiowa.  The lead singer explained the ...

Disaster Rebuilding continues in Oklahoma Apr 14, 2017

4/14/2017
The DR team in Lawton continued working at Tiffany’s house this week.  We started the week off by installing ½ inch plywood throughout the house covering the sub-floor, and doing touch up on the paint.  Barb spent a lot of time walking around with a roll of blue tape marking where there were areas that needed touch up on the paint.  The beige walls had blue spots all over them.  Finally, somebody took Barb’s blue tape from her, tape to be found no more again.  On Tuesday, Hal, from the Oklahoma ...

Letter from Satellite Beach Police Chief

4/13/2017
Click on the link below to read a wonderful letter from the Satellite Beach, Florida Police Chief. /files/pagefiles/www/nomad+letter+from+sbpd.pdf

United Methodist Agencies love their NOMADS teams!

4/10/2017
Recent comments from our Church and Agency partners who had NOMADS projects during period 3: "The presence of the NOMAD groups is always helpful and spiritually uplifting, but this group were especially so. They provided special music one Sunday. They took on the plans we had designed and found improved ways to decrease expenses and yet improve the designs. They were encouraging and righteous in their dealings with people in the congregation and in the community." "They worked very hard and ...

Lawton, Oklahoma DR Weekly Report Apr 6th

4/6/2017
Oklahoma Disaster Rebuild – Lawton, Oklahoma week ending April 6, 2017   This week the project moved from Elmore City to Lawton.  Ricci and Jane moved along with the project.  The rest of the team: Mark and Deb, Jack and Barb, and Sharon and I, arrived over the weekend. We had a great Sunday morning going to church at our host church, Hunting Horse United Methodist Church of the Oklahoma Indian Mission Conference.  The congregation there made us feel very welcome.  We were invited to stay after...

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