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Give Thanks

11/23/2017
Give Thanks 1 Chronicles 16:34, Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! (NKJV)   The present tense of “give thanks to the Lord” signifies present times and indicates the need to thank God at all times. This psalm of the writer was a thanks to God for the return of the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. In the midst of the fullness of praise and joy, we are led to prayer in a humble petition for salvation, togetherness and protection from enemies. God's treatment of His chosen people had been...

Senior Times Feature on Gary and Joan Melvin

11/20/2017
Check out the recent article on our own Gary and Joan Melvin of Kalamazoo, Michigan, in their local Senior Times magazine. /files/pagefiles/www/nomads+volunteers+melvins+nov+2017.jpg

Volunteer Time Valued at $24.14 Per Hour

11/15/2017
Click on the link to the article below, from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, reported by the Independent Sector on the value of Volunteer Time: https://www.independentsector.org/news-post/value-volunteer-time/

Disaster Rebuilding in Mississippi 11-12-17

11/12/2017
Our team had a great week in Hattiesburg. Nancy and I arrived on Friday November 3 and got parked in the early afternoon. We then went on a tour of the projects the team was working on. Our final RV unit was in place on Saturday with the arrival of Bob and Linda. After attending church on Sunday here at Oak Grove UMC we enjoyed a Turkey Dinner put on by the church. Sunday evening we held our team meeting and got to get all of the old friends together that are on this team.  Monday morning we ...

Giving Tuesday is November 28, 2017

11/8/2017
UMC #GivingTuesday: Connect Your Passion with God’s Mission One of the great things about The Advance is that it allows you to invest your resources where your passion answers specific needs in the world.  UMC #GivingTuesday is less than three weeks away. I hope you’ll join with thousands of United Methodists in giving generously to the work of Global Ministries missionaries and projects through The Advance. Now is a great time to start thinking about where you want your UMC #GivingTuesday ...

Weekly Report Team Hattiesburg 11-5-17

11/4/2017
Saturday, October 28, we welcomed Kitty and John Hahn to Hattiesburg and Sunday, Avis and Gary Norton arrived.  Jo and Art Savoy left on Friday, 10/27.  Because Carol Kuiper’s father fell and was not doing well, she and Marty had to leave on Tuesday 10/31. Saturday, Mary Ann, Carol, and Carolyn went shopping for candy and decorations for Trunk or Treat.  Oak Grove UMC, where we are parked, has Trunk or Treat for the community.  It is like a carnival!  They had a blow up slide and also a blow up...

Rebuilding Continues in Oklahoma 11-3-17

11/3/2017
The Oklahoma Disaster Rebuild project just completed the 4th and 5th weeks of this project, completing one home and starting work on two others. Week 4 was augmented by an extra pair of hands as John and Sue Hunter asked to stay another week, and there was room and plenty of work. All three homes being worked on were damaged in the 2015 flood, with the first home being empty since the event. That home is now ready for the family to move back in. On our last day there, we were able to meet with ...

Disaster Rebuilding in Hattiesburg 10-28-17

10/28/2017
Tomorrow we will dress up our Ford Flex for Trunk or Treat at the church.   Last Saturday Carolyn sewed with some of the ladies at the church, making dresses for girls in Honduras.  The dresses start out with a t-shirt.  Then we gather a larger “tube” of material, hem it, gather it, and sew it to the t-shirt.  It was amazing how cute the dresses came out.  Our work has been progressing at each house.  At Miss Sandra’s and Mr. Nate’s house, we have finished the floors in the bedroom and worked ...

Our Teams Get Great Reviews!

10/22/2017
Our period 13 projects ended recently, and the United Methodist agencies where we worked this period had some wonderful things to say about their teams: "Perfect! Could not have gone any better. Very flexible as weather changed and materials arrived, excellent results and they got a lot done. A very fun group and we all enjoyed having them here and hated to see them go." "The Nomads showed great flexibility. Weather was not the best as rain hit so many were asked to help inside. This project ...

Thank You from Midwest Mission Distribution Center

10/21/2017
The NOMADS received a lovely card from Midwest Mission Distribution, with thanks for our Sunday worship offering for them, during Annual Meeting in Iowa last month.  

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