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Report from Team Bastrop 2-1-2013

2/1/2013
God is so good. We had 16 NOMADS on this project and we were divided between 3 houses. One house is nearly completed and we will start on a new location on Monday. Our week started with welcoming Bill and Carol Downes and Tom and Dottie Spreitzer. This was a wonderful group of NOMADS who are serving God. Gregg House: mounted vanity tops and sinks; hooked up water lines; put skins on cabinets; stained and varnished kick boards; installed kick boards; wired outside door lights and 3 outside ...

Team Bastrop weekly report

1/27/2013
God is so good and He has been with us on each of the 3 houses assigned to the NOMADS. The team bid farewell to Wayne and Edie Mahan and their willingness to extend their leadership was greatly appreciated. They are wonderful servants and fantastic NOMADS. We started the week with 9 rigs and 16 NOMADS and because of a family crisis one rig left in the middle of the week. So we finished the week with 14 NOMADS.   Here is a summary of work completed:   Cox House: completed the installation of ...

UMCOR Hotline for January

1/24/2013
NOMADS, check out the latest from the United Methodist Committee on Relief - UMCOR www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Resources/Hotline-News-Archives/2013/January/The-UMCOR-Hotline-for-January-23-2013

This week's report from Team Bastrop

1/18/2013
Praise God!   We had 9 rigs and 16 NOMADS working this week.  New leaders, Tim and Ellie Brubaker joined us Tuesday afternoon and will take over leadership Monday, January 21. The team started the new week with needed materials.  The enthusiasm of the team was very upbeat even though we were faced with below average temperatures and much needed rain.  We are still working on three homes. Cox home:  (see attached note that owners left pinned to the new drywall.   They work during the day and have...

Team Bastrop weekly update

1/12/2013
The team is currently working on three homes. We finished cleaning the used tile to be used in a home. During the past week we have installed interior doors.  Window sills were cut primed,painted,and installed.  Window trim was painted and windows were trimmed.  In one house all windows were washed. A bedroom and two bathrooms were tiled and grouted. They are ready to be sealed.  Cabinet installation was completed except for the placement of the kitchen sink. Light fixtures were installed.   ...

Disaster Rebuild 2012 Report

1/6/2013
During 2012, the Nomads worked a total of 12,209 love-labor hours on disaster rebuilding projects.  The following lists the locations and hours worked in 2012: Spring, 2012 North Alabama Conference, UMC            Haleyville, Al (14 weeks):             2,888 love-labor hours North Carolina Conference, UMC             Vandemere, NC (12 weeks):         2,940 love-labor hours Fall, 2012 North Alabama Conference, UMC            Cordova, Al (10 weeks):                 1,872 love-labor hours North ...

Weekly Report from Team Bastrop

1/5/2013
Disaster Rebuild-Bastrop week ending January 4, 2013.   Seven rigs, 13 NOMADS on Monday, then 6 rigs, 11 NOMADS rest of week. Part of team cleaned Gregg’s house after painting completed.  They've had additional  funding approved, so more work will be scheduled there when material is delivered.   Ochoua home Ripped 4 x 8 plywood for inside window trim.  Installed trim, primed, and first coat of paint applied. Kitchen cabinets installed, still need to install cabinets for island and cut and ...

Report from Team Bastrop

1/2/2013
We had 11 team members (6 rigs) during the Christmas week, and worked on the following: Gregg’s house :  Completed painting. Heat pump works when outside temp is over 40 degrees. Will continue working on this location as funds become available. Ochoa’s:  Connected power to house, tested and turned on furnace (house is now warm, which helps, as overnight lows have been in 20’s and days 40-50’s!). Completed installation of laminate flooring in bedrooms.  Backer board installed in bathroom and ...

Thank you from Cordova, Alabama

1/2/2013
NOMADS, thank you for all your hard work and for sharing time with us. Your mission has been a tremendous blessing to us and to all others whom you touch. We will cherish the fond memories of all of you as we see the love in the work you did here at Long Memorial. Generations to come will experience the love and hard work you provided as they walk through the church. May God bring blessings to each of you in the new year just as He has allowed you to be a blessing to many others. Please stay in ...

Final Report from Fall DR Cordova, Alabama

12/21/2012
The following is a report of the work completed at Long Memorial United Methodist Church, Cordova, Al.   The team extended, mudded and painted the drywall up about 23 inches in the Sunday School rooms (after the drywall was completed it was decided that they would not put in a drop ceiling).  Also finished painting in the fellowship hall including all the door inserts as well as door inserts on 2 doors in the Sunday School rooms.  The last 2 rooms were finished for painting but could not paint ...

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