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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/

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 ...

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.  

Sept/Oct United Methodist Interpreter

9/12/2017
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Our Agency Partners Love their NOMADS!

8/21/2017
Here are some of the latest comments from our agencies where we have had recent projects: "Wonderful!  All participated on projects to their capabilities. Nomads differ from most volunteers as they are always willing to take on any task with a smile. None come with their own agenda and our workload is always dictated by the immediate needs of others." "They did an awesome job, great to work with, really enjoyed having this group as well as the groups in the past." "The NOMADS group this time ...

Agencies love their NOMADS teams!

7/7/2017
Check out the comments from recent NOMADS projects, by the staff at the agencies we serve: "The Team Leader was organized, efficient, did a great job planning out the work, and was skilled in the work we needed done. They were good natured and communicated well with us. The Team members had a wide range of skills, were cheerful and engaging with our own volunteers who were on site to help them out. This was an outstanding experience. They accomplished so much and were completely delightful. We ...

Period 8 Project Teams begin work June 5th

6/5/2017
Our NOMADS are on projects in Maine, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Wyoming this period, assisting United Methodist Churches and UM Church Camps with their necessary maintenance projects.  We're also working on building a tiny cabin, a new deck, doing lots of tree cutting, building a shed, building and installing shelves, painting and sealing a log building, and finishing the remodel of a cabin, to include drywall, trim, painting and installing fixtures.  Nomads can do it all!

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