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The Disaster Rebuild project in Lumberton, North Carolina started this past Monday, October 8th. The team began with Bill and Ogie, Bill and Janette, and Gary and Sharon. We started off the week with church services at the Chestnut Street United Methodist Church. This is the same church that we attended most of the time during our last DR project here in the summer of 2017. As many of you know, Hurricane Matthew hit the North Carolina coast this past summer. The area around Lumberton was hit...
Odem Texas DR: October 8-11 Our team arrived on Saturday and Sunday. Sara Donaldson, from Ohio, has worked a large variety of DR (Disaster Rebuild) projects in a number of states. Duane and Wilma Fullerton, from Oklahoma, have worked for the Odem church on regular three week projects and have been a help finding different places. Dale and Anne Messmore, from Illinois, had an axle break on their way here, but were able to get to a campground. On Monday, Dale called various repair shops ...
Our thanks to Tammy Kuntz, our North Central Jurisdiction United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) coordinator, who joined the United Methodist NOMADS for their annual meeting in Memphis, TN last week. She included NOMADS in her September 30th newsletter. Click on link to view: https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Opportunities-for-service--September-30--2018.html?soid=1102502740465&aid=6DY2_R8lpyE
Please pray for thoughtful and God-led deliberations for our Board of Directors, who meet soon in Memphis, Tennessee. Our board meetings are open, except for a couple of times when personnel or general concerns will be discussed. So please plan to sit in on Friday, if you are at the Agricenter and interested in their work for our organization.
Check out the New England Conference newsletter article on the NOMADS team at New Hope UMC: https://www.neumc.org/newsdetail/nomad-volunteers-help-renovate-new-hope-umc-11672970
We've just completed our first 3 week project for New Hope UMC in North Adams, Massachusetts, and now the second 3 week team is on site during period 10. Check out the local newspaper article on this church and NOMADS involvement by clicking on the link below: http://www.iberkshires.com/story/57880/New-Hope-United-Methodist-Church-Renovating-State-Street-Structure-.html
Click on the link below to view the newspaper article on our NOMADS team working on Foreman First UMC in Arkansas, period 7 (May 2018). /files/pagefiles/www/little+river+news+article+july+2018.pdf
Click on the link below to view the Messenger newsletter from Richmond, Missouri, with focus on NOMADS Jay and Beth Hicks. /files/websites/www/nomads+in+the+messenger.pdf
Recent project evaluations included some great comments from the Pastors or Directors of the churches or agencies for whom we had projects this summer. Here are a few of their comments about their NOMADS teams: "The work was wonderful! The workers were cheerful and very dedicated to their projects. The work went very smoothly and the end product is exceptional. Professional all the way." "The Nomads were a great help to us at Camp. The time and effort that they put into each project was such ...