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Weekly Team Report - Texas Disaster Rebuilding Feb 11-14, 2019

Week of February 11 to 14, Texas DR, Port Lavaca, Texas. Sharon and I arrived in Port Lavaca on Saturday the 9th.  For those of you that have been to Port Lavaca for a regular three-week project at the First United Methodist Church you would really like the improvement made to the RV parking area.  The church, with help from the Rio-Texas Conference and NOMADS grants, contracted with a local road contractor to improve the parking area with a solid rock base and rock surface.  When the weather ...

Dundee UMC Newsletter

Check out the focus on the recent NOMADS team at Dundee UMC in Dundee, Florida! /files/pagefiles/www/dundee+newsletter.pdf

Volunteer Hours Valued at $24.69/Hour

The Independent Sector current value of a volunteer hour is $24.69. NOMADS donate hours worth approximately $3,000,000 every year!

Camping Ministries Appreciate their NOMADS!

The national United Methodist Camp and Retreat Ministries (UMCRM) Association, at their biannual gathering in Fruitland Park, Florida, recognized and showed appreciation for the United Methodist NOMADS organization last week.  The team members currently working at Life Enrichment Center and Warren Willis Camp were our guests at breakfast on Tuesday morning where a presentation was made to them as representatives of the many NOMADS members who have given thousands of hours of service to our UM ...

Rebuilding Continues in Texas Jan 6, 2019

On Sunday we attended Sunday School and the Church service at the Port Lavaca First United Methodist Church.   On Monday we met with Jim Worley (our Project Manager) at the first house on Oakland St. in Seadrift, Texas. The home is a single wide mobile home that has been worked on by other volunteers and we were there to finish it up and get the homeowner into his home.   This week we tore down drywall on the ceilings in a bedroom, utility room and a closet. We replaced some wood, insulation and...

Weekly Team Report-Texas DR Dec 15th

On Monday we sent some of our team to finish the house in Aransas Pass and present the bible and Poinsettia from the team. They finished the project site by painting, replacing siding, and trim work on the house. The rest of the team went to Copano Cove Rd to work on Ms Linda's house on Monday and were joined there the rest of the week by the team members from Aransas Pass. At Ms. Linda's house we installed insulation, drywall, and started the mudding process. We welcomed Sam Leeper to our ...

Disaster Rebuilding in North Carolina Dec 14th

A little information about the last couple of weeks at Lumberton. In all the DR projects that we have done we have never given out 5, yes 5, bibles at the end of the project. We had 5 homes that we have been working on and all five were completed on Wednesday,  Dec. 12, 2018. On Thursday the whole team carpooled to all 5 homes and presented the bibles. The team gave each family baked goods, a poinsettia and an ornament with the cross and flame. It is a true blessing to be able to work on people'...

UM Agencies Love their NOMADS teams!

We heard from many of our United Methodist hosting agencies this fall that their teams did great things in support of their ministries: "The Nomads were delightful to host and incredibly hard workers. We had bad weather delays, but their spirits and attitudes remained positive throughout." "We've always had wonderful experiences with the NOMADS, and this project was definitely no exception. They were a super team, did amazing work, and we are so thankful." "Nomads are professional and did an ...

Rebuilding Continues in Texas Dec 8, 2018

It is starting to look a lot like Christmas everywhere.The church is decorated and we attended a Christmas program in Corpus Christi on Sunday afternoon. We currently have 5 members of the team participating with the church choir for their Cantata for December 16 worship. It was great weather to go to the beach as well. This week we finished our third house in Rockport. We finished sanding the drywall, priming and putting 2 coats of paint on the garage by noon on Tuesday. The team at the house ...

Lumberton, NC Team Report Dec 1, 2018

Our first week leading in Lumberton was Nov 19. Cindy, Bruce and Jerry were our great team. Cindy and Mary Ann did a lot of running to pick up supplies while Gene and Jerry worked hard getting a bathroom ready for the homeowners for Thanksgiving.  Poor Bruce could not work because of a kidney stone attack. Jerry went home for Thanksgiving,  Mary Ann and Gene went to friends and Cindy and Bruce stayed in Lumberton.  Our second week was with Cindy and Bruce, Carol and Dave, Anne and Max, Philip, ...

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