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Camping Ministries Appreciate their NOMADS!

2/7/2019
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

1/5/2019
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

12/15/2018
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

12/13/2018
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!

12/11/2018
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

12/8/2018
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

12/1/2018
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, ...

Odem Team Weekly Report Dec 1, 2018

12/1/2018
After eating our way through Thanksgiving most of the team rested on Friday and Saturday, with only a few venturing out shopping for Black Friday. On Sunday we welcomed the new team members Kevin and Lora Denison to the team. They escaped from Kansas City just ahead of the snowstorm that rolled through there. We held a team potluck meeting and then several members participated in a bible study. Monday found us starting a new house in Rockport that needs some work to finish up what other ...

Rebuilding Continues through Thanksgiving in Texas

11/24/2018
We finished this week with the team working in both Aransas Pass and in Rockport. We welcomed Gary and Avis Norton and Sue Albright to the team on Saturday with a trip to Dairy Queen. We also celebrated that John and Kitty Hahn decided to stay another week with us. On Sunday the church held a Thanksgiving potluck to honor the NOMAD team after church. We had leftovers from the potluck at the team meeting on Sunday evening. At the house in Rockport we finished the master bathroom with the new ...

Weekly Report Team Texas DR 11-17-18

11/18/2018
Odem DR, week of November 12-15 This week was a busy week.  Since we had a full team from last week stay over, we had no new NOMADS join us this week.  Friday it rained almost the entire day and Saturday we ventured out in the cool and wind to go to the aircraft carrier Lexington which is docked in Corpus Christi.  Dennis and Nancy, Mary and Randy, Kitty and John, and Gene and Carolyn all went and enjoyed about 4 1/2 hours at the ship.  It was very interesting and we all had a good time.  ...

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