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Disaster Rebuilding in NC Week 4 Nov 2, 2018

11/11/2018
REBUILDING LUMBERTON WEEK 4   Max and Anne took over leadership from Gary and Sharon this week.  We also lost team members Bill and Ogie and Larry and Ginger.  Thanks to these hard workers for the work they began in Lumberton.  This week we added team members Bill and Cheryl, Dave and Carol, Mike and Susan and Reid.  We started the week continuing the work on Cheryl’s house and Jackie’s house.  Susan, Reid and Bill spent most of the week completing all but the punch list items at Cheryl’s.  They...

Odem, Texas Disaster Rebuilding Nov 9, 2019

11/9/2018
Week of November 5 This week we have had a fun, busy, and productive week.  On Friday we welcomed Nancy and Dennis Williams to our team.  Saturday Sara, Jerry, Dennis, Nancy, Kitty, John, Gene, and Carolyn visited the South Texas Botanical Gardens.  They had a special dollar day admission and we saw a variety of birds, flowers, butterflies and cacti.  We learned how to tell a male butterfly from a female butterfly (for some species)—there are 2 dots toward the bottom of their wings—one on each—...

Weekly Team Report - Texas Disaster Rebuilding Nov. 2

11/1/2018
It is hard to believe that November has arrived.  After church last Sunday, we went to a park in downtown Corpus Christi where the homeless congregate to get a meal.  Odem First UMC brings books for the homeless to read and also some health and hygiene items.  Since the food was late, the people came over to get books.  We were impressed how many had a hunger for reading, how many books they took, and they talked about mysteries they enjoy reading.  The church also had children’s books.  It ...

Amazon Smile extra 5% donation Oct 29-Nov 2, 2018

10/29/2018
For a limited time, your support goes 10 times as far. From Oct 29 to Nov 2, 2018, Amazon is donating 5% (10 times the usual rate) when you shop at smile.amazon.com.  Choose the United Methodist NOMADS for your giving. 

Texas DR Team Report Oct 26, 2018

10/26/2018
Last Saturday, 10/19, we welcomed Jerry Brandow to the team.  No one left until we said goodbye to Bob and Linda Webster on Friday, the 26th. We welcomed Randy and Mary Fathbruckner the same day and also got to see the sun for the first time in two weeks!  Today was beautiful and Sara Donaldson, Kitty and John Hahn, and Gene and Carolyn Freeman spent the morning and early afternoon at Padre Island National Seashore, with a lunch stop at Subway.  The weather was beautiful and the surf has calmed ...

Article on NOMADS in Michigan Connect

10/24/2018
Check out this article on the NOMADS in the MIConnect October 2018 newsletter https://michiganumc.org/faith-ministry/2018/10/08/have-rv-and-love-to-volunteer/

Weekly Team Report - Texas DR Oct 20, 2018

10/21/2018
Week of Oct 15 - 18, 2018 Welcome to the land of clouds!  We have seen little, if any, of Mr. Sun this week.  Fortunately, we did not get the amount of rain that Houston got.  Monday morning we left the RV’s and it was 83 degrees and super humid.  Within an hour, the temperature dropped around 20 degrees!  We decided that we needed to go out for lunch on Tuesday because a hot meal would be more appreciated!  There is a cafe in Aransas Pass, 5 minutes from the house we are working on.  The food ...

Rebuilding in Lumberton - Week 2 Oct 19, 2018

10/19/2018
We continued our second week in Lumberton working on the home of Sheryl L.  Sheryl’s home had been damaged by the 2016 flooding.  The team continued to work on the outside of the house by installing new lap siding.  With the arrival of Larry and Ginger the team made short work of getting the new siding installed.  After using gap filling foam and lots of caulk, the team of Larry, Ginger, Ogie, Janette, and Sharon, the whole outside of the house was painted, siding and trim.  Bill, Bruce, and ...

Returning to Lumberton for Rebuilding-Week One

10/13/2018
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...

Texas Disaster Rebuilding Week 1 Fall 2018

10/11/2018
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 ...

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