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Weekly Report Team Texas DR 11-17-18

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.  ...

Lumberton, NC Disaster Rebuilding Week 5 Nov 9, 2018

REBUILDING LUMBERTON WEEK 5 We have been experiencing glorious fall weather here in Lumberton.  We are very thankful for the great working weather especially when we think back to the hot summer when we were here in 2017.  This week we had to say good bye to Reid and Bill and Cheryl but got to say hello to Mike and Lee, Joanne, and Bruce and Cindy.  Sunday the team attended worship at Chestnut Street UMC where they were celebrating All Saints Sunday and then went out to dinner where everyone ...

Disaster Rebuilding in NC Week 4 Nov 2, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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