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2017 All-Unit Meeting – MDS Update

December 1, 2016

Lititz, PA — In this week’s MDS update we hear about six families getting keys to their new homes. Registration is now open for the 2017 All-Unit meeting so we give you the latest information and registration details on the event in Asheville, NC. You will also get up-to-date information on current project needs. All this and more in the latest edition of the MDS update.

 

2017 All-Unit Meeting

Registration for the 2017 All-Unit meeting is now open. You can click here to visit the All-Unit page to learn more and to register for the event.

The meeting will take place on February 10-11 at the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, North Carolina. The two-day meeting will include speakers, workshops, an auction, local tour, and plenty of good food and fellowship. This year’s theme is “Someone Who Cares: We know what we are to do” referencing 1 Chronicles 12:32. We hope to see you there!

Visit the MDS website for more information as well as updates on current projects.

 

URGENT NEEDS FOR VOLUNTEERS

Greenbrier Bridges, West Virginia
January 15 – 20 & January 22 – 27
(6 people per crew able to do physically demanding work outdoors)

If you are interested in volunteering on a weekly crew please complete a volunteer form here or if you have questions contact Steph Shenk at 800-241-8111 or email sshenk@mds.mennonite.net.

 

Leadership and Long-Term Openings (January-March 2017)

Lafayette, LA
Crew Leaders – January 4-February 3, 2017

Greenbrier, WV
Crew Leaders – January 4-February 3, 2017

Lake County, CA
Crew Leaders – January 4-February 3, 2017

MDS project leaders and volunteers available to serve four weeks or more please contact:
U.S. residents – Steph Shenk at 800-241-8111 or email sshenk@mds.mennonite.net.
Canadian residents – Evelyn Peters-Rojas at 866-261-1274 or email epetersrojas@mds.mennonite.net.

 

DIRECTOR’S BLUEPRINT
Entering into the Advent Season

As we enter into the Advent Season of the Coming of Christ, we long for the emergence of God’s Kingdom here on earth as it is in heaven. In fact we are instructed to pray for it (Matt 6:10) in Jesus’ instruction to his disciples.

This past week I saw signposts or manifestations of God’s love while attending the six home dedications in White Sulphur Springs, WV. Six families received the keys to their new home before Thanksgiving in response to last summer’s ravaging floods! What delight! I wish all of you could have been there when we ceremoniously cut the ribbon and the families walked up the steps into their new home. In fact you were there, no, maybe not in person, but with you contributions, prayers and support. May Christ be our Light.

Kevin King,
MDS Executive Director

 

If you would like to make a gift to support the work of MDS volunteers please CLICK HERE to make a donation. Thank you.

 

Learn more about MDS:
New Homes Dedicated in Greenbrier County, WV
Local Effort Makes Huge Impact For MDS

 

 

 

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