Thursday, June 16, 2011

Dear NMI friends,

It's a beautiful June day here -- just the way I like it! I hope this finds you having a wonderful day! First of all -- welcome to all new NMI presidents! I trust you will find this a rewarding way to serve the Lord.

I have a few things to update you on today. The biggest things is - of course - convention! This is right around the corner--one more month. NMI Convention will take place on the campus of MVNU on Saturday, July 16. We will once again be joining the NYI and having our conventions together. Monty Cyr will be our speaker. I've never heard him, but have heard nothing but rave reviews! Dean Flemming will be with us as well. We will be meeting from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. This is a change, so please make note of it. If you have preteens participating in the Pre-teens in Action event--they will still need to meet at 8:00 am--but the rest of us will come together at 10:00am!

Enclosed in the USPS mailing sent on June 13 was the order form from Nazarene Publishing House. I am asking you to PLEASE fill this out and return it to me ASAP.   Since we are voting this year before the convention from 9:15 am to 10 am , it is simply much easier for the council to have all orders filled BEFORE convention begins. If you have questions or concerns, check out my contact information at the bottom of this message.

Also--you may bring backpacks, Crisis Care Kits(CCKs) and We Care travel sized toiletries. Remember, if your bring CCK's to Mount Vernon, you must send the required fee to Kansas City to help cover shipping to their final destination, plus bring $5 per box with you to NCO district for expenses in getting them to the drop off location.

Walk way between Wards(November 2009)
Please keep Taylor Myatt and his two friends who are biking across the USA this summer to raise money for the Nazarene hospital in Kudjip, Papua New Guinea, where Dr. Jim Radcliffe serves as a medical missionary with his family.. We are hoping to connect with Taylor by phone or Skype during our convention. Please check out their blog, Pedaling for PNG and if you want to contribute to this, I'm sure Taylor, and the Nazarene Doctors in PNG would greatly appreciate this.

Just a reminder--if you don't already know--we have a Facebook page. You do not need to be a member to get up to date info. Simply look at the Facebook news feed in the box found in the right navigation bar.  If you are a member of Facebook and would want to join us, simply "Like" us in the same box found in the right hand navigation bar.

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As always--please call or email me if you need more information or have questions. Again my contact information is below. I'm in and out a lot, but will do my best to answer in a timely manner.

Thanks for your involvement in NMI!

Kathy

Contact Info--Kathy Pelley, 1189 Giesse Drive, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Phone: 440-446-9330
email: KathyPelley@sbcglobal.net