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Memorial Drive Ministries (MDM) Summer ’21 Updates

Thanks to the NDPC volunteers (Dee Raeside, Janelle Moore, Jean Are, Lou Reaves (a frequent NDPC visitor), and Fran Mohr for assisting with MDM’s successful school supply drive. Thanks also to those who donated supplies. The donated crayons, notebooks, glue sticks and other school items will benefit many children served by two of MDM’s onsite partners: Refugee Family Literacy, Shalom International Ministry’s Children’s Ministry and Inspire After-School programs.

 

A Big Prayer Request
In mid-June, MDM had a fire in the kitchen of the Donnell Building which houses MDM’s office,
the pastors’ offices of the onsite partner churches (Shalom International Ministry, Zo Presbyterian, and Mara Community Church); the classrooms of Shalom’s Children’s Ministry
and Inspire programs and Solid Foundation Christian Academy; and the main fellowship hall
used by numerous groups.

Thankfully, the fire only destroyed the kitchen space, but the remainder of the building’s interior space and contents were damaged heavily by smoke and water. We also are grateful no one was hurt. Restoration work continues which we hope will be completed by the end of July. Then comes the arduous task of discerning what contents from furniture to books can be cleaned properly or must be discarded.

Your prayers are needed as MDM faces this unexpected challenge and expense. Especially keep
MDM’s Executive Director, David Roth, in your thoughts and prayers as he navigates this
process. We extend prayers of gratitude for the assistance and support of the Presbytery of
Greater Atlanta staff.

Are you looking for opportunities to support MDM’s Onsite Partners? Keep reading!

1. Amani Women Center’s Sewing Academy needs new sewing machines to award the refugee women who successfully complete the sewing program. This special graduation program will be in September. To learn more about the program, visit amaniwomencenter.org/sewingacademy.

SEWING MACHINE SPECIFICS: SINGER | Heavy Duty 4452 Sewing Machine with 110 Stitch
Applications, Metal Frame, Built-In Needle Threader, & Heavy Duty Accessory Kit
These machines may be found on Amazon for approximately $199.

Let Fran Mohr if you need a machine picked up from your home or if you wish to have the
machine shipped directly to Fran for delivery to Amani.

2. Shalom International Ministry’s Children’s Ministry and Inspire After-school program is hoping to make approximately 70 backpacks for the children the programs serve. You can help by ordering products on their Amazon Wish List before July 24. The items will be
delivered to Amy Remaklus, coordinator.

Here is the Wish List link.

Or, send a donation online. In the “Notes” section, indicate the donation is for the School Supply Drive. For questions or more information, please contact Amy at (419) 890-9145.

Thanks for your continued support of Memorial Drive Ministries and its onsite partners. To
learn more about MDM and its service, please visit mdmATL.org or contact one of NDPC’s
members currently serving on MDM’s Board: Fran Mohr, Allison Arsenault, and Janelle Moore.

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