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Mary on a Mission

A devout follower of Christ’s teachings since 1984, LaMATS IPT Program Manager Mary Joseph has supported the missionary organization OIKOS for eleven years. This summer, from June 9-20, Joseph joined an OIKOS Ministries mission trip to the city of Kigali in the African nation of Rwanda. There she and her team provided direct aid, spiritual guidance and organizational support to the creation of “house churches,” a uniquely regional approach to sharing the Word of the Lord within small groups of friends and family. “Christ taught us to go where the people need Him,” said Joseph.


Patriot Day Flag Etiquette Flags are to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Tuesday, September 11th, will marks the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington DC. It is a solemn occasion and a chance to honor those who died and the heroes who emerged that day. On this day, it is appropriate to fly the American flag at half-staff from sunrise to sunset. Many Americans will be displaying other memorial flags and decorations at their homes and offices. The day will also be marked with memorial services and events throughout the country.

GovQuote Tutorial Series Continues

Does your municipality have a list of vendors you wish knew about the best ways to make their goods and services known to you? Then please forward this blog to your list and encourage all vendors to register with GovQuote! GovQuote LaMATS Edition offers a series of informative live and recorded webinars with tips on how to master this valuable online tool for local governemnt procurment. From GovQuote: "Subscribe to our free weekly webinar and learn the strategies that top vendors on GovQuote use to secure new opportunities with state, local, and education (SLED) agencies. "What we're covering this week (airs Wednesday at 1pm central time): Optimizing your categories to receive more requests


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