Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Marvin brought in a special treat for the Berean volunteers today. His wife Gale made a rhubarb dessert that was absolutely scrumptious. Before we could try it out though we got the work done for the day. Marie came in today with Timothy and they brought garden lettuce from her garden to share. They went right to work putting in a few hours before needing to leave.
Shirley and Glenna are at one table applying labels while Shirley, mom and Vonnie are opening the mail.
Bill came in to work but as one looks at the pictures below one would wonder exactly how much work was being done.
He was actually telling us about some of the successes of the program and one of the letters was kind of funny. The camera just happened to catch the moment when we were all laughing. Mark worked on the computers until the studies were all processed then joined Marvin in reading letters. Marvin had a message to call someone. When he made the call he came in to tell us what it was all about.
This ended up being a mother of a prisoner he worked with for years. She found the phone number to Berean and asked Ellen to have Marvin call. She really appreciated how much Marvin did for her son and just wanted to thank him. When it finally came time for lunch Gail's dessert was the centerpiece of the table. It really tasted amazing with a mix of tart and sweet. The ice cream was put on top of the rhubarb bars then the sauce was poured over the ice cream.
Thank you GAIL! We really enjoyed your creation.
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Tuesday is one of my favorite days of the week. That is the day we get to go to the Berean office and volunteer with some of the best volunteers in the Peoria area. Well there are hundreds to thousands of great volunteers, but these people come week after week to keep this Bible study program going for prisoners all over the United States. We had 77 Bible requests come in this week and not only were those filled we also processed over a hundred studies.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
We had another busy day at the Berean office but it really was a fun, good day getting lots accomplished and to top it all off we had 3 special visitors arrive at lunch time bringing goodies.
Stephanie brought her home baked cookies for our dessert along with her two helpers Elisabet and Israel. They ate dinner with us. Israel was fascinated by the small water bottles.
Our morning was busy but there were plenty of helpers to help with the work. Below Shirley, Jan, Vonnie, Glenna and Bruce are all opening the mail that holds the studies.
At the other table Leila and Marvin were busy reading the request letters. We had some very strange requests today.
Mark took the second computer and between the two of us we were able to keep up with the volunteers opening the mail.
Robin had everything ready for stuffing the envelopes in the other room and as soon as the last study was processed each made their way into that room to keep working.
Bill and one of his son's arrived with a van load of Bibles. We were almost out at this office so the timing was perfect.
We enjoyed our lunch and fellowship together before cleaning up the office and heading out. Another fun day with wonderful volunteers. A BIG thank you to all who show up.
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
We had a very rainy start to the day and when we finished our work at the Berean office the rain was coming down hard and only 46 degrees outside. Thankfully the inside was warm and cheerful. We had lots of smiles and laughter from the start to the end of the work. Thankful to all who showed up and all who are willing to work.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
We didn't have a lot of mail today and more than likely that was because of the Easter Holiday. We had plenty of volunteers so got not just the mail processed and the Bible requests filled, we got some other work done too.