Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Our day today at the Berean office was absolutely wonderful. We had a lot of volunteers, all willing to help and help was needed today. Below are a few pictures of the work. Below is the start of opening the mail.

 Meister's sent a pallet of Bibles around 9:40 am, Joan, Robin and Ruth got the entire pallet unloaded while Mark supervised. We needed to get about 15 boxes wrapped and ready for mailing today.
 Below Kathy and Dave are busy reading the letters.
 Below the group is working on the studies. 
 Most of the volunteers working on this table were stuffing, wrapping and labeling Bibles but Kathy is actually writing to a prisoner. We get some requests that need to be answered before we send a Bible. 
 As soon as the Bibles were finished, the envelopes were stuffed with the next set of studies for mailing out. The amount of work that got done today was just amazing. 
 Marvin and Ron are catching up on news from their area of the world in the picture below. 
 In the picture below some of the volunteers are finishing up the Bibles while the others are stuffing envelopes. 
 Vonnie is busy working on the silver series. 
 We took a break for lunch, below some of the group are eating in one room and some in the other. 
 Bill and Joan arrived with some guests. 
 Below Bill is discussing the meter machine coming with Mark and Marvin and where to put it. 
We were able to get all of today's work done, all of tomorrow's work done AND all of Thursday's work done with the amount of great volunteers that came in today. SO very thankful for everyone that showed up today to help. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Ran Out

We had almost 200 requests for Bibles but only had 160 left in the Berean office. Another pallet load will be delivered on Tuesday so hopefully we can get some strong muscles in to help unload at 9:00 am then. Edie, Roma, Robin and I easily got the 160 stuffed, wrapped labeled and loaded.

Thankful these ladies are willing to drive in on Thursdays to help get the Bibles out to waiting prisoners. These requests come in from all over the United States.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tuesday's News on Wednesday

So this post is a day late.  We had quite a time at the Berean office. A storm was dumping copious amounts of rain as the mail was being picked up. When we opened the door to the Berean office we could hear the sound of rushing water. The water heater in the bathroom had popped it's top (what ever that means) and was pouring water out at a high rate. Robin quickly shut off the water then when Marvin and Mark K arrived they fixed the water heater. The morning became oppressively hot but when the air conditioner was turned on no cooling came out. Meister's was called and and we were put on the schedule for a repair man to come out in the afternoon. We had a lot of volunteers working so the office became over heated very quickly. The windows were opened but then it started raining again so the window bringing in the air had to be quickly shut. Somehow, someway we all got along even in the heat and finished most of the work before lunch. Mom got lunch ready and we ate in shifts. Caleb from Meister's arrived, found the problem and got it fixed for the afternoon so Marvin, Bill and I stayed until all the Bible requests were entered. That means I don't have to go in to work tomorrow. Special thanks to those 2 volunteers going above and beyond the call of duty. Below are the pictures of Tuesday.

And of course we need a picture of the repair man from Meister's. This is Caleb:
We were so very thankful to have cool air for the afternoon.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

A Big Mail Day

AS the 4th of July was Tuesday and a holiday the Berean office was closed which left lots of work for the Thursday volunteers. Thankfully we had some of the Tuesday helpers come on Thursday.

We got all the studies entered on the computer and most of them labeled before I had to leave. I'm not sure how long the rest of the volunteers stayed or how much they got finished but one thing I'm sure of is that there will be plenty for the Tuesday group in 3 days.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Exactly 100

We had exactly 100 Bible requests today and were able to get everyone of those requests filled. I stuffed and wrapped while Edie and Roma went right to work labeling. When Robin arrived she helped load them in the boxes and into the car.
I was very thankful for the help today as I wanted to get back in time to help Joan with the last day of Indian Camp. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Smart Phones Arrive

WE sure had a fun day today 'working' at the  Berean office. 2 of our volunteers got smart phones this week and all of a sudden we were on Facebook. I'd heard about employees wasting time on Facebook but didn't realize this would also apply to volunteers. All of us had such a fun time teasing Jeanette that it really was amazing we got the work done today and not just that work, we got tomorrow's work done also. Below are a few pictures of our morning. Now if it seems that most of the pictures have Jeanette in the, it was a set up, she didn't realize until later what exactly was happening.
 Below Jeanette is telling Kathy about her son's wedding in California. 
 The other room workers WERE working. 

As were some of the volunteers in this room. 
  The wedding was so beautiful that Jeanette wanted to share the pictures...with EVERYBODY!

 Mom had to get in on the fun and pulled out her brand new smart phone. 
 The first thing she did was pull up a video of a little kid sitting in a watermelon on Facebook and also had to share it. 

 These smart phones are amazing. In the other room things were a bit more serious. 
The studies were stuffed and made ready for mailing in this room. 

 The work was getting down quickly until Jeanette pulled her smart phone back out. 

Right about now was when she finally figured out we were setting her up.
In all reality, yes we had a lot of fun but the work really did get done and done well. I am so thankful for volunteers who give of their time so willingly.