Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Cream of the Crop
This post is a combination of Tuesday and Wednesday's workers. We had a smaller group than usual on Tuesday and weren't able to finish by the time the last of the workers needed to leave for the day. That left a lot of work for the Wednesday ladies but that was no problem at all. Below are a few pictures of our work.
Above everyone is hard at work with Marie entering, Kathy asking her to look up a prisoner, David and mom reading letters, Jeanette applying labels, Glenna was opening the mail but had just turned to answer a question Marvin L asked, Eva Jean and Vonnie opening and processing studies. Below Chuck and Marvin stopped work just for a second to smile for the camera. We always tell people, "smile like you are having fun or others won't want to volunteer here."
The picture below was snapped when everyone was hard at work. Speaking of the volunteers, these really are the cream of the crop. I marvel at their willingness to help those in society that are sometimes considered the worse of the worst. Not only do these people show up to help with the physical part of opening and processing mail, they pray for the prisoners, they sympathize with them, they care for them, rejoice with them when they are released, give positive feedback on the lessons they grade, and these volunteers really are showing them how much each and every person, prisoner or not is loved by God. I'm thankful they are being used as the human hands of Jesus.
Timothy has been making the thousands of copies needed each week.
Our lunch break is a welcome time to hash over the problems, the good (or bad) letters and the praises of the morning.
The Tuesday group was able to get all the labels on the envelopes then ran out of time. The Wednesday crew came in, separated the studies, stuffed all the studies, entered all the Bible requests and printed out the Bible labels for the Thursday group.
A pallet of Bibles will be delivered tomorrow morning around 9:00 am and we would love some strong muscles to help unload. The pay is out of this world.