The mail for Berean had 10 returned Bibles so when Marvin arrived at the Berean office he went to work to find out why they were returned. One had on a sticker no books, periodicals, magazines allowed. Another had a note no leather, vinyl, or hard back books allowed. A few came back with the note this person already has a Bible. Some came back with the note full name and number required (we had their first and last name and the correct number but not a middle initial.) Another came back with housing required and on our label the housing number was blacked out. It is getting harder and harder to get Bibles to prisoners. What a crazy world we live in. Thankfully the Peoria County Jail is letting Berean workers in. Rhonda called from the jail, they needed Bibles. In the video below we were discussing how to get them there. At the end of the video Beth was telling us about some guests she had for dinner and how one of those guests became a Christian.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Harder and Harder
Our air conditioner at the office wasn't cooling and it was really heating up in there with everyone hard at work. Meister Heating and Air was called and in 20 minutes Philip showed up to check it out.
He had to change the compressor but got it working.
We were really thankful for that air as we had 2 skids of Bibles to bring in and stack today. There was plenty of work to be done today and plenty of volunteers to help get that work done.
Below is our assembly line for stuffing and wrapping Bibles.
When we finished we enjoyed raspberry flips Beth brought in as a special treat.
We would really appreciate prayers that God would provide a way for us to get Bibles to those asking for one. Covid shut down many of the prisons and jails we had been able to hold services, studies, and counseling and most of these facilities no longer allow Berean volunteers in to provide any of these services. Now we are having trouble even getting a Bible to hurting inmates.