Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Our Skeleton Crew

 Mom and I were on our way to the Berean office by 8:13 am and only Beth beat us there. Today was TAG for most of the ladies, Bill and Joan are up at Mayo Clinic, Skip and Pat on a trip, Bruce was farming so that left a skeleton crew of Marvin, Leila, the two Shirley's, mom and I and today was a much bigger mail day than usual. We were kept busy all morning. 

So busy I only took the time to take the 3 pictures above. We were able to finish with everything and were ready to leave for home just after noon. We still needed to stop at the Hanna City post office to drop off the 2 full boxes of Bibles heading out and about 70 studies and made it to that office with 3 minutes to spare before they closed for lunch at 12:30 pm. Very thankful for what we got done today. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Filling Boxes

Mom's car didn't have any air conditioning and it was predicted to be 94 degrees. We didn't have a lot of Berean mail so mom slept in today and I went to Berean myself.  Kathy was the only reader today. Skip was at the jail and Marvin was in Branson. 

Beth came in to help but needed to be at her Bibles study group at 9:30 am. 
Chuck and Shirley were put to work with labels and stuffing studies.
Below Vonnie, Shirley and Chuck were working on folding studies to fill boxes for later.
We were able to get other work done today since there wasn't that much mail. We still had 21 Bible requests and about 30 studies.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

A Decent Amount

 We had a pretty decent amount of mail this morning at the Berean office and were glad for everyone volunteer that arrived.  Besides about 80 studies that needed processed there were also quite a few letters requesting Bibles. We started work before 9:00 am. 

We were thankful Marvin was back. 

Below Vonnie, Kathy and Shirley are busy stuffing studies for the next sets going out.
Once those were done it was time to get the Bibles ready for mailing.
It was a really good morning. We enjoyed pecan pie and coffee for our break.

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Key Lime

 As yesterday was a holiday, the post office wasn't open until today to pick up the Berean mail. Each time Monday is a holiday we don't get a lot of mail for the week and today was no exception. Most of the volunteers were told they would not need to come in but we still had enough to get the mail processed this morning.

Beth, Vonnie and Shirley went right to work opening the mail. Skip was the only reader this morning and had all the letters read as I was processing the studies on the computer. Bill came in to help. He had ordered ink for the stamp machine and below he is searching his phone to find out when that was to be delivered as we were low on ink.
It turned out that the ink was being delivered today.
Each week Shirley takes care of all of the intermediate studies. 
Once the studies were finished and the people requesting Bibles were entered into the computer we printed those labels and got the 22 Bibles going out today ready.

We were enjoying key lime pie and coffee by 10:30 am.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Willing Hands

 Mom and I arrived at 8:45 am and already there were volunteers hard at work. We had over 80 Bible studies come in for grading and over 30 Bible request letters.  Vonnie almost single handedly filled almost all the basic studies herself while we worked in the other room

Leila was one of our readers today, Bruce ran the postage machine but also processed studies. Mom worked on putting the return address label on envelopes while Shirley opened mail and then processed all of the intermediate studies.
Below Skip is entering all the Bible requests, Bill is looking up addresses while Kathy writes to prisoners.
The postage machine needed to be refilled with money so Bill is taking care of that job in the picture below.
Kathy is answering any of the special requests.
Below Vonnie, Leila and Bruce are getting Bibles ready for mailing while Shirley stuffs the last of the intermediate studies. 
After everything was finished we took a break and had a dessert and coffee and of course conversation. We sure enjoy working together and really do get a lot accomplished in a few hours each week. We really are thankful for willing hands.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Maybe Next Week

 We didn't have a lot of mail this week but took that opportunity to get some other jobs done such as folding studies. Below is a short video of some of the work getting done while we have fun doing it. 

We finished around 10:30 and enjoyed coffee and coffee cake around the table visiting. Hopefully next week we will be swamped with Bible requests. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Wrapping Bibles

 Mom and I arrived at the Berean office about 8:50 am and already there were volunteers waiting for the mail. Skip carried it in and even before we got into the office they had passed it out and were opening it. Mom was put to work placing the non for profit stamps on the envelopes she worked on last week.

Below the group is hard at work opening the studies.
Once the studies were processed most of us ended up in the other room to wrap Bibles.
Below is a short video of this room while Bill and Kathy work in the other room answering letters.
We left as the rest of the group was finishing up. Hopefully they all took a break and had some dessert and coffee before leaving for home. It was a good morning and we had 34 Bibles to take to the post office and got another 60 Bibles wrapped.