Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Unfinished Undone

We were undone today, we had to leave work unfinished. Well we could have stayed to finish it but the volunteers would have needed their pajamas and sleeping bags. We had a good crew of volunteers but it was just too much mail. Below are a few pictures of our very busy morning, the lunch break and our chaotic afternoon. Vonnie came in to pick up the papers she needed for Skyline so we put her right to work opening mail with Glenna, Joyce, Chuck and Eva Jean.
These are the Bibles that were mailed out today. These were really last Thursday's requests from when we ran out of Bible stamps. By the time these had the postage added and were loaded into my car there were around 200 mailed out today.
  Jan, mom, Shirley, and Kathy worked on letters while Jeanette opened studies. 
 I was so grateful for each and everyone that came and donated time for this program. It is a little overwhelming right now.
 Marie brought Megan, Justin and Timmy over on Saturday and they filled boxes and made thousands of copies but we still ran out of studies to be stuffed so below these ladies are filling boxes so we could fill the requests today.
 Eva Jean and Chuck are applying the stamps to envelopes before the next step of separating them by the number.
 Wayne and Lukie provided the lunch today and did we ever have a treat. Lukie brought in Avanti sandwhiches with double the meat, fresh fruit, and veggies.
 While Wayne provide his speciality, He baked a pineapple upside down cake out on his grill and let me tell you it was amazing. The cake was so light and fluffy and the topping so moist and delicious we finally asked him what did he do to make this so good and he told us his secret. He added a stick of butter on top of the pineapples then apple pie filling to 'spice it up'. That was topped with vanilla ice cream.
After lunch Shirley and I kept entering the studies, Chuck and Eva Jean kept labeling the envelopes and the rest separated and started stuffing. 
By 4:00 pm we were all exhausted and ready to quit. These volunteers are going to sleep good tonight. What a long hard day. So so thankful that this office has air conditioning. We had a high of 95 degrees outside.
Don't forget, the Berean Banquet on September 11th at 5 Points Washington. The meal starts at 6:30 pm. Spread the word, we are having a stamp drive during the banquet. There will be a basket to put any stamps you care to spare for the Bible studies. A roll of stamps will bless 100 prisoners with his next study but if you don't have a spare roll to share even ONE stamp will help and who knows that ONE stamp may reach one unsaved prisoner and introduce him to the One who saves!

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