Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Rejoiced to See the Day

My reading this morning was in John 8. More on that later.
We had pouring down rain this morning and lots of mail to go through. Eva Jean and Glenna were the first to arrive to start sorting the mail. Below was just one of the 2 mail boxes of mail on this table, the letters were placed on the other table for the readers.
 We heard a noise in the other room expecting someone to come in and help with the mail but the noise continued so I went out to see and saw Spark and Mark K busy unloading a pallet of Bibles. Spark had the van parked right up to the door and just as the last box was unloaded Marvin arrived. Below they are having a laugh at Marve's marvelous timing.
 The volunteers started arriving and by the time everyone was here we had a room full. It was wonderful to see how each and everyone sits down and starts working. Marie was late today so Marvin was started on the computer but it wasn't long before he was asked to go back to reading the letters. There were so many that needed reading.
 We had 4 readers Mark K, Marvin H, David O and Kathy O, 9 study openers Marvin L, Chuck, Bruce, Glenna, Jan, Lila,Joyce, and Eva Jean. (not pictured were Bruce and Lila) 2 of us running the computers Marie and me, while Jeanette was in the other room applying labels.

 Marie's 2 boys Justin and Timothy were hard at work stuffing and wrapping Bibles.
 We were not able to finish before lunch, there was just too much mail but the time we take to break bread together is such a blessing and worth the time off work.
After lunch everyone got right back to work and by 1:30 pm the last study was stuffed in the last envelope and we were ready to clean up the room. I couldn't stop smiling. The work done joyfully was downright amazing. As I was driving to the post office with 2 full mailboxes stuffed with studies heading to prisoners all over the United States I was thinking, "wouldn't dad be amazed!" Then wondered, would God ever allow dad and uncle Ed to see what has happened to this ministry when I remembered my reading this morning. Verses 56 and 57 of chapter 8 in St. John reads: Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

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