Tuesday, July 12, 2016


We needed to take a week off after the 4th of July and today we paid for that week off. We had 4 tubs of mail. Check out the piles of mail in front of Glenna and Jaclyn. Bruce, Marvin L and Chuck were also hard at work opening at the other table while Vonnie was bringing mail to the other tables.
 Check out the piles of mail in front of mom. The bulk of the mail today was Bible studies so the computers were very busy. 
 We were thankful Shirley is back. She was gone for over a month after getting her brand new knee.
 Ruth, Sarah and Joan worked on the 3 computers today all entering and printing out study labels. 
 Once we had a good start on opening the mail Marvin, Chuck and Bruce were put to work applying labels and stamping envelopes. 
 Lila, Marvin H, David and Kathy were the readers on one table while mom and Shirley were readers on the other table while Glenna, Jaclyn, Eva Jean and Vonnie opened mail and applied labels. 
 In the other room Jan, Joyce, Hannah, Berlica, Mackenson and Faith were also hard at work opening the mail. There was enough mail today to keep everyone busy.
 Below Kathy and David are discussing a letter with Marvin. 
 There were around 300 requests letters for Bibles and once those were read mom went in the other room where Marie was keeping everyone busy separating the lessons, applying stamps, stuffing envelopes with the next study or sealing envelopes.
 Berlica and Mackenson were given the job of stamping the return address on boxes of envelopes. They do this job so well.  
 Faith is very good at figuring out which label goes with which study. She is careful to read both the name and address and if she finds a mistake will bring it in for us to correct. We are very thankful when Joan brings her children in to help. 
 Below Marie is explaining something to Marvin about the folded prepared studies and how to make sure each prisoner gets sent the correct study. 
In the picture below look toward the back of the room, we have Joan, Sarah and Ruth all working on the same program all on their own computer. Someone who does not want to be named, donated money for a new computer and now all three are hooked up and working all at once. 
 Lunch was a welcome break today.
 After lunch Ruth, Sarah and I worked on the computers so Joan could work with Kathy, Marie, Hannah and Mackenson on separating and stuffing envelopes. 
 Our big surprise came after lunch. Erin Funk brought her children in with a plate of home baked cookies as a thank you to all the hard workers today. What a wonderful treat and surprise. 
We were all so thankful and all glad to take a quick break. Even though we had 2 weeks worth of work everyone was so willing to labor for the Lord. A big big thank you to all who showed up, gave of their time and effort and a big big thank you to Erin for bringing us such a nice treat. We will be working on Wednesday. We were not able to get all the studies processed. We will plan on working from 9:00 am to noon. Please feel free to come help if you have a few hours to spare. The work is easy and the fellowship is wonderful.

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