Monday, December 30, 2019

Wrong Day but Great Volunteers

Our Berean day is always a Tuesday but with New Years Eve landing on a Tuesday and so many of our volunteers had plans that day we decided to meet on Monday this week.  We had 270 studies come in that needed to be processed and 71 Bible requests and with the 5 of us working we had everything done, including lunch by 1:30 pm. Glenna not only had to open the mail she also had to run the postage machine.
 Marvin got almost all of the letters read while Mark and I were processing studies. Once we finished with the studies Mark helped Marvin read letters. 
 Chuck was kept busy applying labels and we sure had a lot of those.

We were all pleased when the last envelope was sealed and the last Bible wrapped, labeled, stamped and boxed up for Bill. Bill arrived to haul everything down to the post office around 1:15 pm and caught us eating lunch.  After lunch Marvin worked on the certificates and backing up the computers.  What a good productive day!

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Check Back After Christmas

We had another good day at the Berean office getting lots of mail processed and quite a few Bibles mailed out. Marvin couldn't make it today as there were baptisms at the jail. Mark also couldn't make it as he wasn't home yet from Gulf Shores. When Shirley walked in she was told that she had to be a letter reader today.  She wasn't happy but still smiled and went right to work.
 She was very pleased when Kathy showed up. The two of them got all the letters read today.
We were very glad for each person that volunteered today. 
 Vonnie, Chuck, Ray, Glenna, Shirley and Joyce were busy opening and processing the studies.
Bill was busy using the postage machine.
 As soon as the studies were ready for stuffing the group headed out where Robin had everything organized. Robin also brought in a delicious treat of home made candies. 
We had everything done by noon and enjoyed a nice lunch together before heading out.  There will be  NO WORK at the BEREAN OFFICE on DEC 24th.  We will try to fit one more volunteer day before the end of the year so check back after CHRISTMAS.  Praying everyone has a wonderful Christmas day celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Small Group Big Results

We had a smaller group of volunteers than usual but we got a lot done. Of course it helped that Robin came. Below Marvin is showing her which printer to use with that computer to print out more studies. Robin keeps our bins full and that is not a small job.
Ray, Shirley and Shirley opened and processed the study mail.
 While Marvin and Jeanette read letters. 
 Bill is always glad to see everyone helping out. He takes all the studies and Bibles to the post office for mailing.  Today he told us how he was able to save thousands of dollars. We needed to order more Bibles and he was on the phone with the publisher and got a pretty decent price for the Bibles we have been sending out but just felt that he needed to wait. Not long after he got on the website and found these same Bibles were placed on sale with a savings of $1.50 off the price of each Bible he was quoted. He ordered 7000 of them. We should have enough Bibles for a while.
As soon as all the studies were all opened and labels applied they went into the other room where Robin had everything organized for stuffing envelopes and wrapping Bibles. 

We easily got done by noon today. We were enjoying our lunch when Lukie came in with a big treat. The TAG group had ordered too much food and she was here to share it with us. We enjoyed the thumbprint cookies and special brownies. A big thank you to the TAG ladies!