Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Controlled Chaos

 We had such a wonderful group of volunteers today that anyone walking in would have thought it may be a bit chaotic but thankfully it was all controlled chaos. Below are the pictures from today.

These two guys, Jerry and Bart came in unexpectedly to learn about how we do the program so they could set up something like it for Tazwel County Jail. 
Below Bart, Jerry and Chuck are catching up on visiting. 
The perfect people to help Jerry and Bart with the computers were also here, Karl and Benj. Amazing how God put that together.  
Stephanie stopped in also today. Below mom and Ray are stuffing studies.

Mark brought Lettie to help him on the main computer. Lettie's mom had just given birth to another little brother Isaac. We were glad for her help today and very glad for Isaac's safe birth. 
When we finished with the studies we went to work wrapping Bibles and were able to get more than 100 wrapped and ready for mailing.
When the Bibles were finished and the table cleaned off Leila served us all a delicious apple dessert.
We enjoyed our break with visiting and dessert so much that no one wanted to leave the table. What a blessing to be there today. What a blessing this program is not just for the prisoners but for us who get the chance to come together with like minded people while serving the Lord. I am so very thankful!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Deserve To Know

 When we arrived at the Berean office Marvin was out weeding around the air conditioner. Not that we needed air conditioning today we had to turn the heat on.

There was already a group working on the mail when we walked in.
We all sat right down to work. Ray was back and introduced himself to Aunt Jinnie. This was the last day Aunt Jinny could help as tomorrow she leaves for her home in New Jersey.
Benj and Karl came today. Both work at Caterpillar and that company gives their employees a day to volunteer so they chose to come help us! Marvin got Benj going on the second computer but it wasn't easy. The computer wouldn't turn on so Marv crawled under the table, pulled the plug, then plugged it back in and it worked.
Benj was put to work on the computer while Karl was put to work reading letters with Kathy, Marvin and Leila.
We had a good group of volunteers willing to help with a big mail day.
Shirley made coffee and when it was done Glenna came around offering coffee to everyone.

Once the studies were processed the volunteers went into the other room to start wrapping Bibles. 
Wayne stopped in to tell us the good news that his son, Chip's eyes were going to be fine.  We had been praying for Chip.

We were able to finish just before noon. I truly am thankful to all these volunteers who so willingly give of their time to come help with this program. There are many that think these people in prison probably deserve to be in prison but if they are never taught of the ONE who loves them and who died for them how are they to know how to be saved. Jesus desires that ALL would be saved. Don't they deserve to know?

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Busy Day

 We had 73 Bible requests today and lots of studies come in. I was too busy to take many pictures but below are a few from today. 

We finished everything around noon, shared soup and brownies then headed home. It was a good day with plenty of help.