Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Let There Be Light

There were BEAUTIFUL candy apples waiting for us when we arrived at the Berean office today. We THINK they may be from Wayne and Lukie but who ever left them for us, we were all truly thankful. 

It was a little dark in the Berean office this morning but Bill walked in with the exact light we needed. Marvin helped install them. 
We had a very good morning processing almost 30 request letters and getting the studies finished by 11:00 am.

We didn't just work, we took the time to listen to a letter Skip wanted read and heard some very inspiring stories from Bill. Last week I thought this would be my last week to volunteer here and was surprised at how disappointed I was at that thought. God had other plans and I was thrilled when it worked out that I could continue. This is a wonderful uplifting place to be each Tuesday. The light of the Lord truly shines out of this office even when the lightbulbs are not working correctly. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

It WAS a Good Day

 We didn't have a lot of mail today but this gave us time to catch up on a few other jobs that were needing to be done. 

Above Bill and Marvin are working together on a problem letter and below is some of the crew today.

Above Shirely, Aunt Jinnie and Chuck are opening studies while Skip in the back is opening up letters.

Once they finished with the Bible requests and the studies they all moved to the other room to fold studies. Above Skip is taking the Bibles to be mailed today out to the car. Below Shirley is stuffing the intermediate studies, Skip is working on Bibles, Vonnie, Aunt Jinny, Shirley and Chuck are folding studies and stuffing them in the Bibles that still need to be wrapped, sealed and stamped.
We mailed out 29 Bibles today. It was a good day.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Wonderful Volunteers

 We had another productive day at the Berean office today, processing the studies and filling the Bible requests for 36 inmates.  Skip got in a study today from a prisoner from Labelle Florida and read the letter to us.

We had a good crew again. Below Mark is reading a funny letter to the group.
There was plenty to do today. Below Shirley is explaining to Aunt Jinnie what to look for when she opens the study.
Everyone knows what needs to be done and just works at getting the work done.
Below Skip is labeling Bibles while the rest of the crew fold Bible studies.
We were able to finish everything before noon. Thankful for such wonderful volunteers.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Sunday Services At the Peoria County Jail

 Aunt Jinnie and I left mom's house at 8:15 am and only Skip beat us there.  He was busy making coffee. It didn't take long for the rest of the volunteers to start arriving. We had a decent amount of mail today and we were glad for those who could give of their time. Bruce was back as the fields were too wet for harvesting. We are always glad when he comes back to run the postage machine. He does other work too but that is the machine we really don't like to use so are thrilled when he shows up.

Below we have just had the prayer and Skip was telling us grabbing a really touching letter to read then he told us about the Sunday service at the Peoria County Jail.
This was what the speaker spoke Sunday to the inmates.
The story went on that he was able to find work washing cars. He is a true success story and now helps other prisoners. Aunt Jinnie was glad to come to Berean this morning to help. She took mom's place for this week. My mom had a stroke a couple weeks ago. Aunt Jinnie arrived to help care for her. We were glad for her help today.

We were able to mail out 70 Bibles today.

We were done before noon and took the Bibles to the Hanna City post office for mailing. It was a good productive morning.