Tuesday, December 21, 2021

A productive Day

 I didn't expect a lot of volunteers 4 days before Christmas but was pleasantly surprised. Shirley came in first and the rest just kept coming. We were easily able to finish the work before 11:00 am. The camera wasn't taken out until all the study work was finished. Below they are wrapping Bibles.

Marvin and Kathy are discussing how to get a letter to a prisoner.

We were glad to have Bruce back. He and Leila will be back for 2 weeks before heading to Arizona for the winter months. 
Chuck, Shirley, Vonnie and Leila are working on stuffing and wrapping Bibles in the picture below.
I was trying to take pictures of them wrapping Bibles. The setting must have been on video and then for some reason the phone added music.  
Not pictured was Bill who arrived as we were enjoying a snack of coffee and cinnamon rolls. We had well over 200 studies to mail out today. Bill takes those, I took the box of Bibles to the Hanna City post office on the way home.  We had a productive day.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

The Covid Hits

 We only had 5 volunteers today and a decent amount of mail. Thankfully those that came went right to work. Kathy had to leave a little early but not before all the letters were read. Below Shirley, Chuck and Leila are finishing up stuffing the studies.

Bill had to help on the computer entering Bible requests.  We have some needed on the farm, some down with Covid, some home taking care of the sick and some just not feeling well. 
Covid is hitting many around here right now but thankfully all seem to be mild cases. All of the work got done and I am thankful.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Thankful Here

 Another good morning at the Berean office. We sure are thankful for everyone that comes to help.  Below are a few pictures. 

Above Marvin and Leila working on letters while Skip and Bill work on entering Bible requests.
Below Vonnie, Shirley and Leila stuffing studies.
Skid and Bruce getting the Bibles labeled for shipping today.
We were easily finished with everything by 11:00 am. Covid has shut down the Peoria county jail and many other jails and prisons. We had a letter today how badly the Bibles are needed now that the chaplains have been locked out. They are not even holding church services in the jails each Sunday. Who would have thought we would still be dealing with this at the end of 2021.  During the lock downs of 2020 we were able to keep the Bible requests filled and the studies graded and that was much appreciated by those desperately wanting a Bible so I really am thankful for help here.