Mom and I were on our way to the Berean office by 8:13 am and only Beth beat us there. Today was TAG for most of the ladies, Bill and Joan are up at Mayo Clinic, Skip and Pat on a trip, Bruce was farming so that left a skeleton crew of Marvin, Leila, the two Shirley's, mom and I and today was a much bigger mail day than usual. We were kept busy all morning.
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Mom's car didn't have any air conditioning and it was predicted to be 94 degrees. We didn't have a lot of Berean mail so mom slept in today and I went to Berean myself. Kathy was the only reader today. Skip was at the jail and Marvin was in Branson.
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
We had a pretty decent amount of mail this morning at the Berean office and were glad for everyone volunteer that arrived. Besides about 80 studies that needed processed there were also quite a few letters requesting Bibles. We started work before 9:00 am.
Tuesday, September 6, 2022
As yesterday was a holiday, the post office wasn't open until today to pick up the Berean mail. Each time Monday is a holiday we don't get a lot of mail for the week and today was no exception. Most of the volunteers were told they would not need to come in but we still had enough to get the mail processed this morning.
Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Mom and I arrived at 8:45 am and already there were volunteers hard at work. We had over 80 Bible studies come in for grading and over 30 Bible request letters. Vonnie almost single handedly filled almost all the basic studies herself while we worked in the other room
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
We didn't have a lot of mail this week but took that opportunity to get some other jobs done such as folding studies. Below is a short video of some of the work getting done while we have fun doing it.
Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Mom and I arrived at the Berean office about 8:50 am and already there were volunteers waiting for the mail. Skip carried it in and even before we got into the office they had passed it out and were opening it. Mom was put to work placing the non for profit stamps on the envelopes she worked on last week.
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
After missing last week while on vacation I was very glad to get back to the Berean office today. We had enough to do to keep us all working until 11:00 am. I didn't remember to take pictures until we had finished processing the studies in the other room.
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
The mail for Berean had 10 returned Bibles so when Marvin arrived at the Berean office he went to work to find out why they were returned. One had on a sticker no books, periodicals, magazines allowed. Another had a note no leather, vinyl, or hard back books allowed. A few came back with the note this person already has a Bible. Some came back with the note full name and number required (we had their first and last name and the correct number but not a middle initial.) Another came back with housing required and on our label the housing number was blacked out. It is getting harder and harder to get Bibles to prisoners. What a crazy world we live in. Thankfully the Peoria County Jail is letting Berean workers in. Rhonda called from the jail, they needed Bibles. In the video below we were discussing how to get them there. At the end of the video Beth was telling us about some guests she had for dinner and how one of those guests became a Christian.
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
We didn't have a lot of mail but that was a good thing today. There was no water at the Berean office. The Unsickers had a water leak and had to turn it off until they could get a plumber there. We were able to finish everything by 10:30 am, had some home grown melon, coffee and brownies then left for home. Beth came today to help. We were all thrilled to have her. She gave us some updates and stories of different prisons and had everyone laughing.
Tuesday, July 12, 2022
We didn't have a lot of mail today as far as studies but ended up mailing out 86 Bibles. Not bad for a morning's work. Vonnie had us wrapping Bibles and folding enough 1-4's with the cover letters to stuff with the Bibles and with all of us working we were done in record time. Below Bill is working on the computer.
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Skip arrived at 8:00 am and had the computers on and the coffee made by the time I arrived with the mail. Chuck also came early and Kathy arrived a few minutes after Chuck. Bruce, Leila, Shirl, Marvin, Bill and Shirley arrived pretty quickly after that. Everyone went right to work.
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
I walked in the Berean office door right at 9:00 am and of course everyone was there waiting. We really enjoyed working together today and got a lot done. Skip took the picture below. He was supposed to be taking selfi with the rest of us in it and we all laughed when that didn't happen.
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
We had another fun morning at the Berean office and yet even though we were having fun working together we still got lots accomplished.