Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Perfect Plan

Our coffee maker crashed. The coffee was made when I first arrived and thought my nose must not be working well as the fragrance of fresh made coffee did not fill the office. It was a bit later when the others discovered we weren't going to get any coffee to go with the pie.  Who wants to eat pie without coffee. Instead of stopping for our coffee break we worked .  I'll have to order a new one on-line and hopefully that will arrive before next Tuesday. The new envelopes didn't come today but we found enough from some of our stash on folded studies that we were able to get the Bibles out and the studies from today stuffed and ready for mailing. 

I was a little too busy on the computer to think of taking more pictures.
Below is a video of some of the work done today at the Berean office.

We had everything done we could do before noon. I'm very thankful for the help today.  Bill, our director had some bad news at Mayo clinic. The cancer is back. This time it is a very rare form and so far no one seems to know how to treat it. He asked for prayers for his children and wife. Please take some time each to to ask for God's will to be done in Bill's life. We are praying for healing but if the ultimate healing happens we will still thank our Creator, our Lord and Savior and thank him for His perfect plan of salvation. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Volunteers Needed

 As yesterday was a mail holiday I needed to leave by 7:45 am to drive down to the Peoria post office, pick up the Berean mail and get to the Berean office in time.  There wasn't much of a line this morning so I made it there early enough to shovel snow, a small path from the Berean office to the parking lot. We had a lot of mail and not that many volunteers but it wasn't the mail that caused us all to work overtime.  Our last order of business reply envelopes were missing the bar code on the bottom. We didn't notice but the post office sure did. That mean every study and every Bible going out had to have the business reply envelope changed and we were scrambling to find enough.  Thankfully some of the older boxes of studies had been stuffed with the correct envelope. We just took from those and put on the new.  Bill came and took the boxes back to the printer. Hopefully they can be fixed by next Tuesday. Below are a few pictures of our morning. Kathy and Skip were our only readers this morning. 

Ray, Shirley and Shirley were the study processors.
Below Ray is busy taking the wrong envelope off each study so it can be replaced with one that had the bar code on the bottom while Shirley worked on getting the new studies ready for stuffing.
Joan arrived to pick up studies for grading. She also dropped off a book for us to read and share.
We had more than 200 hundred studies mailed out and 41 Bible requests today. Below Ray and Skip are stuffing, labeling and packaging the Bibles going out today.
In the picture below the rest of us were laughing as Skip looked for a scissors to start over on this particular Bible. Too bad the video wasn't turned on. Part of the package got stuck on the sealer part and it was so stuck that he couldn't pull it off. He ended up destroying that package and putting on a new one.
We all worked hard today to get the work done. Next week if the new envelopes come we will be working hard again. Hopefully more volunteers will show up for that big job.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Good to Be Back

 We didn't have a lot of volunteers this first Tuesday of 2022 but enough to get everything done. Kathy, Marvin and Skip were the readers, Shirley, Ray and Shirley worked on the studies and I worked on the computer. We had about 80 studies come in and 38 Bible requests. 

It was good to be back.