Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Productive Morning

 There were 5 cars already in the parking lot when we arrived with the mail. Everyone that came went right to work. We processed the studies, read letters, answered letters and mailed out Bibles. Below are a few pictures of the morning. Below Skip is showing a problem letter to Bill.

Chuck was put in charge of the postage machine and was busy running envelopes through it.
Marvin and Skip were two of the readers. Kathy, not pictured is the other today.
Below Vonnie is organizing the study box.
The video below was first taken when we were all working on letters or studies and the second half is the group working on Bibles and replacement studies.

We had a productive morning.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

A Good Morning

 We had a light day today both with the mail and with the volunteers but easily got everything done that was needed. Below were both Shirleys, Ray and Chuck. Marvin was the reader today.

Bill was put to work on the postage machine.
The last job of the day was to get the Bibles ready for mailing. Chuck was working on that as Ray and Shirley were stuffing the intermediate studies. Marvin needed a little help taping up a Bible box so Chuck was helping him with that in the picture below.
When we finished we sat and enjoyed a cream cake with our coffee and visited a while before heading out. It was a good morning.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

So Blessed

 We were busy this morning at the Berean office.  Once the studies were processed everyone went into the other room to work on Bibles except these 3. They were busy. Skip was entering new Bible requests while Kathy and Justin were answering letters.

Every was having a good time working together.
Below is a couple videos to prove that.

I went out to load the Bibles in the car and took the picture below of the cars in the parking lot and this is after a few had already left.  We are SO blessed with willing, amazing, hard working volunteers!

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

The Merry Maids Arrive

 Aunt Jinnie and I were the first to arrive this morning at the Berean office but before the door was unlocked the other volunteers started arriving.  We were pretty busy, so busy in fact that I forgot to take pictures and because Marvin wasn't here to remind us we forgot to have our 9:30 am prayer.  Aunt Jinnie reminded us about an hour later so we all stopped what we were doing and Chuck had a prayer for the program, prisoners and volunteers today. Below are a few pictures take a little late. By the time I pulled the camera out Vonnie was putting away the boxes and I told them all to "look busy" which caused a lot of laughter.

They HAD been busy. They had processed all of the studies and got 29 Bibles ready for mailing.
I was able to catch Shirley, Bill and Kathy at work as they were all working in the other room. 

We were loading up in the car when I realized I had forgotten my purse, went inside and there were the Berean Merry Maids all busy cleaning.
We will ALL appreciate the nice clean office and are very grateful for those that volunteered to do this. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

The Tithe

 Aunt Jinnie and I arrived at 8:55 am to find volunteers already hard at work.

Skip had arrived about 8:15 am and had already read all of the letters.  Bill arrived and gave us an update. He was meeting today in  Springfield with the Illinois department of corrections and then shared some updates on his health.

After the prayer Skip read a letter from an inmate that had sent Berean a check for his tithe for the year. When a prisoner sends tithe money we are pretty sure that this is not just a jail house conversion.
Below are a few pictures of the morning.

Above the volunteers are stuffing new studies to be mailed to the prisoners and below Justin is separating the studies by number.
Below Skip is explaining a letter to Bill.
Below Skip is preparing the Bibles for mailing today while the rest work on the studies.
We finished the work by 11:00 am and sat down to enjoy the snack. We enjoyed working together.