Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Prayer's Requested

We had another busy day at Berean but thankfully had new volunteers. Gary and Marie showed up with their family. We were only missing Dave and Kathy.  Dave called to tell us that Kathy was in the hospital in a lot of pain and was requesting prayers. Please please if you are reading this stop now and pray for Kathy. If the doctors are not able to help here in Peoria they will be driving to Springfield for surgery tomorrow. Kathy is the most kind person I know. We always ask her to answer some of the harder letters to prisoners as she does this so gently and sweetly.
Mom and Marie ended up reading all the letters but there were so many they couldn't finish this morning and had to work into the afternoon.
Below Marie is interpreting a Spanish letter while Gary, Megan and Chuck open the studies.
Below mom and Shirley are reading letters while Eva Jean opens studies and Joan enters the studies on the computer.
 We had piles of mail, today 2 of those big white mailboxes were full and somehow got the studies all processed.
 Joan had the kids working in the conference room stuffing boxes and stamping envelopes.
 Thankfully Shelby and Terren arrived to help keep the kid room working smoothly so Joan could work in the other room on the computer.

We took a break once the studies were all entered and labeled and went to lunch at Denny's we wanted to tell the waitress, Tammy, that tomorrow Berean moves and we probably wouldn't be back on Tuesdays or Thursdays. I'm not sure if she will miss us or be glad to see us go but we thought it only fair to go one more time to explain why we weren't going to show up anymore. Besides that we were hungry, it was well after noon.
When we got back the studies were separated, stuffed and mailed out. We were not able to process any of the letters but needed to quit. There were horses and dogs to care for.
Megan came with me and helped put Marika and her colt out in the pond pasture then clean up Jewel a bit so we could get a few pictures of her 3 day old colt. He was very glad to get outside and exploded going up then down then up and down a few more times.

 In the picture below he has jumped straight into the air, all 4 feet were off the ground.
 We put them into the arena to get a few trot pictures but even then he just couldn't help but play, buck, rear and kick.

They were turned out into the pond pasture with Marika and her colt when we finished. There are strong storms predicted again tonight so the mares and foals were brought back inside after dinner.
A few pictures of the kids' Iceland trip were posted and will be shared here. It sounds like they are having a wonderful time and getting a lot of exercise hiking this beautiful country.

Dave sent a text a bit ago that Kathy was still in a lot of pain. Please keep Kathy and Dave in your prayers tonight and tomorrow.
Check out the video below, it is just 90 seconds by a Harvard professor short but profound.

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