Busy Days

96 dpi 4x6 truck driver and palletYesterday (12/10/15) the main focus of the day for us in Winona, MS was the arrival of thousands of pieces of literature (i.e., The Voice of Truth International #86, books and tracts). Volunteers from the Huntsville Church of Christ outside French Camp, MS and from the West President Church of Christ in Greenwood, MS were on hand to help unload the truck and place the items in the various locations where they were to go in the warehouse. The brethren who helped us do that also assisted in some additional areas (i.e., stuffing envelopes with copies of The Voice of Truth International for mailing, etc.).

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96 dpi 8x10 volunteers 3I, though, stood around like a light pole, unable because of back problems to do little more than snap some pictures of the real workers. I tried to cut strapping and plastic wrap off of a pallet, but I quickly retreated when my back objected. Nevertheless, when it was time to feed the helping hands, I participated heartily as though I had earned my wages, too. Christians really work for food!

Today, I mailed 995 individual newsletters to congregations and Christians across the country. The newsletters had just arrived the day before from the printing company. Unfortunately, the final fold applied to them so they would be ready for mailing was done incorrectly – placing the mailing block on the inside! At day’s end yesterday, I started refolding each newsletter by hand, stuffing each one with a postcard and a return envelope, applying two tabs to everyone, and putting a mailing label on each one. I worked until 11:30 p.m. last night and resumed this morning; Paula and Jerry Bates helped me finish that job. Incidentally and speaking of The Voice of Truth International #86, this volume memorializes my late wife Bonnie on the outside back cover.

Preparation continues for my upcoming mission trip to Guyana, South America (January 30—March 8). Brother Nigel Milo of Guyana has several appointments arranged already, and I have purchased my airline tickets. I have lessons to prepare, among other daily duties and weekend speaking appointments. Several literary projects in which I’m involved are ongoing, including the #88 edition of The Voice of Truth International, the January issue of Gospel Gazette Online and a couple of my books (i.e., Preaching the Whole Counsel of God to the Whole World, vol. 1 and Christianity: An Explanation). Busy, busy days, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

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