New address: Lighthouse Publishing • PO Box 332 • Bedford, PA 15522
I am glad to say we made it through our move and are starting to get our heads above water again. The “endless” list of small things that go with settling into a new community can be overwhelming, but we’re really enjoying life here.
We have rented a building here in Bedford. The mail is being forwarded from our old address in TN to a PO Box. Seth Stoltzfus (treasurer) does most of the bookkeeping at his work office, but donations and deposits are processed here at the office. My dad and Rosanne (my sister) are now in Iowa and will continue to help process prisoner mail.
We have three offices here, including a nice big office for incoming mail and database management. My office is also very comfortable with enough room for two desks. (I am operating my own business out of the same office, and it’s working well.) The third office is a spare workstation and a handy place for storage.
The packing room is to the right (above) with two garage doors. It’s a great place for packing orders. There is also a small warehouse area to the far left where we can store inventory and the forklift. The large Loaves & Fishes mailings will be an adventure because of how small the packing room is. We’ll let you know how that goes when the time comes.
The new issue of Loaves & Fishes we told you about last month is still in review. Now that we’re back up and running, we’d like to print it as soon as the funds are there. The donations have been fairly strong, but we’re still not halfway toward our printing goal of roughly $15,000.
I see potential for growth and greater impact in the prisons. Pray for God’s leading as we try to publish four issues of Loaves & Fishes magazine a year. With God’s help and a strong vision, it is well within reach!
If you feel led to help with Issue 24, I invite you to partner with us. Donate online or send your contribution to our new address above, and make sure you write your check to Burning Bush Mennonite Church. For more frequent updates on Loaves & Fishes, you can join our email newsletter.
Setting up Warehouse Racks
Racks in Packing Room
Greetings from Iowa! As I think back over the last six weeks, my mind wants to jumble everything together, but somehow God has sustained us. By now we are somewhat settled down to life in Iowa.
We are renting a nice place from a brother in the church here, with plans to buy a place of our own and making Iowa our permanent earthly home. For now I’m working out of a portable building we set behind the house for storage.
We feel an urgency to move ahead with the next issue of Loaves and Fishes, and I have been spending a lot of time connecting with many of the chaplains across the US to make sure they are still using the booklets. I find that almost all of them are eager to see another issue coming.
The opportunities are so much greater then what we can handle by ourselves, so we really appreciate each one’s help as we try to make a difference for those incarcerated.