A One Accord Team Really Counts . . .

Publications are a major part of the IBLP ministry. This is the Publications Center. This January the Lord gave me an opportunity to join the team at IBLP Headquarters for the year-end inventory. As soon as I arrived (on the second day of the count) I could tell it was already off to a good start.
The tally sheets. Tally sheets had been Backing Thomas up. prepared with thoroughness by the Paine Family and Tuesday morning, bright and early, there gathered a team The warehouse is a big place. that was not only impressive in size but in spirit. The team worked so effectively that by nightfall we had set a record! The hardest part of the inventory, the warehouse count, was completed on the second day.

Looking back now, it is amazing to see how smoothly it happened:

  • Westward ho!Monday: The count begins; we drive in from West Virginia
  • Tuesday: The count is finished! (I worked aisles 218, 129, 265 and 246)
  • The morning staff meetings provided an encouraging way to start every day.Wednesday: Computer work done by Thomas  Paine, Cassie Sutton and Barak Lundberg
  • Thursday: The auditor comes and finds the results satisfactory (So satisfactory in fact that he wanted 
    A busy office, Tuesday morning to streamline the process for next year)
  • Friday: Inventory “un-frozen” (Waiting orders are shipped!)

The last time we had worked with the staff was in November . . . . . . at the 2010 Bible Bee . . . . . . which was not far from the now-snowy Headquarters site in Oak Brook. On Friday night (our regular night for Family Night at home) we celebrated at a wonderful pizza party hosted by the Paine family. Praise the Lord for such a team. Thank you all for your example of working in one accord (Psalm 133:1). God continue to give you that same mission-mindset throughout the year at Headquarters.

A record-setting team


  1. Thomas Paine January 11, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    Praise the Lord, everything went very smoothly.

  2. Hannah Ruth January 11, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    sounds like a cool week…and very productive! 🙂 Thanks to all of you who helped get this project done.

  3. Mrs. Ant. January 12, 2011 at 1:09 pm #

    I am glad everything went well. I am also thankful that God provided people to help at Headquarters!

  4. Michael January 12, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

    Sounds like success! God is good. All the time.

  5. Matthew H January 12, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    Wow, that sounds great! Inventory can be a huge hassle!

  6. Donald January 13, 2011 at 6:51 am #

    That’s right; the “hassle” of preparing ahead of time, drawing close to the Lord and developing the character qualities that make for one accord will guarantee success and productivity at the end of any event and I am so glad that the team was willing to do these things.

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