By Ashley Perham
Contributing writer, B&R
MOUNT JULIET — At the end of every quarter, Fred and Linda Berry of First Baptist Church, Mount Juliet, would drop their Sunday School material in the collection bins at church, not thinking that one day those collection bins would turn into their ministry.
First Baptist donated the material to a ministry called Love Packages that collects used Bibles and Christian literature and ships it all over the world to missionaries and pastors who need it.
After Fred and Linda both retired in 2012, they decided to tour Love Packages’s facility in Decatur, Ala., on the way home from a trip.
As they were touring the facility, one of the workers mentioned that people could volunteer as “transporters” to bring donated materials to the packing facilities in Alabama and Illinois. At the time, there were not any transporters in Tennessee. Greatly touched by the ministry, Fred and Linda immediately volunteered. [Read more…]