Repurposing Used Bibles

Date:  February 17, 2020  
Host:  Jim Schneider  
​Guest:  Jason Woolford
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Jason Woolford is the Executive Director of Mission Cry/Christian Resources International.

According to Jason, it’s been reported that about 122,000 people around the world are coming to know Christ as savior every day.  Sadly, many of those individuals are attending churches where the pastor doesn’t even own a Bible. So when he hears about church planting around the world, what concerns him is realizing that people don’t have God’s Word so that they can be informed concerning what God has to say about whatever situations they may be going through in their lives.

Mission Cry/Christian Resources International is an organization that is in a unique position to solve this dilemma.   The ministry began with a junk dealer who collected paper.  One day he found a Bible in a garbage can.  He didn’t want to throw the Bible out so he held on to it. Eventually he found more and before long, Christian materials were piling up.

He had the idea to send these materials overseas and the result is that over the past 60 years, this ministry has been able to send over 350 million dollars worth of used Bibles and Christian books to over 175 nations around the world.  In fact, in the last year they’ve shipped Bibles to South Sudan, Kenya, Ghana, Hong Kong, and China.  

He noted that the average home (not simply Christian homes) has 6-8 Bibles sitting on the shelf.  So how many unused Bibles are in your home? Is your church considering replacing its pew Bibles? Do you come across used Bibles in thrift stores and at rummage sales?  If you or your church can collect used Bibles, you can be a tremendous blessing to others around the world!

Jason encouraged listeners to box up their used Bibles and Christian literature and send it to Mission Cry via Media Mail.  There are other ways to get the resources to Mission Cry as well. This includes personal delivery to the ministry in Michigan or you can volunteer to become a drop location or pickup coordinator with Mission Cry handling the pick-up arrangements via truckers who pick the resources up for free.  Once they arrive at Mission Cry, the books go through a sorting process, get packaged/boxed and then placed on pallets. Once the pallet total is 10, they get placed on a sea container where the materials are sent to distribution points and to ministries that can get them released so that the Word of God gets distributed absolutely free.

More Information

Mission Cry/Christian Resources International

200 Free St.

Fowlerville, MI  48836

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