On an ordinary day, Mike Schofield found himself listening intently to an interview on his truck’s radio. Mission Cry’s president Jason Woolford described how the ministry distributed used Bibles and Christian books all over the world.
“I had to dig for more,” Schofield says, “so I contacted Mission Cry and got involved.”
Schofield began collecting his own used Bibles and books, then wondered if he could do even more.
“I knew from the interview that most households have 5 or 6 Bibles that aren’t being used. That certainly resonated with me. Then I started thinking a little bit broader,” Schofield says.
“I involved my church and [held] a Bible drive. I came up with about 200 Bibles in my first year just from my own church alone. I couldn’t mail all those, so I decided to take a trip up to Michigan [to Mission Cry].”
Schofield dropped off the Bibles he collected and met Woolford on his visit. The relationship grew from there. Schofield is a state coordinator, overseeing Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. He collects Bibles and books from people in these states when he has time and drives them to Mission Cry once a year.
“It’s basically [a] 100 hundred mile radius, which I feel is pretty reasonable for me to be willing to travel to get Bibles, although I’ll go beyond that just because I believe in this,” he explains.
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Rachel Pfeiffer
CALL TO ACTION
- Donate your used Bibles and Christian books.
- Collect used Bibles.
- Pray about others you can be involved.