International (MNN) – Following Christ means taking His Word into the world, and that is exactly what Mission Cry does. But they need help.
Through the generous donations of God’s people, Mission Cry sent out 13 million dollars worth of used Bibles and Christian books last year. This year, they hope to do even more.
“A Huge Need”
Jason Woolford, Executive Director of Mission Cry explains, “So this year, our goal is to send $14 million of used Bibles and Christian books, and we’re very low on Bibles due to what we just did the previous year. And so yes, it is a huge need for us to get these extra Bibles and Christian books.”
Woolford shares that on January 14th Mission Cry began a Bible drive that will continue until March 14th. They accept any kind of Bibles, used or new, in any translation. The only goal is to get more copies of God’s Word into the hands of people who need it.
Mission Cry hopes to fill up four or more large sea containers with these Bibles, which will then be shipped around the world.
“We are hoping to send another container to South Sudan another container to China, and we have two that are headed to Uganda.” Woolford continues, “And so those are our first four shipments that we’re planning to send, along with sending Bibles and Christian books into Guadalajara, Mexico.”
Send Extra Bibles!
There are many ways to get Bibles to Mission Cry. People can send in small amounts, such as a few boxes, or arrange for volunteer truck drivers from around the country to pick up larger collections.
Talk to the elders or pastor at your church and set up a drive for the congregation. Everyone young and old can participate in a drive, helping to get the whole church involved in missions. Even those without extra copies of Bibles lying around can get involved by donating directly to Mission Cry.
As of 2019, Mission Cry is able to print a special version of a ministry NASB Bible. It comes with a plan of Salvation printed in the front and discipleship materials printed in the back. This Bible is available in both English and Spanish.
Woolford says, “For $2, we can print this. We can purchase it and get it into the hands of someone overseas, which is totally phenomenal.”
Join the Mission
There are many hungry souls around the world who need to be fed the solid Word of God. Help Mission Cry bring Good News to a lost world.
“What a great and easy way it is, to be involved by sponsoring a Bible for $2 that’s going to discipleship somebody or sending a used Bible or Christian book that’s going to make a difference in somebody’s life. This is an opportunity for you to be a missionary without ever leaving your home.”
Do you have some extra copies of Scripture in your home? Join Mission Cry today and give someone around the world the greatest gift you can offer: the chance to know Jesus.
All photos courtesy of Mission Cry.