The Value of Books

I love books.  Every room in my house has books.  My bedroom and office have a lot of books in them.  One of my favorite places to shop is Amazon.  I buy books regularly and I also read books on my ipad.  I read as research and as a part of my ministry.  I also read as a hobby.  I love to read fiction, non-fiction, and memoirs.  I also love to read the Bible and I love to read Christian authors who help me better understand God and His word. My love of books also led me to write books.  My life would be very different without books.

Yesterday our ladies Bible class had the privilege of meeting Donna Mitchell who works with Women for Eastern European Mission.  She told us about women and children in Eastern Europe who are starving for books.  Part of the reason that Eastern European Missions has been so successful in Eastern Europe is because many of the people there are educated yet do not have access to books, especially the Bible.  For years EEM has been giving Bibles to those people who treasure the Word of God because for years they did not have it.

Many women in Eastern Europe are also desperate for Bible study material.  I happen to know where they can get some Bible study material written specifically for women.  Thanks to some great and very generous friends Changed by Jesus is self-published.  What that means today is, Changed by Jesus is not owned by a publisher it is owned by me.  Yesterday I was able to send the manuscript to EEM with the possibility of it being translated into Russian or another language that is spoken in that part of the world.

I can’t tell you how excited I am that someday I may have the opportunity to place Changed by Jesus in the hands of women in Eastern Europe who so desperately need to hear the message that God loves them.  God continues to bless this ministry in incredible ways!  I am so blessed to have a front row seat and see how God is using me, and others, to reach women all over the world.  Please pray that God will continue to open doors for His Word to reach women everywhere.