Book Drive for Appalachia Mission


Dear Fellow Members of First Baptist,

The gift of reading can be a powerful tool for any child.

However, for those who live in poverty, their resources are slim, as are the schools and parents that support them.

We are starting a book drive to support Scarlette Jasper and Paula Settle, The Baptist Missionaries in Kentucky, who are supported by WMU.

Our thought is that most of us will be visiting extended family and friends this month for the CHRISTmas Season.  Many of these people may have children’s books (Ages 3-17) that are simply sitting on the shelf and no longer being used.

We are thinking it would be wonderful if they would donate these books to this Mission.

Also, Dollar Tree has some terrific books for the youngest readers.

Our goal is that no one needs to spend a lot of money, or any money, to participate!

This is the start of our Children’s Books for Appalachia Mission.  We are looking to collect books for children ages 3 to 17.   There is a bin in The Loving Kindness Room located by the elevator where you can leave your book donations. 

We feel confident that we can reach our goal of 1,000 books by the end of January 2018, with your help and God’s Blessing.

Gratefully, Diane and Charlie White

UPDATE: We now have 612 books! Please continue to help us reach our goal of 1,000!