Tuesday thirteen volunteers spent the day at Christian Resource International, packing boxes and sorting books. For the past fifty years CRI has been providing used Christian resources to Christians in third world countries, missionaries, and prison ministries in the United States. Individuals, church libraries and publishers donate books, audio/visual materials, homeschooling textbooks, tracks and other resources to the organization, which relies primarily on volunteers to prepare the materials for shipment overseas.
Our group repackaged an entire pallet of "Our Daily Breads." The publisher donated the devotional and energetic youth from our congregation stuffed the small booklets in boxes. In another room, the rest of our group packaged French and Spanish tracks destined for Haiti and Honduras. We ended the day sorting donated books and concealing the previous owner's personal information with stickers. Packing boxes presents the challenge of fitting the most "Daily Breads" in one box, but sorting books provides the amusement of reading titles aloud and occasionally peeking inside interesting books.
David and Brian work together to fit another
"Our Daily Bread" in the box.
The pallet of "Our Daily Bread" booklets
before the devotional was repackaged.