The following letter is from my friend Kailey Bradley, founder of Books for MKs (Missionary Kids). Please take the time to consider donating to this cause.
For the next three days, Books for MKs is holding a fundraiser together with Usborne Books!
Books for MKs is a Protestant Christian not-for-profit organization, dedicated to donating books to Missionary Kids on the mission field. We currently mail books to over 140 missionary children! There is no cost to the missionary family at all, and the books are theirs to keep. It is a free gift!
Help us reach our goal for donations and Usborne Books will match 50% of donations in free books for the MKs! This offer expires on Tuesday at midnight, so we need to raise funds quickly!
You can be a part of this amazing ministry, and help send books to children in need! Donate NOW at https://www.youcaring.com/books-for-mks
We desperately need funds to cover the cost of postage and to buy more books. Help us put a smile on these MKs faces and reading material in their hands!
I grew up in Mexico as a young Missionary Kid. I was a voracious reader when I was a kid on the mission field. Of course in Mexico, there weren’t any libraries with English books where I could satisfy that appetite for the written word.
The Lord put it on my heart to donate books to kids on the mission field. It means a lot to me personally, especially from my own experiences as an MK of feeling cut off from the English-speaking world. Books help to bridge that gap, and lets MKs (and parents) know that they are not alone out there!
To find out more about Books for MKs, you can visit our website: https:// booksformks.wordpress.com/
Receiving a package of books has a huge impact on a missionary family! Below are some of the emails and letters I have received from MKs and missionary parents on the field. You can see what a special and needed resource this is for them.
Please consider donating and sharing in this great cause!
Founder of Books for MKs
“Not a day has gone by since that they haven’t wanted to read a book. This is so encouraging to me, especially as I worried about my son not being interested in reading or learning how to read before! They have a renewed interest in reading now, so thank you so much for that! I think it really helps to have some new, exciting books rather than just the same, few old ones we had before.” – Missionary Mom in Colombia
“One of our sons just started reading with the books you sent and he told me: “Mum, I need to practice reading, so I can become a doctor and help the kids in Papua New Guinea who are sick.” –Missionary Mom in Papua New Guinea
“My boys danced around the books and asked me to read them to them on the same day. I wish I could show you their smiles when they opened your parcel. We are so thankful!”–Missionary in West Africa
“Wow!!!! You should have heard the squealing as they opened the box! Thank you!!!!” -Missionary in Costa Rica
“The books you have sent are their favorite books and they call them their treasures.” –Missionary Mom in Japan
“They LOVED the last books! They got them this last week. It was funny, I was just as excited as they were. I was delivered the box, and I saw our name on it. I said FOR ME????????? I never get packages! Thank you so much! It was an encouragement. All the kids loved them.” –Missionaries in Peru