Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"Give and Get!" - Offering for Lottie Moon

12/14/09- Update- We have over $100 going to Lottie Moon from the book sales- so I just wanted to let you know what books were still left (see list below) and list two more we want to sell....
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners- John Bunyan
Revival- Richard Owen Roberts

12/2/09** Update- Less than 24 hours after this post, we have $60 ready to go to Lottie! So I've removed all the books that have already been bought. Also, if you think you might not be willing to pay for shipping we can probably get them to you without having to worry about that. Just let me know. Thanks for your help!

Hopefully you have heard about the tragic truth that Southern Baptists have done a terrible job when it comes to giving to Missions- we fell so short of our goal last year that the International Mission Board has had to suspend 3 programs and will probably be pulling about 600 missionaries off the field very soon. This fact has hit home as we have dear friends who feel the call to go and yet cannot because their is no money to support them. People are leaving their families, their homes, and all the comforts we know here in America and boldly proclaming the gospel to the unreached and because we have failed to give, they are having to leave. According to surveys, we spend more on pet food and athletic shoes than we do on missions. How broken we should be over this!
Our pastor has been encouraging our church to evaluate how to give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering this year. Jason and I want to make sure that we will be giving sacrifically this year- and that will probably mean doing without a lot of the things we want. One of the ways we want to give this year is by selling books and giving 100% of the proceeds to the Lottie Moon Offering. Please let me know if you would like to purchase any of these- we are looking forward to how this might be a very small way to help spread the gospel.
We also want to encourage you and your family to do without this year and give sacrifically to missions.

Divine Conspiracy- Dallas Willard- $4
The Imitation of Christ- Thomas a Kempis $4
E.M. Bounds on Prayer- $4
The Hiding Place- Corrie Ten Boom- $2
Prison Letters- Corrie Ten Boom- $1
Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ- by John Piper $6

Don’t You Belong to Me? $1

God So Loved the World- Elizabeth Goudge $3
Teah Us to Pray- Charles Whiston $5
The Daily Bible in Chronological Order $3

Roget’s Thesaurus of the Bible Colin Day $5
The New Testament; It’s Background and Message- Thomas d. Lea $5
Leviticus; A Commentary Erhard S. Gerstenberger $15
The Loveliness of Christ- Samuel Rutherford $6

The Passion of Jesus Christ - John Piper $2 (4 Brand New copies)
Mere Christianity- C.S. Lewis $3

A Path Through Suffering- Elisabeth Elliot $4 (2 copies)
The Pastor’s Primer- Hawkins $1

A Time to Pray- $3
Absolute Surrender - Andrew Murray $1
The Blessings of Obedience- Andrew Murray $1
Covenants and Blessings- Andrew Murray $1
New Life- Andrew Murray $2
Be Perfect- Andrew Murray $2
Transforming Grace- Jerry Bridges $1
Basic Christianity- John Stott $3
The The place of help- Devotional Readings- Oswald Chambers $6

A Brief Illustrated Guide to Understanding Islam $1

The Secret Garden- Illustrated- $1

Weight Watchers Meals in Minutes Cookbook by Weight Watchers $4

Stars On The Sea by Mason, F.van Wyck 1940- $4
The Brothers Karamazov – Fyodor Dostoyevsky $4
The Greatest Story Ever Told, a Tale of the Greatest Life Ever Lived- $3

1892! The Preacher's Complete Homiletic Commentary, Ecclesiastes & Song of Solomon $10
Reno and Lake Tahoe $2
1972 Survival In The Outdoors - Outdoor Life Book $5
Church Aflame- Jerry Falwell and Elmer Towns- 1971 $3
I Believe, But…! – Walter Courtenay 1950 $5
Creating a Succesful Marriage- 4th ed McDonald- $6


Robin said...

what a great idea to post this info on your blog. i hope you can get the word out about this great need. can i put an order in for the corrie ten boon books?

Susie Q said...

I would like to purchase:
A Chance to Die
A Voice in the Wind
The Atonement Child
HANDY Dictionary of the Bible!

Let me know if this is confirmed and I will mail you a check ASAP!

Love, Susie

Robin said...

after clay took a look at the list we have more to add :)

1. Amy Carmichael- A Chance to Die
2. E.M. Bounds
3. Dallas Willard

let me know if you want to mail them and we'll send you a check!

Melissa Herrington said...

Hey dear! I have you down for the Boom books, willard, and e.m. bounds- sorry but susie asked for "A Chance to Die" 7 minutes before you did. lol but I'm gonna be on the look out for another copy of it for you cause it definatley needs to be in your library. So that would mean the check would be for $11.
What do u think about meeting up sometime when ya'll are here for Christmas to get your books and let me hug you?

Melissa Herrington said...

Susie- Thanks so much for your support! We can bring them to you on the 18th when we come up if you'd like?
So that would mean the check would be for $12?
Can't wait to see you!

Robin said...

we'd love to see you at christmas! we'll be down 12/18-12/27. when will yall be available? i'm gonna go ahead and send our check since lottie moon is for the month of december and i'm not sure when we'll see you during the month. hopefully we will get to see your new house soon!