Donate Your Used Bibles and Christian Teaching Materials
Time of Refreshing Ministries (TORM) began with Al Jaynes many years ago. He had always taken easy access to Bibles for granted, until 1995, when a Philippine minister told him that a Bible in his country costs four to five days in wages. Jaynes and his wife went home and counted 22 Bibles in their house.
“Eighty-five percent of Christian literature is printed in America. We are just saturated with this stuff. Most people don’t see the need, and they just throw it away. But to the rest of the world it’s like gold. It’s precious to them,” Jaynes said.
Jaynes began thinking of creating a ministry to collect and send Bibles to those in need around the world. He discussed his dream with a man who had been smuggling Bibles into Cuba, and found himself making the trip to the communist island in May 1997.
“That pushed me over the brink in seeing people who had never had been able to have a Bible. I saw people line up, pushing and shoving for a Bible in these little towns. It was like giving candy to a child,” he said.
Those experiences led to the birth of TORM. The name is taken from Acts 3:19, which says “Repent therefore and return, that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.”
Al has since gone to be the Lord. However, Thrive FM continues to help fulfill Al’s vision through a partnership with Love Packages. With facilities in Butler, Illinois and Decatur, Alabama, Love Packages collects and distributes Bibles, hymnals, Sunday school literature, devotionals, and Christian magazines all over the world to believers with little or no access to God’s Word without the assistance of organizations like Love Packages. We at Heartland Ministries Radio serve as a drop off point of materials for later collection and distribution by volunteers at Love Packages.
If you would like to bring materials for Love Packages, please call us at 270-437-4095 or 800-467-4095 to schedule a drop off day and time. Regular business hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. At times, we may also be required to place restrictions on the number of boxes we can accept due to limited space for storing materials. If you would like to send your materials directly to Love Packages, mail them to either of the following addresses:
220 Union Street
Butler, IL 62015
60-D South Mountain Drive
Decatur, AL 35603
Together we will spread the good news of Jesus Christ throughout the world.