Saturday, June 21, 2008

Giving Away Books

The most fun part of the mission trip for me was the day when I got to give away books.

You see if it's up to me I would give away books every day, all day. Preferably they would be books catered to the child's interests and likes.

But it's not up to me. I only get to do it every once in a while.

So I bought about 65 used books at various Goodwills and Salvation Armies. I was picky and only chose a) non-Pokemon books and b) books that cost less than $1.

A lot of them were books from my growing up days, and probably had been published around that time too. But overall it was so refreshing to see these children's faces light up when I told them they would get a book for their very own.

I ended up with some extras. Not really sure how that happened, but I took the easy readers home for Emlyn and left the rest for the church to disperse as they chose.

All in all it was very exciting. I would have preferred to have lots of brand-new choices, but this was good enough.

1 comment:

Bluecanary said...

Thanks so much for joining us and for getting all the books. I never would have thought of that. It was great seeing you and playing with Emlyn and Denali.

We got back last night safe and sound. I'm sleeping in tomorrow.