Preface Story: On Friday morning, two teenage boys from our local high school died in a tragic car accident. Both loved by the community. One of the boys was worried before he died that so many of his friends didn't know Christ. So his mom asked last night if our area could locate and donate enough Bibles to give to the expected 500-1000 teens that will come to the visitation on Monday at noon. They would like the Bible to have Derek's (the faithful Christian kid who died) favorite Bible verse highlighted in it before given out to the kids. Here's the link to the story.
Here's the kicker, how do we get that many Bibles located over a weekend and up here in Indiana? Where do we get that kind of money?
Just tonight, I located over 500 New Testaments that I can get for FREE, that's right, FREE! The only problem is, they are in Florence, Alabama at Heritage Christian University. They are in storage. Do you remember the Challenge Youth Conference Bible from 2 years ago? The navy blue one that has the plan of salvation in the front? Yup, there are about 500 sitting in storage, and Larry Davenport, head honcho at CYC will give them to me if I will just come get them.
So if I leave church tomorrow morning after I preach and drive 7 hours to pick them up, then 7 hours to get back, that puts me back somewhere around 2 am on Monday morning. Then the groups here couldn't start highlighting verses till after they wake up.
Here's where someone down there might be able to help me. What if a couple of you guys, took off on a road trip and drove to Florence Alabama and picked them up for me. They will all fit in the back seat of a car. Then bring them back to Franklin TN. You could be back to Franklin around the time I arrive there. Then I would pay for your gas, buy you a quick meal, and then I could be home by 9 or 10 pm, enough time for us to start on them the night before the funeral visitation.
And what do you have? 500 Bibles that would retail for $4000, being given out for free to teenagers who are hurting and seeking answers here in Washington Indiana.
Let me know if you have any thoughts or ideas or if I'm just absolutely nuts.
Call Me if you're game or you have an idea: 615-668-6343.
Love you guys!
Christopher (Topher) Wiles - Pulpit Minister
Washington Church of Christ - 311 Hillside Drive
Washington, IN 47501 - 812.254.0508 (office) 812.610.2484 (cell)www.washingtoncoc.org washington@facebook