Library Books on Their Way to India



Catalogued Books: 13,477

Boxes: 417             

Volunteers: 124         

Time:  2 weeks          


Red Bluff, California – The Grace Bible College Library Book Cataloging Project began with moving hundreds of boxes of books and setting the scene for this massive project. This phase, completed in under two hours was, however, only the beginning…

For the next 13 days volunteers came from all over the U.S. to unpack and prepare the books for shipment to the Grace Bible College Library in India. By the second day, it was obvious to everyone the task was incredibly enormous and would require intense focus and good teamwork. There were books EVERYWHERE!

Each day began with announcements, a devotional and time of prayer which brought us all together. Each book was carefully processed through numerous steps and re-packed into boxes numbered and weighed for the shipping container. When the container arrived on Saturday, January 28, once again, several dozen people formed a chain and moved the books in less than two hours. Amazing!

We were blessed with delicious lunches prepared by Diane and Pete Church and Mary Lou Meinke. The generous gift by Community Baptist of their facilities is deeply appreciated.

I have never seen a group come together with such dedication, focus and desire to serve the Lord as I did in this project. John and I are so very grateful to each and every one who gave sacrificially of their time, resources and energy. We all agreed that in addition to having fun, we also made friends – all for a great cause.

Please visit and our Facebook page for more photos and videos on this project. Watch for updates on the container headed to India. Our U.S. team will soon be on the campus and on February 26, the brand new library will be dedicated. Thank you to our generous IM donors for the gifts the Lord is using for His glory.


More than 120 volunteers gave their time and energy for two weeks in January to move, sort, label and box 13,477 books for shipment from CA to Grace Bible College’s Library in India.

We were so blessed by the smiling faces that greeted us each day for this HUGE project.

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