Looking at the state of the world today, Vaneshia Parker felt she had to do something.
“How everything is going — we need God, you know? It’s just a wreck right now in all types of ways,” she said. “But at the end of the day, Jesus is the reason for the season.”
She wanted to give and remind others of the perfect gift. It had been on her heart for a while. And the timing couldn’t be better.
“One day, I thought, you know what? I’m about to inbox a couple of people and see what I can start,” she said. “You don’t have to have a degree to change the world.”
On Christmas Eve, Parker, her 10-year-old daughter Tyhsia Raines, Karen Robinson and friends will hit the streets throughout Harnett and Johnston counties, handing out Bibles topped with bows. They will make their rounds during the afternoon hours on Christmas Eve.
Armed with an idea and support, Parker assembled a team and bought the Bibles with donations.
“I knew I could get more by going to the Dollar Tree,” she said. “The word of God is the word of God no matter how much the Bible costs … I said, ‘As long as I get it out, that’s the thing that counts.’”
And Robinson says it will also be the thing that lasts.
“Only what we do for Christ is going to last,” she said. “So, this right here will make an impact on someone.”
Parker hopes to carry on the Bible giveaways after Christmas.
“I’m finally acting on something that I had been feeling so long,” she said. “I knew I had to do it. It was on my heart for a reason.”
For more information, contact Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 910-379-5425.
-Dunn Daily Record