Welcome To Books Are The Beginning

In all of our projects, we are striving towards building a better tomorrow for the children of the world through books.  We believe books are truly the beginning or a life journey, a journey that will take children wherever they dare to dream.  We would like to extend an invitation to you to join this journey to fight illiteracy around the world.  Whether it is to host a book drive, label and sort books, read to a group of children, deliver books to schools, or help us build libraries in Africa.  We could not do what we do or help as many children and educators as we help without YOU!  We are currently collecting books for a library in Kenya, funds to purchase books for schools in San Marcos and Dallas, Texas, and school supplies for Lulwanda Primary School in Uganda.  Uganda Teacher Scholarships and Buckets of Hope Projects are both projects that are ongoing.  Would you like to join our journey?  To make a donation, , please visit our donation page!


Words from our President, Mike Thrasher

What an incredible year we have had.  Books were delivered to children at Bowie and DeZavala Elementary in San Marcos.  Over 4000 books were taken to Higgins Middle school in McComb, MS. in March.  A trip to our next African library, Jesus. Hobbs House of Hope Children’s Home outside Nairobi, Kenya in April is opening a new door that we approach by faith.  Collecting and processing books for the Kenya library has already begun.  The month of July was spent at Lulwanda Children’s Home in Mbale, Uganda where we painted the school, updated the library with new shelves and new book category system, conducted a Head Teacher Conference, delivered Buckets of Hope and distributed text books to six rural schools and made gifts of books to the staff at Lulwanda.  I also spent 16 days in the hospital after returning from Kenya with an unknown virus which left me with little strength to walk or even lift my hand to eat.  It was a trying time for both Mary and I.  But, God healed me and I was able to travel to Uganda just 4 weeks after getting out of the hospital.  I have a renewed passion to get books into the hands of children and adults who do not have access to reading materials.  But we can’t do it alone.  Monetary donations are needed to accomplish our mission of providing books and training to schools in impoverished areas of the world.  Will you join us in accomplishing our mission?  In September we begin our next fiscal year.  Any amount goes a long way to helping us reach our fiscal year budget of $100,000.  We need you!  Together we can make a difference in a child’s life and improve the literacy rate in impoverished areas of the world.  Go to our DONATE PAGE and help us make a child's future better.