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South Africa
  1. How can people overseas use english literature?
  2. How do you get the literature overseas?
  3. Why can't I send it myself?
  4. How do you know the packages arrive?
  5. What is the cost?
  6. How is Love Packages supported?
  7. How can I get my literature to Love Packages?
  8. What happens once the literature gets to you?
  9. With whom are you affiliated?
  10. Do you work with other organizations in achieving your mission?
  11. How can I best support the mission of Love Packages?
  12. Are there any other ways to support Love Packages?
  13. If I send you a monetary gift, how will it be spent?

Indian Library

  1. How can people overseas use english literature?
    Not everyone can, but nations like Nigeria and Ghana have taught English in their schools for the past 35 years. In India, 25% of their population of 1 Billion people speak and read English.

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  2. How do you get the literature overseas?
    It is sent various ways. We send some in banded boxes or mail sacks via the U.S. Mail. We also ship to port cities in ocean-going containers that weigh approximately 20 tons. In addition to that, we also work with evangelical groups that own ships or planes who fill part of their cargo hold for them to distribute overseas.

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  3. Why can't I send it myself?
    Simply put, taped or string tied boxes will not make it half way around the world. Boxes need to be securely banded to survive the trip. In addition, it is far more efficient to ship this literature in the large 20-ton container. It would be quite a burden for any single person to organize that much literature and pay the cost of shipping. We draw on the excess literature and financial support of tens of thousands of people to do what we do, making the task far easier.

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  4. How do you know the packages arrive?
    If we are sending small boxes in mail bags, we put a packing slip in each box. This slip is returned to us when it is received. The freight companies, and our distributors inform us when the larger containers reach their destinations.

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  5. What is the cost?
    A 20-ton container costs between $3000 to $9000. The literature that is shipped in mail bags costs $1 per pound. When you take into account all of our expenses, the cost to ship a single piece of literature costs less than a dime per pound!

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  6. How is Love Packages supported?
    We are supported by free-will offerings from churches and individuals who are concerned about wasting materials that teach the Word of God.

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  7. How can I get my literature to Love Packages?
    If you live close enough, you can bring it to our headquarters in Butler, IL. Our contact information is here. However, if you don't live nearby we suggest that you use the U.S. mail. Please use sturdy boxes and pack to ensure materials will not shift. Also, please do not ship overly heavy packages. Break your shipments up into smaller boxes, preferably under 35 pounds. Since we are a non-profit organization, and since we establish libraries, you may send it 4th class library rate. This library rate should save you some money. The requirements are as follows:
    1. "Library Rate" must be written on the same side as the address
    2. The box must show the address of a non-profit religious organization and your return address
    3. Boxes must contain books of more than 32 pages, sheet music, or sound recordings, and be marked accordingly.

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  8. What happens once the literature gets to you?
    We sort every piece, discarding non-Christian or cult literature. We then sort the materials into 6 primary categories: Bibles; reference materials; Sunday School literature; books; magazines and daily devotionals; music, cassettes, tracts and miscellaneous.

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  9. With whom are you affiliated?
    Love Packages is not affiliated with any denomination. We seek to be a blessing to the whole Body of Christ, operating as a division of Eagles Nest Ministries - located in Butler, Illinois.

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  10. Do you work with other organizations in achieving your mission?
    Yes! We have worked with various organizations, both in the United States and overseas. We have worked with the Assemblies of God, Every Home for Christ and Christ for the Nations in establishing distribution centers overseas. We have also recycled over-runs from Billy Graham, Bible Pathways, Bread for Children, Concordia, David C. Cook, Lifeway Publishing and others.

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  11. How can I best support the mission of Love Packages?
    You can best support us by sending us materials that spread the Word of God, through your direct financial support and by keeping us in your prayers. Our contact information is listed on this website here.

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  12. Are there any other ways to support Love Packages?
    1. Volunteer: If you are close enough, and have the time, we always appreciate an extra set of hands to help us in any way you can. If you are interested in supporting us in this way, please fill out our volunteer form.
    2. Donate: Monetary donations are needed to maintain and expand the ministry. (A 20 ton container to Africa costs approximately $4,000.) In addition, volunteers are always welcomed to sort, pack literature, etc. If you have a PayPal® account, click here. Otherwise, our contact information is here.
    3. Spread the Word: Tell your family and friends. Send this to other Christians. Ask a local Christian bookstore to place brochures on their counter to advertise the ministry.
    4. Talk to your Pastor: Encourage the church to support this ministry. Your Pastor may even spread the word among other churches. However, avoid expectations-the church may have enough work already.
    5. Pray: The most important element-because this ministry is depending on God, not people.

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  13. If I send you a monetary gift, how will it be spent?
    Wisely! We believe in being good stewards with what God has given us. We only have 3 paid staff members, no expensive buildings, and almost all of the work is done by volunteers. Our newsletter is printed by a Christian brother as a donation. So your gifts work hard to put the Gospel in peoples' hands.

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