Last week, we posted a video to our website about the Rolling Thunder Book Bus visit to Novo Ministries, an organization that strives to bring positive change to children in inner-city neighborhoods. After the first visit from Debbie, our Book Bus coordinator, and the bus, a representative from Novo Ministries wrote some pretty wonderful things about the impact of this program:
For many of the kids at our Novo Bible Clubs and after-school programs, however, taking ownership of a book of their very own is rare and exciting privilege. Many of the kids, even in higher grade levels, have had only minimal exposure to literature of any kind. Their school libraries may contain few interesting and challenging titles, and importance of their reading is often under-stressed [...]
With the simple gift of a free book, the Rolling Thunder Book Bus has become a catalyst in changing lives. For many of the kids who have participated, owning a book is both an avenue to a better education and a step toward a different future.
Many thanks to Matt and all of the Novo staff for the kind words and thoughtful sentiments. We all feel reinvigorated when we hear about the impact the Thunder can have on those who need it most.
- Karina Henderson