Monday, April 30, 2007

Postal Service Prevents Shipping Biblical Books to Sudan


A group of our seminarians, with the kind assistance of Jim from maintenance, took several boxes of books for Sudan to the post office from the Mission Council's book drive. The students had worked hard to collect the books, mostly biblical and Hebrew studies books, so that they could donate them to the college library in Renk, Sudan, with which VTS has a strong connection. Unfortunately, they were told that as of last Wednesday, the post office could "not accept" packages to Sudan (or Cuba or Iran). They will now have to store the books over the summer, with the hope that by fall or soon thereafter either these sanctions will be lifted or some other plan for getting the books into the country can be devised.

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