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Moderator Preps Books for Jamaica Trip

Moderator Preps Books for Jamaica Trip

Dr. Larry Saunders inventories a book order for the Free Presbyterian Christian Bookstore in Littleton London, Jamaica.

Dr. Larry Saunders inventories a book order for the Free Presbyterian Christian Bookstore in Littleton London, Jamaica.

JAMAICA—The Moderator of the FPCNA helped prep books Thursday for his upcoming trip to Jamaica.

Dr. Larry Saunders, minister of Toronto FPCNA and member of the denomination’s mission board, will be traveling to Jamaica on Friday, along with Rev. David DiCanio, a missionary-at-large who was evacuated from Liberia in August because of the Ebola virus.

Both Dr. Saunders and Rev. DiCanio hope to travel with several suitcases filled with Bibles and religious books to the already existing Free Presbyterian Christian Bookstore in Little London Jamaica. The men want to see if the store can run on its own profits, which would involve reordering stock with money coming directly from sales.

“We were able to do this in Liberia,” DiCanio said, “and we are going to see if it will work in Jamaica as well.”

DiCanio cautioned that the Liberian bookstore is just outside the capital city, so there may be higher paying jobs, which would allow customers to afford higher-priced books that reflect overseas postage and import duty.

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Some of the books going to Jamaica

“We always carry cheaper paperback Bibles so anyone can afford God’s Word,” DiCanio said. “But in order to pay salaries and meet the demand, we also like to carry higher priced leather KJV Bibles.”

Dr. Saunders placed an order with a discount bookstore in the United States, but some of the books did not arrive in time. The men hope to ship the remaining books by renting space on a container.

Dr. Saunders will be visiting Jamaica for six days, and Rev. DiCanio plans to stay for two months.

“I’m looking forward to seeing our Jamaican brethren,” Dr. Saunders said. “I have not been able to visit this past year, so I am happy to be going back for a few days.”

Both men covet the prayers of the Lord’s people for safety and success in their mission.