Many indigenous missionaries and pastors in the foreign field have been limited by their own poverty from having an adequate library to use as a resource in studying the Scriptures.
There are ministers on the foreign field who have served for years and have been used of God to plant several congregations, and yet they have never even owned a concordance or Bible dictionary. How much more prosperous would their ministries have been if they had been privileged to have even the most basic tools for Bible study?
It is for this reason that HeartCry seeks to provide individual books and pastoral libraries to indigenous missionaries and pastors in the foreign field. A pastoral library may include a Study Bible, an exhaustive concordance, a Bible dictionary, a one-volume commentary on the Bible, and a systematic theology. The cost of a pastoral library is usually little more than $150 to $200 (U.S.) and yet the fruit of such a gift cannot be measured. It is humbling to see indigenous workers who have labored for years literally weeping with joy upon receiving an exhaustive concordance and a Bible dictionary. For many, it is the answer to years of prayer.