May Newsletter
May 2022
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
From the Director

Dear Friends of ABM,

From the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you to the people who donated, as well as to the people who are praying for the success of AUDIOBOOK Ministries. We still have a little time left for this Easter Giving Campaign.

Since the last newsletter, we have officially moved everything out of our old office and are settled into our new office at John Knox. It is nice! We are starting to feel like we are back in a our routine.

I want to give a shout out to all the people that helped make this move possible, and a special thanks to the staff for being patient with me as we have to iron things out with the move and myself as their new Director.

As we look forward to what God has planned for AUDIOBOOK Ministries, we are seeking your help to spread the news of AUDIOBOOK Ministries. I would love to come and share our story and what we have to offer to your community. We are also wishing to fill our board with new board members.

Yours in Christ,

Laurie van der Roest

The good news is…We are doing great with many very generous donors. We are coming to the end of our challenge on May 31st. Can you help?

You can join in this Easter Giving Campaign by sending a check to our new address at 109 SW Normandy Rd., Seattle, WA 98166 or click on the Donation application in this newsletter
Office will be closed on Memorial Day 30th 2022

A Prayer for Memorial Day:
Remembering Those Who Have Fought for Our Freedom

Freedom is a gift, it’s a treasure. And though we all may agree on that truth, it’s often easy to take for granted the greatest gifts that God has given us in our lives.

But those most precious gifts are never free. They came with a price. With sacrifice. They were worth fighting for. And are still worth fighting for today. Many brave men and women were willing to face hard battles in order for us to enjoy that gift of freedom today.
For all those who have protected our nation, for the men and women in uniform, together, we say “Thank You.”

Spotlight Volunteer

Carol Marshall

Carol is a mother to two and grandmother to five and great grandmother. She is a member at Highline Christian Church and serves as the Financial Secretary there. She is involved in BSF leadership and currently is leading a Bible study for women at Highline Christian Church.

A message from Carol, "I feel it is such a privilege to be able to serve the Lord here. And actually after being a volunteer for several years I was able to connect my dear 96 year old auntie to become a patron due to her macular degeneration. Not only am I serving the Lord but I’ve been able to bless her as well. "
Spotlight Staff

Jo Etta Smith

My name is Jo Etta and I came to AUDIOBOOK Ministries as a volunteer in 2014. I was retired and had finished some traveling, but the needed something else to fill my time and be of service to something or someone. I saw a notice in my church’s bulletin about the need for volunteers, so I jumped at the opportunity.
In 2015 I was hired as the Operations Manager / Librarian. This was such a blessing for me. I love knowing the blessings that our work here is giving our patrons across the U.S. God has been so good to us and I am so thankful for his love, mercy, and grace.

Gift of Braille
Do you know anyone that would benefit from a Braille Bible or Brallier and paper?
We have been storing these and would love to pass them to a good home free of charge.
Periodicals we offer
This daily devotional offers inspirational reflections on scripture for Christians who yearn for God’s presence in their lives. Every day.
Our Daily Bread – is enriched with God’s unfailing promises and blessings. 
This quarterly study presents stimulating lessons that explore the biblical message and how to apply it to daily life and helps adults move from a focus on the Word to reflection on personal, family, church, and community concerns. 
“The Evangelical Voice for Today” Decision Magazine features hard-hitting stories and cutting-edge commentary about the world around us from an evangelical Christian perspective.
The Upper Room daily devotional guide contains meditations that show real people struggling to live faithfully in real-life situations, with the Bible as the touchstone for and measure of faithful living. 
Fun Facts
1,267 Patrons all over the US
3,429 available books
63 children's books 
We moved

Please make address changes to reflect our new temporary home at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Normandy Park.

The new address:
Looking for a Home...

In Seattle, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church has been a great friend to AUDIOBOOK Ministries. This wonderful church provided space for our library and office for over 20 years, free of charge!

We are now at John Knox Presbyterian Church as our temporary location. We are so very thankful for their continued support over the last 41 years. However, we still need to find us a forever home. Please pray that God will provide a new location to house AUDIOBOOK Ministries.
We're looking for 1000 square feet near Burien, Normandy Park, or South Seattle so we can stay close to the volunteers who make this ministry possible. If you have potential leads on available space, or if you want to donate money for the move or rent, your help will be much appreciated!

How Purchases at Amazon Benefits AUDIOBOOK Ministries

Do you shop on Amazon? It's that time of the year when it is back to school and if you are planning to buy school supplies then you can shop and support ABM at the same time. Did you know that AUDIOBOOK Ministries can benefit from eligible purchases any time of year?

Simply go to Amazon Smile and sign in (or create an Amazon account). This will take you to Amazon Smile, and you can shop as you would normally do. Bookmark this website so you can be sure to order from every time you shop. AUDIOBOOK Ministries will receive 0.5% of eligible purchases.

Kroger Rewards Benefit AUDIOBOOK Ministries
If you shop at Fred Meyer stores and have a Rewards Card, you can now link your card to AUDIOBOOK Ministries so that we can benefit from the dollars that you spend shopping at Fred Meyer. Fred Meyer Community Rewards donates up to $625,000 per quarter to non-profits throughout Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Customers will continue to receive the Rewards Points, Rebates, and Fuel Points they're used to getting, but now their dollars will earn donations to ABM.
Signing up is simple: to link your card, click here and click on the purple "Link your Rewards card now" box. After logging in (or creating an online account), search for AUDIOBOOK MINISTRIES or enter our Non-profit Organization (NPO) number 86677. Complete the signup process, and you will be good to go! Feel free to share this information with anyone you know who also shops at Fred Meyer.
How You Can Help Us?
Matching Gifts: Your gift can be doubled, or even tripled if you or your spouse work for a company with a matching gift program. All you need to do is ask your human resources office for information.
Tribute Gifts: What better way to honor someone special than to make a donation to AUDIOBOOK Ministries? This works for celebrating a special birthday or other milestones as well as a memorial. We list these donations in our newsletter every quarter.

Bequests: Have you thought about where you would like to leave your legacy? A charitable bequest can be tailored to a variety of circumstances, and it provides an unlimited deduction for estate tax purposes. In a last will and testament, you may stipulate a specific cash donation to AUDIOBOOK Ministries, or state a percentage of your gross assets. We also accept stock donations; just contact our office for the correct procedure and forms. As always, we thank you!
Thank you to our donors
Roger & Joyelle Neubauer
James DeBruhl
Jay Auriemma
Matthew Plantz
Karen Wimberly
Jo & Dwayne Hinman
Bob &Shirley Black
George & Karen Pettingell
Benjamin Dernbach
Carolyn Myers
Dale and Jinny Sewall
Julie Ausen
Steven Blow
Linda Wright
Lewis & Donna Fogle
Joyce Bridges
Meiling Sproger

John Knox Presbyterian Church
Kiwanis of Burien
Highline Christian Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

Connie and John Hemmer
Stephen & Martha Wendover
Karleen Kennedy
Jo & Dwayne Hinman
Kenneth Rowin
Iolanda Rossman
Donald & Beverly Toland
Sylvia Moore
Lucille Bogan
Leo and Mary Yoder
Emily Edwards
Mike and Maureen Fay
Lucille Bogan
Irving & Nancy Nysether
Miriam Peachey
June Burr & Donovan Breckwith
June Burr
Ina Baker & Marbara Stivers
Andrew & Deborah Rosenfeld
Mission Statement
"To provide wholesome, inspirational recorded material for people who cannot read due to blindness, visual impairment, or other disabilities. We aim to share the pure joy of reading through books that inspire, entertain, and provide encouragement, comfort, and hope."
About Us

AUDIOBOOK MINISTRIES is a ministry dedicated to making Christian literature accessible for all. We are a Christian lending library with over 3,300 audio titles - inspirational, faith-based books, recorded by volunteers and mailed nationwide to share God's love and the joy of reading with people who have
reading-related disabilities.
Our services are free.

If you know of someone who can benefit from our services, please visit our  
for more information and an application.