‘The Letter Writer’ ~ How This Movie is Changing Lives
A woman named Cindy left a comment on one of my favorite movies, entitled, ‘The Letter Writer‘. This is what Cindy wrote:
We did a Movie and outreach with The Letter Writer. The Youth group came over and we watched The Letter Writer then after lunch they wrote notes of encouragements and we drove to a nearby park and gave out the notes of encouragements to people. Great movie it was a good day! 🙂
Don’t quit reading here..the story is coming that is fabulous!
Synopsis: When Maggy Fuller, a rebellious and troubled teenager, receives an old fashioned letter in the mail from an unknown source, she can’t imagine who could have so many wonderful things to say about her. After all, she is all but invisible to her father and a disappointment to her mom. So she tracks down the mysterious author of the letter and uncovers someone she has never met—but someone who seems to know her better than anyone else in her life.
I contacted Cindy to find out if she would share what happened that day with the youth group. Here is the story!
We talked about the many ways God speaks to us and then encouraged them like in the movie to write a note of encouragement. One of the youth was happy at how much she had written. It took courage for the youth to step out like that, even though they might have been scared they didn’t really show it. Before heading out I quoted the movie, “we wrote notes of encouragement and felt one was for you.” that was a perfect non threating phase that made it easier for the youth as they gave their cards. They all felt good about this outreach. One of the students said they were going to write more notes to give out.
Here is one of the experiences from one of the youth…There was a man sitting alone on a bench, “Excuse me sir, at first the man looked startled, I apologize, I did not mean to startled you but I have this letter for you. I’m with my youth group, its just a letter with a few encouraging words that I felt was either for you or someone you know.” The man replied, “Oh this is definitely for me! The funny thing is right now I had a lot on my mind sitting here alone on this park bench because I am in need of some encouragement.” The youth said,” this letter is definitely for you then” as he handed it to him. The man then shared, The funny thing is this is how I got saved…I was in college sitting on a bench and one of the Christian students approached me and said Jesus loves you, later that week I was invited to a church service and I was saved.”Encouragement
Wow! What if we each did this? This is a GREAT ministry, no matter what your age. Writing notes of encouragement, even for strangers. A POWERFUL work of God. I would like to encourage you to watch this film, ‘The Letter Writer‘ and then take the time to encourage others, whether it be a note, a letter, a phone call, a visit. It IS that important and it is a great way to open up a conversation about Jesus!
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