I Read Your Letter Over & Over

I had been married four years when I attended my first Bible study and then gave my life to Jesus Christ. He entered my life and changed it completely. I became a new person! I still remember that first week when everyday I would see my life with new eyes. My desires changed. My life’s purpose changed. Moreover, God filled me with a new love, peace and joy that I’d never before known.

Later that year I received a Christmas letter from one of my closest friends from nursing school. I wrote back sharing how Christ had changed my life.  I even sent her a booklet by Bill Bright called, Would You Like to Know Christ Personally?  https://www.cru.org/how-to-know-god/would-you-like-to-know-god-personally.html    She did not respond to my booklet or my good news.

I did not hear back from her until the following Christmas. Again I responded with a Christmas letter sharing new things God had taught me during the past year.  I also sent her a recorded message.

Again I didn’t hear back from her until the following Christmas. Again I responded the same. This went on for ten years!  One day she called.  She was coming to town and coming over.  She said, “We need to talk.”

I was thrilled to see her! Then she said, “You know all those letters and tapes and booklets about God you sent me over the years? They were not wasted. I read your letters over and over—the booklets too! I listened to your tapes repeatedly. I want you to know that they were instrumental in my decision to surrender my life to Jesus Christ. He has changed my life and I am forever grateful.” We hugged and cried and prayed together.

Even though she lives in another part of the world, we’ve become closer than ever.  After all, we are now true sisters in the Lord. Moreover, her husband has since come to Christ as well.  How good is our God!  I will forever praise Him.

  •  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.     Matthew 5:16
  •  Remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins.     James 5:20

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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10 Responses to I Read Your Letter Over & Over

  1. Helene says:

    Persistence paid off and another soul was snatched out of the kingdom of darkness.

    • Kathleen says:

      That’s so true, Helene. Although at the time I didn’t think I was being persistent. I was just writing a good friend at Christmastime and sharing a little bit of my life.

  2. Amy Hagerup says:

    Hi Kathleen, This is a great reminder that we never know what God is using in someone’s life and it is up to us to remain faithful! I remember a young gal telling me one time that I had led her to the Lord and my response was “I did?” Turns out, I was her Sunday School teacher during her elementary school years and the Lord used my words to bring her to a saving knowledge of Him. I’m sure there were other influences too as He so awesomely weaves the stories of our lives, but how special to know He had used me too. Blessings, Amy

    • Kathleen says:

      This is so true, Amy! That’s why we should always be about our Father’s business, keeping being alert for opportunities to shine forth God’s goodness. I appreciate your comment.

  3. Sandra says:

    Hi Kathleen, You speak of seeing things with new eyes – this time when we become born again. God is so amazing and what He offers us is beyond words can actually capture. We are so blessed! Thank you! Sandra http://www.sandra-ramblingrose.blogspot.com

  4. Thank you for your faithfulness and perseverance.

  5. Liana says:

    What a sweet story of joyful blessing. A cold heart turned into love and warmth for Jesus because of messages sent in the season of hope. Christmas blessings falling continuously, absorbed like the ground drinks of the pure, white snow.

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