“There must be millions of people all over the world who never get any love letters… I could be their leader.” ~Charlie Brown
A year ago I took a random, spur-of-the-moment trip and volunteered for a week at Voice of the Martyrs in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. My task for the week? I hand wrote scripture on the bottom of donation receipts with several of the sweetest women I’d ever met for eight hours a day. It was one of my most favorite weeks ever! I have stayed in close contact with a few of the friends I made there, and in particular one little 11-year-old girl named Hannah from England who was volunteering with her family the same week as me.
Hannah wanted so badly to have pretty handwriting. So she sat with us for a few hours a day practicing. She was silly and she giggled a LOT – which is probably why I loved her so much. I became very attached to Hannah, and hated that she cried when we said goodbye. (Don’t tell anyone, but I cried too.)
Hannah and I exchanged addresses and agreed to be penpals, and now about once a month, I come home to a treat from her in my mailbox. It’s always short, Hannah always asks about the ladies at Voice of the Martyrs, and she always hopes that we will get to see each other again. I miss my little friend Hannah. This precious little girl and her letter just made my whole day!
Dear Hannah, tonight you’ve given me a new prayer to pray. I’m praying for the work God has for your little letter-writing hands to do! And I too, hope I get to see you again some day 😉
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11