Do The Two Most Important Ones First

(Actual letters from children)

(Actual letters from children)


Not too long ago, I found myself with three writing projects and wondered where I should start. As I sat there, a gentle voice whispered to my heart, “Do the two most important ones first.”

“What?” I said, not knowing which two were the most important.

“Write replies to the two letters you just received.”

I pushed aside the three writing projects and reread the two letters, sitting on a to-do pile next to the computer. One letter was from an 8-year old girl named Joshni, who lives in Tamil Nadu, India, and the other from a 5-year old boy named Anupam, who lives in West Bengal, India. Both are Dalit children who attend Bridge of Hope schools and are sponsored by Carol and me.

I wrote letters to both and included three pictures in each envelope. The pictures reveal life in California and my family to them.

I’m a small potato in the writing world, but to these children, I’m probably the big enchilada. You see, my letters are most likely the only ones they will ever receive. A few words can make a difference in their lives.

And the Lord seems to agree with me.

If you are interested in knowing more about sponsoring a child in Gospel For Asia’s Bridge of Hope program, check it out here.


Filed under Christianity, Church, Faith, God, Gospel For Asia, India, Kingdom of God, Poverty, Prayer

5 responses to “Do The Two Most Important Ones First

  1. Loved this Mr. Larry, and thanks for reminding us about what’s important to God! God bless you!

  2. Debbie,

    Thanks. You’re a corker. (I haven’t used the term in a while and thought I’d bring it out of mothballs just for you.) God bless you.

  3. 😀 Glad I could help you with that!

  4. janecatherinerozek

    Nice touch in subject matter. “and all the angels applaud.”

  5. janecatherinerozek,

    Thanks. Maybe someday I will find out.

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