Dear Pen Pal

Dear Pen Pal,

This has been on my heart for a while and I just need to pour it out. I hope you don’t mind. 🙂 I just wanted to say that I thank God for you every day! I know it might sound kind of crazy to say this since we’ve only been exchanging thoughts for a short while but you have been a great blessing in my life! I don’t know you personally but one day God willing, I would be so delighted to meet you. Maybe one day we can sit down together, face to face with a cup of coffee in hand to share the untold stories that e-letters can’t fully express.

This has been on my heart for a while and I just need to pour it out. I hope you don’t mind. 🙂 I just wanted to say that I thank God for you every day! I know it might sound kind of crazy to say this since we’ve only been exchanging thoughts for a short while but you have been a great blessing in my life! I don’t know you personally but one day God willing, I would be so delighted to meet you. Maybe one day we can sit down together, face to face with a cup of coffee in hand to share the untold stories that e-letters can’t fully express.

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I’m so blessed by your letters though, because the Lord knows that I’ve always wanted a pen pal! However, His timing has purpose and He crossed our paths at just the right time! It really does amaze me how you are on the other side of the world and I smile to myself as I think about our many differences. For instance: your ‘Good morning’ is the same time I lie down to sleep, you speak Nepali while I speak Spanish, and I’m Americanized while you’re accustomed to the culture of a third world country. Then I think to myself that our differences are insignificant by the way our existences are aligned for the same purpose! We are both walking down the same narrow path to eternity and your Counselor is the same One who counsels me on this journey! Like, how awesome is it that the same Holy Spirit that dwells in you lives in me too!? It’s even more awesome because even though I never even met you before we’re part of a huge family of brothers and sisters around the world! Our family speaks so many different languages and comes from many nations all around the world but we all have one thing in common: we all profess the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and our only Savior! To top it all off He knows each of us, I N D I V I D U A L L Y. I’m not sure if I am explaining myself well, but this simple truth just blows my mind!!! 😀

I’m also astonished by the way the “Living word” comes to life for you and your family as is does for mine. The testimony of how your father came to know Jesus Christ is one that I revisit frequently. I’m filled with awe by the way God saved your dad from his deathbed and along the way unveiled the eyes of a Hindu man who never even knew who Jesus was or is; the uncanny way the Lord answered all of his questions by quenching his curiosity was how God made himself real to your dad! That just goes to show that your dad’s God is the same one who delivered my dad as well! My dad came from a wealthy family, he had it all but lost everything. In his youth he made a pact with the devil but when the time came, he was literally snatched from the hand of Satan himself! Jesus completely saved the life of my dad who was a suicidal drug addict. Even though he did come from a catholic home he didn’t know the true redeeming Christ! I never knew my dad as the man that he used to be, but many of our relatives can attest to his past destructive lifestyle. Now he lives with no side effects from the cocaine or other drugs that poisoned his body, and I’m honored to say that my dad is a man who zealously preaches the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ; the same Jesus that your dad preaches too!

Isn’t it hard to not get excited about the amazing things that God does for us? Even though we don’t deserve it! His grace is so wonderful! I know you understand what I mean, because as I read your letters I see the passion behind your words and for that I greatly admire your faith; the source of your strength! Though you are young, only a few years younger than me, you stand firm for the truth of the gospel. The lifestyle your family takes on as missionaries is no easy task! Especially in a country where millions of blind, deaf and mute idols are worshiped as true gods. I can’t even begin to imagine the opposition you must feel as the minorities in a Hindu population. As Christians we know what the bible says in concern to God’s jealousy, about receiving worship and glory as the One True Living God and He does not share His glory well with anyone! As his children, we know that our Father is slow to anger and abounding in love, but in the midst of His judgement and wrath, our God remains faithful; He shows mercy to those who call Him Lord and He saved your lives in the midst of that devastating earthquake! I can only imagine what it would have been like to experience the back-and-forth swaying of the building your church was in- and on the third floor! While everyone outside was fearfully running for their lives, the church on the inside continued to worship the One True Living God, the refuge of His people in times of trouble. I can only imagine the presence of God in that place as all of you sang “Almighty Father”, pouring out your hearts in prayer to the God of Life for help! I can only imagine the angels God sent to protect not only that building from collapsing, but He also protected your whole town! You have no idea how this testimony impacted me on the other side of the world! This testimony helped to seal my faith further under the knowledge of God that He is the same today as He was in bible times.

With that being said, I do pray for your country of Nepal. I pray for your loved ones that every single life may be safe and sound. I pray for those who are still alive in the midst of all the chaos as the people of your country try to heal themselves, but that their eyes may be opened to the truth of Jesus Christ. Only God can heal their land and restore their country the same way God did with his Jewish people. The Lord handed them over to the sins of their idol worshiping but in love He gathered them together and restored their land by teaching them the Truth, and that only He is the giver and sustainer of life. I pray for the safety of your family and that the Holy Spirit continuously fill you all with grace and courage, enabling you all to rescue the lost souls of Nepal in Jesus’ name.

My dear little sister in Christ, I have so much more inspiration on my heart in regard to you. I hope to learn more about you and your story and to be blessed by your experiences– even half way across the world. I hope that you may be blessed richly in your relationship with Jesus Christ, and I pray that I may be of encouragement to you in anyway that I can! I just want to remind you that you are special and that though you are small you have a life changing purpose in God’s plans! I don’t think I would be able to take up the burden the Lord laid upon your life and your family, but know that God has entrusted your family with much and that is reason to rejoice! This letter can’t even begin to cover the amount of admiration I have for you and all that God is doing in your life! I love you so much pen pal, and whenever you may feel down or discouraged, just remember that Jesus loves you soooo much more!

Yours truly,

La Rosa de Saron

4 thoughts on “Dear Pen Pal

  1. you have touched me. Thank you for your words of grace. Hey I am making a Christian project for YOUTUBE, with my friends, we r raising money for charity(starting this summer). Um for more info please go to my blog. ITs the one that’s say big announcement . Hope to talk soon. From ur friend Brandon. Also need followers and support.

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  2. Didi, I love this so much, I can read it over and over again for years and never get tired.. Always makes me smile and thank God for making you a part of my life. I’m so happy that I found you, beautiful friend.

    Huuggsss you tight.. ❤

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    • Awww what a blessing to have you in my life baini❤! The Holy Spirit keeps you so close to my heart, and for that I rejoice in the grace that bridges together our friendship, from the ends of the earth! I love you, beautiful friend! God bless you and keep your family always! 🙂

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