Today I received a package in the mail that is so touching. A stranger sent me his only copies of three journals he has tediously written. He sends them to me, a stranger. He sent them from Swaziland. I don’t know him, but I had sent him a few books awhile back simply to encourage.
I opened his package and in it are three slim journals stapled along the spine in what appears to be brown paper bag material. Each has printing on it. One is printed “Scribble Notes”. Another is “Exercise Book” and the third is “College Exercise Book”. All three have the Swaziland Government logo stamped. He has printed in ink across the top of each, “Once you finish send them back is only I have.”
His pages are filled with careful penmanship as to thoughts he has gained from scriptures. A lot of work has been put into this. He is asking me to proof his work and to get it published. While the writing is in simple journal style, the heart of this man is adorable.
As he requested, I will send his works back to him. However, I want to do more for him. At first glance I thought there was nothing I could do. Yet, I wonder. I wonder what you would do with such a request landing in your lap. While he is out of sight, he is not out of mind. This is an important young man who carries the Spirit of God within. He, too, lives in a land that needs encouragement from God's other family members.
What would you do?