What’s Happening Insiders?!
Your Thursday is about to get even better!
Read this great little tongue-in-cheek post from our girl Katie Sutton that just may cause you to re-think your text to a student, and write them a letter…
BY KATIE SUTTON
I don’t suppose there’s anything I can say that would convince you to write a handwritten note to a student, is there?
What if I told you I still have the letter written to me—when I was a teenager, on the day of my baptism—by an obscure elderly lady in the church encouraging me in my faith walk. But that’s old-fashioned, right? Paper is so passé.
Or if I mentioned to you the letter-writing I did over the course of a year to a student whose behavior was so out of control that her parents committed her to a group home, it would seem unbelievable that a few letters would become the marker she pointed to as what got her through her darkest times. But it’s ridiculous to think that a teenager who seemed unreachable by any means of ministry could be swayed by something as antiquated as a handwritten note. A well-placed video on her Facebook page would have been so much more appropriate.
I wonder if the girl in my small group, who looked me in the face after Bible study one day and told me that she hated me because I had asked her to stop talking with her friends during the lesson, would have responded to my cute, funny pictures on Instagram… Surely I could have wooed her into a relationship through a Vine video, rather than by occasionally sending her a Bible verse in the mail and telling her the positive attributes I saw in her character. No modern teenager would respond to that!
Oh wait, she did.
But pay no attention to those success stories. Note writing and stamps are soooo 1980s. Besides, most of our pens are dried up at this point anyway.
Thanks for loving students,