Young girls growing up in this generation are struggling.
Whether it’s body image issues, mental illness, social pressures, or a world that seems to value them for all the wrong reasons.
At Christian Life Daily, our prayer for all young women is that they would grow to know that their worth and identity are ultimately in Christ.
Whitney Saxon, the founder of The Letter Project, shares that same prayer and is making it a reality one girl at a time.
Who doesn’t need a little encouragement every now and then? I know I do.
However, as adults, we may have already navigated through hardships and witnessed the faithfulness of God through trials and triumphs.
But what about our youth of today?
The mission of The Letter Project “is to invite women into a Christ-centered community that builds each other up and encourages collaboration. We believe that we’re all in this big, beautiful world together and the best thing we can do is pour into one another.”
“At its core, The Letter Project is simple: women writing letters to girls around the world who need extra encouragement. No problem is too big or too small for us to send a little bit of handwritten love your way.”
It truly is that simple.
Friends, family, loved ones — literally anyone — can request a note of encouragement. The Letter Project will rally their troops of letter-writers to write some words of joy and perseverance – and then they’re sent off to the recipient.
Jesus commands us in Matthew 28:19, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
If we follow John’s truth that, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1), then The Letter Project is quite literally sharing the love of the Lord through writing letters that share in His love.
Letter writers are basically fulfilling the command in Matthew by being the hands and feet of Jesus. It is their love for God that will permeate each letter and reach the heart of the reader.
And the only qualification to become a letter writer is a desire to serve others.
Being a letter writer is an amazing opportunity to share the Gospel message.
Girls and women receiving these letters do not need to be Christians either. That means there are people around the world who may be experiencing God’s great love for the first time through a letter that was written.
Letter topics range from anxiety and depression, to divorce, cancer, motherhood, loneliness, death of a loved one, dating, marital stress, and more!
The Letter Project allows believers to share their own trials and tribulations and also the faithfulness of God to redeem and restore His people.
The Letter Project is truly building a community where women and girls from elementary ages to 30-somethings have a place to take refuge and find hope amidst a very dark and draining world.
If writing isn’t your thing, there are other ways to get involved as well – host a “write night,” shop their Amazon Wish List, or donate!
Write nights are a great way to get friends together and spread the mission of TLP.
You can submit a form with the intended date of your “write night” and The Letter Project will send you all the supplies needed — all you have to do is gather a group of girlfriends with a heart for service.
As a non-profit organization, The Letter Project is funded by the support of others. By shopping their Amazon Wish List, you can help cover some of the cost of supplies needed.
You can also donate financially. Donating just a single $1 will send out 2 letters. $10 will send a bundle (15). There are also options to donate monthly. Every little ripple creates a bigger effect. That $1 can change someone’s life by providing them with hope and encouragement.
And what more can we ask for?
If you would like to know more about how to get involved by becoming a letter writer or donating so these letters of life continue flowing, check out toloveourselves.com.