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Start Your Own WALT Day
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Posted: March 01, 2023
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    You can start your own WALT Day. (123RF)
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    The Apostle Paul wrote to churches while he was in prison. (Public domain)
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    This section of a copy of Paul’s epistle to the Ephesians is from sometime between the years A.D. 150 and 250. (University of Michigan)
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    Becky DePra puts a letter in a mailbox. (Handout)
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How can you start your own WALT Day? Do what Mrs. DePra did!

1. Get a pen, paper, and envelopes. Even a $1.00 packet of blank notes will work.

2. Find someone who needs encouragement. Get his or her address. 

3. Write a letter . . . today. Ask your friends and family to write too. 

Lasting Letters
The Bible says good news from a far country is “like cold water to a thirsty soul.” (Proverbs 25:25) Mrs. DePra would agree. She says the best part of WALT Day is getting letters in return.

She has been doing WALT Day for 13 years. Her WALT Day group has composed over 5,000 handwritten letters. “I don’t care to have glory,” she says. She cares that letter-writing not become a lost art. She hopes especially that kids will see the importance and power of writing letters.

Did you know that 21 of the New Testament’s books are letters? Some of these letters, also called epistles, are to individuals. Others are to churches. Paul wrote most of the letters. Together, the letters give the best news ever. They also answer major questions: Can a person become right with God? How? How should Christians live? What does Jesus’ resurrection mean?

“As a Christian, I am in awe that we are still reading letters written [about] 2,000 years ago!” says Mrs. DePra. “How cool is that?”

For more about letters, see The Jolly Postman by Janet and Allan Ahlberg in our Recommended Reading.