'Letters from Dad' at Friendship Baptist April 16
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - A national men’s ministry is expanding into the Paducah area. It’s called “Letters from Dad.” It is helping fathers to learn to leave a legacy by saying the things they’ve always wanted to say but just didn’t know how. “I love you,” “You’re the treasure of my life,” and, “I’ll always be there for you,” are things every child wants and needs to hear from their dad.
Endorsed by the likes of Ken Canfield of the National Center for Fathering, best-selling authors Steve Farrar and Dr. H. Norman Wright, and former San Francisco Giants pitcher Dave Dravecky - Letters from Dad has helped to restore family communication, produced healed marriages and reconciled parent-child relationships, all through the “lost art of letter writing”.
Greg Vaughn, author of the best selling book, Letters from Dad, recalls “I was in my garage, cleaning up after the death of my father when I found his rusty tackle box. I realized that he died without leaving me a note or a signature, only this rusty tackle box. Then it dawned on me, what if I were to die today, what would I leave for my wife and children? I concluded that I would be leaving nothing but a rusty tackle box too! That’s how Letters from Dad was born. From there I called 14 other fathers and we started on a journey to leave a legacy to our family. That group birthed a group of 130 men that turned into a group of 350 men and then a group of 700 men. It is now in over 700 churches and nearly 13,000 men have participated.”
Letters from Dad teaches men to open up their hearts and put into words their love for their wives, children and parents. It not only teaches men “Why” to write letters, the men also learn the mechanics of letter writing and how to keep them preserved for posterity.
Friendship Baptist Church will be hosting a Kickoff Event on April 16 to introduce Letters from Dad to our community. It will be held in the Fellowship Hall at Friendship Baptist Church, 146 South Friendship Road, in Paducah. It will run from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Admission is FREE and anyone is welcome. Please contact the church office to reserve your spot at 270-534-1900.