A Letter From A Young Man

August 18, 2009

I want to share with you one of the letters I received that really blesses my heart.

Here it is:

Hi Sir Francis,

Thanks for speaking at UST last month. It was wonderful and, in terms of content and audience feedback, everyone agreed it was the best seminar in the college of architecture. (And to think you’re not even an architect and the topic is not even “architectural.”)

It was actually I who persuaded the organizers to invite you because personally you have inspired me a lot especially in writing. I was in grade 6 the first time I read your book Three Little Words and I was so inspired by it I even wrote your quotes on our blackboard. My teacher wasn’t exactly thrilled but eventually she learned to like the quotes and even borrowed the book from me. I continued writing in high-school and won several awards for it. I’m now in my fourth year in college and currently editor-in-chief of the country’s longest-running architecture magazine. Right now, I enjoy helping younger writers in our college to do better in their craft.

Your inspiration is contagious and may it continue to infect other people. And may they never recover.

Warm Regards,


You know what? I am of all people blessed!

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Vicky Larcia

    I hate reading your books. It makes me look like crazy at times, laughing out loud by myself in one corner of the school while waiting for my son’s dismissal and whenever I’m travelling all by myself. At times it makes me cry with all the heartbreaking stories that usually end in triumphant victory. Worst, the collection of inspirational stories that would encourage you to keep on keeping on or to break a bad habit makes me spend some more so I could buy another copy for a friend or a family member to show them that I care and even for my foe, in the hope that their attitude would somehow changed, the sweetest revenge for me. Your books altogether makes me aspire and dream for more, not to be weary doing well and most of all to stay connected to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It forces me to pray for you for God to pour out His blessing on you so that everything may be well with you and that you may continue with the good works you are doing for the kingdom of God. God bless you and more power!

  2. Eden Claire

    i have a copy of that book and yes, very inspiring!

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