SDA Church: “A Man’s Legacy” Free Seminars

May 20, 2010

family-silhouette-clip-artThe Midland Heights Seventh-day Adventist Church Men’s Ministry is offering a free program called “A Man’s Legacy.” The program is designed to help sons, fathers and husbands in verbalizing their love for their wives, children and parents.

Midland Heights Adventist Church will be hosting a Kickoff Domino Tournament to introduce the concept to the community. It will be held at the Church which is located at 145 North Shore Road, Crawl [at the top of Crawl Hill]. It will run from 6:30 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month. Admission is free, and anyone is welcome.

The seminar is based on the Letters from Dad book endorsed by the likes of Ken Canfield [National Center for Fathering], Steve Farrar [best selling author], Dr. H. Norman Wright [renowned author of Marriage and Counseling books], Dave Dravecky [former San Francisco Giants pitcher] and many others.

The organizers say that 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.

Pete Saunders, Men’s Ministries leader for the Midland Heights Adventist Church in Bermuda shared that Letters from Dad played a significant part in improving a strain relationship between him and his mother. He said:

After reading the book, I decided to write a letter to my mom. My mom lives in the U.S. and I was able to deliver the letter to her in person. It was a surprise visit which meant a lot to her since we had not seen each other in over three years. My mom believes the letter was an answer to a prayer she has been praying for years. Since the letter, our relationship has taken a surprising but welcomed new direction.

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