Legacy Letter

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How to Write and Share Your
Legacy Letter (Testimony)

You have a spiritual legacy of faith and people you meet need to hear how you became a follower of Christ and how He is transforming your life. Writing out your Legacy Letter may also help you communicate your faith as a follower of Jesus to your family and friends. Read the suggestions below and jot down some thoughts for each section. Then put your thoughts together and write out your legacy of faith.

Share what.

What was your life like before you became a follower of Christ? What was happening in your life when you met Jesus? What were the circumstances that led you listen to and receive the Gospel?

Share how.

How did you actually hear the Gospel, and who did you hear it from? What did the person you were talking with say or do that made you realize that you needed to repent of your sin and make Jesus your Lord and Savior?

Share why.

Why has your decision to follow Christ changed your life? Share what God is doing to transform you into a Christ-follower.

Share now.

Pray and commit to share your legacy of becoming a follower of Christ as often as you can. To help seal this commitment, commit to share your legacy at least once in the next 72 hours (3 days). With whom could you share your story? Is there a place (restaurant, family meal, etc.) that would be conducive to sharing your spiritual legacy)?

Consider writing out your prayer, commitment, and the names of two to three people whom you may have the opportunity to share the Gospel with this week. Look for opportunities to share your Legacy Letter; or invite friends or family to lunch or coffee and share your Legacy Letter with them. Consider posting your Legacy Letter on social media. The main thing is to be intentional about sharing your relationship with Jesus with other people.

Now put it together.

Using the notes you have written, write out your own Legacy Letter (personal testimony). You might find it helpful to write as if you were sending a letter of your personal spiritual journey to a family member or friend.

He told him, “Go back home to your own people and report to them how much the Lord has done for you and how He has had mercy on you.” So he went out and began to proclaim in the Decapolis how much Jesus had done for him, and they were amazed. Mark 5:19-20.