Most of you know John Wayne as an actor. You may not know what happened to him before he died. This is that story!
Schuller's teenage daughter, Cindy, was in a motorcycle accident
and had to have her leg amputated. John Wayne is a big fan of Robert
Schuller. He heard Dr. Schuller say on one of his programs that
his daughter had been in an accident and had to have her leg amputated.
to hear about your accident. Hope you will be all right.
The note was delivered to her and she decided she wanted to write John Wayne a note in reply.
Dear Mr. Wayne,
I got your note. Thanks for writing to me. I like you very much. I am going to be all right because Jesus is going to help me. Mr. Wayne, do you know Jesus? I sure hope you know Jesus, Mr. Wayne, because I cannot imagine Heaven being complete without John Wayne being there. I hope, if you don't know Jesus, that you will give your heart to Jesus right now. See you in Heaven. And she signed her name.
had just put that letter in an envelope, sealed it, and written
across the front of it "John Wayne" when a visitor came
into her room to see her. He said to her: What are you doing? She
said: I just wrote a letter to John Wayne, but I don't know how
to get it to him. He said: That's funny, I am going to have dinner
with John Wayne tonight at the Newport Club down at Newport Beach.
Give it to me and I will give it to him. She gave him the letter
and he put it in his coat
They were laughing and cutting up and the guy happened to reach in his pocket and felt that letter and remembered. John Wayne was seated at the end of the table and the guy took the letter out and said: Hey, Duke, I was in Schuller's daughter's room today and she wrote you a letter and wanted me to give it to you. Here it is.
passed it down to John Wayne and he opened it. They kept on laughing
and cutting up and someone happened to look down at John Wayne.
He was crying. One of them said: Hey, Duke, what is the matter?
He said (and can't you hear him saying it), " I want to read
you this letter." He
You never know how your witness to another will effect their eternity!
To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven.