This post provides simple, and value point wise breakdown of ‘A Letter to God’ for Class 10 First Flight Book. We’ll share the main points and key takeaways from the story, making it easy to understand and remember. Whether you’re studying for class or teaching it, this post has got you covered with all the important events and flow you need to know about A Letter to God.
A Letter to God Value Points
By- G.L. Fuentes
1. Lencho is a hardworking farmer living in a small house in a valley. He is deeply religious and has a strong faith in God.
2. His main source of income is from his cornfield, which he eagerly hopes will bring a good harvest to support his family.
3. One day, as his crops are nearly ready for harvest, dark clouds gather, promising much-needed rain.
4. Initially happy about the rain, Lencho’s joy turns to despair as it quickly turns into a hailstorm, destroying all his crops.
5. With his crops gone, Lencho worries about how he will feed his family without the harvest.
6. Believing firmly in the power of God, Lencho decides to ask for divine intervention. He writes a letter to God, explaining his situation and requesting 100 pesos to replant his field and sustain his family until the next harvest.
7. Lencho goes to town and posts the letter, which only has “To God” written on the envelope.
8. The postmaster, amused to find a letter addressed to God, opens it and is touched by Lencho’s faith.
9. Moved by Lencho’s situation and his unwavering belief, the postmaster comes up with a plan to answer Lencho’s prayer.
10. He collects money from his employees and even contributes part of his salary, but they manage to raise only 70 pesos.
11. The postmaster puts the money in an envelope, adds a letter from “God,” and places it in the post office box for Lencho to find.
12. Lencho, unsurprised by the miracle, finds the envelope with money. He counts the money and is upset to find only 70 pesos.
13. He is convinced that God could not have made a mistake, and suspects the post office employees have taken the rest of the money.
14. In his second letter to God, Lencho expresses his gratitude but notes that he received only 70 pesos. He requests the rest of the money but asks God not to send it through the post office, as he believes the employees are thieves.
Value Points of A Letter to God
- Lencho was a farmer.
- His house was the only house in the valley and on the top of a hill.
- Lencho’s fields needed rain for a good harvest.
- He looked expectantly at the sky and it did rain at last.
- The drops of rain were like the coins for him.
- But his happiness was short lived as very large hailstones began to fall after the rain.
- The hailstones destroyed all the leaves on the trees, plants and flowers.
- There would be no crop that year.
- There was a single hope: help from God.
- On the following Sunday, he wrote a letter to God.
- He needed a hundred pesos to sow his fields again and to live until the new crop came.
- He wrote `To God’ on the envelope and put the letter into the mailbox.
- The postman laughed heartily and took it to the postmaster.
- The postmaster laughed too but soon he became serious.
- He decided to reply to the letter and help Lencho.
- He collected seventy pesos only from his employees and himself contributed a part of his salary.
- He put the money in an envelope and posted it to Lencho.
- Lencho had an unbroken faith in God and he was not surprised when he received the money.
- His happiness was turned into anger as there were thirty pesos short of the money.
- Lencho could never believe that God could ever deceive him.
- So, he wrote another letter to God reminding Him that he received only 70 pesos sent by Him.
- He asked God not to send the rest of 30 pesos through the mail as the post office employees were a ‘bunch of crooks’.