Over the years, the literature sent into the far corners of the world has resulted in many thousands of letters from people who have received a Gospel paper or tract. In the early days, there was only a small group of workers to handle the mail that began to arrive in response to the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The publishing of the Apostolic Faith literature had just been launched, and as the distribution of the literature increased, so did the incoming mail.
The worldwide correspondence lay heavily upon Florence Crawford’s heart, and she took a personal interest in those who wrote, carrying a burden for their afflictions and spiritual welfare. She loved all nationalities, and as a “mother” she wrote to those in other countries, sometimes beginning her response with the words, “My dear children across the sea.” Her letters, filled with words of encouragement, admonition, and instruction, afforded spiritual guidance to many. Typical of her messages sent to the sick and discouraged is the following excerpt: “Take new hope and courage . . . Look forward to the coming of the Lord, which will do more for you than anything else. I have prayed for you, suffered with you, and believe that God is going to raise you up and that you will yet be able to work for the Master and have some sheaves to lay at His feet.” God answered prayer and raised up the recipient of this letter, who was enabled to give more than twenty-five years of service in the harvest field of the Lord.