Streams in the Desert, Part 2
After Lettie arrives in Chicago from a cross-country train ride, a local newspaper reporter asks to interview her to talk about her beloved devotional, “Streams in the Desert,” and her lifelong devotion to missions. As Lettie shares about her missionary work in the Orient with her husband Charles, she reflects on how their big goals to reach every person in Japan are interrupted when Charles becomes ill and the two are forced to return home. During the decline of her husband’s health, Lettie begins writing a journal, as the Lord gives her and Charles encouragement from the Bible and the library of books they had collected through their work. Little did they know that the journal would become the most beloved Christian devotional of all time, and their missionary work would continue to this day in more than 50 countries on six continents.
“Streams in the Desert Vol. 2: Words of Life” is a powerful film that gives the history behind the popular devotional book, which turns 90 years old this year. It was first published in 1925. The book is written by Mrs. Charles Cowman (Lettie). The movie chronicles their life together, as the elderly Lettie Cowman speaks with a reporter named David James and shares insights and words of wisdom as well.
Here we see a couple that was deeply devoted to one another and the storms and tests of life they endured due to Charles’ health issues revolving around his bad heart. Lettie shares her lessons of life, gleaned from years of experience, including how she waited on God and how she and her husband recognized at least one encouragement everyday from God. Watching this film may inspire you! We are pleased to award it our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages, although it is not intended for young children.