Mr Williams entered into conversation with the farmer and discovered that he knew very little about the Christian faith. When he arrived home he wrote a letter to this farmer, further explaining what it meant to become a Christian. The farmer responded with a friendly letter and asked Mr Williams to write similar letters to some of his neighbours. In this simple way the ‘Farmers Christian Postal Service’ was launched. The list of farmers grew steadily until handwritten letters were no longer practical and had to be duplicated.