...One of the fellows I took to the ohel had a more prosaic background. I fact, he is quite an intelligent and ambitions young man, and a year go he was on the waiting list for one of the very best law schools in the country, He wrote to the Rebbe that if he would be accepted, which surely would lead to a food job afterwords, he promises to put on tefilin twice a week and pray with a minyan.
Subsequently he was accepted. But he never got around to the tefilin and minyan part.
During the second semester of his first year he received an unexpected phone call form his mother. He could tell right away from her voice that she seemed quite agitated. What happened, Ma? What's the matter? he queried anxiously.
Do you have some involvement with the Lubavitcher Rebbe? You never told me about?
I don't know what you are talking about. of course I don't he replied forgetting about or not taking seriously the letter he had deposited in Queens.
Well I never did either but I am calling to tell you that the Lubavitcher Rebbe has appeared to me in a dream several nights now. He keeps saying I kept my side of the agreement why doesn't your son keep his?
Needles to say form that day on he religiously puts on teffilin and prays in a minyan.
from the Crown Heighs Links Vol 117 article .