... for helping spread word of the Gospel of John
I am writing to express the deep appreciation of all of us involved in the recent Alaska Tour of the Gospel of John with professional actor Brad Sherrill.
The factual and perceptive interview by your arts editor, Korry Keeker, in your Oct. 14, edition; the article in the Capital City Weekly and the interview with Brad on KTOO were of significant help in generating a fine audience for this singular event. There were 1,185 persons in attendance at the eight performances in five Alaskan communities.
Special thanks is also due to Tom Dahl for his good work as the local coordinator and the efforts of the Juneau Cooperative Church Council. Many persons shared with me that the performance really brought the words of the New Testament to life and that they were deeply moved by the experience.
A dollar doesn't buy much in Alaska, but it goes a long way in the developing world. The $5,500 raised by the tour will provide basic nutrition for 605 children for an entire month. These funds will be distributed through the relief agencies of the nine major church groups that sponsored the tour.
Thanks to the good people of Juneau for helping us make the tour such a success.
Walter L. Hays
Alaska Tour of the Gospel of John