Dear Mr. Graham:
I was born into a loving Christian family on May 24, 1946 in Binghamton, New York. My Dad had just come back from overseas having been drafted into the US Navy.
When I was eight years old, our family attended a Billy Graham Association film entitled, “Oil Town USA”. Red Harper was the main character, and although I don’t remember alot of details about the file, I do know that when the invitation was given, I received Christ as my Savior.
Billy Graham has had a significant influence on my life since that film. I have seen numerous Crusades on TV and one in St. Paul, Minnesota (1971)and read many books and articles depicting his life and telling his stories. My brother was a professor at Wheaton College and two of our sons are graduates of this school. So we have had several opportunities to tour the Billy Graham Center and learn more about his life.
I want to thank Billy and Ruth Graham and their families for the sacrifices you all made because of this call to ministry. Your stedfast faithfulness to our Lord and your influence on my christian journey are deeply and devinely appreciated by all.
Blessings to all of you,