To the Editor:
I was sad to hear that Pastor Billy (Graham) had passed. Old-age problems will never mess with him again.
The reason I feel this way is because I heard him preaching on the radio, in Mobile County, Alabama, while I was working on the job, as a bag-boy.
He invited everyone to come and hear about Jesus. Being a 15-year-old boy of color, I was not sure he included me or not.
I took a chance and walked to the tent at dark (this was the 1950s).
When I arrived, I saw everybody and his brother was there. I was relieved.
He said, “Jesus loves you and come as you are.”
I have thought about him ever since.
Israel Lewis III