A New Heart
Dear Precious Saints of MBC,
I trust you are doing well and looking forward to the Lord's Day.
Seventy-six years ago last Tuesday, October 15, 1943, Chaplain J. D. Tolleson prepared a Bible Study for sailors who wanted to spend their Friday night studying the Bible and being with other Christians. At that time, the US was at war with both Japan and Germany and many of these men had seen the horrors of war. Stationed at the naval base in Dutch Harbor, Alaska were 10,000 sailors. Just off base was all manner of entertainment customized to meet the needs of lonely sailors who were far from home. Chaplain Tolleson knew he had a lot of competition but surely there were a handful of men who might want to avoid the trapping of main street. So Chaplain Tolleson worked his best to come up with something relevant and useful.