Media & Adventist Benefits – Fairbanks Church Turns Hacksaw Ridge Into Mini-Evangelism Event

by Steve Evenson, Alaska Conference Ministerial Director and Pastor of the Fairbanks Seventh-day Adventist Church, Barrow and Galena Groups

18320-50695-18320-50576-fbks_hacksaw_ridgeIn the fall of 2016, the new movie about Private Desmond Doss’ life called Hacksaw Ridge was released. There were quite a few people in the Fairbanks Church excited about the ministry opportunities the movie release provided. After some discussion, the church board decided to purchase 2,500 copies of Hero of Hacksaw Ridge, a book written to complement the movie, to distribute at the theater after the movie’s showing.

The church didn’t know exactly what it was getting into. It turned out the shipping to Alaska was going to be about the same price as the books, and the theater wouldn’t allow members to hand out the books unless they received payment of $850. What should the church do as now the whole project’s cost had doubled or worse? Continue Reading…

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