‘Dear Friend of KNOM…’ (September 2019)

John’s Gospel describes the commissioning of the disciples at the Last Supper: Jesus wrapped a towel around his waist and began to wash their feet, instructing them to do the same for others.

In service to others, the towel can be replaced by medical scrubs, a teacher’s books, a fisherman’s net, a mother’s apron, or even a military uniform. All who serve know their work has a purpose and benefits others.

KNOM listeners were introduced to Paul Simon Bekoalok, a 28-year veteran of the Alaska Army National Guard. Like anyone commissioned with purpose for the other’s benefit, Paul proudly wore his uniform and is emphatic that he has no regrets for his service. Peace becomes possible in a life lived without regret in service to God and community.

Thank you for bringing hope and peace to Western Alaska!