Dear Brother Blair,
I would like to thank you for the impact you’ve had on my life. If it hadn’t been for you risking so much— your reputation, your health, even your life— to go to East 14th Street, I probably wouldn’t even exist, because it was through your ministry that all my grandparents came to God. Because of you, I have been raised in the most wonderful community. Your sacrifice has made it possible for me to live a meaningful life, even though I am only 15 years old. High school classes where we study from books you labored to write, playing in the youth orchestra that your granddaughter helped to organize, working with the youth group on many exciting community projects, and so much more—all of these opportunities exist because of what you gave us. I have read some of the books you’ve written, and each page is filled with revelation and insight. I hope to read all your books. Even though you have gone to be with God, you live on in the lives of many, including your sons Brother Asi and Brother Nat and your grandson, Blair Joel, who have invested so much in my life and my friends’ lives. You live on in each person whom your life has touched. Thank you for all of this.