Sir, we would request that you prayerfully consider granting mercy to Mr. Johnson by sparing his life so he may continue providing this important spiritual ministry that only he in his unique capacity can do. His death would have no redeeming or deterrent value, and we believe he would better serve the community by leading his fellow prisoners to God.
Thank you for considering this request. Please be assured that I will be praying for you as you weigh this incredibly important decision. As the Bible says, “He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8, NKJV).
Ted N.C. Wilson, president
Seventh-day Adventist Church