Spirit and Truth Ministries
This web page is a photographic history of Spirit and Truth Ministries.
You can click on any of the pictures to see an enlargement (the large
picture is displayed in a separate window). The pictures are
organized by year. Before each group of pictures, David Spakes tells
about the item or event.
Launched Spirit and Truth Ministries
"During my first year as an
I was presented with a
sum of approximately two-thousand dollars. The giver stated that they
wanted me to use the money for God's work, but at first I greatly resisted
the offer, saying that the money should be given to a church instead of me.
The persistance of the giver was a burden to me, and I prayed a great deal
regarding this matter. One day as I was reading my Bible, these words
from Acts chapter 4 leaped off the page at me and seemed to me to
be the answer to my prayer: 'from time to time those who owned lands or
houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the
apostles' feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need'
I determined to start a nonprofit organization and use part of the funds
to provide financial assistance to needy individuals. I was motivated by
the desire to have the financials be in the public record that explained
how this gift (and potentially other gifts in the future) would be used.
This money did not belong to me, but it belonged to God!
"Introduce You To the Family"
"When Spirit and Truth Ministries became a legal entity on
August 6, 1991, one of the ministry activities that we
determined to engage in was to produce tracts to explain the
Christian faith and to lead people to a decision to accept Jesus as
Savior. The first opportunity to do this came when I was leading a weekly
event in Harriman, Tennessee service during the Fall of 1991. Copies
of this tract were handed out to the people who passed by on the sidewalk
and who sat listening in their cars parked across the street."
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