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.
Singing at the Sevier County Right to Life Rally, Pigeon Forge, TN
"New friendships opened an opportunity for community involvement
by Spirit and Truth Ministries. Carrie Fischer is an abortion survivor,
and she and her husband Richard are active in the pro-life movement.
Patrice Kalinowski is a singer and songwriter who had performed at
previous events of the Sevier County Right to Life organization. Patrice
received an invitation to sing at a rally on January 13 as described by
the newspaper article below. She and I set to music some lyrics composed
by Richard Fischer, and she asked me to sing the song with her at the
event. We all attended together, and I participated in the capacity of
representing Spirit and Truth Ministries. The song was called
'The Answer,' and here is a link to a
video of our performance.
After several speeches were
delivered and various performances completed, the audience marched
several blocks through the city of Pigeon Forge from the Country Tonite
theater to the Red Roof Mall. Sheila and I followed by car and took
pictures of the march."
Singing at the Sevier County Right to Life Meeting, Sevierville, TN
"Patrice Kalinowski was invited back to sing at the next event
of Sevier County Right to Life, and she asked me to collaborate on
another new song and accompany her again. The event took place at
the Sevierville Civic Center on April 18, and it was only after we
arrived that I learned that the purpose of the meeting was to judge
contestants in a high school oratory contest with topics on
euthanasia, stem-cell research, etc. Patrice composed lyrics and
partial tune for a song titled 'Just Let Them Live', and I finished
setting it to music. Here is a link to a
video on YouTube
that I posted so she could hear the result of my contribution
for the first time. I considered my participation as volunteer
work for Spirit and Truth Ministries."
"The Spirit and Truth Singers were invited to sing for an hour
at a benefit organized by Rev. Wendell Edmonds for a family that
had recently endured great tragedy. Morgan Ann Hall and her mother were
involved in a fatal car crash. Morgan survived with severe injuries
including fourteen broken ribs, but her mother did not make it. Even
with insurance, the family owed more than ten thousand dollars in
medical bills. At the event, Heidi MacLeod, Ruby Lea, and I sang a
mixture of songs played on the guitar and CD from 3:30 until
4:30 PM between two other singing groups. Below is a copy of the
Facebook page for this event, the schedule of groups for the entire day,
our list of songs to perform, and pictures of the event."
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