Card carrying members of the Best Friends Forever party.
Sword&Spirit Ministries was started by two Southern California natives, Dan Mannion and the much younger (by more than two months!) Mark Ritter. They have been best friends since the late 70's. Through the 80's a favorite past time of theirs was to sit around and complain about how miserable things were in the world.
But just whining and griping about the holocaust of the Unborn, the infiltration of "reflex religion" in the Christian Church (non-thinking, emotion-based religion), and a host of other issues didn't seem to be solving anything, so...
In 1988, they felt it was time to stop talking about how rotten things were and, instead, start to do something about it. That's when Sword&Spirit was established. The results of this conviction are listed on the previous pages in this site. (Also see our Philosophy).
"Friendship is the greatest of worldly goods. Certainly to me it is the chief happiness of life. If I had to give a piece of advice to a young man about a place to live, I think I shd. say, 'sacrifice almost everything to live where you can be near your friends.' I know I am v. fortunate in that respect."— C. S. Lewis