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Nine “Fruit of the Spirit” Recipients Honored by Colorblind Ministries During 3rd Annual Banquet

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With former Dallas Cowboys Everson Walls as speaker, inspiring gospel music by Kenya Chaffer and a beautifully served banquet meal,  it was truly an event to be enjoyed and remembered. Pastor CJ Duffey of Colorblind Ministries envisioned this recognition a few years ago, to honor indivuduals in the spirit of love, fellowship and service to the community.  In 2016, Duffey organized the first Fruit of the Spirit Awards and Banquet for Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County. The well-attended 2018 event took place in the Cafeteria of Sulphur Springs High School on September 15.

Recipients receiving their awards from Pastor CJ and Kathy Duffey were:

LOVE: Pastor Ron Smedley of Community Bible Fellowship of Dike, Texas and founding member of Morgan’s Mercy Mansion Rehab in Winnsboro.

Smedley with presenter Vanessa Abron

JOY: Jenny Folmar, Special Education teacher at Cooper ISD and Specialist in Deaf Education

Folmar with presenters Garry and Gena Jordan

PEACE: Kenneth Dean, Jail Administrator and Pastor in Hopkins County Jail Ministry Program (Not pictured) 

Dean’s award was presented by Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom and accepted by Yolanda Williams

LONG-SUFFERING: Sam Johnson, Retired Air Force Captain and Vice President of Commercial Lending at CNB, Sulphur Springs

Sam Johnson

GENTLENESS: Enola Gay Mathews, with over 9,000 mornings spent with early-morning listeners as host of KSST Radio Morning Show

Mathews with presenter Darryl Blair Sr, Publisher Elite News, Dallas

GOODNESS: Alan Screws, who along with his family and volunteers maintain a Christmas tradition in Hopkins County, the North Pole of Texas,  sharing the true meaning of Christmas free of charge each December. (Not pictured)

FAITH: Evangelist Larry Jordan, a planter of numerous  ministries and missions including New Beginnings Fellowship Baptist Church, now preaching revivals, retreats and Bible conferences. 

Jordan with presenters Ruby Hedgecoth and Patti Sells

KINDNESS/MEEKNESS: Judy Moore, Executive Director of the Hopkins County Community Chest and Christian Alliance Community Cupboard

Judy Moore

SELF-CONTROL: Rowena Johnson, 49-year educator and admininistrator at Sulphur Springs ISD

Ms. Johnson with presentor Supt. Michael Lamb

SPECIAL HONOREES were Zach and Nancy Attaway, a couple who assist in numerous ways at Color Blind Ministries and Lord’s Work Food Pantry

Vocalist Kenya Duffey Chaffer shares a song with her grandmother 
Everson Walls
Speaker Everson Walls with Pastor CJ and Kathy Duffey
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Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.

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