Saturday began with a "meet and greet" at LifeWay Christian Store in Longview

followed by a little jam session with eLI, Thom,
and Mark Chesshir (songwriter and superior guitarist)

eLI goes on air with Mike Harper's cell phone dialed in to KVNE

a few of the fans

Check out these shoes!


At 7 the action got started at T.G. Field Auditorium

(I'm not quite sure what Mike Harper of KVNE was doing....)
(turns out neither is he !!)

Thom Shumate and Mark Chessir got things going

eLI joined Thom for a duet (I don't know what he's doing to Thom)

Terry Downs assisted eLI with a little bass playing

One of the fans got to join eLI on stage
(not that she wanted to, exactly. Her cell phone rang and
eLI brought her up on stage so he could answer it. The recording of eLI's conversation
is included on his new CD "
KNow The News" as "Cell Phone Goodbye")

Terry had introduced eLI to Brent Hoover earlier
so eLI invited Brent to play & sing for us. eLI's comment afterward
"He is anointed"

Some of the many fans who blessed us with their presence

pictures from :

Spirit of Truth Fellowship Church in Alto

First United Methodist Church of Lindale

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