Having been raised in a Baptist family in Galt, Ontario, Canada, Sandy married Elspeth (née Drinkwater) of Preston, Ontario, in 1963, and has two grown children. After several years in industry and management positions, Sandy began studies for and training in pastoral ministry. Following a series of health problems that precluded continuing toward ministry as a vocation, he felt led to become an elementary school teacher, with a special affinity for "difficult" students, both in segregated classrooms, and in the regular classes in the system. He devoted much time to Christian camping for children a… Go to person page >
The lyrics were jotted down in rough in a period of about fifteen minutes immediately following a memorial service for Helene Hayek, a young wife and mother of two girls, held at the Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The memorial service was a highly emotional and uplifting experience for most of those who had come to pay their respects to a warm and loving young mother who had given so much to the poor and homeless in Victoria.