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The Do Gooders Podcast

Nov 18, 2019

What is it about music that connects to something deep within us? And how does someone who writes songs set out to share work that is so personal?

That’s what Lt. Erin Wikle is sharing on this episode of the Do Gooders Podcast. As a Salvation Army officer, or pastor, currently serving in Santa Monica, California, her ministry faces the effects of addiction, the reality of homelessness and more. 

Yet she also gets to lead people in worship.

As someone who first sang in a worship group at age 6, Wikle explores what draws her to music, shares her favorite piece of music—which might surprise you—and walks us through her own creative process to writing a song.

Her new song, “Wait For You Here,” is available wherever you download or stream music and all proceeds go directly to The Salvation Army.

As she will tell you—music can be used to help uplift, encourage, and articulate the human experience—if any songwriter or musician can compose to that end, ministry is taking place.

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