About Lost Voices
In 1996, humorist, musician, and syndicated columnist Mike Ball was awarded funds by the National Endowment for the Arts through the Michigan Humanities Council to develop an entirely new kind of music workshop for incarcerated and at-risk kids. This work, which has come to be known as Lost Voices, involves helping these troubled children explore their feelings by writing songs, then perform their work on stage.
For this work Mike has teamed up with folk and blues artists Josh White, Jr., Kitty Donohoe, Reverend Robert Jones, Peter Madcat Ruth, and other fantastic entertainers whose extraordinary talents toss a musical lifeline of hope to the young men and women in the programs. These workshops and concerts have proved to be transforming experiences for the participants, their peers, their parents, and even the staff who deal with them every day.
Lost Voices is a Michigan non-profit corporation, founded to further these projects and to develop new ones like them.
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Holy Spirit enabled them.