“We meet Gabriel 4 weeks ago when he showed up at our mid-week Bible study and he hasn't missed a service since until last week when he flew home to Saint Louis. At the week's closing the new ministry plant in Santa Clarita received the following:Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know that Sir Gabriel arrived in St Louis on Tuesday and has connected up with The Salvation Army corps (Temple), his friend Darren, and a brand new initiative - the Urban Mission Center. He became interested in the UMC through conversations with Darren. We heard some of his story and look forward to getting to know him and to see what God has in store for his life.
I understand you have started a corps there in his old neighborhood and would be interested in hearing more about it when you have some time. Sir Gabriel speaks highly of you both and the ministry you bring to the neighborhood.
Let us know if we can be of service.
Gail Aho, Major
Divisional Secretary for Program”
Santa Clarita Service Extension, CA
“Service was great today. After service all families were given the opportunity to pick items from a generous donation we received from Wal-Mart earlier last week on Thursday. All families got to choose costumes for their children in preparation for our Harvest Party 2014 coming up.
“We had a tremendous blessing this past Sunday. Sandra rededicated her life to the Lord. God is alive and active in our Corps.”
Oxnard/Port Hueneme, CA
“This week has been a great blessing with a time to serve our community on Labor Day. Many of our congrigation joined together and handed out over 1500 water bottles to fair attendees. What we saw was a church united. Praise God for all he does in our city. Many people are coming to find the Lord through the love of his people”
Fountain Valley, CO
“During our past Sunday service many hands were raised for prayer and then with an altar call, 3 came forward. Its always exciting to see new believers!”
“Week ending September 07, 2014 - We had 98 in Prayer Meetings, 79 in Bible Study, 116 in Holiness Meeting, 96 in Sunday School children & adults, 26 in Home League, 11 in Men's Fellowship, 11 in Youth Group, and 51 in Junior Soldiers/Children's Meeting. There were a total of 37 seekers. We brought a baby to the hospital from Wichap Outpost suffering from serious case of malnutrition. His hands and feet were swollen and his skin was peeling.
We praise and thank God for moving in the lives of the people in all activities held.”
“We had a beautiful time of worship in Hilo. Seeing the age range from young to old in our little chapel is always beautiful. Afterward the fellowship continued at Lunch Bunch - joining each other at a local restaurant and enjoying a meal together. ”
Hilo Temple, HI
“We looked at some of Grace's proclamations this week which is at least helping Major Sabrina if no one else. Worship was sincere. The After School program is in full swing. The Boxing program is doing well. God is making a way in spite of all the junk that Satan keeps throwing at us; we are standing on I John 4:4.”
Denver Red Shield, CO
“To kick off our Fall Ministry Programs, we held a dinner for our lay leaders and church volunteers - about 80 adults. The event was two-fold - to appreciate them and to challenge them - to go deeper in their walk with the Lord and deeper in their commitment to serve. We concluded the evening with a hand-washing ceremony as we sent them out to serve with clean hands and a pure heart. God is good!”
Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Center Hawaii, HI
“It was an amazing week with the Holy Spirit moving through peoples hearts.”