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Jul 14, 19
Del Oro
It was a wonderful Sunday. We had one new visitor from the Silvercrest and one from Double punches. Capt. Laura Wycoff, Capt. Rachel Ray, Capt. Rio Ray
Jul 14, 19
Golden State
South of Market Corps rejoiced at the opportunity to serve over 200 community clients with a weekly food distribution. This service is in connection with the San Francisco Marin Food Bank. The elderly, in particular, benefited from this assistance. Our basketball league clinic ended this past week with team players performing at a very high standard. A fellowship night will concluded this season's clinic and be the start of a weekly family fellowship for those who participated in the clinic. Each clinic involved SOMA Corps parents investing long hours to develop their children's skills. The clinic additionally brought in other youth from the community. Devotions and character building lessons were warmly received by newcomers. Having developed these new relationships, the families are invited to attend other SOMA Corps programs and worship services. Captain Mark Czanderna, Captain Sherry Czanderna
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
Paul G. came to us as so many of our men do broken, lost and angry. His addiction started in his formative years with his father. As Paul began to get sober he struggled with his father’s role in his addiction and how to forgive him. Then his father became gravely ill. Paul made the choice to visit him in the hospital and in that visit, was able to forgive and accept his father. Through witnessing Paul’s own sobriety, his father is now getting sober. Paul has shared that this is only possible through his relationship with Jesus Christ and the sobriety he has found. Major John Desplancke, Major Linnea Desplancke
Jul 14, 19
California South
We had our Vacation Bible School this past week, and I was speaking with one of the teachers and she asked me when we should have the "Come to Jesus" moment, and we decided the next day. The Lord is so good, and is a master at organizing and orchestrating things. When we were at the final Chapel time for that day, the kids started asking tougher questions that led to some accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. We don't have to worry about anything, nor do we have to try and make things work out on our own because we have a God who knows what He's doing and He works it all out. Eunice Lopez, Juliano Santos, Linda Markiewicz, Quelsimar Santos , Victoria Mercer
Jul 14, 19
Northwest
great week. We were able to help a young couple settled down in an apartment for this first time. Fidelis Temukum, Lauren Ziegler, Shaun Jones
Jul 14, 19
Intermountain
Live a life worthy. This was the catchphrase echoing from the pulpit on Sunday morning. We are continually grateful for the staff that serve this community, Summer Day Camp, Boxing, Dance, Bible Study, Basketball, Home League plus more ways in which they serve. Thank you for living lives worthy in this community. Lieutenant Grant Hall, Lieutenant Mandy Hall
Jul 14, 19
Golden State
This past Sunday was great to see 12 new visitors, including the new Majors of the San Jose ARC, Majors Dan and Kimberly Williams. We also are happy to see a new family from one of the ARC men attend our Sunday service for the second time. Sebastian and Esmeralda and their two daughters have found their spiritual home at the San Jose Temple Corps. We look forward to continuing to partner up with the San Jose ARC and reach the men and their families for Christ. To God be the Glory! Captain Caleb Montes, Captain Iliana Montes
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
This week at the San Diego Adult Rehabilitation Center, many beneficiaries shared their testimony of blessings on all what Christ has done in their life. Two women testified through tears how this weekend they got to see their children after being separated for many months. One of them was in the San Francisco ARC for 3 months and left to start over at the San Diego ARC so she could be near her children and see them again. Two of our men went to Homeless Court and the judge dismissed their cases. Three others went to court and the judge expunged their records. Three alumni gave praise to God for having 8 years of sobriety, 7 years of sobriety and 9 1/2 months of sobriety. As we sang the song “Count Your Blessings “ it was more than fitting for the many blessings this week experienced at the San Diego ARC. God is so Good Major Brian West, Major Iva West, Manuel Bedard, Norman Mackenzie
Jul 14, 19
Northwest
The Salvation Army on Pike Street received a phone call from a catering company affiliated with Amazon Corporation this past Friday. Amazon Corporation decided that they wanted to donate their remaining catered lunches that were left over from an earlier event they had held to The Salvation Army on Pike Street. The lunches arrived late Friday afternoon with a total of 16 boxes which included 8 sandwich meal kits per box. Upon TSA Pike Street receiving the lunches, staff from TSA Pike Street travelled to the King County Shelters to deliver the sandwich meal kits to all the residents/clients. This was a completely unexpected but cherished surprise to everyone. Amazon also mentioned in the future that they will keep The Salvation Army in mind when they have left over lunches for other catered events. Major Lawry Smith, Nicole King
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
This weekend we hosted an evangelist seminar, Big Book Come Alive. The weekend culminated with an Altar call on Sunday that was no less than a appointment with the God. The men of our program responded to the call. Almost every seat was empty as they knelt and ask Jesus to be their Lord and Saviour. God was honored and glorified through the heart that were melted and turned back to him. Lt. Tanya Pemberton, Lt. Timothy Pemberton
Jul 14, 19
California South
The young converts at the South LA Corps are inspired to share God's love by feeding members from the Skid Row Community. This past Sunday marks the fourth consecutive Sunday in which we took to the streets to distribute hot lunches to impecunious individuals and families. We experienced first hand the devastation in the lives of the people we served but most importantly, we saw the transforming power of God radiating through the smiles and "thank you" from the recipients. Consequently, not only famished stomachs were feed; our converts grew stronger in a deeper relationship with Christ and were blessed to see God's love in action through this simple act of kindness. Dora, Dwight Hall, Lizette, Mortimer Jones, Porfirio Amalfi Mendoza, Theresa Williams
Jul 14, 19
Del Oro
Community Hub program is still going strong. We are gearing up to start our fall quarter. Every step we take, more assurance we receive from God. We ask everyone for their prayer. We will not give up or slow down, but go forward where God wants us to be. Lt. Chong Kim, Lt. Hyun Kim
Jul 14, 19
Golden State
The Harbor Light Center is gearing up for the "Men's Ministry Camp" that is coming up soon. Fun, camp, and Jesus...How can you go wrong! Amen Capt. Darrell Captain Darrell Williamson, Major David Pierce, Major Michelle Pierce
Jul 14, 19
Del Oro
Sacramento Citadel is amazing. This last Sunday we acknowledged 50 volunteers who serve at the Citadel. From CCM, helping in the food pantry, playing in the band, songsters, home league, Sunday school and so much more....it takes many hands to make the work light. We are honored to share this ministry with people who love the Lord and desire to serve Him. Capt. Emmanuel Masango, Capt. Jennifer Masango, Lt. Helden Ainios, Lt. Travis Yardley
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
The 4th of July has passed, but both houses are still talking about the memories they made here at the ARC on that great day. From the giant water slide to swimming, BBQ with so much food it took 2 plates to hold it, to the water balloons sent flying from slingshots. The whole day culminated with a devotional about the meaning of the 4th and God's great love for us. Certainly a day that teaches us what sobriety brings to our life. Captain Roberta McKinney, Captain Ron McKinney
Jul 14, 19
Southwest
We are excited to have a new Corps Sargeant Major, a new Welcome Sargeant, and a new Corps Treasurer, who were installed during our service on Sunday. Lt. Col. Kelly Pontsler joined us for our Holiness Meeting and conducted the installation. She was also our guest speaker for the service. God is blessing our Corps with new leadership and a family that supports and cares for each other. We are thankful for these blessings and these people who are committed to lead and serve as God leads them. Major Kris Suarez, Major Terry Suarez
Jul 14, 19
Golden State
Captain Sam preached at the shelter, I was privileged with praying with 3 people who came to the alter and we took 11 to the Corps meeting. Major Harold taught a wonderful Sunday school class and Major Maggie preached. We had our 1st Corps Council here as a team and it went very well. We are truly blessed to be here working, ministering and worshiping in this community and with the wonderful people that live and fellowship here. We are all feeling the Holy Spirit is at work here. Captain Samuel Snyder, Lt Terri Snyder, Major Harold Laubach, Major Magaly Laubach`
Jul 14, 19
California South
We had a very blessed Holiness Meeting on Sunday. God continues to do great wonders through fellowship in the church. Two new families joined our holiness meeting. God continues to generously provide the material food, but also the spiritual nourishment to the needy. In the midst of the daily challenges we continue trusting and believing in the powerful God whom we serve. Belsy Martinez, Envoy Jose Manuel
Jul 14, 19
California South
This past week, The Murrieta Corps enrolled 2 adherents and 2 Senior Soldiers! Praise the Lord! John Birks, Mysti Birks, Priscilla Gutierrez
Jul 14, 19
Northwest
Our Holiness Meeting-Musical Sunday went very well. Chris, one of our piano players, is being deployed to Kuwait this week. In honor of Chris’s time, talent and treasures that he shared with the Corps over the past several years, we had a Musical Sunday. His favorite songs were sung as he played the tunes. Trinity, an 8 year-old, sang a solo for him. At the end of the meeting we had a special prayer time with Chris. After the service, we had a “See You Later Reception” for Chris. The Corps people were able to say their “God bless you’s and see you later’s” to Chris. God is Good Captain Dora Stearns, Captain Mark Stearns, Major Janet Summerfield
Jul 14, 19
Intermountain
High Peak Camp is such a blessing! The kids we brought to camp were able to hear about Jesus - even though their parents won't let them go to church - they are hearing the Gospel! What a blessing! During the worship service yesterday in Billings, I was reminded that we must always be listening to the voice of God, even when it interferes with our schedule. Tabitha came in during the middle of the service looking for a place to stay. After talking and ministering to her spirit, she left encouraged to not go through with an abortion that she was planning. Keep praying for her - I know God has good things planned for her. Lieutenant Colin Pederson, Lieutenant Felecia Pederson
Capt Dwaine and I visited the communities of Edgewood and Santa Fe this past week to get acquainted with the employees / volunteers in our Family Thrift Stores. What a great ministry this is to the communities and to our volunteers! Captain Deborah Breazeale, Captain Dwaine Breazeale, Morgan Patterson
Jul 14, 19
Alaska
We have been blessed once again to be able to send local youth to Kings Lake Camp. For the two Adventure Camps, we've been able to send 40 children to camp! In addition to this, not only were we blessed to have several of the camp staff join us for our Holiness meeting this Sunday, but we had two people accept Christ and four others recommit their lives to Christ!!! GOD IS AWESOME!!! Kevin Bottjen, Tina Bottjen
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
I recently had a conversation with a beneficiary named Erick. He has been in the program for around 40 days and shared with me how happy he is to be here in the San Francisco ARC. When he got out of jail and went to another recovery in the city and they told him that he would have to wait to get into the program because of some of their rules and approvals they would have to receive first. Erick asked if there was another program that he could get into soon and they sent him to The Salvation Army. He came right over and was entered into our program. Since he has been here Erick has renewed his relationship with God and happy to be in a program that provides the opportunity to work. Erick has a desire to get deeper into the word of God and change his life both physicaly (living a life of recovery) and spiritually. Gary Smith, Major Darren.Trimmer, Major LeAnn.Trimmer
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
We recently had a young man complete the program whose father recently retired as the Deputy Chief of the County Sheriff’s department. He had always heard the ARC was the best program and encouraged his young son to get into the ARC program. He was so happy with the transformation he witnessed for his son and decided he wanted to be involved in a bigger way and help promote the Center so he joined the Advisory Council. As a result he made great connections for referrals and assisted our outreach coordinator with getting involved in the County. We thank God for every connection and for every life transformed in Portland. Major Anna Phillips, Major Jack Phillips, Nell Armitage
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
In chapel on Sunday we had a gentleman Rudy testifying that 3 months ago his family wanted nothing to do with him. And that this last week his parents came and hung out with him. He was able to share his feelings and they were able to do the same. What A Mighty God We Serve!!!! Edward Carlos, Major Nathalie Young, Major Sylvan Young, Teresa Santillan
Jul 14, 19
Southwest
This week we continue to feed asylum seekers. This week I talked with a very sad young boy who caught my attention. He smiled a weak smile as I sat down and we had a long talk of why he looked so sad. My body hurts he said. The dad then explained that he and his son walked from Honduras for the last 43 days. His son felt the effect more than anything and his body was so tired it hurt. The sold all they could and left the mom behind with the lil ones. They came to make a better life to bring them over. This young man will have to work to help provide and will not be attending school. It broke my heart to see him in such pain and know of his future. So many passing thru...I continue to love,feed and show Jesus to all. I will remember and pray for him always. Captain Michael Evans, Captain Noel Evans
Jul 14, 19
Northwest
The women and men's group participated in helping with lodging the Seattle to Portland bike riders. The women prepped and cooked dinner while the men handed out 200 bottles of water to riders as they passed. The lodgers stayed over night and at each meal we were able to engage with the riders, share with them the story of The Salvation Army and what services we provide in Centralia. It was a wonderful expierence that left many excited by all that is happening throughout the world and locally for Jesus. We had one man share his testimony with us and then prayed for us and our efforts, it was an absolute joyful expierence. On Sunday, one of our newer corps members who regularly attends our community lunch let us know one our dear lunch guests who has passed many months ago was finally cremated. He had her ashes and wanted to have a small service for her. He wanted her to be at The Salvation Army Centralia because she felt at home here. We had a beautiful and nice memorial for her. Lt. Ginifer Pack, Lt. Steven Pack, Stacey Lewis
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
My name is Daniel B. I’m a recovering addict. I came to the ARC looking for help with my addiction and found help for not only that but also found help with my spiritual life as well as my character defects. My state of mind has been brought back from insanity through the grace of God. I have learned how to maintain conscious contact with God. Was provided a directory of meetings meant to help an addict just like me stay clean & sober. Meetings with people that share my struggle with addiction no matter where I may find myself residing it the future. My Immediate goal is to take life one day at a time. Major Tammy Larson, Martha Mount
Jul 14, 19
Southwest
This past Sunday service was dynamic! The response was exciting with many hands raised for Salvation and 5 coming to talk with us following the service claiming a first time act of Salvation. Praise the Lord! Captain Deborah Breazeale, Captain Dwaine Breazeale, Morgan Patterson
Jul 14, 19
Hawaiian and Pacific Islands
We are truly blessed to have a youth leader that has a heart for the Lord. Through Ken’s leadership, our teens are diving into the Word and living by example. They are challenged to step up when it comes to sharing the gospel to a world that flesh and worldly things mean more than obeying God. I love hearing the teens tell the younger kids to be kind to one another, because it is what Jesus expects from His people. Jose Santiago, Raghel Santiago
Jul 14, 19
Intermountain
We had a family emergency and were unable to lead the meeting this Sunday. We were so grateful for soldiers and DHQ Officers who stepped up to fill the gap, and everyone's general encouragement to take care of our family and support to allow us to do so. Lieutenant Claire O'Brien-Hawk, Lieutenant Lincoln Hawk
Jul 14, 19
Cascade
This past week was indeed, a blessed one! We hosted our "Christmas in July" event, which took place between July 8th-13th. We were very fortunate to have scheduled volunteers to stand at 5 kettle locations to help raise funds for the Grants Pass Social Services Food Pantry. Our campaign was a success and we are truly grateful that our community has such generous hearts in giving. With our community's support, we can continue to do the most good to those in the most need in Grants Pass. At the closing of the week, our Sunday Service was Spirit filled and God's presence was clearly evident in our midst. Following our holiness meeting, we had a cake walk to raise funds for World Services and a potluck with our Corps family in the conclusion of our time together. God's blessings were truly poured out in abundance among us! Heather McBride, Joseph McBride
Jul 14, 19
Northwest
Last week our domestic violence program was able to support a survivor who sustained major, life-threatening injuries after being attacked by her boyfriend. Her doctors told her she needs more than a year to recover physically. Our program has had the honor of working with the survivor to support her both emotionally and through identifying the resources she will need to support herself through her recovery. Ciara Murphy, Libby Nelessen, Lila Ghising, Major Lawry Smith, Megan Roake, Robby Blood, Rosa Hurtado, Shalene McNeese, Taylor Kobayashi, Vi Phan
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
Men in the Honolulu ARC have been growing in the Lord Jesus Christ. We have been so excited to hear some of the incredible testimonies of our beneficiaries here. One man, whose mother has been estranged from his life because of his poor choices for the he past eight years has begun talking to him again. His mother, who is now elderly and in a nursing home has been so pleased with his changes and the positive impact in his life. She has asked him to spend time with her during his free time. They spend time reading the bible and in God's word. How great it is that God has done such miraculous things in this man's life and has used this as a testimony to encourage his elderly mother! Kenneth Yoshikawa, Lynn Maeda, Major John Greholver, Major Lynda Greholver
Jul 14, 19
Intermountain
We had a busy and blessed week in Cheyenne! Our week started off with driving 10 kiddos to camp! Such a blessing to be able to send kids for a week of fun and Jesus. Tuesday we hosted the Cheyenne Neighborhood Night Out block party at the Corps. We had an amazing evening and were able to meet so many of our neighbors, police officers, and fire fighters. It is such a huge blessing to connect and be in community!! We ended the week by having a huge yard sale to raise money for World Services! God is so faithful and we were able to raise over $1,000!! Saturday we were able to pick our kids up from camp and hear all the exciting things God did during their week. Praise God for His faithfulness in ALL things!! Julio Perez, Lieutenant Chad Lamb, Lieutenant Mistie Lamb
Jul 14, 19
California South
We had an amazing Sunday! Lieutenant Jen Liggett gave the message on "Despite Our Differences". We had 7 new Adherents’ who made a commitment to serve God. We had 20 people that went up to the altar to pray. After church, we had a wonderful lunch of pulled pork sandwiches with all the fixings. Our Day camp is having a great time, learning about Jesus, going on field trips, & having fun. Last week they went on a field trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific & had a blast. We have volunteers from our Corps that go to the river bottoms & hand out cold water, popsicles & sandwiches to the homeless. We love sharing God’s love. Jen Liggett, Lt. David, Lt. Kelly, Patty Ferguson
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
The Phoenix ARC is at capacity for both our men's and women's programs. We celebrated three completions this past week. Two of the three have moved on to Phase 2. We had an outstanding testimony from our one Phase 3 beneficiary. Christian came into the program about eight months ago. He weighted in at over 500 pounds. Since he has been in the program he has lost over 140 pounds, has a full time job, healed family relationships, and loves Jesus. He is a work of grace. Lt. Col. Joseph Posillico, Major Courtney Stratton, Major Darren Stratton
Jul 14, 19
Hawaiian and Pacific Islands
This past week our youth went to say camp and was bless to see them recommitted their lives as well as to start talking of how they can be a great example to our youth on Kauai and how they could influence and win them to build His kingdom. Praise the Lord for these young people and their heart for Christ and their decisions to to follow Him. Bill Simon, Cathy Simon
Jul 14, 19
Golden State
This week we have the privilege of the nonprofit "Vision To Learn" visiting Harbor House. They pull up in their mobile vision unit and provide free eye exams and free eyeglasses to all of our resident children ages 4-18. Outside agencies provide many of the benefits our families are treated to that make staying at the Emergency Family Shelter a more comfortable experience. Jonathan Blackman Captain Darrell Williamson, Major David Pierce, Major Michelle Pierce
Jul 14, 19
California South
What a great Sunday! We had 96 in attendance and the spirit was definitely moving. The merge has not been an easy one. God is teaching us that change is hard but He will guide us through it. God is good, all the time! Edward Markham, Pamela Markham
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
Thank you for celebrating with us as we share a story of God's faithfulness. On Friday, we received a call from a lady named Gloria, who was crying and heartbroken because her last sisters ashes were accidentally donated to our center. Her sister passed away on June 22, 2019. We explained to Gloria that it would be a challenge to find the urn because of how items are quickly processed here but we did extend the offer for the family to come to the ARC Saturday to see if they could identify the urn. We were not able to find it Saturday but our resident manager Brian, asked for some volunteers Sunday after chapel service, and (PRAISE GOD!) the guys found the urn. Our program director James along with our resident manager Brian, delivered the urn to Ms. Gloria and she was overjoyed. DOING THE MOST GOOD! Captain Daylene Staneart, Captain Steve Staneart, Kyle Carter
Jul 14, 19
Southwest
This Sunday we had a great service with our morning congregation old soldiers are coming back and some others are going away, Some for good and others just for vacation but the most important thing is that they always come back. The prodigal son went away looking for pleasure and to get to know the rest of the world, but we as Christian know that the world is not good enough for us. God has something very special for all of us, and as long as we remain in Him and Him in us there is nothing else that we can ask for. Just by being in His presence we can have the most wonderful experiences in Life. God bless us all. Lt Maria Pineda Ibarra, Lt Miguel Ibarra
Jul 14, 19
California South
Like always our Good Lord bless us with a wonderful week. Our Sunday Programs were blessed. We had the opportunity to go an one to one outreach yesterday outside the building and we had a good response with some people in the Community. We invited parents to our different programs and theirs children to Camp. Some of them were very interesting and promising that they will come. A couple will bring their son today to get enroll on the Camp Programs. The Lord is Good. On Sunday morning praise and prayer meeting we asked the Lord for wisdom and service, to do our work like a Team and to do more outreach. The Congregation is willing to do it because they are ready to work and server the Lord. Christ is Great and Good. God bless all Major Carlos, Major Rosa
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
Last week the Best Seattle ARC celebrated three beneficiary graduations, one women and two men. One of the gentlemen got to celebrate his graduation with his father, an alumni of the Portland ARC, which was such an incredible moment of generational lives being restored. God is good. Captain Paul Swain, Rosemary Hake
Jul 14, 19
Alaska
This past week was VBS. Our landlord is doing a major construction project on the upper floor of the building we rent for Corps program which made it necessary to find another space forVBS. This turned out to be a blessing. We were allowed to use the elementary gym and we co-ordinated our time to fit in between the summer lunch program and snack time. We had the largest group for VBS that we’ve had in the six years that we’ve been here. They wouldn’t have fit in our meeting space. We also had the extra financial benefit of not having to provide snacks. It was a good week. Major Catherine Quinn, Major John Quinn
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
During chapel we had at beneficiary testify to how he made amends with his father. He was able to say sorry to his father for an argument they had in the past, and hug his father. A very important part of this mans recovery and all others in recovery is making amends in order to be at peace with themselves and others and to mend broken family relationships. This gentlemen and his father were able to let down their pride to forgive one another. Praise God! Captain Felicia.Cook, Captain Troy.Cook, Dora.Rojero
Jul 14, 19
Northwest
7 individuals attended our life skills class last week. This was quite a large group of individuals looking to either change or maintain a better way of life. In addition, our steadfast volunteer continues to bring this ministry to incarcerated women weekly at the detention center. Heather Humment, Lauren Ziegler, Lydia Zilkoski, Lynn Werk, Shaun Jones, Trina Crawford
Jul 14, 19
Intermountain
Our Summer Day Camp has had some challenges, but our wonderful staff have still maintained an upbeat attitude. SLC's children have been exposed to Jesus' love for them, learned great skills, experienced new places, and have been positively poured into. Two more weeks to go, and God has been sustaining and energizing the staff to finish this summer well - glorifying Christ, and the children's testimonies are the positive results! Captain Rob Lawler, Captain Tiffany Lawler
Jul 14, 19
Southwest
A client came in for assistance with her electric bill. Her crisis was that she had recently been widowed. During the conversation, it was discovered she also needs help to pay her rent in August. An appointment was then made to have her come back so we could take good care of that as well. She was provided a food box and some bus tickets to enable her to get home since she had walked to her appointment. Jowan Thornton, Marisol Contreras, Michele Kirkpatrick
Jul 14, 19
Northwest
One of our campers this week did not like his name because, in the Bible, the person with his name was a "bad guy". Our CE Director was able to have a nice chat with this camper to let him know that his namesake in the bible wasn't actually a bad guy, he just allowed himself to be deceived by some bad guys. It was a great conversation about not listening to the bad voices that can be around us but only listening to the good ones. By the end of the conversation the boy liked his name! What a great thing to take away from camp - a new perspective to take away with him for the rest of his life. Captain Eric Rudd, Captain Kari Rudd, Jeff Potts, Shawn Ostrom
Jul 14, 19
Northwest
Our corps kiddos had a fantastic time this week at Jr Music SAY Camp! Camp Gifford Staff and Divisional Guest Staff did a wonderful job of pouring into their lives. They can’t wait to go back! Captain Monica King, Major Mark King
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
After Sunday Chapel one gentleman shared, "I began to think during the message, I've have been following the wrong example and looking for wisdom in all the wrong places! How am I supposed to lead my family when I don't know how to follow myself? I am grateful to be here, to learn who I am and who I was created to be." Lt. Edith.Dye-Mabie, Lt. Richard.Mabie, Sharon Seuga
Jul 14, 19
California South
We started our Day-Camp program last week and we are completely full! We thank God for the opportunity to serve our students, families, and community in this way! We have been working to change up our food distribution program since we arrived, to better serve the community. Last week we invited our guest into take a seat in the air conditioning then go through a choice pantry style selection. This has been a huge success for our Corps, we are starting to make connections with the people from our community. We praise God for new opportunities! Denise Litreal, Mark Litreal
Jul 14, 19
Golden State
San Francisco Harbor Light Recovery Wellness Services {Detox} We are a social model program. It is a real blessing to all of us here to watch our participants all get along with each other and how they give each other support in their recovery process. Rebecca Mahoney Captain Darrell Williamson, Major David Pierce, Major Michelle Pierce
Jul 14, 19
Intermountain
The Fountain Valley Corps is celebrating answered prayers this week. Two of our corps members where in the hospital this week, but thanks to the fervent prayers of our people, both of them were able to return home. There is still a long journey of healing to take place, but we know our God is Faithful! Captain Caleb Fankhauser, Captain Christin Howard Fankhauser
Jul 14, 19
Intermountain
We are pleased to share that the St George Outpost hosted its first Corps Council meeting. We planned all Corps programs for the next 3 months, including VBS in October. The congregation was excited to be apart of the process for spiritual growth. Praise the Lord for His guidance in all areas of the journey. Lt. Crystal Smoak, Lt.Saul Smoak
Jul 14, 19
Intermountain
Broomfield Corps entered its second week with the theme of "The Power of Transformation", walking the steps of Jesus as he shared with his followers the power of transformation. When given the invitation to the Corps family, four people shared their desire to experience this power. God is moving through the lives of the soldiers at the Broomfield Corps. Major Beth Paugh, Major Michael Paugh
Jul 14, 19
Cascade
We had family fun day on Saturday which was a good turn out. The kids had fun and the adults enjoyed the fellowship. We would like to do this annually in conjunction with VBS next year. Capt. Brent Church, Capt. Kristy Church
Jul 14, 19
Northwest
This was a blessed week in Longview. On Wednesday we had our Monthly Senior Lunch - where our Home League Ladies served our guests. Old-time Fiddlers provided music for diners. On Sunday we recognized our CCM Secretary Esther with a cake for her 95th Birthday. She testifies that God has given her a good long life. Major Julie Feist, Major Larry Feist
Jul 14, 19
Intermountain
The Salvation Army in Ogden, Utah had a homeless client come in with good news of finding housing. This client has taken advantage of the breakfast, clothing and in the past utility assistance through the lend a hand program we offer here. This client had fallen on hardship and with our help she was able to survive as best as she could living on the streets. We are able to assist her in getting furniture and household goods with the help from Weber Human Services. We do work closely with Weber Human Services to ensure all clients have all the information to other agencies that would benefit them. The client was so grateful for us and what we do here at The Salvation Army. We will continue to help where and when needed as necessary. Major Dan Wilson, Major Terrie Wilson
Jul 14, 19
Cascade
This week several of our young people traveled to camp to participate in the Divisional Steam camp for science and engineering. Home side weekly bible study focused on the fourth chapter of Ephesians, the Reach summer program focused on art projects that have helped revitalize the look of the youth building with its abstract painting projects. The kids are learning and growing in life and their walk what more could we ask. Lieutenant Ernie Evans, Major Angelina Koenig, Major Jason Koenig
Jul 14, 19
California South
The County of Riverside came to the Corps with a lady who happen to already be a client. They had secured a new place for her to live, but she was without any furnishings in the house - at all. Working with a generous Corps member, I had the funds to get her a couch, silverware, sheets, bed, and take it to her in her home. The lady was so grateful and allowed me to pray for her. We are working on getting her a ride to church and plugging her in to one of our life groups. James Fleming, Katrina Fleming
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
This weeks Kid's Corner had 12 children present. We used an object lesson , taking a tube of toothpaste and squeeze out of the tube and asked the kids to put it back in tube and they couldn't. This is what happens when you speak bad words from your mouth, it cannot be put back in your mouth. Be kind to each other. Ephesians 4:32. Sermon was on Genesis 16, God told the Israelites to put Manna in a jar to keep it as a memory of how God provides. Just like he provided the Israelites he also provides for us daily. In the time of need we have to remember that he will provide. Two graduates this week. Submitted by Lieutenant LeeVale and Jennifer Butler Judy Blowers, Lt. Jennifer Butler, Lt. LeeVale Butler
Jul 14, 19
Southwest
We had 3 new people come on Sunday. They were all people who heard about us from others in the neighborhood. Two are struggling with crystal meth. I am praying that seeds were planted and that they will be back and that they would allow God to do His will in their lives. Janice Pointer, Lt KB Hall, Major Lisa Smith
Jul 14, 19
Intermountain
Another beautiful week at West Adams. Taking kids to camp, and preparing for VBS. The highlights are seeing the joy on the kids faces as they come and go and talk about how God moved in camp Lt. David Aguirre, Lt. Sarah Aguirre
Jul 14, 19
Golden State
After Steve's, praising the Lord during testimony time I realize that we have 4 people in our corps that have over come their homeless situation. Two have because of Silvercrest and have started coming to the corps, two first coming to the Corps, then Bible study thru attenders encouragement and assistance they are now living in houses off the street. God is good. started coming to the corps, Bible Major Debi Shrum
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
Jose S. came to the Pasadena ARC seeking help with substance abuse on 1/7/2019. He has worked very hard during his stay at the ARC and grew in his relationship with God as well as working very hard as a truck helper for the past month. Jose was helpful to others in the program, especially to the new beneficiaries and worked a very good 12-Step program. Captain Regina.Verdugo, Captain Victor.Verdugo, Christa Chiricaco, Jennifer Hall, Paula Ibarra
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
This week we celebrate Bradford. He came to us carrying the heavy burden of his alcoholism, but had a burning desire to get his life back and to get back to a life of working hard, earning a living, and making his own way. After graduation, we were thrilled to hire him as one of our drivers - giving him the ability to rebuild his resume and work ethic. Today, Bradford begins a new job with a major trucking company. He has a wonderful opportunity to build a strong future for himself. Please pray with us that he will maintain his sobriety and find a Church family to connect with and hold him accountable on this new journey. Major Ron Fenrich, Major Ronalee.Fenrich
Jul 14, 19
Intermountain
Black jewel mining company shut down suddenly and without notice on July 1 at 3 in the afternoon, leaving 600 local employees and 250 contractors without work. These families represent about 2000 residents being left without food or income! We were able to, with the help of Home Depot and Pinnacle Bank, expand our food bank substantially so we could offer food to these families. Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies has been instrumental in providing donated food to fill the pantry and countless volunteers have put in lots of hours to reorganize our office space to accommodate this change. God is so good!! I had no idea how we could pull this expansion off and God provided everything for us! Please pray for these families while they try and figure out what to do next. Danielle Maldonado, Jennifer Nell
Jul 14, 19
Cascade
Who is my neighbor? What a great question! Yet, many of us do not like the answer because it means we probably need to reach outside our comfort zone & engage with people different than us...maybe even people we don’t like. Yet, God isn’t calling us to comfortable; He is calling us to obedience. The Salvation Army Church of Lane County is smack dab in the middle of this, & we are trying every day to discover our neighbors & love them in Jesus’ name. Major John Tumey, Major Sabrina Tumey, Robin Kaptain, Walter Kaptain
Jul 14, 19
Alaska
We had our VBS Sunday this past Sunday. It was a real blessing. A little girl, 4 years old started coming to our Vacation Bible School. One evening after VBS she was playing with her neighborhood friends. Her grandma was listening to them play right outside the window of their house. The little girl invited their friends to church, cause they get prizes if they bring friends. She was explaining about God and how God is Good! A little boy about 2 years older than her said, “There is no God.” The two debated this topic about 20 minutes. Finally, the little girl comes in side stopping her little feet and puts her hands on her hips. She looks at her grandma and says, “ga-ma, do you have Santa Claus’ number?” Her grandma looks at her a little puzzled and said yes. She said, “Good, we need to call him and put Trevor on the naughty list – he doesn’t believe in God.” God is now real to this beautiful 4 year old. Gina Halverson, Shane Halverson
Jul 14, 19
Southwest
Major Candi Led DHQ chapel for the last time before retirement. Major Candi used Psalm 89:5-9 to remind us that when all around us raging Jesus rules the waves and stills them. He is our anchor. Major shared with us the welcome home box. When our shelter residents leave our shelters for new homes we share a box with them that has familiar items to help them feel comfortable in their new surroundings. Lori Peterson, Major Gaylene Yardley
Jul 14, 19
Intermountain
We had 22 in service yesterday as we continued our series on TSA Emblems. Last week we looked at the Red and "Blood" in the flag and remembered Christ's outpoured blood for the remission of our sins and yesterday we looked at the Yellow and "and Fire" in the flag and celebrated Pentecost Sunday Sunday (just a tad late). Next Sunday we will look at the Blue. We also look forward to the visit of our Divisional Commanders this Sunday in Sheridan. We had a drop-in visitor who was walking by the church and came in. He is a Spirit-Filled man from Woodbridge, CA visiting his son who lives here in Sheridan. He shared afterwards that "this was just what he needed this morning" and that he was "blessed by our Spirit-filled service." His son is a musician who is looking for a church home; I got his contact information! Keep praying for Sheridan Corps! Envoy Evie Dobney, Envoy Gary Dobney
Jul 14, 19
Del Oro
We had 9 members of the Concord Corps participate as Music Camp Staff, 3 that were on regular camp staff and 6 campers in attendance. (We had hoped for more children but we had some drop out at the last minute for various reasons.) Nonetheless, we had a wonderful time at camp. The kids excelled in their classes, so much so that 3 of the students walked away with a combined total of 5 awards. On Sunday, they each shared a little bit of their experiences, plus they testified about the things they learned in their chapel times. Last, they introduced a song to the congregation and everyone joined in enthusiastically! Major AnnMarguerite Jones, Major Gwyn Jones
Jul 14, 19
Southwest
We want to thank God for the Amazing things that He is doing in Albuquerque Temple. On Saturday we had a special meeting of thank giving to God for healing a girl who had a month in the Hospital. After one mouth in the hospital her mom ask for we go and pray for her. They are not part of our church and we didn't know them. But when we realized the need, we went to pray for her and know she is healthy. Thanks giving meeting on pass Saturday was a bless, we met new people and now we have new friends. And we can star working and praying God for salvation of them. Hallelujah. Major Gloribel Gonzalez, Major Salvador Gonzalez
Jul 14, 19
Northwest
This was shared by our Social Services Director this week - “This week the Lord has opened my eyes in seeing him using us to meet the needs of the less fortunate. One of our neighbors shared with me today what led her to us. She and her ex husband who is very abusive were on their way to Boulder and he had grabbed her by the hair and when they got to Boulder she said she was tired of all this and was going to commit suicide so she went to the Bridge and was getting ready to jump off when she heard a voice say to stop and wait a minute things will be taken care of. She said she got off the bridge and felt led to call here and there was an opening because she had nowhere else to go. She thanked me for saving her and opening our doors to her. I told her it was God and he just used us as a vessel to help you. So when we think God isn’t working, we need to step back and thank him for using us to do his amazing work!!! Major Lawry Smith, Major Philip Smith
Jul 14, 19
Intermountain
What a wonderful week in Greeley. On Thursday we were able to help a woman with a food box, as the food box was being prepared Lt. Randy was able to sit and have a conversation with the woman about what else goes on here at the Corps. Then on Sunday morning this woman joined us for Sunday School, it just goes to show that one small conversation can mean a lot to one person. During our Sunday Service we talked about the Samaritan woman at the well and how she felt hopeless before her interaction with Jesus at the well. We should take a step into hope through Jesus who will give us a reason to fully live not just exist. Are we ready to take that step into hope? Lt.Jamie Stokes, Lt.Randy Stokes
Jul 14, 19
Del Oro
Our Summer Day Camp has been amazing. We have incredible staff and the campers are so sweet. Over half our camp is kiddos who are Camp Fire survivors. Lt. Arwyn Rodriguera, Lt. Craig Rodriguera, Mary Rose
Jul 14, 19
Intermountain
this past week we picked up the kids from High Peak Camp and they were so happy to have spent a week at this camp, one of them said that it was the first time he has been in such a beautiful place, he liked the lake and see the little creeks throughout the camp. they told us that they liked the camp songs and the moments they had to study the Bible and the chance to pray for their family and friends with their counselors. We praise God that they were able to learn about Him. Major Julio Vasquez, Major Karen Vasquez
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
Alex Fo came to our center on January 23, 2019. At only 31 years old, Alex had spent the majority of his adult life on the streets and incarcerated. He suffered from a crippling social anxiety that rendered him unable to speak, raising questions about his ability to participate and succeed in the program. Over time, Alex became a regular participant in altar calls and, eventually, had a testimony to share at every service. He recently applied to the Mason’s Union and is scheduled to complete next week. Still far from talkative, Alex has found the strength to succeed through his Lord, Jesus Christ. Major Daniel.Freeman, Major Doreen.Freeman, Shawn Rose
Jul 14, 19
Northwest
Every week at the Bremerton Salvation Army we serve breakfast and lunch to whoever would like to come in and eat. Capt. Dana and I have been eating with many of the folks trying to get to know them a little better. It’s been a delight talking around the table and hearing their stories. We are looking forward to ministering together with the congregation here in bremerton! Meeting the need Captain Dana Walters, Captain Lance Walters
Jul 14, 19
ARCC
The Denver ARC women are enjoying a Sunday afternoon craft time provided by a volunteer. One of the ladies has been real excited about learning how to knit. It is always great to see our ladies pick up new skills and find new talents. Julie Wirtz, Major Rachel Gallop
Jul 14, 19
Northwest
This week, we had a meeting with people from our community and volunteers to discuss our 2019 kettle Kick-off, volunteers for kettles and we also talked about how we want to start our advisory board group in Walla Walla. After inviting 35 people, 20 people show up to the meeting, even though, we were missing some of them, they still let us know that they couldn't make it to the meeting but were more than willing to help us during our events. We had great success, five leaders and directors of our community committed to be part of this board, they had lots of good ideas to have a better kettle season and how to start our advisory board ASAP. Pray for Walla Walla Out-Post Captain Demetrio Villarreal, Captain Magda Villarreal
Jul 14, 19
Intermountain
We had two families move out of the shelter and into permanent housing this past week. One of the families has a six year old girl, and mom was telling staff that she would need to teach her about stove/kitchen safety now, because this would be the first time in the little girl's life that she will be living someplace with a kitchen. It's so amazing to hear things that we often take for granted. Kristen Baluyot, Megan.Newton
Jul 14, 19
Northwest
Our youth attended Jr. Music/SAY Camp this past week. We were blessed to hear about the memories that they made and the skills they gained. Captain Susan Cassin, Major Bill Lum, Major Joy Lum