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Aug 18, 19
ARCC
Fernando has been in our program for 90 days and is coming along. He accepted Christ, became a Kingsman, and yesterday his family showed up for Chapel. It was beautiful to have 5 kiddos (ages 3-9) in our service. Lt. Tanya took them out of the service and led a Jr. church at our ARC. All 5 kiddos accepted Christ as their Saviour. God is good and faithful. Lt. Tanya Pemberton, Lt. Timothy Pemberton
Aug 18, 19
Cascade
Last week, Friday August 16, 2019, The Salvation Army Coos Bay Corps hosted breakfast at the "Stand Down" event. We were able to feed over 120 meals. This was a great opportunity to remind those attending that The Salvation Army supports Veterans. Further, the businesses and community leaders who were present were introduced to the EDS team as they served a breakfast of pancakes, eggs, and sausage out of the canteen. We also served coffee, hot cocoa and orange juice. Dennis Stumpf, Tawnya Stumpf
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
Last Wednesday we served 50 sack lunches to local kids. We supplied 32 kids with school supplies. Lauren Ziegler, Mary Froula, Shaun Jones, Taylor Newson
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
In our Sunday service we discussed struggling with sin as Paul addressed in Romans 7:14-25. We realized and discussed that we should never underestimate the power of sin. We were thankful for the tremendous power of Christ; as a provision for our victory over sin. Through faith In Jesus Christ; he sends the Holy Spirit to live in us and give us power over sin. Captain Eric Wilkerson, Captain Willie Bland
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
We have had a lot to celebrate at The Lambuth Family Center this week. We had a back to school dinner for all families who are currently staying at The Lambuth Family Center as well as families participating in our aftercare program. We distributed school supplies, played games, and of course enjoyed dinner. Lambuth also had four families successfully exit into their own apartments this week. It has been so exciting seeing the families here succeed and be able to be in their own homes just in time for the kids to head back to school. Kristen Baluyot, Megan.Newton
Aug 18, 19
Alaska
On Thursday, August 15 we held our "Back to School Bash" and distributed backpacks and supplies generously donated by Fred Meyer's. Families attended and we gave away all our backpacks, with only two (2) remaining. We will follow up with each family to share about our upcoming troop programs beginning September 16. One young lady come to Sunday School and church from the Back to School Bash! Rosanna Garcia, Shevaun Malone
Aug 18, 19
Del Oro
During our testimony time this past Sunday serveral of our members shared how their loved ones are beginning to come back to church. One of our congregation members shared how her daughter is beginning to be more involved in the church after being away for some time. She is now beginning to come regularly to bible study and Home League. Our prayer is that soon she will join us on Sunday morning for worship. We will continue to pray for her and for all those who are trying to find their way. Praise God for the lives being renewed here in Oroville. Lt. Angelina Dominquez, Lt. Michael Dominquez
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
We had our back to school event last week. Kids were treated to an authentic Greek meal, free haircuts, free books, clothing, shoes and access to our community partners. Captain Josh Boyd, Captain Ryan Boyd
Aug 18, 19
US West THQ
Letter from a student; “Dear Salvation Army, Thank you so much for these awesome studies. Yes, I do want to continue studying in the next Bible course. I’m leaning so much and growing in the Holy Spirit. Thank God that the Salvation Army is obedient to God’s word and provides these studies to everyone who wants them. In Jesus Name, Charlotte.” Abel Gomez, Carl Esquivel
Aug 18, 19
Hawaiian and Pacific Islands
We did a house blessing last Saturday, but the best part of the evening was meeting a lady named Jean who asked us to pray for her. After much discussion about Jesus and sharing with her how we have hope in Him, Jean accepted Christ before we left the party, and even though she might have a blood cot in her brain, she said she will draw her strength from Jesus. Please pray for Jean. Jose Santiago, Raghel Santiago
Aug 18, 19
Southwest
Attendance at the ABQ Corp is growing every week. At least 10 more this week than last. 13 hands were raised when asked for 1st time Seekers! We will also be starting our Children's Sunday School the second week in September! Please be in prayer for those who have said "Yes" they will teach our young ones during the Sunday School hour! 10 in Jr Church yesterday! ABQ Citadel is on the move! Captain Deborah Breazeale, Captain Dwaine Breazeale, Morgan Patterson
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
On Wednesday evening a beneficiary completed the program. In his completion speech he shared favorite quotes he heard while in the program that he wants to remember. He also read an email he wrote in his desperation to ask how to enter our program. He kept a copy of it and the response he received. He shared that he felt compassion and care from the response he received and helped guide his decision to enter. We rejoice that there was a reason for answering this email with compassion and prayer. Major Anna Phillips, Major Jack Phillips, Nell Armitage
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
My name is Bernardo R. my addiction led me the place where I wanted to take my own life. Lord knows I tried to kill myself but by divine intervention it never came to pass. I caught a case and fought it for 8 months until I was accepted here by the grace of God. It took some adjusting but as soon as I admitted I was powerless over my addiction and my life was unmanageable then made a decision to turn my will and my life over to the care of God, my recovery started becoming effortless. The ARC showed me how to become spiritually fit as well as introducing me to the 12 step of AA which I now use and will continue to use. I learned to depend on God for hope of a better life and if I continue to practice these values as well as going to meetings, being of service & fellowshipping with others - God will provide all that I need in abundance. Major Tammy Larson, Martha Mount
Aug 18, 19
Southwest
The pass weekend God glorify His name in our Holiness service. Touching the lives of brothers in the holiness service. Aleluya. Major Gloribel Gonzalez, Major Salvador Gonzalez
Aug 18, 19
Cascade
We are gearing up for VBS this week and our corps participated in corps wide PTM training. We are praying for growth of the corps. Please for our small corps. Capt. Brent Church, Capt. Kristy Church
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
We praise God for His work in Longview WA. Our Advisory Board held a "Meet and Greet - the New Officers" for us complete with coffee and light refreshments. It was attended by 50+ community members including City Council Members, Former City Mayor, and Longview Port Authority Commissioner as well as volunteers who have been a part of our Christmas Center since 1968. SUnday brought return visitors who have relocated and plan to make the Longview Temple Corps their church home. Captain Julie Feist, Major Larry Feist
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
Last week our program was able to work with a survivor of domestic violence to transfer to a different unit in her building after her boyfriend destroyed her apartment out of anger. This is a big deal because, after this incident, the survivor felt unsafe to continue to live in this unit due to her boyfriend's unpredictable violence and that she wanted to leave the relationship. By securing a transfer to a different unit, the survivor reported feeling much safer and able to leave the relationship without experiencing further harm. Ciara Murphy, Libby Nelessen, Lila Ghising, Major Tory Ross, Megan Roake, Robby Blood, Rosa Hurtado, Shalene McNeese, Taylor Kobayashi, Vi Phan
Aug 18, 19
Del Oro
Every Monday Major Kehyoung Chang, Lily, our social worker, and five volunteers visit the area where many homeless people are. Three weeks ago our team could meet them because they were relocated to somewhere. We don't know why they were relocated. But we finally could locate where they are. This morning our team left for them with water bottles, sandwiches, and other toiletries. Lt. Kehyoung Chang, Majors Ho Yoon
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
This week we had a wonderful time pursuing God with the rest of our division at Family Camp. it is always great to worship together and catch up on what has been happening around the division! We are also grateful to our local leaders who stayed home and carried on! We are truly blessed!! Julio Perez, Lieutenant Chad Lamb, Lieutenant Mistie Lamb
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
Havre Service Center is getting ready for Back to School Bash to assist kids with school supplies Heather Humment, Lauren Ziegler, Lydia Zilkoski, Lynn Werk, Shaun Jones, Trina Crawford
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
We got two individuals into detox! I took both to their appts at mental house. Transportation is a gap of coverage in our community. Andrea Carrillo, Lauren Ziegler, Shaun Jones, Tristan Morris
Aug 18, 19
California South
God is God and He is helping the Corps to go through these difficult times. He still blessing our Corps with income and expenses. Members, family and friends are helping with this wonderful ministry for our Corps no to be closed. We trust in the Lord with all our heart that nothing will happen with the Lord Will to this place and to all my brothers and sisters and fellowship here. Souls are very important to our Savior and we know that He is in Control of Everything. God bless Major Carlos, Major Rosa
Aug 18, 19
Del Oro
Back to school is a big season for the Chico Corps. Last week we finished up all our Back to School efforts. The Camp Fire EDS Team has been distributing gift cards for shoes. The Corps teamed up with our local partners to cook breakfast at a Back to School shopping spree and our Family Service office distributed backpacks and school supplies to our guest base all week. Please keep the families of Chico and Paradise in your prayers. Last Thursday was the first day on elementary school in Paradise since the Camp Fire. The community is like a phoenix rising from the ashes. Lt. Arwyn Rodriguera, Lt. Craig Rodriguera, Mary Rose
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
We've just returned from a wonderful time at Family Camp with our own family and others from the corps. We are grateful to have people at the corps who are able to fill in for us while we are away. Captain Angela.Morrow, Captain John.Morrow
Aug 18, 19
Del Oro
This week I was given the opportunity to pray with some family members from our social services office, as well as share an annual home league tea with all the amazing ladies who are members, and enrolled three new ladies! All glory to God. Lt. Aline Posner, Lt. Jesse Posner
Aug 18, 19
Southwest
Continue we are learning from the book of Acts and our sermon series for the month of August called "Scattered" amazing to see people had responded to His call. 5 people had come to the altar and recommitted their life to Jesus. Praise the Lord for five souls. Lt Phillip Mccutcheon, Lt Sejal Mccutcheon
Aug 18, 19
Southwest
We are hearing great stories from our delegates that went to WYI and WMI. Stories that we like to share on the The Salvation Army SW Program Department page on Facebook. Lots of exciting things that have happened and are going to be happening in the Southwest Division. Lori Peterson, Major Gaylene Yardley
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
We are super excited for our men. Last week 16 men graduated a 17 week class called "Dads Matter." During the 17 weeks the men learn tools on how to be a better parent, job search and basic life skills. There's even a day when the kids get to attend with their dads. It's a blessings to see the men working hard to be a better parent and I just love when the kids come and they get an opportunity to show off their kids. What's also super cool is they buy all the men new suits when they graduate. As cute as it is to meet their kids, it's even cuter to see 16 grow men get excited about the new suites. You can see the in their faces how proud they are. They did something good for themselves. God's Amazing and we praise Him for the work He is doing at the Anaheim ARC. Lt. Colonel Helen Starrett, Lt. Dan Garrett, Lt. Taneya Garrett
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
We had the opportunity to work at our County fair kitchen this past weekend. Our staff, officers and some of our faithful volunteers worked at the County fair kitchen this past weekend. We volunteered our time and were able to have the shield and uniforms in view of all the customers. We worked for 4 hours served close to 1000 soft serve ice cream cones and a lot of meals and drinks to those attending the fair. It was a great opportunity to be seen and we look forward to next year. Major Barbara Wehnau, Major Ron Wehnau
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
Recently our corps hosted 8 government officials from Algeria. They were seeking training on our EDS methods to take back to their country. While the Algerians were in house Capt. Doug took many opportunities to plug The Salvation Army coming to their country as we are currently not there. Captain Betzy Hanson, Captain Douglas Hanson, Lashan Harrison
Aug 18, 19
Del Oro
We took a few people to the Youth Leaders' Training Day at DHQ. They were excited to be part of this since we are trying to revive the youth programs at the corps. It has been years since there were character building programs or even discipleship programs, so now they see the importance of this. We hope that we will be able to start at least one new program element this year. We want our soldiery to be involved as it is impractical for the officers to lead everything. We want people to use their gifts in the church and to develop new skills as they try new things. Major AnnMarguerite Jones, Major Gwyn Jones
Aug 18, 19
California South
Sunday August 18, 2019 was a bittersweet moment for the Compton Corps as our the officers left to a new appointment. The congregation as a thank you goodbye they did a special program were all the youth, adults, and young adults participated to prepared a special program. Alexander Williams, Anna Williams, Perla Salvador
Aug 18, 19
Hawaiian and Pacific Islands
Our activities will never be hampered inspite of raining for a week. This Sunday we continue to discuss the I AM's of Christ, From the Sunday school , Bible Study and sermon in the Holiness Meeting we focus on in "I am the Good Shepherd" , God is working in the lives of our people and some of them responded on the altar call as we invite them to surrender their life to the Good Shepherd. God is good. Evelyn Posadas, Leopoldo Posadas
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
This weekend we had the opportunity to attend our IM Family Camp, which was a very good, our families had a chance to enjoy the fellowship the fun and the uplifting messages from Lt. Colonels Lescano. On Saturday we enjoyed the family carnival that had entertainment for the whole family,like food and games. we were called to Pursue God in our daily living. We prayed for Kamilla and her family as they were having some challenges and this was the first time that she had asked for prayer for her and her mom and dad. We had a blessed time! Major Julio Vasquez, Major Karen Vasquez
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
John came to our center on February 13, 2019. At 49 years old, he had been aware of his alcoholism for most of his adult life. He had tried several rehabs, sponsors, and 12-step processes. All of which had failed to stop his drinking. At his end, he decided to try God. A model beneficiary, John was compliant, helpful, and grateful almost from the beginning. Graduating our program last Wednesday, John gave a speech that was a beautiful testimony of his need, reliance, and love of Christ. The entire service felt the earnestness of his belief. Major Daniel.Freeman, Major Doreen.Freeman, Shawn Rose
Aug 18, 19
Golden State
A praise report from The Salvation Army Berberian Shelter in Modesto Ca. We would like to thank Major Van Young from The Salvation Army Stockton Adult Rehabilitation Center for assisting in helping our VA and Sheriff alternative program with store vouchers. Our clients are able to purchase clothing item to prepare them for job interviews, appointments and employment. Michael W. who is one of our veterans received a $50 store voucher to go shopping at The Salvation Army Modesto thrift store because he had no clothes for a job interview. Just a few days later Michael W. found employment because he was able to dress properly for his interview. Today, we give God the glory! and Michael is smiling from ear to ear because of what The Salvation Army has done for him. Thank you, Major Van Young for your care and concern of the clients at The Salvation Army Berberian Shelter. Captain Samuel Snyder, Lt Terri Snyder, Major Harold Laubach, Major Magaly Laubach`
Aug 18, 19
Hawaiian and Pacific Islands
This week have blessings. Yesterday during our altar call two people dedicated their life to Christ. Praise the Lord for His continues blessings Bill Simon, Cathy Simon
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
This past Wednesday we had two graduates. They both worked a great program and are excited about God’s plan for their life. Ryan A. returned home but expressed gratitude for the program and for giving him a second chance to change his life. Jaime C. is now a Kingsman of the San Diego ARC. He has such a sweet spirit and is excited about life again. Jaime is staying for phase two of the program and plans to enter into one of our bridge houses once he gains employment. Both graduates were surrounded by family and friends and shared how God has helped them to find themselves again and how they plan to maintain their sobriety. Major Brian West, Major Iva West, Manuel Bedard, Norman Mackenzie
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
This has been a week of BOUNTIFUL BLESSING at the BAKERSFIELD ARC! Five graduates in Wednesday Chapel with testimonies like C. A. who said, "I did not want to be here. I waited to the last day and tried EVERY other rehab program but they were full. God knew what He was doing - this is EXACTLY where I needed to be, a brotherhood waited and more grace than I thought I could have. I've never finished anything before, but I finished this and I'll never forget the One who helped me see I am loved!" The Kingsmen volunteered for a community service project on Saturday, participating in assisting a retired gentlemen spruce up the area surrounding his mobile home so he wouldn't be evicted. Glory to God for willing hands and open hearts! And Sunday found a delegation participating in the Corps Pulled Pork Fundraiser after the Holiness Meeting and a group enjoyed an additional evening event in Praise and Worship at a local community center on Sunday. God is on the move in Bakersfield! Lt. Edith.Dye-Mabie, Lt. Richard.Mabie, Sharon Seuga
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
We held a combined Women's and Mens ministry B.B.Q night at our quarters, great time of food, fellowship and studying God's Word was had by all in attendance. Then on Friday we headed to Camp High Peak for Family Camp, our entire delegation came forward in prayer committing to be bearers of peace to the Casper Corps and 1 delegate recommitted their life to Christ Captian Timothy Simeroth, Major Trish Simeroth
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
This week we pray for comfort for one of our brothers. Late Saturday night we received news that his wife had passed away from medical complications. We saw all of our men support their brother in Christ with endless prayer, talking, fellowship, and a shoulder to lean on. We praise God for the brotherhood that he has made here at the Honolulu ARC. We love that the men are learning to deal with life's problems in the most healthy way all the while leaning on Jesus for strength. We pray God continues to use us to comfort him. Kenneth Yoshikawa, Lynn Maeda, Major John Greholver, Major Lynda Greholver
Aug 18, 19
Del Oro
We were so blessed this week. At our worship service, we had four new people show up. One person is a Caucasian male who recently graduated from ARC. He loves being in our Korean corps. I would never in million year, think that Caucasian male with bunch of tattoo be member of our church. He will be starting a solidership class with us. God is giving us that small victories to show us that he wants to grow his kingdom through us. Lt. Chong Kim, Lt. Hyun Kim
Aug 18, 19
California South
We had a wonderful Sunday! Lieutenant David Cain spoke on "Learning to Listen over the Noise" & the scripture was based on 1 Kings 19:11-12. Sometimes we need to listen to the voice of God talking while he is talking to us, which might be in a whisper or a loud voice. Every day, we try to show God's love to people by making lunches for the shelters, by handing out food, giving showers & when we have it handing out clothes & school supplies, providing a meal for the senior ladies once a week Jen Liggett, Lt. David, Lt. Kelly, Patty Ferguson
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
This weeks visit from our Divisional Commander's was uplifting and a great source of encouragement! Our Sunday worship was Spirit filled and many were blessed. We spent Saturday conducting a largely successful "Back to School" shopping spree at WALLMART serving families and their children with school supplies and much needed clothing followed by a fun lunch at Burger King :) Children from Social Services Transitional Housing and the Corps were grateful and the parents extremely appreciative of the attention and intentional outreach from the Corps Officers and staff. Part of the funding was made available from the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. We praise God for the resources to be able to provide for our community and corps families in need !! Major Lawry Smith, Major Philip Smith
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
Recently our corps hosted 8 government officials from Algeria. They were seeking training on our EDS methods to take back to their country. While the Algerians were in house Capt. Doug took many opportunities to plug The Salvation Army coming to their country as we are currently not there. Captain Betzy Hanson, Captain Douglas Hanson, Lashan Harrison
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
Last week we did our VBS. It was a great success. Over all it was a great blessing to see many adults and youths working together serving the children. The children were blessed, the adults too. It was a great blessing to see about 12 teenagers helping beside the adults. One teen however, I was blessed to see a great change in her life. I had never seen her interacting with the other teens as much as she was this past week. They were playing basketball together, laughing etc. They were part of the team that had animal costumes on, so it was a great experience for all of us. Thank you very much, Elizabeth Amezcau, Lt. Adriana Quintanilla, Lt. Jesus Quintanilla
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
We had a great time at family camp this year. We sold funnel cakes and enjoyed participating in the praise and worship set during the fair. One of my corps members who lost her 16 year old son two years ago to a homicide was able to join us with her teen daughter and stay in Beaver. She said that time in the cabin and fellowship, along with some time before God and kneeling at the Altar was just what she needed to reconnect and center herself before the Lord, as well as calming her spirit and ushering in a peace she hasn’t experienced for quite some time. While we were away the ARC officers held down the fort and reported 35 in attendance at the Corps. So many wonderful things to give God glory for.... Lt. David Aguirre, Lt. Sarah Aguirre
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
Lt. Randy received a phone call from a young lady who is going through a really rough time in her life. Lt. Randy spent an hour on the phone with this young woman letting her know that she is important and has a purpose, then Lt. Jamie was able to come in towards the end of the conversation and pray for this young woman without even knowing fully what the conversation between her and Lt. Randy. Lt. Jamie prayed for everything that they had talked about and we were able to let this young woman know that we are here for her if she needs and that she is important. Please pray for Inesha that she can feel the presence of the Lord in her life. Also our Summer Day Camp assistant who was here for 6 weeks over the summer came back and volunteered her time to help at our After-School Program on the first day. God has brought us some great people to help in mighty ways here in Greeley. We also felt the Lord move in mighty ways over family camp this past weekend. Lieutenant Randy Stokes, Lieutenant.Jamie Stokes
Aug 18, 19
Golden State
At the San Jose Temple Corps, we ramped up our Sunday community breakfast with pancakes. We started serving pancakes in addition to our regular breakfast items and it is a hit. The people that we serve are really enjoying a hot and delicious breakfast and are thankful about it. We know that through this breakfast ministry more people will come to hear the message of salvation. God is good! Captain Caleb Montes, Captain Iliana Montes
Aug 18, 19
California South
Yesterday we had the blessing of having one of our youth group members sing a couple worship songs during our holiness meeting. We have seen this young girl and her parents attending our corps for some time. She was encouraged to attend the summer camps and she came back motivated to serve God! She had the initiative to prepare two of her favorite worship songs to share with the congregation. It was a blessing to see her been brave and share her gifts with the church for the first time. Her parents were happy and excited beyond words to see her stepping out of her comfort zone to worship God in song. The congregation was without a doubt blessed and encouraged by this young girl and her testimony of letting God use her gifts. To God be the Glory! Belsy Martinez, Envoy Jose Manuel
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
We had a great weekend in White Center. On Saturday evening, we held a gathering for peace. This was in response to shootings and violence both on a national level, and on a local level. We created a safe space for people to grieve, to share their stories, to hear a message of hope that there is still good in the world and much we can do together to make a difference, and we started visioning for the future of our community. It was a great experience. I look forward to the fruit of keeping that piece party going. Captain Lisa Barnes, Captains Anthony Barnes, Viviana Ramirez
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
There are days that we go to work and do our job day after day and wonder if we are making a difference and then there are days that the stories of praise just keep coming. This week is one of those weeks. We have been working with a large homeless population since landing in Everett. This week 4 of our clients were able to find housing. One in particular has been homeless for 5 years. He was so overjoyed that he received housing he asked each of our corps members who were at the fellowship meal to pray with him. During Home League one of our ladies testified that she had her follow up appointment and has been cancer free for 1 year. Captain Andrea Reedy, Captain Jeremy Reedy, Suzanne Duff
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
Ryan graduated last week and began classes at The Salvation Army’s Culinary School. Yesterday he attended the local Corps with his girlfriend and young daughter. What a THRILL to see him there, by choice, and sharing worship with his family! He shared he is absolutely loving what he is learning is school, is gaining more confidence each day, and is truly excited for his future. God is so good! Major Ron Fenrich, Major Ronalee.Fenrich
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
On Sunday afternoon we dedicated our new woman's residence located on our Judson Street Campus. It was Dedicated to the glory of God, so that our Woman may live in a safe and beautiful new home while journeying through their rehabilitation. The service and tour was attended by community folk, Advisory Counsel members, Officers, Alumni, employees and the media. A beautiful service was conducted by Majors Grady and Julie Brown, supported by Majors Henry and Dina Graciani and Las Vegas ARC Advisory Chairman, Shawn Schofield. A tour and lovely refreshments followed. Captain Roberta McKinney, Captain Ron McKinney
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
Had a fabulous time at Family Camp! Seven of us represented Sheridan. 13 enjoyed service back home led by CSM Jason Gill and Lisa. What a blessing to have capable and talented local officers that make being absent easy. Envoy Evie Dobney, Envoy Gary Dobney
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
Every Tuesday at 11:45 we have a Bible study for anyone who wants to come. We have been studying out of 1 Samuel, because that’s what they were studying when I first came here to Bremerton. Last Tuesday we only got through one verse because the conversation was so good! It’s good to see God at work helping people to grow in their understanding of what it means to be one of his children. I look forward to Tuesdays as we sit around the table discussing God’s word. That is one of the many things that are happening in Bremerton this past week. Captain Dana Walters, Captain Lance Walters
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
Ten Weeks of Day Camp have come and gone. Our incredible staff pooled their money to purchase gift cards from local business to use as prizes for the cute last day. A true testament of just how much they loved and cared for our kiddos. We hope they will all come back next year! Captain Monica King, Major Mark King
Aug 18, 19
Southwest
All services continued well without skipping a beat with our capable soldiers taking charge while our officers were on scheduled furlow. This included food pantry distribution and pickup, women's league and men's fellowships, and Sunday services. Our sergeant major preached Sunday morning service with 18 attending. Our soldiers assisted with the late afternoon Spanish service with guest preacher Col. Olin Hogan presiding, 16 attending. We received many favorable comments on the service and preaching. Our Spanish service has been slowly growing since starting several months ago. Midweek, our sergeant major and a soldier were able to help two young hispanic men with their clothing needs from supplies we had, the only clothing they had was the change they were wearing. Robert, a long time soldier, prayed for them in Spanish. They were truly grateful to have their needs met. Lt Maria Pineda Ibarra, Lt Miguel Ibarra
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
This week Salt Lake City has been in full swing getting our community ready for school to be back in session. Backpacks have been handed out, along with essential school supplies. We brought 2 delegates to Family Camp and one delegate said it was the best trip of her life! They both said how much like family our division feels and they were very encouraged. Captain Rob Lawler, Captain Tiffany Lawler
Aug 18, 19
California South
Power Up! was the theme of last week’s VBS, the Corps was blessed to have 20 new children from the neighborhood, and 75 kids in total. 25 volunteers spend many hours building amazing backdrops to make our time together impactful and special for the children. Even the adults had a class with a bible study themed around God’s power in the hope that they could share what they learned with their children each night and simple craft. On Saturday the Corps hosted an open house with lunch, water slide, games, and a recap for parents on what their children learned during the week. We were excited to have 120 people spend the day with us, fellowshipping in the fact that we serve a resurrected Christ who helps us to Power Up! Dave Shull, Lt. Brandon, Lt. Monica, Michele Grosskrueger, Regina Shull
Late, Late in the evening last week (*cleaning happens all night long here) I met Elvie. Elvie is a story of grace unfolding. Last winter he'd come in our doors as a homeless gentleman - seeking to get out of the cold, have a cup of coffee, get on the internet and engaging in conversation. A little talk-coffee-internet and warmth. ***add a job application and a "hand up", and Elvie joined our team making this place shine! His face reflects a new pride that comes with a paycheck, and able to rent a new shared apartment. Value-added-Restoration. Keep praying for continued transformation! Major Don Gilger, Major Ronda Gilger, Randy Colbert
Aug 18, 19
Del Oro
This week has been amazing! At our sunday service Mr. Erick Hoogstead preached on "Go the Distance... Finish what you start." 10 men and women came to alter to rededicate their life back to Christ. I had the privilege to visit our local silvercrest and the residence are excited to know that we are here to support them and will be coming to our weekly Homeleague program. God is definitely moving here at the Stockton Corps. Our weekly bible study is growing 18 in attendance. Lt. Juan Oregel, Lt. Mony Oregel
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
Much of our focus this summer has been around the "One Army" materials. Sunday sermons and our Bible studies have focused on "One Army in Truth." One of the most exciting things has been the discussions in our Thursday night young adult Bible studies. Our young adults are really digging deep, really growing. We praise God for the trajectory of this group and the spiritual advancement within the lives of each individual. Major Amy reardon, Major Rob Reardon
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
This past week was a tremendous blessing because our teens were heavily involved with VBS. We even had parents and grandparents help as well. The theme was Athens - Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Share the Truth! Each day the kids had an opportunity to give an offering to World Services. We had an average of 42 in attendance each day and a time of commitment was made on the last day for all of the kids to repeat the Sinners Prayer. God is Good! Farnaz Nisha, Major Marcelino Soriano
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
Fresno ARC had two graduates last week. Sundays message was God wants to do new things in your life. Kids Corner had 8 children, this weeks Fruit of the Spirit was patience. We also have 3 new Kings Men. God is blessing us here at The Fresno Center. All the Glory to God. Lieutenants LeeVale And Jennifer Butler Judy Blowers, Lt. Jennifer Butler, Lt. LeeVale Butler
Aug 18, 19
Cascade
We had an amazing week of ministry and assisting our community. On Wednesday, the Medford Citadel Corps held a Back to School BBQ Bash. Corps soldiers and volunteers helped as we provided hamburgers and hot dogs and games to those in our community requesting school supplies. We provided over 200 children with backpacks and school supplies. We were also able to share with these families information about our after school program, music program, Sunday services, and our donut ministry to the middle schools and high schools. We will be following up with this families through phone calls from corps members and followup letters. This is our springboard into a year of reviving ministry in our corps. Lieutenant Ernie Evans, Major Angelina Koenig, Major Jason Koenig
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
We had a good day of worship. We picked up 2 new teens for church, that was nice. Major Dianne Jiminez, Major Ralph Jiminez
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
Back to School season is in full swing as we begin to receive school supplies from generous individuals and companies to distribute to those families that have signed up this year to receive help with school supplies. Captain Susan Cassin, Major Bill Lum, Major Joy Lum
Aug 18, 19
Golden State
San Francisco is so blessed to Have Recovery Wellness Services Harbor Light Detox in their city. This program helps all kinds of people. It is so wonderful to watch how Gods brings these people together to help each other to better themselves and their lives. Thank you, Lord, Rebecca Mahoney Captain Darrell Williamson, Major David Pierce, Major Michelle Pierce
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
So we had a bene share in chapel. That after he relapsed he has realized that he needs to get right with God. Because he come to the realization that he can’t do it with out God. What A Mighty God We Serve!!!!! Edward Carlos, Major Nathalie Young, Major Sylvan Young, Teresa Santillan
Aug 18, 19
Cascade
The Parable of the Rich Fool in Luke 12: 13-21shared by Major John reminded us to not be greedy with anything the Lord has given to us & to keep our plans with Him. Many gathered were in various stages of grief & cry went out to the Father to be their hope & peace. Another Celebration of Life was conducted, & there was rejoicing because the person knew Jesus as her Savior. Thank You, God! Please continue to help us in our journeys. Major John Tumey, Major Sabrina Tumey, Robin Kaptain, Walter Kaptain
Aug 18, 19
Southwest
Our Corps Council has been talking and praying about ways to reach those living right outside our corps boundaries. Homeless, low income apartments and wealthy high rise apartments surround our corps block along with our Silvercrest Residence. We plan a few prayer walks as the heat dies down soon. All the apartments surrounding us are gated and locked. Well Friday I was made my way to a couple getting out of their car to go into their home and shared that we had back packs available if they or anyone else in their apartment complex needed them. That opened the doors to hearing their story, praying with them and getting them to want to do the prayer walk with us when we go around our neighborhood. Praise God for His timing and His way in answering prayer!! Bring on the revival Lord!!! Major Sybil Smith
Aug 18, 19
California South
This past week, The Murrieta Corps held our Volunteer Appreciation where we were able to thank all of our volunteers and sponsors who helped us during last year. John Birks, Mysti Birks, Priscilla Gutierrez
Aug 18, 19
Alaska
The Sitka AK Corps just finished up a wonderful week of Vacation Bible School. We had a wonderful time playing games,crafts,singing, and Bible story time. We finished of the weekend with having a VBS Sunday morning Worship service that the children had the privilege of participating in the service. During our time of commitment. We had 8 children accept Jesus into there heart. It was & amazing week here in Sitka. Blessings Capt. Matt Charleen Morrow, Matthew Morrow
Aug 18, 19
Del Oro
We had some great things happen at our corps this week. First of all, we had a great Corps Fellowship this week at a baseball game supporting our local team, The Patriots. We got a spiritual lesson out of this one. Some of our people left early after it seemed pretty clear our team was going to lose. In fact a lot of the baseball bleachers were emptying out! Then the miracle happened. Our team filled all three bases and ended up not only catching up, but winning the game. Spiritual lesson is don't walk away before the miracle happens. Whatever your situation, know wait for God's outcome! The miracles continued on Sunday when two men gave their lives to the Lord! Amen. Lt. David Shatto, Lt. Diane Shatto
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
How I've changes- I'm more patient, forgiving and understanding than ever before. My most profound discovery over the last six month has been coming into my relationship with a God that I can understand. Before the Salvation Army my spirituality was virtually non existent, but I decided early on that I was going to open my heart and be open to the message. After months of prayer and meditation, I began to feel his presence in my life and praying for guidance has become part of my daily life. S.H. Captain Paul Swain, Rosemary Hake
Aug 18, 19
Cascade
God is Good! Last week was a very good work week and we believe that God was honored in our labor. Our Corps members helped with VBS prep and everything was set up perfectly! We ended the week with a blessed time to be with our Corps family, as we came together for a blessed time of fellowship. Our time spent in Sunday School and our Holiness meeting was very impacting. It was Jesus' invitation to, "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest for your souls." And, we did just that! Heather McBride, Joseph McBride
Aug 18, 19
California South
This past Sunday's holiness meeting was our Mission Sunday. The sermon was titled "Committed". There was opportunity at the end to sign the commitment card, with 40 people making new commitments to Be Ready, Be engaged , and Take Responsibility. For me it's exciting to see so many people taking personal responsibility for the walk with Jesus. Pray for us as we partake on this journey. James Fleming, Katrina Fleming
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
This week at the Denver ARC we had one graduate. Our Graduate at in her first couple of weeks at the center took a lay in because she was not feeling well. A few hours into her lay in, she walked out the door with her bags, and was stopped and talked into staying. This woman had a very hard time in her first couple of months but allowed herself to surrender to God and do it His way. Now after 6 months she has graduated and will become an employee of the ARC to help other women in recovery. God is the mighty Transformer. Our ladies were also blessed this week by having a Dentist come to the house and clean their teeth. This is a wonderful service of Dental at my door. The dentist will also refer the women out if they need more services. This is a way to show our women that they are important to us. God continues to move in our center. Major Rachel Gallop Julie Wirtz, Major Rachel Gallop
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
A Unit near Heber City was able to help a single mother with four children get out of a bad situation. The mother is now taking care of her family thanks to the Unit being able to help her get on her feet with utilities, food, and transportation assistance for the first month on their own. The mother has a steady job and her children have started school with new clothes and school supplies. Carmen Lawson, Danielle Maldonado, Jasel Cantu, Kent Sailsbery
Aug 18, 19
California South
This week we were blessed to see that our youth group tripled in size since June. This Friday we got to see youth who were engaged and willing to learn about God. The youth showed kindness to others and practiced fellowship with one another. We love seeing the Lord work from the smallest to the oldest in our congregation. Angel Amezquita, Cassandra Amequita, Eduardo Lechuga, Gabriela
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
Thank you for celebrating with us as we share the success story of Edward O. After years in the cycle of addiction, gang life, and incarceration Edward finally admitted that he was tired and he agreed with his public defender that he needed help. He came to the ARC on a court order and was determined to change his life. Edward quickly turned his life over to God and as a result, he did a phenomenal job in the kitchen and was accepted into the Lodi Culinary Arts Program. PRAISE GOD!!! (70X7) Captain Daylene Staneart, Captain Steve Staneart, Kyle Carter
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
Following our three week musical theatre camp with two sold out performances of "The Jungle Book for kids", we had about 20 from the corps have a lovely time at the Intermountain Family Camp. It truly was a camp designed for the family. A family of 5 that came with us, said that this was the first time in a long while that they had enjoyed a time like this as a family group. Thank you for creating spaces like this for families in our community in which to engage. Lieutenant Grant Hall, Lieutenant Mandy Hall
Aug 18, 19
Golden State
The Harbor Light Outreach Team got the chance to work with some young Christians from a local Collage during our Outreach this week. It's so refreshing and a Blessing to witness the Lord at work in others, especially young people! Amen, Capt. Darrell Captain Darrell Williamson, Major David Pierce, Major Michelle Pierce
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
With Summer camp ending we have had fun transitioning back to service and support mode for our rental groups. It is our desire to reflect the beauty and glory of Christ to our groups whether they are Christian or secular. This past weekend we had the opportunity to serve three very different groups simultaneously: a Samoan Methodist Church, a group of 50 bikers and a High School Football team with their fathers. We love the beauty that can be found in diversity! Everyone had a great time as we enjoyed serving them. Captain Eric Rudd, Captain Kari Rudd, Jeff Potts, Shawn Ostrom
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
This weekend we had a small group attend Family Camp. We were blessed with the opportunity to truly pursue quality family time, and to pursue the Lord as our Heavenly Father. Lieutenant Amber West, Lieutenant William West
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
Celebrated another completion this past week. Graduate will stay for Phase 2. Wednesday night chapels are always filled with Alumni. 17 Alumni this past week. We continue to transition men from the Tucson ARC. The men and women in the program have been given the challenge of choosing scripture they can relate to and memorize. These are shared during morning devotions. We've been teaching the concept of Practicing the Presence of God and challenging them to continue to do so when the leave the house. Lt. Col. Joseph Posillico, Major Courtney Stratton, Major Darren Stratton
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
We had a Graduate Marcus W. who gave a powerful testimony tonight at his graduation. He discussed going to Law school and working in Law for many years and how addiction took him to being homeless and losing everything. He discussed praying to God while living on the streets in addiction for God to give him a way out. God showed him a bicycle that had been thrown away near a dumpster but was still a working bike. Marcus rode that bike all over LA until he pulled up at the Canoga Park ARC not knowing where he was but knowing he needed to change. He met our intake manager and made a decision to come into the program and realized during his journey how God guided him there and now Marcus entered phase 2 as he allows God to continue to restore him. Captain Felicia.Cook, Captain Troy.Cook, Dora.Rojero
Aug 18, 19
Southwest
One of our VBS Families, mom, dad and 2 sons came on Sunday. They have said that they will continue coming and want to participate in other programs as well. Meanwhile, Wednesday we will be starting Troops. Hobbs has not had Troops in over 10 years. We have kids from 5-14 who are interested. Meanwhile we continue to covet your prayers for continued growth and souls won for the Kingdom. Janice Pointer, Lt KB Hall, Major Lisa Smith
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
This last week was a week of spontaneous prayer: At the Yellowstone Fair, we had a booth and were doing a fundraiser, when a gentleman came to ask about services. He started sharing how his wife was in a coma and how he and his daughter are just waiting to see what happens. We prayed for him, his wife and daughter in the midst of the crowds and reminded him that God answers prayer. On Wednesday, I was driving one of my sweet Home League ladies home and we stopped at the market. She went inside and a homeless lady got in the car. I was a little surprised at first but then she started sharing how it was her birthday and she asked for prayer. Her name is Precious. I prayed for her and reminded her that God loves her and has a plan for her life. She shared how she was an alcoholic and I shared some resources with her. I know God has these special people in His heart and that He is answering their prayers today. Family Camp was awesome!! We enjoyed it tremendously. Lieutenant Colin Pederson, Lieutenant Felecia Pederson
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
What a great week!! This week we held out Roar!! VBS, were an average of 55-59 kids and 26-29 helpers learned & taught about how good God is in all life circumstances. We give God glory & praise for the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with so many throughout this past week and for the many families that came to church on Sunday for our Youth Sunday! Captain Theresa Williams
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
The Lewiston Corps has had a busy week! we've been working with our Advisory Board to prepare for this years Kettle Kickoff as well as the kettle season. Two of our teens have been getting the youth rooms re-organized for the beginning of our youth group starting back up for the new school season! We have been getting work completed on our building continuing to make everything look nice for our clients and worshipers. We also had a fantastic Sunday yesterday as we continued in our Sermon Series on Philippians. God is doing a mighty work here in Lewiston! Lt. David Aycock, Lt. Joleen Aycock
Aug 18, 19
Southwest
Last week a homeless man walked into our office in despair. He stated that he was from Ethiopia and has had a very hard life with a scar across his neck to prove it. He has been chronically homeless his entire life. After assessing his situation we were able to get him a shuttle pass to a shelter. We asked him where he was going to sleep that night since the shuttle arrived the next day. He said that he was going to walk around through the night and he was content with that because now he had hope. It struck me that he repeated the word "hope" over and over. Thank the Lord that we were able to get him a hotel that night using FEMA funds we had received. The next day we picked him up and we almost didn't recognize him. He had cleaned up and was so excited that he was able to wash his clothes in the bath tub. Praise God for these life-saving services The Salvation Army provides for those in desperation. We are God's vessels to give hope to the hopeless. Amen! Cristina Anguiano, Stephanie Woolley
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
This week the Corps held the VBS! The children performed a phenomenal singing presentation during the Sunday service. We praise God even more for the 3 souls that surrendered their life to Jesus during the altar call. What an amazing moment! The Holy Spirit of God was present, touching and and at work in Renton! Glory to God! Captain Adelma Braga, Captain Isaias Braga
Aug 18, 19
Golden State
The Harbor House at the San Francisco Harbor Light Center continues to help the families of this area with safe and secure housing. People have a stable situation to be able to work on the areas of their life that needs the most attention. Work, Education and Permanent Housing to name a few. May the Lord continue to bless us as He has already. Amen! Capt. Darrell Captain Darrell Williamson, Major David Pierce, Major Michelle Pierce
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
This week we were grateful to have one of our local officers lead the service while we were away at family camp. She delivered a message a message on "Ye that has ears, let him hear," noting that helps to listening are: 1. a regular time and place 2. open bible 3. open heart. Another congregant stepped up to coordinate music in our absense, and we were pleased to hear that not only did the congregation have a good service, but our interim team enjoyed leading. Lieutenant Claire O'Brien-Hawk, Lieutenant Lincoln Hawk
Aug 18, 19
Northwest
We had a great service on Sunday. We have a great buch of phase 2 men in our corps and is a part of our worship team. We are blessed for their leadership in all aspects of worship. Captain Christopher Kim, Captain Eunha Kim
Aug 18, 19
Cascade
This past week started off with a beautiful send of for Accepted Candidate Melissa McQuade. Afterward the church was invited to her home for a BBQ where all ages hung out and experienced family over food, talking, children, volleyball and more. Then on Saturday a volunteer group purchased enough supplies and assembled back to school backpacks for 100 kids. As families came to pick up their bags they were blessed and were given information about the church programs. Please continue to pray for vision and provision as the congregation and officers are still going through a time of transition - but God has been good. Carolina Lopez, Celestine Ruwethin, Shoshannah Ruwethin
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
When Miguel first entered our program he was having some behavioral issues which kept him for working on the program. He reached a point where his behavior continued getting him trouble and he had to be restarted. That action woke him up. “I came to the understanding that if I wanted to change my life I needed to change my behavior. I need to begin to listen to God”. From that point forward Miguel did just that. His behavior changed almost immediately and he began a new relationship with God. Miguel has become a leader that men follow. He is always willing to give a helping hand. And he is ready to help beneficiaries when they are struggling or have questions. He is eager to share what God has done in his life. “Starting over gave me another opportunity to do things right”. Gary Smith, Major Darren.Trimmer, Major LeAnn.Trimmer
Aug 18, 19
Del Oro
60 in service today (which is pretty good for us). We read a letter from a young man who recently joined the marines. It was very heart felt and he shared how much he appreciated his Church praying for him and lifting him up. The church wrote him notes of encouragement and we are sending it to him in boot camp. Capt. Laura Wycoff, Capt. Rachel Ray, Capt. Rio Ray
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
We had an amazing weekend at IM Family Camp. Our Corps delegates really enjoyed the fellowship and the family atmosphere. Thank you to all who planned this weekend and made it memorable! Captain Samuel LeMar, Lt. Felicia LeMar
Aug 18, 19
Intermountain
A woman was just released from incarceration and her family was not able to travel the distance to pick her up. She only had the clothes on her back, no money, no phone, and no one nearby to help her. The Salida Unit was able to get her a bus ticket to go home to her family. If they had not been there, she would have had to walk quite a distance from the jail to find resources to help her situation. Carmen Lawson, Danielle Maldonado, Jasel Cantu, Kent Sailsbery
Aug 18, 19
California South
Last Tuesday night at the Oceanside Corps, the Parents of Addicted Loved Ones, who meet in our building, held their usual gathering. I attended, as we want to build a relationship with this "visiting" group. “Hi, my name is Lt. Jeremy Alexander and I am a recovering alcoholic addict”, is how I introduced myself. I was able to give them my short testimony and they were blown away that The Salvation Army had an ARC program and that through the power of Christ and the structure of the ARC, a 30 year addict was able to overcome that darkness. One member said, “Lt Jeremy you have given me hope tonight that my son is not too far gone”. All in all, it was a powerful move of the Holy Spirit and healing happened in that room. Praise God! Diane O'Brien, Doug O'Brien, Patricia Neillpedroza
Aug 18, 19
Alaska
We had Avery nice visit with our DC's and Territorial guests this week. It was a privilege to show the Smiths our little corner of the world. The village and we appreciated that they were interested enough in us to take the time to come and visit. Major Catherine Quinn, Major John Quinn
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
Maudie O. came to the Salvation Army for her substance abuse on 2/11/2019 and has just completed her program Phase on 8/14/2019. Maudie was a role model and a leader in the women's house. She had an awesome sponsor and has gone on to find new meetings near her home in Orange County. Maudie was always there for new women who came to the house and always stepped up to go the extra mile during her work therapy. Captain Regina.Verdugo, Captain Victor.Verdugo, Christa Chiricaco, Jennifer Hall, Paula Ibarra
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
It has been great to see the number of men graduating and making the decision for re-entry rather than returning to what they knew in their addiction as they realize their success is greater when their foundation is stronger with the support system they gained through the ARC Program. Major Dan Williams, Major Kim Williams
Albuquerque Metro was in great form this past week. Our Store numbers are up and the men in the ARP are growing spiritually. We are also forming a Men's Choir to sing in the Corps and around town during the Christmas Season. So far in August we have had 5 graduations from the ARP program with another before the end of the month. Exciting to be in ABQ! Captain Deborah Breazeale, Captain Dwaine Breazeale, Morgan Patterson
Aug 18, 19
Del Oro
The Napa Valley Culinary Training Academy Session Six hosted a Community Luncheon this week, feeding over 200 individuals. This event draws everyone from the people who are homeless and living on the streets of our to low-and-no-income seniors to city and county officials to local media personalities. Without exception, everyone was very encouraging and expressed great praise for the students work and for the program in general. Lt. Bridget McCort, Lt. Roger McCort
Aug 18, 19
ARCC
Ricky came to hopeless and in desperate need of help. His addiction had driven him to try and take his own life. He felt he had no options left and that was his way out. Then he remembered the ARC. With tears in his eyes at intake he simply said "Please, help me". Rickey had now completed 30 days in the program and has reconnected with God, allowing him to work in his life. Ricky smiles more now. It's a beautiful sight to see. Major John Desplancke, Major Linnea Desplancke