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Nov 17, 19
Northwest
It was busy week of Christmas Intake. We have over 200 families signed up for holiday help and expect to add some more. Captain Susan Cassin, Major Bill Lum, Major Joy Lum
Nov 17, 19
Southwest
Many thanks to the efforts of our advisory board members, United Way, Plateau, AFCB(air force canon base), Chamber of commerce, Albertson's etc, we are getting all volunteer force together to do our bell ringing season! Albertson's Market is donating turkeys for our Christmas food and gift distributions! A new family with wife and daughter came to our Spanish service. God is good to us! Philippians 4:19 - But my God shall supply all your need acording to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (KJV) Lt. Miguel Ibarra Lt Maria Pineda Ibarra, Lt Miguel Ibarra
Nov 17, 19
Southwest
Captain Harryette O'Brien led DHQ chapel. Using the story of the 10 lepers on how only 1 came back to give genuine gratitude. She challenged us to give honest, truthful thanks! At the end of chapel, we wrote down things that we were thankful for so a garland would be hung to remind us of God's goodness. DHQ also held a memorial service for our Co-worker and friend, Becky Phillips. She will be greatly missed! Lori Peterson, Major Gaylene Yardley
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
This week the LC Valley Team has been blessed immensely. We held our 2nd annual Red Kettle Kick Off and it was very well received. With 134 people in attendance we were able to share a local testimony of a client that touched hearts with their hard work, their transformation in all aspects of life and the hope that they have received. This impact motivated those in attendance to give and in addition to the pre-event sponsorships God raised $23,000! We also held our first Hight School Kettle Dash, a friendly competition between our two cities High Schools. The two City Mayors put in the first donation and then, amidst excitement and music, the students dashed around the room with open kettles painted their High School colors getting people to stuff their kettles. There was over $4,000 raised in 3 minutes of the Kettle Dash and the Lewiston High School will proudly display the Golden Kettle Trophy for the next year. There is already talk about the re-match next year. We are praising God! Lt. David Aycock, Lt. Joleen Aycock
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
It was a joy to load the bus and take ten people to Seattle to enjoy the Fall Concert of Praise. Among the ten were two homeless gentlemen who call our church their place of worship. As one got off the bus, he paused and said, “Captain, tonight’s concert told my heart I need to be closer to God”. A perfect ending to a perfect night. Captain Dora Stearns, Captain Mark Stearns, Major Janet Summerfield
Nov 17, 19
Southwest
This week we had our kettle kick off with a great attendance as well Gerald Deable Foundation presented a volunteer of the year with a beautiful well deserving check for $20,000. To say she was shocked is an understatement. We also hosted a thanksgiving dinner for the homeless the next day and was blessed to serve 350 homeless around Las Cruces. Sunday we signed up 35 more families in public housing. We are busy but in all things God is glorified!!! Captain Michael Evans, Captain Noel Evans
Nov 17, 19
Southwest
Families are preparing to celebrate the holiday season. Several families are participating in the community partnership to receive a holiday meal to prepare for their households. Each year our hearts are warmed by the ability to offer our struggling families assistance to enjoy the holidays. Angela Kirkpatrick
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
As the week started, we were again overwhelmed by demand and need for housing. One of our clients said " It can only be God doing this" after we rescued her homelessness situation. She came to Church with us and one of our christian offered her an accommodation for free. Praise God for always being faithful to those who trust in Him. Fidelis Temukum, Lauren Ziegler, Shaun Jones
Nov 17, 19
California South
This past week, The Murrieta Corps received a large food donation for the holiday distribution! John Birks, Mysti Birks, Priscilla Gutierrez
Nov 17, 19
Intermountain
We had a great worship time, where we were reminded that we should have a grateful heart toward God! Majors Mike and Cindy Dickinson enrolled 3 new corps members into our corps and they prayed for them and the congregation joined them in prayer. Later on we partook at the Divisional United Thanksgiving Meeting in Aurora where we were double blessed! Major Julio Vasquez, Major Karen Vasquez
What a fantastic celebration of giving and the history of the Christmas kettle we enjoyed at our Red Kettle Kickoff event on Friday! Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett was the guest speaker, and he highlighted the beginnings of the Army and our founder, and also discussed the history of the kettle. He went on to encourage everyone in attendance to join him on the streets of Salem at a kettle this Christmas season. But the absolute high point of the event was the appearance of renowned super-heroes Red Kettle Boy and the Greenback Elves, raining down dollar bills from an anonymous donor on the crowd during the Kettle Dash portion of the event. It was an exciting and blessed time, and was probably more fun than we should be allowed to have! Bianca Mendoza, Deanna Markham, Laura Fyn, Quinton Markham
Nov 17, 19
California South
We had a great Sunday! Lieutenant Hector Acosta continued with the series on ThanksLiving with the scripture based on 1 Timothy 6:6-19. Those who fall into temptation & harmful desires are plunge into destruction & discontentment, but when we put our hope in Christ, He will help us. We started our Christmas kettles on Friday, & every morning we share a devotional with the bell-ringers. Beside the lunches for the shelters, & SAM meals we are not making lunches for our bell-ringers so that they can have something to eat on their lunch breaks. We love helping people & serving God. Jen Liggett, Lt. David, Lt. Kelly, Patty Ferguson
Nov 17, 19
Hawaiian and Pacific Islands
Last Thursday, two people accepted Christ as their personal savior and Lord. It was a blessing to witness! On Sunday, we had our 3rd annual Harvest Carnival right after church service. We are thankful for the many volunteers who came and helped us, donated treats, and helped us with the many children who came. Jose Santiago, Raghel Santiago
Nov 17, 19
Cascade
On Friday evening we held a Kettle Kick-Off at a historic movie theater here in Coos Bay. One of our Advisory Board members suggested we have a showing of "It's A Wonderful Life" and open it for the public. This was a first-time event for us, but certainly not the last. We raised awareness about many of the programs our corps provides to the community as well as over $750...praise God!!! Dennis Stumpf, Tawnya Stumpf
Nov 17, 19
Alaska
My prayer for Angoon for the past few months has been for unity. It seems to be difficult for the different factions to work together, especially the city and the tribal council. The first part of November we experienced a sudden and unexpected cancellation of our ferry service, which for all intents and purposes leaves Angoon stranded. We have plane service, but it is sporadic this time of the year because of weather and the fact we have no landing strip, just the water. It is difficult and expensive to ship large volumes of goods or needed large items by plane. All that being said; this crisis has caused everyone to come together and work on a solution. So I see it as an answered prayer. Major Catherine Quinn, Major John Quinn
Nov 17, 19
Cascade
Praise God for another blessed and fruitful week! Gearing up for this Christmas has been a blessing in itself, and we thank God for the opportunities to partner with our community to make this Christmas Season, a blessed One! Towards the closing of our week, we journeyed to the feet of Jesus as we drew closer to Him in fellowship, our corporate worship, and on an individual level. Lt. Joe’s message focused on the importance of our reliance upon God, and that we need continually trust Him, even when we don’t have it all figured out. Because, we know that He always has our best interest at heart and we can be confident in that. To Him be the glory! Heather McBride, Joseph McBride
Nov 17, 19
Golden State
Praising God for protection as we all begin the bell ringing season. On the first day of bell ringing season in downtown San Francisco, a hit and run car accident from the street landed on the crowded sidewalk, just 12 inches from the Captain as he rang bells. At that moment, Captain had been praying for the city. Although the car was a mess, no one in nor nearby the accident was physically harmed. We cannot thank God enough for His intervention and protection from the work of the enemy. God is in control over what we are powerless to control. Our confidence is that He is trustworthy with all of our concerns. Captain Mark Czanderna, Captain Sherry Czanderna
Nov 17, 19
ARCC
A week full of blessings with men registering for children's gifts, activities from the Ballet to Monster Trucks, and all along the way we hear, "I really need to be here, to change my life to who God intended." One highlight of the week was with our partners in ministry at the Bakersfield Corps Kettle Kick Off, with two ARC graduates (17 years and 1 year) giving testimony, expressions of change that have planted themselves and their families in the Corps as active, participating members. Glory to God! Lt. Edith.Dye-Mabie, Lt. Richard.Mabie, Sharon Seuga
Nov 17, 19
Intermountain
We had a local banking chapter volunteer with 130 of their employees to put together hygiene kits for us. We will be handing these kits out to our local families that we will be assisting for Christmas. We have also been blessed with a Christmas Cadet! She brings a wonderful energy and excitement to help others and share God's love! Captain Rob Lawler, Captain Tiffany Lawler
Nov 17, 19
Intermountain
We were so excited to take 12 people up to the United Thanksgiving Service at the Aurora Corps. It was a great time celebrating with the rest of the Front Range Corps this kickoff to the holiday season! Captain Caleb Fankhauser, Captain Christin Howard Fankhauser
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
Thursday morning our CHristmas Angels Team hosted a "Dessert with Angels" event for all the Christmas Center Volunteers - 30+ in attendance. Thursday evening we had our YPL Family Thanksgiving attended by youth and their families. Captain Julie and our cook Ben prepared a Thanksgiving Feast. Activities included a Family Photo Booth, a Thanksgiving Family Tree and caramel apple dipping. On Sunday Captain Julie started our new week out with a sermon on being thankful for those who have encouraged us along the way. We had our Divisional Leaders in attendance. It was an amazing Day. Captain Julie Feist, Major Larry Feist
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
This weekend was busy for The Puyallup Valley Corps as we began our Bell Ringing Challenge with six High Schools competing at six different locations! Sunday morning was a wonderful discussion in Adult Sunday School on rituals and traditions... Our Holiness time was followed up by special music from our camp director.. and the new people that came last week were back again this week! Glad We Get To Do This! Captain John Kelley, Captain Kyna Kelley, Lt. Kabrina Hall
Nov 17, 19
Hawaiian and Pacific Islands
Praise God for His continue blessings. We have our youth partake during our kettle kick off and they did phenomenal job well done that truly inspired many families and their kids. Families calling our office to have their kids join our kids choir. Praise the Lord. Bill Simon, Cathy Simon
Nov 17, 19
Intermountain
The Salvation Army in Bozeman has identified a family and begun to implement the Pathway of Hope program. We helped a single mother with two teenagers who had fled a domestic violence situation. She landed on our foyer steps, and we have begun to walk side by side with her. She is a survivor and we are so blessed that God has appointed our Case Manager and Lt. Rick and I to walk this journey with her! Please be in prayer for this woman and her two children as they start over in a new city, with a new life. Lieutenant Jennifer Larson, Lieutenant Rick Larson
Nov 17, 19
ARCC
Alejandro struggled with the street life and the darkness that comes with it for many years. He entered the Canoga Park ARC on February of this year, in his first 2 months Alejandro struggled with rules and taking direction but quickly learned he was the only one in his way stopping the change and blessings God had for his life. He soon surrendered from his old self and accepted Christ into his life, becoming a Kingsman and volunteering to be of service participating in several outreach events. He completed the program on 10/21/19 and stayed for phase 2 , found employment, and moved to the Salvation Army transitional home (Bridgehouse) we he currently resides. Despite several obstacles that his past haunted him with (court, probation, etc.) he was able to overcome those challenges and still be a success story though the grace of God. Dora.Rojero, Major John Desplancke, Major Linnea Desplancke
Nov 17, 19
ARCC
Fresno ARC Testimonial: My name is Aaron G , I am 25 years old and I'm from Fresno, Ca. I started drinking at 11yrs old and I got involved with gangs at that age as well. I started using drugs at age 15 and my environment influenced my mind to be a certain way. As a young kid I was very angry inside and expressed it through violence. I got myself into a lot of trouble because of it. My drinking and using helped me cope with how I felt. This carried on through my adulthood . I wanted to change and be better I just didn't know how to do it. I needed help. Coming to The Salvation Army has helped me so much. My patience has gotten better and I am coping with life through Christ now.. My relationship with God is (my new drug now). I am happy to serve God now and to help others. This would have never happen if I didn't come to The Salvation Army. Lieutenants LeeVale And Jennifer Butler - Administrators Fresno ARC Judy Blowers, Lt. Jennifer Butler, Lt. LeeVale Butler
Nov 17, 19
Del Oro
We had our second annual Community Hub recital at our corps. We had 56 people showed up for the event. Our DC, Major Ivan Wild showed his support by attending the event. We are grateful to have all the parents and staff to make this event possible. My wife and I was proud of our students who have done their best to show how much they have learned. We also was fortunate to have Capt. Javier Castro to lead us and his student to learn Jiu-Jitsu this year. Overall it was a great event that left many people with smiles. We also held our first Kettle Kick-off at Sac. Citadel. We had great turnout and had great time raising awareness and raise money for the event. Capt. Masangos and Anios' were the main driving force leading the event. We can't wait for next year to be even greater event. Finally our Sunday worship was lead by retired Major Candi Frizzell. She gave an inspiriting message of "for God's sake, Do Something". We were inspired to looked into ourselves. Lt. Chong Kim, Lt. Hyun Kim
Nov 17, 19
California South
We ask to continue praying for the Compton Corps, so this year we can have a successful year. Alexander Williams, Anna Williams, Perla Salvador
Nov 17, 19
Golden State
The Harbor Light Center Veterans enjoyed many free services such as; Free Hair Cuts, Free Food, and Free Massages. God Bless those who served!!! Capt. Darrell Captain Darrell Williamson, Major David Pierce, Major Michelle Pierce
Nov 17, 19
Intermountain
The past two weeks we have been taking Angel Tree applications. This is one of my favorite parts about ministry, because I get to meet face to face with hundreds of people. I learn about their family life, and am able to have meaningful conversation with them. We invited many families to join us on Sundays and for mid week programs. We'll be keeping them all in our prayers during this Christmas season! Captain Amber West, Captain William West
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
What an amazing weekend at Seattle Temple! We had a successful distribution of Thanksgiving baskets, enhanced by a large donation of fresh food thanks to the ARP. After a full day of music rehearsals, our Songsters and band joined the Celebrate Recovery meeting on Saturday night. It was a great night of worship. Then, on Sunday evening we had our annual Fall Festival of Praise concert. There was standing room only! The Lord was lifted high through the music of Songsters, band, junior band, Singing Company, and special guest Barbara Allen. Major Amy reardon, Major Rob Reardon
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
Our sermon series on 1 peter is being received well and many people are asking questions about growing spiritually. We took a group of people to the Seattle Temple Band Concert and it was great, as usual. Christmas has definitely started and soon the bells will be ringing as well. May we all find time in the hurry to slow down and spend time with Jesus! Ernie Ouellette, Major Donald Sheppard, Major Erica Yang, Major Martha Sheppard
Nov 17, 19
Hawaiian and Pacific Islands
Our Family Services Office participated in the Homeless Awareness Conference last week Friday in Kapolei, HI. We got to meet and network with other agencies who are also doing what they can to help people find housing. Lots of people stopped at our table to hear more about our services, and many are grateful that we also offer clothing assistance. It’s really wonderful as a community to pull our resources together. Anna Stone, Edee Yuen
Nov 17, 19
Cascade
This week we celebrated birthdays and struggles, as the Corps has fought to find a place for distribution and sorting and the loss of kick-off locations. we also have been blessed with the unexplainable timing of God. With just a few days away all of our hardships quickly transformed into a God timed and inspired blessing, as we were given a better location than years past with a simple ask. This was truly something that God had his work in as we did only what we felt called to do to make it happen. It is great to be so blessed, with hardships and jubilations all for the Kingdom. Lieutenant Ernie Evans, Major Angelina Koenig, Major Jason Koenig
Nov 17, 19
Del Oro
This week the Napa Corps enrolled another new soldier. As part of that enrollment, over two dozen people committed to seek new ways to serve Jesus in our community. Eight have signed up to begin our new series of soldier classes this week. Lt. Bridget McCort, Lt. Roger McCort
Nov 17, 19
Hawaiian and Pacific Islands
Honokaa Corps now has a three stall mobile shower that comes each Wednesday during our weekly Food Pantry time . The homeless can now get food and a shower. We provide food and showers because Jesus asked us to. Gary Todd
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
Rachel and her three children fled an abusive situation 2 months ago. They had been staying in emergency shelter and we referred to our program. We were able to see them 2 days later for an intake, where we did extensive safety planning, some domestic violence education, resource referrals, and began a housing search with the client. Due to our existing relationship with a landlord, the client applied and was approved easily. We assisted with move-in costs and the client is now stably housed and receiving advocacy as needed. Ciara Murphy, Ginan Fayed, Libby Nelessen, Lila Ghising, Major Tory Ross, Megan Roake, Robby Blood, Rosa Hurtado, Shalene McNeese, Taylor Kobayashi, Vi Phan
Nov 17, 19
Intermountain
Every Sunday has been a blessing in our lives. Every Sunday we have seen the power of God working in every heart present. Our church was once again beautiful. Many present lives praising and worshiping God. Once again the Word of God preached by our Lt. Lincoln touched our hearts and reminded us how special we are to our God. His message reminded us that God chose us for specific purposes, God chose us, and gave us a secure future as His children through Christ. In this busy season, this message reminds us that whatever our situation may be, God has everything in His hands and we will surely be blessed in everything we do as long as we do our best to glorify Him who has called us from darkness into His wonderful light. (Lilia) Lieutenant Claire O'Brien-Hawk, Lieutenant Lincoln Hawk
Nov 17, 19
Del Oro
This Saturday we hosted our first “Living Jesus”: a day long seminar on relational evangelism using material from Walk Across the Room and the National Seminar on Evangelism. Leaders included the Lieutenants and two soldiers who attended NSE this year. Best part was that all 19 people who attended made commitments to live evangelistic lives for Jesus! Lt. Stephanie Pavlakis, Lt. Steve Pavlakis
Nov 17, 19
Intermountain
We were very blessed this week to have a new family join us for Sunday School and worship! This family came as a result of their child coming to troops. What a blessing to see God moving on these kids and their families, we are so grateful for His faithfulness! Julio Perez, Lieutenant Chad Lamb, Lieutenant Mistie Lamb
Nov 17, 19
Cascade
We had a fantastic Sunday which started with a gentleman asking Jesus into his heart during the Adult Sunday School. During our worship service, we shared with our congregation openly about some of the difficulties we've been facing in cutting back staff and closing programs due to lack of funding. At the end of the message a member of the corps asked that the congregation pray over and for their corps officers. It was a beautiful moment, that God used to bless us as individuals and leaders. Jessica Stack, Michael Stack, Omoduni George
Nov 17, 19
Intermountain
This last week we began our Dress A Child Christmas clothes experience at a local Walmart. While there, a lady named Helen came up and asked if we held church services here in Billings. I introduced myself and gave her information about Sunday services. She came yesterday to church and it turns out she had once been married to a salvationist and their wedding was held in The Salvation Army corps in Canada years ago. She didn't know much about The Salvation Army, I don't know if they continued to attend the corps in Canada but the Officers and Soldiers had made an impression on her. We enjoyed visiting with Helen yesterday and since it was our monthly potluck we also got to eat fried turkey with her. On another note, we had fun with the young adults putting together a rec room for them to hang out. It is equipped with a pool table, foosball, ping pong, and air hockey. Lieutenant Colin Pederson, Lieutenant Felecia Pederson
Nov 17, 19
Del Oro
This week the Auburn Corps continued out Christmas gift program registrations, as well as registered many volunteers for our annual community Thanksgiving dinner that is held on Thanksgiving day. Last year we served 1,453 meals, including meals delivered to shelter, local servicemen and women, and to those that are home bound. Our Home League had a lovely music day, filled with hymns led by Sue. Lt. Jesse and myself were also invited to lead another chapel for the local Christian elementary school near by, and it was a blessing. Our troops program finished their collectors/cooking emblem, and next week we'll have a creative ministry day, and learn drums and hula. We also received a donation of over 200 blankets from 1,000 hats project, for our Christmas gift program, what a blessing! And our week ended with a message from Exodus 14:15-22, to be reminded to trust God to lead and protect us, to let Him lead, to stay positive, and to keep moving, in confidence and in humility. Lt. Aline Posner, Lt. Jesse Posner
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
We had a great Sunday worship. One of our teens responded to the altar call and made a commitment to Christ! Praise the Lord! Becki Barnett, Lisa Sargent, Lt. Nicholas Helms, Lt. Rebecca Helms
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
We had a great time at our kettle kick off this week! It was small and not as well attended as we had hoped but the folks that did show up in support came excited. CMR High put together a band ensemble and even purchased new music books for the occasion. The Sheriff gave our official first ring of the season after sharing some very complementary thoughts about the work of The Salvation Army. We had Advisory Board and Women’s Auxiliary members present as well. Captain Monica King, Major Mark King
Nov 17, 19
Golden State
"Happy Veterans Day to all the Veterans out there. Here at RWS our Veterans are going out to enjoy a free dinner at McCormick & Schmick who do this every year for the Veterans here in San Francisco. Thank you all for your service. God Bless you all. Rebecca Mahoney" Captain Darrell Williamson, Major David Pierce, Major Michelle Pierce
On Sunday, we had over 70 people attend our Holiness Worship Service with a Potluck afterwards. A handful of guests received tours of the Kroc Center. Monday Night Football drew a crowd of 90+ to cheer on the Seattle Seahawks vs San Francisco. Major Raymond was the only Seahawk fan amongst the sea of red of 49ers. Preparing for the 16th Annual Holiday Luncheon! The luncheon program will consist of a panel discussion on San Francisco’s homeless crisis featuring some of the most influential and accomplished people our city has to offer. We are also especially excited to be honoring Senator Dianne Feinstein, a longtime supporter of The Army’s work in California and a backer of The Way Out Initiative. Captain Jennifer Erickson-King, Major Raymond Erickson-King
Nov 17, 19
Del Oro
This past week we had our first Kettle Kick Off. We had great support from our corps members, the community and DHQ. We are grateful for the support and for God giving us the strength. Capt. Emmanuel Masango, Capt. Jennifer Masango, Lt. Helden Ainios, Lt. Travis Yardley
Nov 17, 19
Cascade
We praise the Lord for this week of new relationships. We met volunteers this week through the Christmas application process. We were blessed to attend the Gideons Pastors Appreciation Breakfast. We shared at another church the ministry opportunities for bellringing. And to top it all off - we were able to go and support another corps evening music program. Carolina Lopez, Celestine Ruwethin, Shoshannah Ruwethin
Nov 17, 19
Golden State
Planning is underway to beef up Harbor House’s process of helping families find housing. Harbor House holiday events are in planning after a successful Halloween event; Thanksgiving and Christmas are expected to be as smooth and even more fun. Jonathan Blackman Captain Darrell Williamson, Major David Pierce, Major Michelle Pierce
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
This past week has been a very busy week. Like everyone else getting ready for Christmas, Angel tree tags, Bell Ringer applications, orientation, as well as preparing for Thanksgiving food box’s’ and Thanksgiving meal. We also are gearing up for a winter shelter. We’ve been hiring Shelter workers and preparing for our Shelter worker orientation. For two days we at were camp for LinC training. We finished moving into a New house. On Sunday all of our electronics decided to stop working but we were able to do praise and worship Acappella. Two ladies and an older gentleman were able to lead worship. Their voices were amazing and we all were OK without the electronics, God was worshiped! Capt. Dana then gave a message on Jesus leaving the 99 to go after the one. She reminded everyone that we are the “one” that Jesus has gone after to Love. Captain Dana Walters, Captain Lance Walters
Nov 17, 19
Del Oro
The youth Christmas play is in its third week of rehearsals. Please keep the staff and volunteers in prayer. Lt. Arwyn Rodriguera, Lt. Craig Rodriguera, Mary Rose
We started our women’s ministry program for the working ladies who can’t make it to home league during the day. Capt Harryette Obrien walked us through tips on how to use the Crock pot during the holidays. It was fun to get together with like minded women and pray, laugh and learn together! #sisterhood Captain Caroline Rowe, Captain Dustin Rowe
Nov 17, 19
California South
Blessing weekend for San Fernando Valley on Friday November 15 night we have our Virgil with worship music and word of God, following with fellowship and fire with marshmallows Also on Sunday we had blessing service, we felt the presence of the Holy Spirit. Captain Juan Argumedo, Captain Nancy Argumedo
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
Last Friday we finished Christmas sign-ups. We signed up 315 families. We had some great volunteers to help with the sign-ups. Our worship service on Sunday was well attended. Major Dianne Jiminez, Major Ralph Jiminez
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
What a blessed week in Renton! Our Advisory Board worked brilliantly in our Kettle Kickoff Campaign and more than 150 people attended the gala diner. As highlights we had a wonderful testimony of our Social Services Supervisor, whose life had not been so easy prior to her encounter with The Salvation Army. The wonderful video entitled: "What does The Salvation Army do in Renton?", gave all present a glimpse of the many activities performed by our staff and volunteers. As a result on that evening the corps raised over $15,000 towards the kettle campaign. Off to a good start! The week ended with the Sunday message "Crushing is not the End", mentioning the life of Joseph. It brought the congregation to the understanding that crushing is just a phase we all go through, but God is always present during the entire process, guaranteeing us that His purposes for our lives will get accomplished. All honor and glory to God! Captain Adelma Braga, Captain Isaias Braga
Nov 17, 19
Intermountain
We have had a great start to Kettles and Toys! We are very blessed by the positive response in those wanting to get involved. We had a wonderful Sunday Service yesterday with around 63 in attendance. Lieutenant David Aguirre, Lieutenant Sarah Aguirre
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
We were able to help a fire victim with Furniture, Household items and clothing. The Family was very grateful for the help as they had lost everything in the fire. They were able to use the resources in the community also. Very grateful to God for giving us the opportunity to help! Heather Humment, Lauren Ziegler, Lydia Zilkoski, Lynn Werk, Shaun Jones, Trina Crawford
Nov 17, 19
Golden State
Things in Modesto are in full swing Opening the Shelter expansion, opening the New Shelter, preparing to move our Admin. building to its new location, getting the New Access Center up and running, the Red Shield and Corps are in a Flurry of activity. We have 2 community Thanksgiving dinners this week, our KKO, kettle workers and volunteers to strategically place. We have our Corps programs and Thanksgiving meals, baby showers and praying through the loss of Corps members, and employees, this last week we attended 4 memorial services and are preparing for another. This is truly a season of change, but God is bigger than this season of change. We are all being reminded that God is in every detail and we should not take for granted any moment we have. We need to be gratefully thankful for all our experiences, praising, praying and loving through them all, allowing Christ to be our light and strength. Blessed in Modesto. Lt. Terri Snyder Captain Samuel Snyder, Lt Terri Snyder, Major Harold Laubach, Major Magaly Laubach`
Nov 17, 19
ARCC
Our Alumni have been sharing blessings with us this past week. I wanted to share those with you as well. One passed his CDL exam and now has his truck driving license, another will take his test on Friday. A man who has been working at a movie theatre has been made the manager, A fork lift driver has been rehired by his old company. Three of our alumni will begin working for The Salvation Army ARC this week. True trophies of grace. Captain Roberta McKinney, Captain Ron McKinney
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
We have a girl named Jessica who is a part of the Corps. Jessica takes care of her 4 younger siblings as her mom works full time, and their dad passed away last October. On Wednesday she seemed to be struggling. She wasn’t eating her dinner, but working feverishly on her homework. When I asked what was going on, Jessica told me about how her grades were dropping because she can’t get all her homework done with all the things she has to do at home. She said that she just needs a quiet place to get her homework done. We gave that to her that night. Later that evening she told me that her 15th birthday was this weekend, but her mom said they didn’t have the time or money to do anything to celebrate. We stepped in and Friday we braided her hair, and Sunday we went to the mall. In our ministry of presence I hope that Jessica sees that even when things are tough at home, that her family at The Salvation Army are here for her, and Jesus is with her the whole way. Captain Lisa Barnes, Captains Anthony Barnes, Viviana Ramirez
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
We rejoice that one of our corps members who is also in the navy has returned from deployment. We have been meeting in a local pizzeria while our building is being renovated. We have had some visitors and we have had many discussions about who The Salvation Army is and people are realizing that we are more than thrift stores and red kettles! Captain Andrea Reedy, Captain Jeremy Reedy, Suzanne Duff
Nov 17, 19
Del Oro
Each month we have a Corps Family Night and for the past few months, fewer and fewer corps members have been in attendance. But, we have had more and more community members come and that has been amazing. This past Friday, at our November Family Night program, two ladies came, who don't attend corps services or programs but receive monthly food assistance and are faithful attenders to the Familly Night program, and they came this month with questions about the Lord and about what having a personal Savior meant. It was an amazing time of conversation and sharing and we thank God for seeds planted and for the nurturing that is taking place in the lives of those we serve in the community. Capt. Carlos Armendariz, Capt. Leilani Armendariz
We had the Second Annual Kettle Kickoff in ABQ this past week and what a party it turned out to be! We initially prepared for about 45 people and by the day before had 101 signed up and showed up! The Chief of Police came and brought 5 of his Lt's with him, along with other business men and women in the community! Last year the Kettle Kickoff was not slated as a fundraiser, but this year Capt. Breazeale advertised it on the invitations as a way to help with Army by putting $$$ in the kettle. The final count was $7939.79! Bigger and better next year! Our first two days of Kettles at Grocery Stores netted $5625.98! We are on our way! Captain Deborah Breazeale, Captain Dwaine Breazeale, Morgan Patterson
Nov 17, 19
Southwest
Last week The Boys Scouts of America brought us over 6,000 pounds of food. The "Scouting for Food" program has been a tremendous blessing to our community. It was a delight to see the little Cub Scouts so eager to do good for the community. We are still receiving donations of food from people around town who wanted to give more. This time of year there is a lot on our plate and sometimes we can feel that we are spread thin, but we need to remind each other that we are being used to give hope to the hopeless and that is what we are called to do in this life. Hallelujah! Cristina Anguiano, Stephanie Woolley
Nov 17, 19
Hawaiian and Pacific Islands
we had one Visitor to our corps this Sunday and Captain Benji and his wife and maybe 10 people came along with them and join us in out Holiness meeting after the service we sang to them way of thanking them for coming and also gave the food the men fellowship donated for them.. A/Capt Daisey Reiher, Herine Hampton, Nancy Ball, Nixon Jabnil, Stephen Ball
Nov 17, 19
Intermountain
HS was a young mother experiencing homelessness for the first time. Client had recently had her first child and for this reason, was no longer able to stay with her grandmother. Client was staying in shelter with her young child for many weeks. It was difficult for the client to work due to caring for the baby. With the assistance of Housing Now, the client was accepted into a tax credit unit, allowing her to find a unit to call home that was within her budget. The client is now in a workforce program through DHS and is working toward becoming more self sufficient. Kathy Mulloy, Kristen Baluyott
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
our Red Kettle Kickoff was a very successful event. this year we were able to get more of our advisory council members involved in our event. we were able to theme the event. We were blessed to have 3 city council members plus one fire chief for our event. The event was Mceed by Capt. Jonathan Harvey (GS) for our division and was able to kickoff the season for giving with a cash dash. We also were able to partner up with a few companies for our eviction prevention campaign. We are looking forward to the battle of the badges. Bellevue fire/police chiefs will be ringing and representing their respective units this Saturday at our Bellevue Fred Meyer. The store manager was generous to let us ring on that day for the event. 47 in our corps Sunday and 4 to the altar. Blessed with fellowship, food and worship service. Captain Christopher Kim, Captain Eunha Kim
Nov 17, 19
Del Oro
Yesterday(Nov. 17) as we arrived at the corps we found homelessness in front of corps. When he came to our Sunday morning service, we welcomed him. He not only attended our Sunday morning worship service but also had lunch with us. Lt. Kehyoung Chang, Majors Ho Yoon
Nov 17, 19
US West THQ
Testimony from a Student “It has been a blessing to be able to renew the word of God in my life. There are some spiritual things that I had not fully reflected on as a part of how God wanted my walk in the lord to be. And with every study I’ve found the ways to walk in the lord that is pleasing to his sight and to spiritual fight by prayer nearest evil. So, I’m blessed to get this at this time of need where my spirit was drawn by the course of the world. Thank You, Its God” Abel Gomez, Carl Esquivel
Nov 17, 19
Southwest
This week , we had our first ever Kettle Kick Off. Colonel Olin Hogan, former SW Divisional Commander, was the keynote speaker. We raised almost $3,000 which was good for a first time event. Sunday was a super Sunday; we had 28 people which is higher than the past few weeks and a couple of people who have been missing came back. Thank you for the prayers- they keep us going. Janice Pointer, Lt KB Hall, Major Lisa Smith
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
The weather has been slightly warmer than planned so many have been in great spirits and enjoyed our community lunch program. We wrapped up the second of three Christmas toys sign ups. We are glad that we are actually seeing less people come in than the previous year! On Sunday we joined together in worship and reminder that even on our worst days, God is still good. Lt. Ginifer Pack, Lt. Steven Pack, Stacey Lewis
Nov 17, 19
Southwest
Great Services Sunday! Capt Dwaine's sermon was on Giving Thanks using the story of the 10 lepers in Luke and only one came back to say Thanks. He showed a video about the Giving Chair at the end (cut his sermon by about 20 minutes to give time) and then led the congregation off in Giving Thanks by sitting in a chair by the Holiness Table and Giving Thanks for what the Lord has done in his life. He then opened it up to the congregation. 40 minutes later he just had to stop it! People just kept coming up front to sit and Give Thanks to the Lord for what He is doing in their lives. Then we had an ARP Graduation Celebration with a great lunch provided by the family of the beneficiary graduate - their way of saying Thanks to TSA for our ARP program. Captain Deborah Breazeale, Captain Dwaine Breazeale, Morgan Patterson
Nov 17, 19
Cascade
We had two more sessions of dress a child events on Saturday. We have one more session left this Saturday. We are also getting tags ready for angel trees at Walmart. Lots going on but we know all this for His glory. Capt. Brent Church, Capt. Kristy Church
Nov 17, 19
ARCC
The San Diego Adult Rehabilitation Center had the honor of hosting the Big Book Alive Seminar with Ken Hinge. It was a jammed packed weekend where the Big Book was truly brought alive. Our beneficiaries enjoyed the seminar and filled their recovery toolboxes to overflowing. Many said it was an eye opener and life changing. They were happy to see how the Bible correlates hand in hand with the Big Blue Book. We also had the honor of having 2 male beneficiaries graduate from our 6 month recovery program. Josh shared how he lost everything because of his addiction. He was grateful for his counselor who helped him to work an honest program and to work hard. His sponsor taught him the 12 steps and he is now a better son, better brother and a better friend. He plans on continuing to attend church to strengthen his relationship with his Heavenly Father. You’re never alone when you walk with Jesus. God is so Good! Major Brian West, Major Iva West, Manuel Bedard, Norman Mackenzie
Nov 17, 19
Intermountain
We put out our first two kettles this past Friday and Saturday! We had our kettle kick off on Saturday at Hobby Lobby which was a success! We also took 12 of our corps members to our Thanksgiving United Meeting in Aurora! We are gearing up for our final week of Christmas sign ups we are anticipating to serve about 300 + families again this year for Christmas! God continues to show us his goodness! Lieutenant Randy Stokes, Lieutenant.Jamie Stokes
Nov 17, 19
ARCC
We had the privilege of watching an alumni from the San Jose ARC who is currently living at our Bridgeway Transitional Housing be enrolled as a soldier at the San Jose Corps. How marvelous to witness the transforming power of Jesus Christ. Major Dan Williams, Major Kim Williams
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
We had the privilege to help a young mother that just had a baby. She called us to see if we have a crib. Thanks to God, we did and we gave her a crib with a few accessories. She and her husband were very happy with the donations. Captain Demetrio Villarreal, Captain Magda Villarreal
Nov 17, 19
ARCC
We are so blessed to have a great partnership with the Santa Monica Corps. On Friday night the Corps fed over 400 homeless people and our employees, and ARC men (as well as myself) were beyond blessed to be a part of that. Our partnership with the Santa Monica Corps is like no other partnership that I’ve ever seen before. The ARC and the Corps work together to serve the ARC men and community with great care and cohesiveness. The Corps and the ARC in Santa Monica are growing the Kingdom together and it is beautiful! Lt. Tanya Pemberton, Lt. Timothy Pemberton
Nov 17, 19
Southwest
Another eventful week at the Estrella Mountain Corps. One of the highlights from the past week was the service project of the Women's Ministries group. Our group prepared 49 boxes for Operation Shoebox and packed gift bags for families that we will be serving for our Thanksgiving Food Box distribution. Captain Stacy Antonovich, Lt Jayerica Tumale
Nov 17, 19
Cascade
“Where does our help come from?” was examined at The Salvation Army Church of Lane County, & Major Sabrina shared from Psalm 121 from God’s Word. Homework for the day was from I King 18 & the idea of what do we need God’s help with currently. The list is long, but we know & were reminded that our help comes from the Lord; He is faithful & true, & we thank Him for this. Major John Tumey, Major Sabrina Tumey, Robin Kaptain, Walter Kaptain
Nov 17, 19
ARCC
we are so happy to have more and more men entering the Honolulu ARC each and every day Kenneth Yoshikawa, Major Lynda Greholver, Major Ron Fenrich, Major Ronalee Fenrich
Nov 17, 19
Northwest
In addition to our corps TG potluck after church, we also hosted our first "GROUND ZERO" Gathering Ministry in the afternoon. We met in our gym and had many participants from Dept. of Corrections Pre-Release, Celebrate Recovery, Life Recovery Ministries, TSA Transitional Housing and several other groups were represented. We had amazing pulled pork slider pot luck, full band jam session, games and recreational activities followed by a compelling personal share by Pastor Jeff (LRM). This was followed with opportunity for feedback and open sharing. All were blessed and feedback indicated that it was a huge success! One man and his adult daughter along with his ex-wife (reunited) expressed a desire to start coming to the corps! PRAISE GOD!! There were over 30 people in attendance and we look forward to our next "Gathering" to be a Christmas party on December 15th! Keep your eyes and ears open for that update - God is definitely moving in Helena! Major Lawry Smith, Major Philip Smith