Front Lines – News Briefs of the West

by Sue Schumann Warner –

If you preach, just preach God’s Message, nothing else; if you help, just help, don’t take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching; if you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don’t get bossy; if you’re put in charge, don’t manipulate; if you’re called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the disadvantaged, don’t let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Keep a smile on your face.

Romans 12:6-8 (The Message)

Lim’s film recognized
Nikole Lim, a student at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles and a soldier of the San Francisco Yerba Buena Asian American Corps and the Santa Monica Corps, was one of 34 semi-finalists in the 4th annual Film Your Issue (FYI), an international contest that engages young adults in social issues via the creation of two-minute videos. Her short film was titled “Ca Mao, Vietnam: The 600 Lepers.” You can view the video online at

Happy birthday, Pahrump!
The Pahrump, Nev., corps recently observed 10 years of ministry with an anniversary dinner at the Pahrump Nugget banquet room. Nancy Korica presented Corps Officers Captains Dion and Arlene Torres with an award and stated, “They show mercy to people. They cross the barriers of race, economics, denomination, and they uphold the values of The Salvation Army.” The corps operates many services, including a food bank and thrift store, as well as offering regular corps activities to their growing congregation. During the last 10 years, attendance has increased from 17 to 150 people.

“Dirty Harry’s” RV for sale
An RV—originally a 40-passenger GMC vehicle that was commissioned for a role in Clint Eastwood’s 1977 Dirty Harry movie, The Gauntlet—has a temporary new home at the San Diego ARC. Its most recent owners, Ron and Mary Reed, spent two years and $50,000 converting it into a plush, deluxe RV. They’ve since donated it to The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center to be sold.

Homelani hosts men’s retreat
Approximately 100 men gathered recently at Camp Homelani, on Oahu’s north shore, to play, eat, pray, worship, and share, reports Divisional Commander Major Dave Hudson. The theme was “A Soldier of the Line,” and topics of the weekend included being tested under fire, slaying giants in our lives, accepting God’s plan for our lives and becoming the man that God desires us to be. Major Joe Posillico, Golden State divisional commander, was the guest leader.

The General’s pastoral letter
General Shaw Clifton’s most recent pastoral letter, “Cadets,” is now available. To receive the letters, sign up at the General’s website, Your corps officer can also provide you with a copy of the pastoral letter.

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