Frontlines — News Briefs of the West
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Cor. 5:17, NIV).
New life in Christ is a wonderful gift from God–and so is each new year. I appreciate God’s goodness and generosity in giving us a fresh start each and every day of 2002!
Read on for examples of changed lives and fresh starts in the West…
AIR FORCE ACADEMY TEAM CELEBRATES WITH TSA
Major Steve Owen tells us that 75 cadets from the United States Air Force Academy football team and Coach Fisher DeBerry arrived to bring Christmas joy to 250 children at the Red Shield Community Center’s annual Christmas party. DeBerry and AF Falcons Quarterback Brian Blew shared the story of the birth of Christ with the 250 children and 75 parents. A cadet played Santa and distributed toys to the excited children. A group of six cadets led the children in singing Christmas carols.
Harryette Raihl, 18, a senior at Camelback High School in Phoenix, Ariz., was recognized in the Who’s Who of the National High Schools of America, 2001-2002, for scholastics and cheer leading. Harryette is the daughter of Majors Bill and Harryette Raihl, Southwest Division, and is also active in SA youth activities and camping programs.
“The long-awaited territorial museum is nearing completion at Crestmont College and promises to be an outstanding facility,” reports Major Jerry Ames. The selection of the new curator/coordinator is progressing and will be made soon.
SHELTER FOR FIRE VICTIMS
San Francisco’s Turk Street facility provided temporary lodging to 40 adults and their children when a fire drove people from their apartment building across the street. The first–led by a child who attends Salvation Army school programs–arrived soon after the fire began at 10 p.m. Center Directors Majors Neil and Kathy Timpson arranged for a voucher system for meals at the nearby Manor House Restaurant.
UNR POLICE RING BELLS
Officers with four local law enforcement agencies in the Reno-Sparks, Nev., area, showed their holiday–and community–spirit when they rang bells for the Reno, Nev., corps at the 3rd Annual Law Enforcement Bell Ringing Contest. UNR police collected nearly $1,500, garnering the 1st place award. In all, more than $4,700 was raised for The Salvation Army.
The following officers have completed degree programs: Captain Chung Ae-Kang, Masters Degree in Divinity from Life Christian University and Captain Stephen Arnold, Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
MAKE THIS CHANGE
Captain Charity Kramerius, Brno, Czech Republic corps officer, writes “We have a new family e-mail address, and I have a personal one. The old one was cancelled and I hope we didn’t miss any messages! God bless you all at Christmas and in the coming year.” The new email addresses are (Charity): firstname.lastname@example.org (Kramerius family): email@example.com
Hitting #1 of the best-selling business books in November was Commissioner Robert Watson’s book on The Salvation Army, “The Most Effective Organization in the U.S.”
The Christmas edition of New Frontier contained incorrect information about the succession of the bandmasters at the Hendon Corps. B/M Stephen Cobb succeeded his father, the eminent ISB cornet soloist, B/M Roland Cobb. B/M James Williams retired as bandmaster of the Enfield Corps Band.
We also misidentified the officer in the Olympic story photo on page two. It is Major Wayne Froderberg, not Lt. Col. Harold Brodin. Our apologies to all.