by Sue Schumann Warner –
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Latino Women’s Camp A Success
Under the leadership of Major Rose Marie Leslie, supported by the Latino officers, envoys, and ministry leaders in the Southern California Division, the Latino Women’s Camp was a huge success. Guest speaker Mrs. Noemi Motessi spoke to the 250 women in attendance about “spiritual gardening,” referring to the camp’s theme, “Down a garden path.” Over $2,000 was raised for the West’s territorial project during the camp.
Kerr Keynotes At Anacortes
The Anacortes, Washington Corps recently hosted one of the largest annual civic dinners in the 97-year history of the Army in this scenic northwest community. “Heart To God – Hand To Man” was the theme for this event. The keynote speaker was Graham Kerr, internationally known culinary and television personality (“The Galloping Gourmet”), who shared enlightened stories with his warm English humor about his faith experiences and appreciation for the Army. Numerous awards and recognitions were presented to groups and individuals who assisted the Army in carrying out its ministry in Anacortes throughout the year.
Life Is A Journey
Major Candi Frizzell, Del Oro divisional women’s ministries secretary, reports she is enroute on a 6,000 mile journey, celebrating 25 years of officership and her 50th birthday. She will drive through 16 states, three countries, and all four U.S. territories. “Along the way I will stop at as many Salvation Army corps as I can, and hope to visit as many SA women’s programs, especially Home Leagues as possible.” You can ‘follow along’ with Candi by visiting the Del Oro website www.tsatoday.org where she will post a journal and photos.
Booth Graduates Seven
The Salvation Army Booth Memorial Center recently presented seven diplomas to their graduating class of 2003. The graduates, all teenage mothers, completed their coursework at The Salvation Army Booth Memorial High School, which offers classes tailored to their needs. Education is a major focus at Booth and is considered the key to opening the doors of opportunity for these young mothers. Booth Memorial started in Los Angeles in 1899 as a program for unwed teens who had nowhere else to turn.
Little Lambs Graduate
Emily Miller reports the Sacramento Little Lambs Child Development Center held a graduation ceremony. Center Director Laura Van Ness hosted a Hawaiian luau afterwards, complete with pineapple and roasted pig.
Wondering what to do with your old uniforms? The Crestmont College costume department would like to accommodate you! Please contact Lt. Colonel Carolyn Peacock or Debbie Mellot at 310-265-6164 for more information.
Denver Red Shield Celebrates
The Salvation Army Colorado Starlites (Red Shield drill team) F.U.T.U.R.E. (For you To Understand Real Economics) graduated its first class. Congratulations to Tai Arline, Sherryce Baker, Taja’nea Dozier, Amber Moore, Jaylyn Tann, Whitney Taylor and Dominic Thomas for their academic achievement. Envoy Ron McKinney reports each attended Saturday classes at the Red Shield, learning how to manage credit and a bank account, and learning the importance of financial planning.
Lt. Colonel Carolyn Peacock writes, “To everyone who called, sent cards, letters or an e-mail, the family of Brigadier Emma Irby wishes to thank you for your kindnesses during this difficult time. It was wonderful reading some old and familiar stories or learning new ones from her friends. (We just learned her nickname in training was “Cadet Giggles.”) It has been most helpful and encouraging to hear from so many. Thank you for remembering us and thinking of our mother.
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Jennifer (Jeni) S.M. Hood writes, “On behalf of the family, I wish to express my thanks for all the prayers and cards of encouragement we received during Jim’s long illness and recent promotion to Glory. God bless!”