Frontlines – NEWS BRIEFS OF THE WEST
by Sue Schumann Warner –
Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. (Hebrews 9:27-28 NIV)
Mike Gelski reports Major Alfred Parker, Denver Down-town Service Center administrator, wrote a 12-Step Recovery Advent Series for the men of the Safe Harbor. This is the second year the series has been presented and it was expanded to include responsive readings and devotionals. The series is based around the Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens and is presented in a multimedia format.
Cub Scouts come through
Captain Kris Potter, Rosevelle, Calif., corps officer, tells us of the fantastic job Cub Scout Pack #146 did standing kettle. While the hourly average at their location was about $24.50, the Cub Scout pack brought in a whopping $101.15 per hour. “We are so blessed to have fine young men like your Cub Scouts in our community,” he told Den Mother Michele Martin.
Del Oro responds to storm
Due to a tremendous winter storm that dropped 24” of snow, the Redding, Calif., canteen was dispatched to feed at a senior complex in Redding. The service extension committees in Dunsmuir, Shasta and Yreka were also pressed into service with sheltering and feeding stranded motorists. In Yreka, the committee assisted a single, pregnant mom with three kids with snow chains so they could get home before the baby came. Mom was having contractions and there were no more rooms in town.
Iran earthquake relief
Salvation Army International Emergency Services personnel worked with Iraqis to provide assistance and aid to the people of Bam, Iran, after a devastating earthquake rocked the area.
Although the Iranian government rescinded the assessment team’s visas, the Army continued to look for ways to assist those affected by the earthquake. Moved by the plight of their Iranian brothers, Iraqi Salvation Army employees in Amarah, Iraq, worked with their local council members to organize a collection. As a result, 600 blankets, six tons of rice, 250 stoves and fuel were sent by road and handed over to the Iranian Crescent at the Iranian border. Local sheiks and business leaders accompanied the convoy. The Salvation Army continues to seek ways to assist the people of Iran affected by the earthquake and closely monitors the situation.
SA assists after fire
An early morning blaze displaced 58 families in an apartment building in Glendale, Colo. Two canteens from Metro Denver Social Services responded to support the fire department at the four-alarm fire. Glendale, Denver, Cunningham, South Metro and Aurora fire departments were involved.
Blessings in North Las Vegas
The North Las Vegas Nevada Home League has had a very blessed year with ladies joining the Home League under the direction of Barbara Thorn, Home League Secretary and Envoy Rachel Chaisson. New members are Laura Cisco, Amelita Gutierrez, Ruby Wyatt, Margie Chapman, Magadalena Ferron and Grace Swordes.
Congratulations to Laura Foley
Laura Foley, daughter of Majors Tim and Cindy Foley, was selected for the second year in a row as a member of the all Southern California Middle School Honor Band.
Morelock runs Marathon
Territorial Prayer Coordinator Lt. Col. Mervyn Morelock, former DC of the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division celebrated his 50th birth year in 1983 by entering and finishing the Honolulu Marathon; for his 70th birth year, he completed the marathon again.
Find New Frontier on the Web
Looking for an article in a back issue of New Frontier or just want to peruse old copies of the paper? You can find issues from February 2, 1994 to the present at: