Frontlines – NEWS BRIEFS OF THE WEST
by Sue Schumann Warner
I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
I Timothy 2:1-2
Captains Robert and Donna Marshall, Portland Moore Street corps officers, report Moore Street’s 6th Annual Doris Verbout Salvationist Basketball Tournament featured teams from the Portland ARC, divisional headquarters, Moore Street, Salem, Pendleton, Gresham, Tacoma and even the S.C. South Crusaders, from Vancouver B.C. “This tournament was an exciting time of fellowship, and a chance for a competitive, but fun time.” Moore Street took home the championship in both the men’s and women’s divisions.
Compton fills in
Due to an impending rainstorm and logistical problems, the City of Compton, Calif., and U.S. Vets Stand Down needed the use of an indoor facility recently—and so asked the Compton Corps for help. “The Salvation Army has had a long and strong relationship with veterans over the years,” said Corps Officer Captain Martin Ross. “When Councilwoman Barbara Calhoun and Dwight Radcliff, U.S. Vets Inc. site operations director, asked if we could let them use our facility, I said certainly—it all belongs to God, anyway.”
Coos Bay in action
When the power went out in Coos Bay, the Army’s Coos Bay Corps went into action. “The emergency disaster canteen, equipped with food and drink supplies, went out into the community,” said Corps Officer Cliff Jones. “Our small group of volunteers went to mobile home parks, senior citizen residences and apartment complexes to provide soup, coffee, sandwiches and other goodies.”
Hawaii helps kids
Thanks to grants from the community, The Salvation Army’s Kona Community Clinic has immunized 200 children in West Hawaii of the Big Island. Many of the children come from underprivileged immigrant families who are unable to afford the cost of immunization required by the schools.
Valentine’s fun in phoenix
Forty-five children who reside in The Salvation Army’s Kaiser Family Homeless Shelter in Phoenix, Ariz., received new red and pink bicycles from Subway Kids & Sports of Arizona during a Valentine’s party at Southwest Divisional Headquarters.
The City of Phoenix Fire Department also participated by giving a bicycle safety presentation to the children. In addition, 45 bicycle locks and helmets were given to the children. “Many of the children had never owned a bicycle before,” said Public Relations Director Misty Milhorn.
Word has reached us that Envoy Kaiben Hampton lost his battle with cancer, and was promoted to Glory December 28, 2003. Kaiben was the envoy in-charge of the Ebeye Corps. Messages of sympathy may be sent to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 1106, Majuro, Marshall Islands, 96960.
Lt. Colonel Robert Bodine and family would like to express their deepest appreciation for the countless letters, telephone calls and other contacts during Gladys’ illness and subsequent promotion to Glory. The many prayers and cards of encouragement have been greatly appreciated.