FRONTLINES – News Briefs Of The West
by Sue Schumann Warner –
To get a man soundly saved it is not enough to put on him a pair of new breeches, to give him regular work, or even to give him a university education. These things are all outside a man, and if the inside remains unchanged you have wasted your labor.
You must in some way or other graft upon the man’s nature a new nature, which has in it the element of the divine.
In Darkest England and The Way Out
A helping hand
Due to challenges facing families with members serving in the military in the Middle East, the Cascade Division has initiated a “Home Front War Relief” program to support military families with financial help to meet basic needs; it provides financial assistance of up to $1,000 per military family to help meet expenses including rent and/or mortgage payments, utilities, transportation, child care and groceries. In coordination with the Oregon Army National Guard, the program has helped more than 100 Oregon families.
Six hundred children received backpacks stuffed with school supplies and a Salvation Army thrift store voucher to shop for back-to-school supplies through the Torrance Corps, Calif. in conjunction with its His House ministry. Now in its 13th year, Operation Backpack provides more than 1,000 backpacks annually to needy school children in the South Bay.
After the fires
According to Ken Cavallero, Del Oro emergency disaster services coordinator, The Salvation Army responded to recent Northern California wildfires with disaster assistance that included providing victims and relief workers with more than 750 meals; offering counseling services, and helping victims sift through ashes of their destroyed homes in search of belongings. Home Depot in Redding provided shovels and rakes, as well as sifters constructed by employees. One Home Depo employee/volunteer, Roger Ames, also had his home destroyed by the fires. Over 12,000 acres were burned, with damages exceeding $8.48 million.
Gowans & Larsson on the Web
At www.gowans-larsson.com, you can find information on each of the 10 Gowans & Larsson musicals produced by Generals John Gowans and John Larsson between 1967 and 1990. Background on their partnership, along with sample music, is available. Visitors can access news on current and future productions of the musicals, a letter from Gowans, a photo page and guestbook/message board.
Western Salvationist Ken Bricknell provided many of the video and audio tracks for the site.
West teams with South
Western Territory Emergency Disaster Services Coordinator Tom McSherry reports that the West has sent four people to assist with communications operations in hurricane-ravaged Florida: Kristin Mahr and Misty Millhorn, Southwest Division, are serving as public information officers; Jon Wallace, Intermountain Division, and Joye Storey, Golden State Division, are assisting as liaison officers (one at the state emergency operations center, and one at the FEMA disaster field office).
AA at Crestmont College
Crestmont College welcomed its first full-time, residential non-cadet AA student this fall into the new Associate of Arts Degree program. The accredited program is designed for young Salvationists and others looking for personalized, affordable Christian education. For information, please visit www.crestmontcollege.edu or contact Major Donna Ames at 310-544-6419.