Frontlines – News Briefs of the West

News briefs from the around the Western Territory

by Karen Gleason

This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him. (John 3:16-18, MSG)

Modesto builds a legacy
The Modesto (Calif.) Corps’ “70/30 Building a Legacy” campaign is a success, to date generating over $7 million. Captains Martin and Tory Ross are corps officers.

Each “legacy” dollar is applied at a 70/30 ratio: 70 cents toward the endowment, 30 cents toward local operations. Endowment dollars are invested through Western Territorial Headquarters and the Modesto Red Shield. The corps receives the monthly interest to support its community services.

Brian Aird, corps business manager, addressed donors at a luncheon in their honor: “As this endowment is perpetual so is our gratitude to each of you who share in the vision of a brighter today and tomorrow for those who are served by your generosity.”

Reno supports veterans on their big day
The Reno (Nev.) Corps’ mobile kitchen was among the many entries in this year’s Veterans Day Parade in downtown Reno. Before the parade started that morning, the canteen was a popular spot in the staging area. Captain Michael Johnson, assistant corps officer, along with Men’s Fellowship and corps cadet volunteers, served coffee and hot chocolate to about 120 parade participants.
ICO delegate change
Major Harryette Raihl will replace Major William Raihl at the upcoming session, No. 208, of the International College for Officers in London, UK, from Jan. 12 – March 7, 2011. The college provides an eight-week sabbatical period, allowing opportunities for both spiritual renewal and for study and reflection.

Pasadena’s “Homeless Connect Day”
The Pasadena Tabernacle Corps partnered with Union Station Homeless Services and Pacific Clinics on Oct. 19, 2010, hosting the fourth annual Homeless Connect Day for over 750 people.

The event—a one-stop resource for the homeless and those at risk of homelessness—provided information on housing options. Dentists, massage therapists, chiropractors and barbers offered services. Huntington Hospital administered 116 flu shots. One agency distributed both DMV certificates for a California ID card and funds for them.

One hundred sixty-five volunteers participated, including 83 students from Azusa Pacific University.

Majors Ron and Keilah Toy are Pasadena Tabernacle corps officers.

Talk to us!
We want to know what’s happening in your corps, ARC or unit—special programs or events, enrollments, youth achievements, and more! Submit just a few sentences (that’s about 75 words) to karen.gleason@ usw.salvationarmy.org or to New.Frontier@usw.salvationarmy.org. You can also find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/tsanewfrontier.

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