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A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed (Prov. 11:25 TNIV).
DENVER CENTENNIAL, COLO.—Joseph Reedy, a senior at Arapahoe High School who attends the corps’ youth group, received a full four-year college scholarship from the Daniels Fund. He will attend Gordon College in Massachusetts and plans to major in Christian ministries. He attributes his success to God.
Captains Nigel and Stacy Cross are the corps officers.
PORTLAND, ORE.—Portland Moore Street Corps Officers Captains Dwayne and Hillary Patterson issued a challenge, “Project 126,” to the corps. Fire regulations state the chapel capacity is 125 persons, so the “outgrowth” goal is 126. Currently, 81 members regularly attend, compared to 51 a year ago. Recently, attendance reached 104, which makes 126 people seem even more possible.
BILLINGS, MONT.—Several women from a local prison release program attended the corps’ Sunday night Celebrate Recovery (CR) service. One of the CR group leaders, who went through the same program, gave her testimony. Inspired by her story, the visitors looked forward to returning the next week and returned the following Sunday with two friends.
Majors Kevin and Linda Jackson are the corps officers.
LONG BEACH, CALIF.—The Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) started “Kingsmen,” a Christian leadership group patterned after a similar program at the Riverside County (Calif.) ARC with men who are called to be leaders and Christian examples. Currently, seven men have committed to the program. They will participate in worship services, lead devotions, and mentor and guide other men at the ARC.
Captains Frank and Elisabeth Desplancke are the chaplains.
HONOLULU, HAWAII—Camp Homelani’s Food Service Director, Dave Lucas, was honored as alumni of the year at the Adult Rehabilitation Center of Honolulu.
The Salvation Army also recognized four partners in community service: First Hawaiian Bank, Circuit Court Judge Steven Alm, Cliff Spencer and Jimmy Yamada. Each performed exceptional work, partnering with the Army to build a better community.
HOONAH, ALASKA—Corps Officer Lt. Liane Newcomb attends Native clan workshops at the local school gym. Sponsored by the Huna Heritage Foundation, the meetings include dancers, storytellers, the heritage of the weavers, the Tlingit language and food. School children attend; thereby receiving the opportunity to learn Tlingit culture from their elders. Many corps members participate; some are respected elders of the clans.
QUARTZSITE, ARIZ.—Thanks to a gift from donor Sally Wills, The Salvation Army opened a new service center and thrift store here, completely run by volunteers. Tonya Sorensen is the service extension representative who works with the volunteer committee, which is chaired by Carol Kelley, acting town mayor.