Frontlines News Briefs of the West

By Bob Bearchell – 

Major Wes Sundin states the Army’s new outpost in Dubasari, Moldova, is now in a strongly controlled Communist area, and is threatened with being shut down. The major will be meeting with the Prime Minister of TransDneistria, the new country where Dubasari is located, and with the KGB to attempt to resolve this matter. Let’s pray for the Army’s ministry in this difficult situation.

LOO HONORED We are pleased to hear that Adam Loo, son of Ngit and June Loo, who are soldiers of the Glendale, Calif., corps, has been recognized as a 1995 Big West Conference Scholar-Athlete, as well as the men’s track team Scholar-Athlete of the Year. A recognition dinner will be held in May. Adam is a student at Cal State University Fullerton and attends the Tustin Ranch Corps. Congratulations, Adam!


FAMINE HITS CITADEL Members of the Young People’s League at Denver Citadel recently took part in World Vision’s annual 30 Hour Famine, report Corps Officers McKinney and Debra Dove. By their participation, six teenagers raised a total of $343, enough to keep 22 children alive for one more month. The participants at the Citadel were involved in Bible studies and various activities that included feeding homeless men at the Army’s Crossroads Shelter. That’s really accomplishing something for hunger!


GOD ON THE INTERNET That’s the title of a new book by Mark Kellner, which offers an inside look at the major Christian and Jewish resources available online-a fascinating, comprehensive look at religion in the cyber-age.

“There’s no better time than now for those with spiritual concerns to turn to the Internet as both a Ômission field’ and a resource for deepening their own commitment and understanding,” says Mark, a Salvationist and frequent contributor to the news pages of Christianity Today and New Frontier and a columnist for The Washington Times. Free excerpts from this book can be found at


OKLAHOMA CITY REMEMBERED The Army continues to provide daily financial, physical, emotional and spiritual help to the survivors, families and rescue workers whose lives were forever altered by the Oklahoma City bombing.

Today, families who lost their primary breadwinner turn to the Army for financial help with utility bills and other things such as ongoing medical expenses. Following the April 19th anniversary the Army is sponsoring a “Nature’s Retreat” for survivors and their families at an Army camp. Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating writes, “…I am proud to offer Oklahoma’s humble gratitude to all those who joined in this mighty effort. The Salvation Army will always have a special place in our hearts.”

The West’s former Territorial Youth Secretary, Major Jake Tritton and Major Patsy Tritton are the divisional leaders.


SMITH WILL BE MISSED John Edward “Jack” Smith was recently promoted to Glory from his home in Grantsville, Utah. Jack was the Army’s Service Extension Chairman in Tooele County for a number of years. He worked diligently to aid the homeless through the Army and also donated money, labor and equipment to build a new kitchen and rooms for the Rehabilitation Center in Salt Lake City after a fire. Jack made an indelible impact on the lives of many. He will be missed.


APPRECIATION EXPRESSED The family of Lenora Parton wishes to thank all those who sent kind expressions of sympathy following her promotion to Glory, with special thanks to their classmates of the Pioneer Session for their comfort and support.


Correction: Cadets Salvador and Gloribel Gonzalez were identified incorrectly in “Ready to Carry God’s Message of Love” in the last issue of New Frontier.


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