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Messengers Carry God’s Love

34 New Officers Vow Lifetime Commitment

by Robert Docter – 

Anxious questions were answered as 34 newly commissioned Salvation Army officers marched across the Long Beach, Calif., arena stage, saluted Commissioner Peter H. Chang and received orders to their first appointments.

An assembled throng of devoted Army soldiers witnessed the stately ritual of an Army renewing itself in the final service of the Great Victory Congress. These included parents and friends of the Army’s newest officers as well as Congress delegates.

Chang stated: “Each newly commissioned lieutenant of the Messengers of God’s Love Session is crucially important for Salvation warfare in the USA Western Territory. In their ministry to the needy, they will proclaim the message of God’s love by word and will execute the message of God’s love by deed…thus bringing many souls into the Kingdom.”

General Paul A Rader, the Army’s international leader, and Mrs. General Kay F. Rader, participated in the important and uplifting ceremony. “The commissioning of 34 Messengers of God’s Love put fresh heart in every Salvationist,” Rader said, “and encouraged them to a deeper commitment.”

Seven of the cadets received appointments outside the territory, with four returning home to Korea, two assigned to special ministry in the USA Central Territory and one going to a corps appointment in Australia.


 

Messengers of God’s Love

Appointments

Lieuts. Sung-joon and Kyung-eun Ahn
Corps Officers
Yung Chun Corps
Korea Territory

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Lieut. David Allen
Ass’t. Officer-Tuggerah Lakes Corps
Newcastle & Central So. Wales Div.
Australia Eastern Territory

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Lieut. AnnMarguerite Begonia
(To marry Lieut. Gwyn Jones)
Corps Officers
Santa Maria, CA

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Lieut. Elisabeth Berko
Assistant Corps Officer
Whittier, CA

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Lieut. Harvard Betts
(To marry Lieut. Naomi Santaines)
Assistant Corps Officers
Albuquerque, NM

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Lieut. Dany Gail Boyd
Assistant Corps Officer
Santa Barbara, CA

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Lieut. Claudette Espinoza
Assistant Corps Officer
Napa, CA

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Lieut. Jae Lee Evans
Assistant Corps Officer
Riverside, CA

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Lieuts. Jose and Sonia González
USA Central Territory

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Lieuts. Scott and Jeanette Hamel
Corps Officers
Hanapepe, HI

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Lieut. Donna Hofmeister
Assistant Corps Officer
Haines, AK

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Lieuts. Jong-sun and In-ok Kim
Corps Officers
Tong Kunsan Corps
Korea Territory

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Lieut. Min Soo Kim
Assistant Corps Officer
Aberdeen, WA

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Lieut. Mark King
Assistant Corps Officer
Longview, WA

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Lieut. Debbie Navarro
(To marry Captain Phil Lum)
Corps Officers
Santa Rosa, CA

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Lieuts. Ariel and Veronica Ochoa
Corps Officers
Albuquerque Temple, NM

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Lieuts. Roberto and Lorena Otero
Corps Officers
Lincoln Heights, CA

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Lieut. Carolyn Smith
Assistant Corps Officer
San Luis Obispo, CA

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Lieuts. Philip and Lawry Smith
Corps Officers
San Francisco Citadel, CA

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Lieut. Rachel Songer
(To marry Lieut. Paul Chouinard)
Assoc. Corps Officers
Bullhead City, AZ

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Lieut. Marcelino Soriano
(to marry Lieut. Kim Tolar)
Assistant Corps Officers
Salem, OR

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Lieuts. John and Candy Stennett
Corps Officers
Tri-Cities, CA

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Lieuts. Hendrik and Eugenia Sumter
Corps Officers
Clovis, NM

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Lieuts. Mark and Michelle Thielenhaus
Corps Officers
Federal Way, WA

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