By Hilary Jackson - For three years, The Salvation Army Song Book devotional series has shared music and devotions throughout lenten and Advent seasons online, amassing a Facebook group following of more than 13,000 viewers spanning over 100 countries. This year,
By Karen Gleason– Salvationists and friends throughout the USA Western Territory—and beyond—gathered online the evening of Nov. 22 to celebrate Thanksgiving 2020 in a service led by Territorial President of Women’s Ministries and Secretary of Spiritual Life Development Commissioner Colleen Riley.
By Clinton Trimmer, Captain– The Western Territory’s College for Officer Training came into being 100 years ago, in 1920, coinciding with the creation of the territory itself. Over the next century, much about training changed, but the essential goal remained the
This holiday season, keep in touch with the West’s officers serving out of the territory. WESTERN TERRITORY OFFICERS ON OVERSEAS AND OUT OF TERRITORY SERVICE Officers serving overseas Majors George and Jeanne Baker United Kingdom with the Republic of Ireland Territory Current Appt: Divisional Commander
An advisory organization member in each division across the U.S. was honored for exemplary service in The Salvation Army this year. While intended for presentation at the 2020 National Advisory Organizations Conference, the presentations were made individually due to the
By Christin Thieme - Consider for a moment that you lost your job at the start of this global pandemic. You had a good job. Last New Year’s Eve you never could have expected to be unemployed. But now you are.
Digital efforts support early Christmas fundraising By Hillary Jackson– Following the Sept. 14 launch of the nationwide Rescue Christmas campaign, Salvation Army units throughout the West began fundraising and assistance efforts to meet the amplified need caused by COVID-19. The augmented giving
By Pamela Davis– Twenty-six years old and living on the street with her two baby boys, Ronisha was depressed and exhausted, but she kept a brave face for her babies. For a year, they had been going from homeless shelter to
By Hillary Jackson– It’s no secret COVID-19 has altered our shopping habits. How often do we opt for delivery instead of going to the store? Or if we go to the store, select curbside service to avoid going inside? These changes
By Clinton Trimmer, Captain - In 1920, when The Salvation Army established the Western Territory, the Men’s Industrial Homes—precursor to the Adult Rehabilitation Centers (ARCs)—were already a mainstay of the Army’s work with the poor and marginalized. These homes functioned primarily
Major Richard LeCappelain, 91, was promoted to Glory Sept. 2, from Canton, Ohio. LeCappelain was born Jan. 29, 1929, in North Bay, Ontario, Canada, to Edith (Saunders) and Samuel LeCappelain. He entered The Salvation Army Training College in Toronto with