Carey Ferantelli Friday, November 8, 2013 Morning at the guest house begins as early as 5:45 a.m. for the early risers of the group. Breakfast is a do it yourself meal of food stocked in the kitchen graciously for us. Most of our group enjoys our breakfast on the veranda overlooking the sea. At 8:30 depart for our 20-minute ride in to the Grenada Corps. Edgar is our driver who has the “privilege” of transporting nine ladies most of the week. He is excellent! Our mission this morning was to share devotions with the pre-school children. Jeannie presented a great story while Rhegan led choruses. The precious preschoolers presented us with a handmade card from all of them, and they …

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The work of the Ejército de Salvación in the MexicoTerritory was started in 1934 by a group under the leadership of Alejandro Guzmán called the Salvation Patrol. Three years later he was presented with an Army flag by General Evangeline Booth at the USA Southern Territory Congress in Atlanta, Ga. The work in Mexico operated under the supervision of the divisional headquarters in Dallas, Tex., until it became part of the Latin AmericaNorthTerritory. In 1998 Mexico was named a command, and in 2001 it became a territory. With nearly 150 active officers, 48 corps and eight outposts, the territory has more than 25,000 senior soldiers, 1,200 junior soldiers and 700 adherents. Social services programs range from residential homes, daycare centers, …

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by Justin Rose   The older adult prayer warriors arrived early on Sunday morning—as they do every week—spending at least a half hour before the service begins preparing for worship. On this particular Sunday their prayers are focused on giving thanks for the abundant blessings God has bestowed on the Chicago Mayfair Community Church Corps as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. As worship begins, the corps’ three different congregations (Korean, English and Spanish speaking) gather for this special occasion. Originally founded as the Chicago Korean Corps, the corps underwent a name and cultural change as the surrounding neighborhood diversified. While the majority of the congregation is still Korean, the corps family now includes 10 ethnicities, six languages and four generations. …

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by Major Elizabeth Beardsley   Before being appointed to the Black Hills, S.D., special services, I had been involved with the Peoria, Ill., Women’s Auxiliary, which is one of the largest and best-run in the territory. I was able to see first-hand what an auxiliary can do. So when Lt. Colonel Renea Smith—then Major Renea Smith western divisional director of women’s ministries—asked me to look into starting a women’s auxiliary in t444he Black Hills, I had a basis of understanding.   Here are the 10 key steps I took to officially charter our group two years ago.   1. Wrote our divisional headquarters requesting information on the official requirements to start a women’s auxiliary. 2. Secured information on women’s auxiliary …

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