Chronicles of Salvation

A One-On-One Intervention

For 12 years, Benjamin Segura lived a life that took him to “some very dark places.” Then a friend intervened for him and forced Benjamin to take an honest look at himself. [...]

Jocelynn Norton

‘Celebrate Recovery’ Continues What Rehabilitation Creates

Every Friday night, at selected Salvation Army Corps across the nation, a ministry called “Celebrate Recovery,” provides weekly opportunities for men and women addicted to drugs and alcohol to come together for praise, worship and support. [...] 

Community Care Recipient Comes Full Circle

You’ve heard the old adage, “What Goes Around Comes Around.” Well, Judie’s story is a case in point. Judie Price was a resident of the Avante Nursing Home in Lake Worth Florida. [...]

Definitely Not A Motorcycle ‘Gang’

Normally when you hear or see a motorcycle gang, the image of fierce, mean renegade outlaws could be what you conjure up. But not the “Sons Of The Savior” Motorcycle Ministry, some of whose members are also soldiers of the Hendersonville, North Carolina Corps. When they are not taking on a project to benefit the community or their corps, they are roaring down the open-road—and even then their witness is most evident by the Gospel-patches adorning their leather jackets. [...]

‘Mother-Figure’ To Memphis Kroc Kids

Maggie Robinson has a big family. Besides her four sons, “Miss Maggie” is the self-appointed mother-figure to literally hundreds of children and teens attracted to activities at the Memphis Kroc Corps Community Center (Tennessee).
Her introduction to the Army bagan under the ministry of Brigadier Gertrude Perdue (OF) back in the turbulent 1960s. Despite the prevalent racism she encountered, she and her four sons felt “right at home” and “welcomed” at The Salvation Army’s Southside Corps.  [...]

Quincy Kroc Center’s Charter Member

Victoria Huntley was facing knee surgery within a few months. Following that procedure, she knew that extensive water therapy would be required. Of course she had several options, but one project still under construction at the time appealed to her—the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Quincy, Illinois. In addition to the benefits to her health, Victoria discovered friendship, education, support and community service. [...]

The Drumbeat of Diversity

Marleen Mallory’s family was attracted to The Salvation Army when they heard the call of the bass drum at an open air meeting in Norfolk many years ago—she now helps hundreds of Kroc kids with music instruction at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Hampton Roads, VA. [...]

The Dynamic Duo of Cape Girardeau

Couple Forgoes Lucrative Income To Work With Youngsters

Mike and Debbie Bowers ought to be taking it easy. They’ve both worked hard in very prosperous careers, and they admit that they’re “not getting any younger!” But to see them with the youth of the cape Girardeau Corps in southeast Missouri—well, you’d think they discovered some youthful tonic the enables them to keep up with these teens and young adults. [...]