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January 2015

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GOOD NEWS! Volume 32 Number 1 JANUARY 2015 E mpowerment 2014, held October 23–26 at the Camp Ladore Lodge and PARC (Performing Arts & Rec- reation Center) in Waymart, Pa., is a bi- annual retreat of Salvationists of African Descent and people desiring to encoun- ter the praise, worship, and cultural inter- ests of Salvationists of African heritage. This event, themed, "He'll make a way," was one of the largest such gatherings in recent years. Guest speakers included Commissioner Barry C. Swanson, territorial commander; Majors Clement and Evangeline Leslie from Tuscon, Arizona; Major Donna Peterson, territorial evangelist; and Cadets Chakanaka and Emeline Watch, originally from Zimbabwe, Africa, now at the Col- lege for Offi cer Training in Suffern, N.Y. They provided an inspirational, an educa- tional, and a spiritual experience. Major Peterson opened the weekend with a variety of musical arrangements focusing on the power of Christ. Confer- ence delegates sang repeatedly, "What can wash our sins away? Nothing but the blood of Jesus!" The miracle of a life washed free of sin stirred their emotions and prompted them to fl ood the altar in prayer. That moment set the tone for spontaneous visits to the mercy seat throughout the weekend. Delegates had their choice of work- shops designed to address many issues that African Americans face in The Salva- tion Army and beyond. In "Coping Strategies for Offi cership Retention," Majors Clement and Evange- line Leslie, who currently serve in Tucson continued on page 14 > > INSIDE Good News! online : w w USA Eastern Territorial website USA National website : w w SEE THE WORLD Jon Avery takes you on an amazing journey to 11 countries around the world. PAGE 12 NEW MEGA MAGAZINE COMING! It's designed to connect you to the USA Eastern Territory as never before! PAGE 2 STRIKEPOINT IN DAYTON An incarnational ministry in Dayton, Ohio, that meets all four strikepoints! PAGE 8 ENVOY VANGERL PEGUES 'He'll make a way' Photo by Bill Rollins

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