One week ago, we prayed for Damon and Kahlia as they set off for Phoenix, AZ to await the news of a kidney. And yesterday, Kahlia posted that Damon was being rolled into surgery to receive his new kidney. Praise God! This is her most recent Facebook post:
The last 24 hours have been kinda surreal - lots of emotions and victories. We checked into the hospital at 5 a.m. yesterday and got the new kidney by about 3 p.m.
Output has been consistent but unsure if it’s actually filtering yet. We walked a lap around the halls this morning. Pain is not as bad as I anticipated for him but I think he’s still got some residual good stuff from surgery. Praise the Lord he’s comfortable unless actively urinating.
Our focused prayers at this time: 1) Labs can be drawn (they have been struggling with finding a vein; 2) Evidence is shown that the filtering of the kidney is working!
If you would still like to donate a quilt block for his recovery quilt, please drop it off at the office and Major Ann will ship donations together. Or you may want to send it directly:
Damon and Kahlia Hopkins 1111 E. Inca Mesa, AZ 85203
Sunday & Divisional Music Rehearsals
This Week's Schedule
SUNDAY 09:00 AM - Praise Team Practice - Chapel
10:00 AM - Spiritual Formation Classes
Adult Bible Study - Library
Corps Cadets - Classroom 2
Young Adult Bible Study - Classroom 3
Senior Soldier Class - Corner Classroom
10:15 AM - Prayer Time - Prayer Room
11:00 AM - Worship Service - Chapel Junior Church dismissed before the message.
12:15 PM - Food & Fellowship - Fireside Room
1:00 PM - Youth Chorus Rehearsal - Chapel
2:00 PM - Beginning Band Rehearsal - Chapel
TUESDAY 5:00 PM - Craft Class - Classroom 2
6:00 PM - Men's Bible Study - Fireside Room
6:00 PM - Kingdom Heroes Bible Study - Classroom 3/Zoom
7:00 PM - Songsters - Chapel
8:00 PM - Senior Band Rehearsal - Chapel
WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM - CAMEO (Women's Fellowship): Trunk or Treat Prep - Fireside Room
FRIDAY 6:30 PM - TSA Western Territorial Songsters Concert - San Francisco State University
NEXT SUNDAY - Trunk or Treat Event Please remember that the Worship Service will start EARLIER at 10:30 AM. You may arrive beforehand to get your trunk situated. Feel free to come to church in costume, if appropriate. After the service, we will set up for the event which starts at 1:00 PM.
You're invited to the friendliest feast in town!
🌟 Date: November 11, 2023 🕕 Time: 6:00 pm 📍 Where: 5412 Banderas Way, Sacramento
What to expect:
🍗 Tantalizing Turkey: A bird so good it'll make you want to break into a turkey trot. Delectable Deserts: We've got more dessert-y goodness than you can shake a wishbone at! 🎉 Laughs & Shenanigans: Expect corny jokes, games, epic storytelling, and prizes. 🍂 Fantastic Flannels: The bolder the better!
Bring your appetite, a dessert to share, or a favorite (non-alcoholic) beverage.
Young adults (18-35 years old) and FOFers (Future Officership Fellowship members - those interested in becoming Salvation Army Officers) should RSVP by November 7th with Kat Phrasavath (mailto:Katharine.Phrasavath@usw.salvationarmy.org) so they'll know how many extra npakins they should get. They promise to have a gobble-tastic time!
United Young Adult Retreat
Registration is now officially open!!!
We are excited to announce that the Del Oro and Golden State Divisions are UNITING at the Young Adult Retreat this year! We hope that our Young Adults will grow in their relationship with Christ and also make new relationships with like-minded young adults.
This year we will be doing online registration only. Space is limited. Register here: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=BIqqmoXEOUCD1wyAxoe-q_O1HW8FvGtKnEJklOMAfglUQjczQ0xYUDVSNVBVRVFESVo5S001OURFRi4u
Quick note: Payments will be processed through your Corps
Theme: Overflow "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit". Romans 15:13
Dates: January 19-21, 2024
Location: Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center 660 Hwy 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
Ages: 18-35 Cost: $150 + Outing Cost Continue with registration for more information on outing costs
Registration and payments due by Friday, January 5th, 2024. CANCEL your registration by Friday, December 29th, 2023. Your corps will be charged the full amount for any late cancellations
Contacts: Del Oro Youth Department Captain Jillian O'Brien (908) 797-8571 Jillian.Obrien@usw.salvationarmy.org
Captain Mike O'Brien (908) 797-8468 Michael.Obrien@usw.salvationarmy.org
Kat Phrasavath (916) 563-3774 x 3774 Katharine.Phrasavath@usw.salvationarmy.org
16-Day Service Corps Trip: Pacific Islands
Next Spring, April 1-16, the Western Territory Youth Department will be sending a team of young adults on a journey of a lifetime to spread love and hope across the stunning Pacific Islands in our territory!
This team will travel to the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and Guam.
The team will be able to enjoy the rich culture and crystal-clear waters as they share their passion and learn from these remarkable communities.
Consider this your opportunity to make unforgettable memories with the youth in our territory. Apply to be a part of this team today by visiting www.sayconnect.com/servicecorps
If accepted, you will need to fundraise $400. Applications are due by January 1, 2024.
SERVICE CORPS Service Corps is a Salvation Army missions program that provides an opportunity for sacrificial Christian service. Service Corps is designed for young adults between the ages of 18-28 who are eager to engage in serving others.
Service Corps is focused on building relationships in communities that The Salvation Army serves through intentional service and evangelism. Teams have the opportunity to serve and evangelize alongside The Salvation Army in national and international locations. This often includes leading worship services, day camps for youth, teaching music, sports ministry, creative arts, open-air evangelism, community discipleship, and even building projects during the course of the mission trip. Service Corps is a life-changing experience where members are challenged spiritually in their stewardship and service to God, as well as learning to adapt to new cultures and living environments. Our desire is that members will draw closer to God and be challenged toward a deeper commitment in ministry and service while gaining a larger vision of God’s work through their Service Corps experience.
QUALIFICATIONS We are looking for dedicated, responsible young adults between the ages of 18-28, who are actively living out their faith in Christ, eager to serve, willing to learn, and who are currently involved in Corps or church ministry (preferably in leadership).
SERVICE CORPS APPLICATIONS For this application, you will need to provide the following information: Basic information about the applicant Citizenship info Emergency contact info Academic info Employment history Corps or Church involvement Health info Additionally, you will need to provide: 3 references (at least one pastoral) Responses to questions about your faith, skills, service experience A media release endorsement
Women's Ministries Newsletter
Click on the link below for helpful material for Women's Ministries
International Prayer Focus
This initiative of turning our thoughts and prayers towards the same part of the world at some point in the same week is a beautiful way to unite us as a global Army family and I thank you for the commitment you each give to this.
South America West Territory Territorial Leaders: Colonels Alex and Luz Nesterenko
For the challenge to be creative, go to the people, and serve passionately.
For growth, evangelism, and expansion. That new families are won to Christ and that the appointments open up new work.
For the renewal of the social work according to the current needs in comprehensive programmes.
That all officers may reach 85% of their salary by 2024.
For the Territory's self-support plan through financial independence projects.
For development and spiritual growth of local leaders and training for mission and vocational awakening whether for full time or local service.
Requests will be prayed for in our Prayer Room and distributed through our Prayer Chain. Requests can be made anonymously.
You can make a tithe payment, give an offering, or donate towards the World Services fund.