Kettle Report #2

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Every year the need for Salvation Army services increases in America. Hence, every year we need the Christmas Appeal to increase consistently.

At the moment, with our best calculations, we are still $3+ million behind last year in total in the Western United States. Yes. We recognize there are less shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Certainly, the retail reports reflect a similar scenario as we are facing.

Thank you friends for your good work on kettles. We wouldn’t be this well along without you. I believe God will make a way.

“And Mary said, I’m bursting with God-news; I’m dancing the song of my Savior God. God took one good look at me, and look what happened— I’m the most fortunate woman on earth! What God has done for me will never be forgotten, the God whose very name is holy, set apart from all others. His mercy flows in wave after wave on those who are in awe before him. He bared his arm and showed his strength, scattered the bluffing braggarts. He knocked tyrants off their high horses, pulled victims out of the mud. The starving poor sat down to a banquet; the callous rich were left out in the cold. He embraced his chosen child, Israel; he remembered and piled on the mercies, piled them high. It’s exactly what he promised, beginning with Abraham and right up to now. And Mary said, I’m bursting with God-news; I’m dancing the song of my Savior God. God took one good look at me, and look what happened— I’m the most fortunate woman on earth! What God has done for me will never be forgotten, the God whose very name is holy, set apart from all others. His mercy flows in wave after wave on those who are in awe before him. He bared his arm and showed his strength, scattered the bluffing braggarts. He knocked tyrants off their high horses, pulled victims out of the mud. The starving poor sat down to a banquet; the callous rich were left out in the cold. He embraced his chosen child, Israel; he remembered and piled on the mercies, piled them high. It’s exactly what he promised, beginning with Abraham and right up to now.” Luke 1:46-47, 49 MSG

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  • Raymond Erickson-King

    Here is some good news from the Seattle White Center Corps — We received a Secret Santa cash donation in our kettles on Saturday. Ten (10) envelopes with $1,000 each (new ten $100 biils in each envelope). Total unexpected donation was $10,000. Still below our budgetted amount but it made a difference as it was all “net income”. :)

    • Jim Knaggs

      Great word, Raymond. Thanks…and so there are encouraging things happening across the territory. Thank you, Lord.

  • Joseph Vindiola

    my sister was working for salvation army in az ,when she was assulted from a customer. and then she was fired