So, in The Salvation Army, we know about the Booths. It’s a great family that included the founder(s) and had major impact on the movement from the beginning. I’m happy for them.
In America, a couple of the territories have been influenced by another family. There are many great families in the Army around the world. One of them would be the Bearchell family. Today, at the Torrance, California Corps, we shared in the celebration of life service for Auxiliary Captain Grace Bearchell. She is a wonderful lady, full of love for her family and others and is a perfect fit for heaven.
The Bearchell family is well known in the USA Western Territory. Some are officers and there are two in the College for Officer Training as we write. Others are Salvationists, connected to other important family streams, where they are marked by their obedient service to God and their love for others.
In the USA Eastern Territory, the Bearchell family is legendary. Connected to the Seiler family and others, they have served the Lord with distinction. Hallelujah!
Carolyn and I are grateful to know both coasts of the Bearchell family and are blessed as a result. Our corps officers are Bearchells. God is faithful.
A psalm of David.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord