"Faith and works should travel side by side, step answering to step, like the legs of men walking. First faith, and then works; and then faith again, and then works again--until they can scarcely distinguish which is the one and which is the other." - William Booth
What an amazing week! Cadets, training to become Salvation Army Officers at the Evangeline Booth College in Atlanta, spent a week learning, serving, and ministering in High Point, North Carolina! Beginning on Sunday, March 3rd, the cadets, along with their Brigade Leaders, Captains Hoover, led a beautiful worship service for those attending The Salvation Army of High Point Corps. After the worship service, a special luncheon was held to celebrate the children participating in the 2019 Victory Sports Basketball League. During lunch the cadets provided special music and spiritual skits to teach our participants about the love of Christ.
On Monday, the cadets travelled to the administrative offices of The Salvation Army of High Point, enjoyed sausage biscuits donated by Biscuitville of High Point, and took a tour of the facilities to learn about the local programs and services provided through Social Services, Center of Hope Family Shelter, William Booth Garden Apartments, The Salvation Army Family Store, and The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club. After a delicious Chick-fil-a lunch generously provided by Gene and Shelley Rhodes, the cadets participated in a service project by organizing and cleaning the food pantries! Tuesday morning the cadets were eager to hit the road and visit some of The Salvation Army of High Point's awesome community supporters! Together they toured major bus manufacturer, Thomas Built Buses, explored the television set at FOX8 WGHP and visited the largest furniture store in the world, Furnitureland South. Throughout the day, Majors Gary & Beth Sturdivant, commanding officers at The Salvation Army of High Point, explained the value and appreciation of having such wonderful sponsors to support The Salvation Army of High Point's various programs! Special thanks to Subway of North Man Street for donating delicious ham and turkey subs for lunch!
Wednesday morning, the Cadets volunteered to paint at The Salvation Army Thrift Store, played BINGO with the senior residents at William Booth Garden Apartments, and led Wednesday night Bible Study at The Salvation Army Corps. During lunch on Thursday, the Cadets and Captains Hoover were recognized at the weekly High Point Rotary meeting, followed by distributing food to residents living in surrounding food desserts on The Salvation Army of High Point's Mobile Food Pantry. Thursday afternoon, the Cadets planned special programs for more than 50 children who attend Thursday night youth activities.
On Friday, the WorldShakers Brigade celebrated their week of hard work with a pizza lunch, generously donated by Cici's Pizza of High Point. After lunch, the cadets went to The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of High Point to prepare a special "Fun Friday" program for the children after-school. Complete with devotions, snack, gym games, a dance party, arts & crafts projects and guitar lessons, everyone had a blast! The Cadets spent the day in Greensboro on Saturday cheering for the children participating in the Hoops Council Basketball Tournament. To wrap up a productive week, the Cadets led another amazing worship service on Sunday, March 10th.
The Salvation Army of High Point would like to thank the Evangeline Booth College and The WorldShakers Brigade for serving OTHERS in High Point the week of March 3-10th, 2019! We are so proud of your commitment to being the hands and feet of Jesus, and to spending a lifetime of "Doing The Most Good".