Majors Jon and Kim Welch have been appointed to the Fond du Lac Corps in
Wisconsin. The Welchs have been serving the Salvation Army in Porter County
for almost 11 years.
stay in an appointment for three to five years, but the Welch couple was
allowed to remain in this area beyond the normal tenure. Major Kim Welch
said, “We are sad to leave Porter County since we have gained some great
friendships while we have been stationed here.”
The Salvation Army
Corps and Advisory Board have been making preparations to expand its
programming by building a new facility in order to meet the growing needs in
“One of my regrets
is that we were not able to see the new facility built during our ministry
in Porter County,” said Major Jon Welch.
“We will truly miss
the wonderful people who share so much of themselves,” the Majors said.
“Thank you for the wonderful memories and may God richly bless the people of
Porter County, Indiana.”
You are invited to
the Welchs’ final full day in Porter County as corps officers, Sunday, June
24. There will be a farewell meeting during the Sunday morning worship
service, or holiness meeting, at 11 a.m, at the Corps office, 799 Capitol
Road and U.S. Hwy 6, in Valparaiso, followed by a short time of farewells
and fellowship. A cake and beverages will be available.
Last year, donated
funds helped The Salvation Army to provide assistance to more than 44
million Americans in need.
About 83 cents of
every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000
communities nationwide. 44 million Americans receive assistance from
The Salvation Army
each year through the broadest array of social services that range from
providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for
the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the
homeless, and opportunities for underprivileged children.
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