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Midland Division welcomes five new officers during 2013 Family Congress and Commissioning

Majors Lonneal and Patty Richardson stand with the newly appointed officers to the Midland Division

There were more than 3,000 Salvationists in St. Louis this weekend, enjoying music, laughter, fellowship, and even confetti raining from the ceiling. The Salvation Army had a wonderful time this weekend, because we had 32 amazing reasons to celebrate.

The Salvation Army’s Central Territory held its 2013 Family Congress and Commissioning event June 7-9 in St. Louis, welcoming thousands of Salvationists and their families to a weekend of workshops, worship services, musical performances, and the commissioning and ordination of 32 Salvation Army cadets who also received their first appointments.

The commissioning and ordination was delivered by General Linda Bond, International Leader of The Salvation Army, with service appointments delivered by Territorial Commander Commissioner Paul R. Seiler. The Midland Division – which includes southern Illinois, St. Louis, and most of Missouri – learned it would be welcome five new officers: Lt. Shawn DeBaar and his wife, who will be stationed in Branson, Mo.; Lt. Jared D. Collins and his wife, Lt. Tonia Collins, Sedalia, Mo., and Lt. A.J. Zachery, East St. Louis (all pictured above)

For links to our pictures from the weekend, we invite you to visit our Flickr page.

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