When God Intercedes
The following cadets reflect on the moment God revealed His purpose in their lives.
Her call to officership came through a dream and through subsequent conversations with her officers. Marie Montour is a soldier of the Westbury Corps in the Greater New York Division. She has been involved in The Salvation Army since her youth in Haiti. Her strengths include being patient, kind, and flexible. “I will praise you, O Lord, with all my heart. I will tell of all your wonders.” — Psalm 9:1
Hearing the Lord’s voice during a divisional men’s camp changed the life of Michael Blanchette, a soldier of the Brockton, Mass., Corps. He felt the Holy Spirit burning in his heart saying, “I am calling you to officership.” The Lord began to give him hope. Michael was obedient to God’s voice and has chosen Isaiah 6:8 as his life verse. “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I, Send Me!’” A graduate of the Brockton, Mass., ARC, he wants to help other people in recovery grow in their faith.
“He was this very nice young gentleman bank officer,” remembers an elderly Hortence Stamp, a soldier of the New Rochelle, N.Y., Corps. “Then one day, I see him as a soldier at the corps!” Shean Bolton, a former assistant branch manager for a bank, says he fell in love with The Salvation Army as a child while attending Sunday school in Kingston, Jamaica. He is an encourager and a planner who loves to share his faith while helping people. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” — Proverbs 3:5–6.