The Altoona, Pa., Adult Rehabilitation Center joined with the Altoona Corps to cover a week of 24/7 prayer. The corps officers (pastors), soldiers (corps members), and beneficiaries (residents of the ARC) participated.
Report from the Western Pennsylvania Division
We did our week of prayer Oct. 20–27, 2006. During the week, we were able to have someone in the prayer room all except for 12 hours. Those hours, someone was praying from their home. We had other churches join with us that week to keep the coverage. The prayer room is still open and our people and community people continue to use it.
Lieutenants Ralph & Virginia Hardiman
Franklin, Pa., Corps
The Piqua, Ohio, Corps involved Christian churches in the community in the 24/7 week of prayer. Five other churches joined us. One church wanted to take a whole 24-hour block. There were times when as many as four people were in the prayer room together. I also included shut-ins to take an hour at any given time. Several prayer warriors took on the same hour for the whole week. I was truly inspired. God is moving in Piqua. Keep your eye on His amazing work here.
Major Margaret Starnes
Piqua, Ohio, Corps
Our corps is pretty small in number; we are growing, but still we are pretty small. My wife and I signed up for the movement to get our corps involved, and [the members] supported it, but their signups didn't cover half the required time. I am a member of a local ministerial association, and we had recently planned an ecumenical service for the week of prayer for Christian unity, so I figured, hey, they could sign up too! We invited every church in the commu-nity to join us in prayer. With corps involvement and community church support, we filled every hour!
Captain Shane Budd
Ogdensburg, N.Y., Corps