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Salvation Army officers moving to new location


Last updated 5/13/2020 at 2pm

On May 6, Salvation Army Captain Caleb Fankhauser announced on the local organization's Facebook page that his family had gotten their marching orders. Their last Sunday in the Fountain Valley will be June 28. After that they will be serving in Everett, Wash.

"This, as every move for us has been, is bittersweet," the post read. "Please be in prayer for us, the congregations in Fountain and Everett, and for the new officers coming to Fountain. God is good and we trust him fully and know that he will move mightily in his people during this transition."

Fankhauser says his family have to report in Everett on July 1. They have no word yet about who will replace them, which usually means a young officer who's just graduated from one of The Salvation Army seminaries will be coming in. Officers graduate on June 14, so there likely won't be any word about the replacement until after that date.

"We have absolutely loved our time in Fountain, and we are so sad to going," Fankhauser said. He added that he's been very pleased to see how the Fountain community has supported the Salvation Army, especially during the Christmas Drive his second year here. He also enjoyed taking part in local parades and partnering with other groups, such as the Connections 4 Life Center, to help residents.

When asked if he has any expectations about moving to Everett or what God has in store next, Fankhauser said he's not sure. "My family is from the Pacific Northwest, so it will be good to see members I haven't seen in a while. Beyond I don't know, but we say God can use us wherever the Army sends us."


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