visitation ‘on the job' attracted Major Henry Hunter (right)
to the Army,
By Major Frank
Southern Spirit staff
The young man's first day on
the job turned out to be a life-changing experience. When Henry Hunter, then in
his early-20s, reported for work at the Sears store in Raleigh, N.C., he met
his supervisor, Clyde Workman.
The growing relationship from
that day forward is evidence that corps visitation is not limited to knocking
on doors in the surrounding neighborhood, nor is it only paying a visit to a
member of the congregation.
Sharing one's faith by
example in an everyday setting is important as well.
served for many years as corps sergeant-major of the Raleigh Corps. He is now
promoted to Glory, but his legacy remains with Hunter and others who worked
Hunter remembers that for Workman, sharing his
testimony with fellow employees was very natural - when the time seemed
"He immediately became more than a boss to
me," Hunter said. "He was a friend and mentor."
Workman often invited young Hunter to worship services at the
corps. Workman's persistence paid off when Hunter finally agreed to visit
the corps one Sunday morning. The warm welcome he received from the corps
people, along with Workman's daily encouragements as they worked in the
Sears automotive center, drew Hunter into the fellowship. Hunter's
involvement in Army programs became intense, leading to his own call to
Salvation Army officership a few years later.
remember when I applied for that job at Sears," Hunter recalled.
"They gave me a choice: either work in the automotive center or on the
floor as a salesman in the furniture department."
chose the automotive center and he says now he is so glad he did.
"Television commercials for Sears back then would say:
‘Sears has everything!' I know Sears didn't intend for me to meet
Clyde Workman - but the Lord did," he said.
"I actually looked
forward to going to work each day, just for the times shared with my boss,
mentor and spiritual father, Clyde Workman. Those ‘visits' meant
everything to me."
Southern Spirit gets a brand new coat of
Chances are you have already noticed that the
Southern Spirit has a new look.
The newspaper of the USA
Southern Territory, now in its 24th year of publication, has undergone a
redesign that makes its debut in this issue.
been tinkering with the look of the newspaper over the past few weeks,
experimenting with various designs and trying different looks in search of one
that would give us a fresh and vibrant presentation," said Southern Spirit
editor Dan Childs. "We wanted a design that would be innovative and lively
while easy to navigate and pleasing to the eye."
designer of the revamped newspaper was Melonie Shue, who performs graphic
design services for the publication. Shue is a former full-time member of the
Southern Spirit staff.
The current design is the fifth since
the publication was launched in September 1983.
We hope you will enjoy
the new look.