Please welcome Cadets Johnny and Carolina Valencia along with their children Samuel, Natalie and Daniel who will be specialling at Lakeshore for theEaster weekend from The Salvation Army Collage for officer training (CFOT).
Johnny: I first discovered my call to full-time ministry when I was 18, and since then, I have been involved in various ministries in the church. When I met a couple of retired officers in the United States, they led me to The Salvation Army where I became engaged with its vision and mission. This was a catalyst in confirming and making my calling clear.
Carolina: Since the moment I gave my life to the Lord at a young age, I wanted to serve him. After marriage, my husband and I were leaders in our home congregation. God’s calling became clear to us when we received three invitations in a single week from different churches to enter full-time ministry, we met two retired officers who introduced us to the Army, and then we received calls from my cousins who were beginning their journey to officership in Canada. God directed our steps to Canada, to The Salvation Army, where I knew he was calling me to be an officer.