Two Salvation Army corps officers will be moving to the Bullhead City/Laughlin area, and that means an end to worship services at the organization’s Swanson Avenue location.
Salvation Army Captains Bob and Stephanie Lueras have been promoted to position of “area coordinators” for the organization’s River Cities region, in Bullhead City. While Lake Havasu City will remain within their realm of influence, the couple will no longer be able to offer religious services in Havasu.
Havasu’s Salvation Army headquarters, at 2049 Swanson Ave, will be restructured from a chapel to a service center. The Salvation Army often restructures its staff in this way in order to better reallocate its resources and better serve its respective communities, according to Stephanie Lueras. However, all of the organization’s social service programs will continue to be offered in Havasu, and the organization’s family store will remain open.
Captains Lueras will later this year reside in Laughlin, and will work from the Salvation Army’s Bullhead City office. From there, they will oversee operations throughout the River Cities area. Stephanie Lueras doesn’t expect the departure of the Salvation Army’s religious services to have a significant impact on Havasu, as the chapel’s Sunday services are often sparsely attended, Lueras said. Through partnerships with community churches, Lueras said she is confident that she can find suitable houses of worship for her congregation.
“We are very excited for the changes that are coming to Lake Havasu…
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