Released 3 February 2012
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In 2008 Debbra and her family found refuge at The Salvation Army's Carey House in Laconia. The homeless shelter is a temporary place for adults and families to stay and receive assistance with finding employment and housing. While at the shelter, Corps Officers Captains Sally & Stephen Warren would visit and invite families to attend any of their programs and/or Sunday Worship service at their facility directly across the street from the shelter. Debbra decided to attend a Sunday Worship service. A few weeks later she found herself at church again. She started to enjoy the service and the messages in the Bible. "I felt comfortable being there because Captains Sally & Stephen made me feel welcomed and a part of their family." Debbra said.
Her relationship with God has developed over the years. She now attends church faithfully and loves to praise & worship God through music. She plays 15 different instruments. Her favorite is the piano but she claims she's the best at playing the altos clarinet. Also, she enjoys singing. "I find great comfort in music because it allows me to express myself." Debbra states.
Her love of music and singing became clear when she lost her ability to communicate and speak/sing clearly due to unknown medical problems for several months. She has since recovered, however Debbra believes her experience brought her closer to God and strengthened her relationship with Him.
She became a Senior Soldier of the Salvation Army church in November of 2011. "Being committed to God gives me confidence and the desire to share my faith with others."
A soldier is a Salvationist who is at least 14 years of age and has been enrolled as a warrior in the Christian denomination - The Salvation Army - after signing The Salvation Army Articles of War. Becoming a soldier expresses their commitment in every area of life and specifically through the ministry and work of a local Salvation Army corps.
Corps officer Captain Sally Warren says Debbra is very involved with the ministry and programs in Laconia. Her positive attitude makes her a delight to be around. She assists with our Tuesday night Kids Club and now leads our Junior and Senior band lessons.
Debbra is a senior at Laconia High School and plans to attend college in the fall and major in music performance.