Salvation Army Leaders Say "Farewell" to East Texas

A very fond farewell Monday morning to two people who have spent nearly a decade ministering to East Texans.

Salvation Army Majors Jim and Beverly Lawrence are leaving Tyler for Fort Worth, where they'll serve the people of Tarrant County.  A reception was held for them Monday morning at Marvin United Methodist Church, where many folks were able to give them a send off.

During their nine years leading the Tyler Salvation Army, the ministry has grown tremendously. Behind the success... the prayers of East Texans.

"Little did I realize what those prayers were going to mean.. through that nine years... what the Lord has allowed us to experience in those nine years," Maj. Jim Lawrence said.

The Lawrences' last day in Tyler is Sunday. They'll start their new appointment in the Metroplex Wednesday, June 26th.