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Grass Valley Salvation Army leaders announce departure for Lithuania

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Lts. Sid, left, and Reyna Salcido and Salvation Army executive committee members Chairman Ron Cherry, Assistant Secretary Marcia Salter and Vice-Chairman Bill Kerler.

Salvation Army Lt. Sid Salcido announced Friday morning that he and his wife, Reyna, will be leaving Grass Valley in August for an assignment in Lithuania.

"We have been called by Headquarters to do an overseas appointment to the country of Lithuania," Salcido wrote in an email to the Salvation Army board and community members. "We would be in the capital city of Vilnius, and we would START the Salvation Army work there. It came all of a sudden, they just told us about three weeks ago. We are stunned that they would pick us for such an opportunity, because I know officers who have been in the Salvation Army for over 40 years and they never been asked to do something like this."

Lieutenants Sid and Reyna Salcido took on their first roles with the Salvation Army in Grass Valley in July 2013, following Majors Don and Martha Sheppard, who led the local effort from 2009 until departing for Tacoma, Washington.

"So we are on board with it and we leave sometime near the end of August," the email states. "The new officers who will take our place will also be announced sometime (Friday). I will present who they are and a little about them on Tuesday (during the Salvation Army board meeting)."

It came all of a sudden, they just told us about three weeks ago. We are stunned that they would pick us for such an opportunity, because I know officers who have been in the Salvation Army for over forty years and they never been asked to do something like this.”

— Sid Salcido

"We will certainly miss you all and all the great things we have seen in Grass Valley," Sid Salcido wrote. "It has been an AWESOME first appointment!!! We are much better off in understanding the work of the Army because of this appointment."

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