Summer Series Chapter Nine – Major Melissa Viquez, Minneapolis Temple, MN


Meet Major Melissa Viquez! Major Viquez and her husband Major Roberto Viquez are the Corps Officers of the Minneapolis Temple Corps in the Northern Division. God is doing wonderful things through her ministry to women as an officer of The Salvation Army. Here is Melissa’s story:

“I love how God works in the lives of so many women throughout our Women’s Ministries in The Salvation Army. I became a soldier in 1994 in the Central Corps in San Jose, Costa Rica. It was through Women’s Ministries that I was able to receive God’s calling.

Throughout the years I have seen how God has used this ministry to reach to the souls of needy women around our communities. From 2008 – 2010 God used me to reach out to many different women suffering domestic violence in Gilroy, California. He allowed me to work alongside with the police department from the city of Gilroy. There is power in the name of Jesus!!

Throughout our years of service I have discovered that once you establish a strong and healthy Women’s Ministries program the corps’ growth will be a reality. At the Minneapolis Temple Corps we currently have two Women’s groups:  Mujeres llenas de Gracia (Women Full of His Grace) which is a Latino group, and a Forever Fifty group for our seniors (English speaking).  We enjoy the time we spend with them. Also, because of COVID-19 we now have an amazing group in Facebook with more than 1,700 women from all over the continent! Our goal is to reach out to more women, to motivate them and to guide them to Jesus.”


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