Although the history of The Salvation Army’s ministry with Hispanics goes back to the beginning of the 20th century, it was limited in its scope for many years. In the 1960s it bagan to expand and grow gradually until its growth exploded in the 1970s and 1980s. It is now permiating the entire spectrom of Salvation Army work.
About the Author:
Frank Payton and Yvonne Payton
Colonel Frank Payton is a fourth-generation Salvationist whos grandmother was commissioned as and officer by William Booth, the Founder, in 1882. Frank's parents were also officers. After his own commissioning in 1953, Frank served in several appointment in Western Pennsylvania. In 1958, he married Yvonne Guldenschuh, a third-genertion Salvationist, and they began 40 years of service togethre with their first appointment in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Frank and Yvonne served in Puerto Rico, Mexico City, and Kingston, Jamaica, and for a few years in New York City and Paterson, New Jersey, Their final appointment was back in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as territorial leaders of the South America East Territory which included Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay.