They'd come across from their home some fair distance away, every week, to participate in Alpha.
Later, they took over running our later Alpha courses themselves, and attended the Army as their church, eventually becoming full uniform-wearing officers.
Since then they have been to the Salvation Army's training college in London, and have subsequently been 'posted' to Jersey in the Channel Islands, which has had an SA presence for well over a century.
Now they are arranging a significant event on the island, and appeared on BBC Radio Jersey yesterday, on the Chris Stone programme with Simon Jupp standing in for Chris on this occasion. It's worth spending five minutes to hear their interview.
Go to 2:23:54 when replaying the programme which can be found at this link, but do be aware that this is the BBC so it will vanish six days from now (i.e. on 12 May).