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More of what you love about The Salvation Army: stories of redemption, courage, and love

Submitted by on June 22, 2012 – No Comment

Members of The Salvation Army’s advisory board were asked which part of their recent meeting was the most impactful and meaningful. Almost to the person, they answered: “the video testimonies about lives changed through the work of The Salvation Army.”

There’s something about the personal stories of God’s love and the transformation possible when we trust Him with our lives that speaks to all of us. We just can’t get enough!

Since a recent study showed that Facebook and Youtube are the top two online hangouts, The Salvation Army in the Western US has launched a project to feature video testimonies distributed through those two sites.

The video testimonies will be hosted on YouTube and then posted to Facebook page for ease of sharing via your own social networks.

When you see one of our Expect Change videos in your Facebook feed, just click the ‘share’ button to add it to your page. You’ll be helping spread the Good News of Jesus Christ and an encouraging word about how The salvation Army can help people who are struggling or are in crisis.

:: Find and “like” Expect Change on Facebook

Each story is told from a single perspective: that of the person whose life has been touched by The Salvation Army.

We’ll hear from people who have received service from one of our ministries, “soldiers” who have committed to lay ministry with the Army, or officers (pastors) and members of our staff who began their Army association on the receiving end of one of our programs.

The first testimony we’ll hear is from David McDaniel. He’s now a Lieutenant in The Salvation Army, having completed our officer training school last year. He and his wife Lt. Shawn just took the leadership of our Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Canoga Park, California.

David grew up in a Christian family but got off track when his parents split up. At one time, he had all the trappings of a life funded by illegal activity.

When his behavior finally caught up to him, he knew God wanted his attention the moment the police officer slapped the handcuffs on his wrists. The court’s referral to The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in San Jose was exactly what he needed.

Click on the arrow to learn more about David’s incredible story.

:: Visit Expect Change on Facebook and click the ‘like’ button to see new videos as they’re posted.


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