Articles in Faith
Even though the Denver area had record snow this year, it didn’t keep Robert Armstrong from meeting his commitment to lead a Bible study at The Salvation Army’s Crossroads Shelter every Sunday. He walks the 2-3 mile distance each time, snowing or not.
With the arrival of Spring, The Salvation Army in Yuba Sutter, Calif. has begun taking their coffee cart outside so they can greet people who are lining up for social services with a hot cup of joe or a bottle of water in Jesus’ name.
When asked what inspires him to buy bags upon bags of groceries for The Salvation Army’s food pantry in Glendale every month, Paul, a 33-year-old Glendale resident and devout Catholic, quotes Mother Teresa: “You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have the eyes to see…”
The Salvation Army’s presence in Santa Maria has been growing by leaps and bounds in recent years. During this period of growth, local Salvation Army leaders Lts. Paul and Jennifer Swain managed all of details of their worship and program center from two buildings and a total of about 8,000 square feet. But once summer comes, they’ll have much more space.
Claire O’Brien works in the Overseas Child Sponsorship (OCS) department, which offers US-based individuals, families, and other groups the opportunity to sponsor a child in Salvation Army programs overseas. One of people who contributes to this program sets a wonderful example of giving out of what you have.
Last weekend Lts. Matthew and Vanessa Jensen did some outreach in a dangerous gang-infested neighborhood of Ventura, California. Here’s Lt. Matt’s description of the day…
The Executive Director of Christian Legal Aid – Los Angeles has a powerful testimony. Patricia Oliver talked to Erica Andrews on our Caring Magazine staff about her life and the path God put her on to get where she is today. She also discusses the role God gave The Salvation Army to play in her confusing and frightening early years.
The Salvation Army Western Territory is pleased to announce the publication of two new books: “The Doughnut Sweethearts” and “Reflections of an Atheist.”