Articles in Faith
Folks like me in The Salvation Army world woke up to a sweet surprise today. The Orange County Register newspaper ran a column about a yearly brand survey that rates local organizations in 10 categories. The 2014 Orange County Most Trustworthy Brands award is a co-production of advertising and communications firm DGWB, Cal State Fullerton and OC Metro magazine.
“The love that I feel from the people around me in The Salvtion Army can only be from God. I can be completely honest with somebody and not be judged…I don’t have to pretend to be anybody: I can be me. That feeling inside is better than any drug, any drink, any pill I’ve ever taken.”
The Salvation Army staff at our International Headquarters in London is asking that all friends of the Army and those of us who manage Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr accounts for the Army sign up to share a special Founder’s Day message on July 2. We’ll be using a social media utility called Thunderclap to send out a simultaneous social media message across a number of platforms.
One hundred fifty Salvation Army officers, staff, and church members departed from Quebec city on May 27th, 1914 en route to London for an international celebration. But the Empress of Ireland ocean liner never even made it to the ocean. Twenty-four hours into the journey she was rammed in heavy fog by a Norwegian cargo ship loaded with coal in the St. Lawrence River.
Every year in May my boss and I have the privilege of helping prepare our Salvation Army officers-in-training for their future roles as media spokespersons for our ministry. The day before our training, the leaders of our training college (seminary school) invited me to bring my four foster kittens so the students could get their cat fix.
Cecily is a current resident at Clitheroe who’s not only struggling with addiction, her husband is dying, and her son is at home taking care of himself. Her addiction was so powerful that it was ruining her life and the life of those around her. While in treatment, Cecily wrote an allegory about addiction – published with her permission below.
Captain Charity Doblon along with her brother Cadet Rene Doblon made a list of all the members of their family who have been missing since Typhoon Haiyan devastated parts of the Philippines late last week. This list has 20 names on it, including Captain Charity and Cadet Rene’s mom.
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Hundreds of commuters and tourists walking past The Salvation Army’s International Headquarters in central London on Friday were greeted with the sight of human ‘slaves’ being sold at a makeshift market stall.
Our College for Officer Training begins a new school year in September too. New students – we call them cadets – move into our campus housing with their families to take part in our two-year seminary school which prepares them for Salvation Army officership.
Loving God’s people is The Salvation Army’s ministry, so each week our leaders fill out an online highlight report called “People Count” to share what God is doing for people in their community. This week’s compilation of stories included some miraculous, practical and downright sweet stories about how God is at work at The Salvation Army.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) is beautiful but poverty is a very real and chronic problem for its people. The Salvation Army has been in RMI for almost 30 years helping build communities and caring for the physical and spiritual needs of the islanders.