“For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.”
–1 Corinthians 3:9
The start of a New Year is a wonderful time for reflection and thanksgiving. It is also a natural time for each one of us to consider the blank pages of the year ahead and ponder how we might be most impactful in our mission and ministry – recognizing that our ministry starts with family and friends, and broadens out to the community around us.
As we consider our mission here at home, I invite you to also consider the global ministry of The Salvation Army. As a result of the newly established work in Madagascar, The Salvation Army now ministers in 128 countries. God continues to bless and use The Salvation Army for His purposes and for this, we thank Him.
Today, we have opportunity to once again prayerfully consider the importance of the Partners in Mission campaign – a program which is vital to the ongoing ministry of our international Army.
As I write, I am drawn to the words of the Apostle Paul as recorded in 1 Corinthians 3:9, “For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.” We are indeed, fellow workers and partners in the gospel – and He uses us to further his Kingdom.
The 2017 Partners in Missions goal for the Canada & Bermuda Territory is $2.25 million. This is a significant objective and we’ll only surpass this goal through your prayerful consideration and practical support. The money raised is distributed annually by International Headquarters to territories around the world. I am reminded of our international motto: One Army, One Mission, One Message and I reach out to you as a ministry partner, to help us exceed our $2.25 million territorial objective.
In closing, I commend to you the new resources produced by our World Missions Team – the videos and printed materials will be helpful as you prepare your local campaign. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to the cause of Christ and for your partnership in the 2017 Partners in Mission campaign.
May God richly bless you.
Susan McMillan, Commissioner