For someone in her early 20s, Jillian Peddle is quite the world traveller. Since 2006, she has been to the Dominican Republic, Malawi, Haiti, Mexico, Brazil, India, Cambodia and Costa Rica. But none of these trips have been to soak up the sand and waves, or to garner frequent-flyer points. “Many people ask me why I spend my free time travelling to Third World countries,” says Peddle. “My … [Read more...]
Maritime Division encouraged and inspired by new cadets during Holy Week.
May 9, 2013 1 Comment
Below is a sampling of reports from corps officers and staff who hosted cadets during their visit to the Maritime Division for Holy Week. Reports have been edited for brevity. Fredericton Community Church, N.B. By Major Judy Goudie It was great having the cadets here at our corps for the Easter campaign. They did an amazing job and were very confident and talented. The highlight … [Read more...]
Cedarbrae Community Church bridges the gap between Sunday services and social services.
May 8, 2013 by Kristin Fryer Leave a Comment
Located at one of Toronto’s busiest intersections in east Scarborough, Cedarbrae Community Church is surrounded by a densely populated and diverse community. At least 1,000 children live within 1.5 kilometres of Cedarbrae, many in the 12 high-rise apartment buildings just 500 metres from the church. For Major Louise Wareham, corps officer, that’s at least 1,000 opportunities for the Army to … [Read more...]
Tranquility and fond memories await at Jackson’s Point Conference Centre.
April 23, 2013 by Melissa Yue Wallace Leave a Comment
When Majors Ivan and Audrey Rowsell were appointed to Ontario’s Jackson’s Point Conference Centre (JPCC) in June 2010, they were thrilled and excited about the challenges and opportunities. “In our own home, we enjoy making friends feel comfortable, and having the opportunity to do that on a larger scale is something that has always appealed to us,” says Major Ivan Rowsell. Over … [Read more...]
A Hurricane Ike survivor remembers the Canadian Salvationist who helped her.
April 22, 2013 by Colonel Gwenyth Redhead Leave a Comment
“You’re from Canada!” I was standing in the grand entrance hall of an elegant home in Houston, Texas, surrounded by some of the most affluent women in the city for a special afternoon tea, taken aback by this excited voice that broke through the crowd. I had been invited to Houston by one of the Salvation Army churches to participate in a number of speaking engagements. My hostess then … [Read more...]
Addicted to gambling, Bonnie Bonnetta could not find peace, until a surprising discovery led her to The Salvation Army.
April 15, 2013 by Kristin Fryer Leave a Comment
It was almost too easy. As her company’s payroll administrator, Bonnie Bonnetta could quietly divert funds into her own bank account. Right or wrong didn’t enter into the equation—she needed the money so she could keep gambling. “I always said, ‘I’ll pay it back next week,’ but it didn’t happen,” she says. By the time she was caught, Bonnetta had stolen more than $100,000 … [Read more...]
At the Victoria Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre, a new music program is helping residents gain self-confidence.
April 9, 2013 by Kristin Fryer Leave a Comment
At first, it was just a few guys playing guitar in the chapel. But the sound of their chords and rhythms travelled down the halls, drawing others in. Soon, more people came, bringing their own instruments, joining in, forming groups, until 18 men were playing together. Guitars, piano, bongos and xylophone—a truly joyful noise. “I get goose bumps just thinking about that night,” says … [Read more...]
A survivor chronicles the hurdles and emotions of an unexpected battle.
April 8, 2013 by Lt-Colonel Sandra Rice 2 Comments
It was an ordinary day; a good day. I had just arrived home in Toronto after spending a day with cadets and staff at the College for Officer Training in Winnipeg when the phone rang. I heard my doctor’s voice on the line. I had recently undergone a battery of tests, but expected nothing but a positive report. “Sandra, we have the results of your tests. Are you sitting down?” Thus began my … [Read more...]
Why there’s good news for gospel failures.
April 2, 2013 by Lt-Colonel David Hammond 1 Comment
After Jesus’ death and before his Ascension, Scripture records no less than 12 appearances of a risen God. During those last 40 days on earth, Jesus spent time with the disciples to prepare them “to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10 NASB). Spiritual Poverty In the Gospel of John, the risen Jesus met six of his disciples who had been out fishing all night on the Sea of … [Read more...]