General Linda Bond led 125th anniversary celebrations at Bedford Congress Hall Corps, in the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland. Throughout the weekend God's Spirit moved in people's hearts, with many making a public response. The Mayor of Bedford (Councillor Dave Hodgson) welcomed the General to the town at a civic reception on Saturday afternoon. He spoke about his … [Read more...]
Weekend includes civic celebrations and powerful messages from the General.
March 26, 2013 Leave a Comment
Chief of the Staff and Commissioner Silvia Cox install leaders and officially open new outpost.
March 21, 2013 1 Comment
The Chief of the Staff (Commissioner André Cox) and Commissioner Silvia Cox (World President of Women's Ministries) visited the Kenya West Territory to conduct the installation of the new territorial leaders, Commissioners Kenneth and Jolene Hodder. Rousing music contributed to the expectant and jubilant atmosphere at Kisumu International Airport as divisional commanders, district officers … [Read more...]
General Linda Bond offers prayers for new leaders.
March 15, 2013 3 Comments
General Linda Bond, international leader of The Salvation Army, has sent messages of welcome to Pope Francis I and to the Rt Hon and Most Rev Justin Welby, who will be enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury, leader of the Church of England, on March 21. To Archbishop Welby she wrote: "The Church universal faces great challenges as we seek to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ and so I want to … [Read more...]
General Linda Bond shares The Salvation Army’s International Vision with officers, soldiers and young people in Korea Territory.
March 15, 2013 Leave a Comment
General Linda Bond shared The Salvation Army's International Vision – One Army, One Message, One Mission – with officers, soldiers and young people alike during her visit to the Korea Territory. She also visited a number of social centres, giving much encouragement to staff and residents. At the Seoul Broadview Children's Home the General acknowledged the deep bows of the children – a … [Read more...]
Officers and soldiers gather in Madrid for worship, fellowship and celebration.
March 14, 2013 Leave a Comment
The Salvation Army's new Spain and Portugal Command was inaugurated during a joyful gathering in the Spanish capital, Madrid. For some years there had been discussion about the Spain Command and Portugal Command being joined together, and in October 2012 General Linda Bond announced that this would happen as of February 1, 2013. Practically all of the officers and a number of soldiers from … [Read more...]
The General installs Commissioners Clive and Marianne Adams at service in London.
February 28, 2013 Leave a Comment
Salvationists of all ages gathered at Regent Hall Corps in central London to witness the installation of Commissioners Clive and Marianne Adams as leaders of the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland by General Linda Bond. To the playing of "Celebration" by Regent Hall Band, the commissioners marched into the hall behind the Army colours and were greeted by enthusiastic … [Read more...]
Chief of the Staff and Commissioner Silvia Cox return to Finland for annual gathering.
February 22, 2013 Leave a Comment
The Chief of the Staff (Commissioner André Cox) and Commissioner Silvia Cox (World President of Women's Ministries) visited Helsinki, Finland, to participate in the annual "Day Before the Word" gathering and install the new leaders of the Finland and Estonia Territory. In a way the visit was a homecoming, as the commissioners had themselves been territorial leaders for Finland and Estonia, and … [Read more...]
The Salvation Army celebrates 130 years in Sri Lanka.
February 21, 2013 1 Comment
The visit of General Linda Bond to Sri Lanka, to celebrate the 130th anniversary of Salvation Army ministry in the country, was a time of great excitement and blessing. The General's time in Sri Lanka began with a meeting with the Hon D. M. Jayaratne, Prime Minister of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. The gathering included fruitful discussion as well as the presentation of a new … [Read more...]
Chief of the Staff and Commissioner Silvia Cox travel to Norway for first official engagement.
February 13, 2013 Leave a Comment
The Chief of the Staff (Commissioner André Cox) and Commissioner Silvia Cox (World President of Women's Ministries) travelled to Oslo, Norway, for their first official visit since taking up their new appointments. They went to the Norway, Iceland and The Færoes Territory to conduct the installation of the new territorial leaders, Commissioners Dick and Vibeke Krommenhoek. A large congregation … [Read more...]
The Salvation Army delivers care packages to more than 1,800 families affected by “super typhoon.”
February 13, 2013 Leave a Comment
The Salvation Army in The Philippines is providing ongoing care to people affected by Typhoon Bopha. The storm system, which made landfall in December 2012 as a category five "super typhoon," was the strongest ever experienced in the country. Creating winds of up to 160 miles an hour, it left a trail of devastation on Mindanao Island, killing 600 people and leaving thousands without homes. The … [Read more...]