General Linda Bond brought inspiration and challenge to Salvationists and friends in The Philippines. During the visit – her first to the country – the General spoke at several gatherings, installed the new territorial leaders and ordained and commissioned 15 lieutenants. At Camp Jabez in Cavite, around 50 kilometres from the capital city, Manila, the General addressed more than 250 young … [Read more...]
During celebrations, General Linda Bond installs new territorial leaders and commissions 15 lieutenants.
May 2, 2013 Leave a Comment
General Linda Bond calls on Salvationists and friends to live holy lives during three-day visit.
April 16, 2013 Leave a Comment
During a three-day visit to Switzerland, General Linda Bond implored Salvationists and friends to live holy lives. While in the country the General led officers meetings in Berne, preached at a number of events, met with ecumenical leaders, gave several interviews and visited a Salvation Army hostel in Zurich. At a public service in Berne Cathedral, the General encouraged the congregation of … [Read more...]
Weekend includes the launch of an innovative community project.
April 16, 2013 Leave a Comment
Salvationists and friends at Sale Corps in the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland shared Easter under the leadership of General Linda Bond. The weekend also included the launch of an innovative community project. On Good Friday morning the General told the congregation to live with the mindset that every day should be a "foot of the cross" experience. During the evening … [Read more...]
In her April 2013 installment of Sharing the Vision, General Linda Bond encourages us to return to the eternal truths experienced during Passion Week and Easter Sunday.
April 11, 2013 by General Linda Bond Leave a Comment
Dear friends: There is something about Passion Week and Easter Sunday that engages us in a significant way. We have all perhaps participated in special services over this past weekend that sharpen our focus on the Cross and empty tomb. We probably seek each year to look at these events in Scripture with fresh eyes. When Isaac Watts encouraged us to "See, from his head, his hands, his feet, … [Read more...]
The General encourages Salvationists to challenge social injustice to demonstrate God’s love to others.
April 4, 2013 Leave a Comment
Salvationists and friends in Sweden were delighted to welcome General Linda Bond to their country. A public meeting in Jönköping took place in Kungsporten Church, which overlooks Lake Vättern, but the focus was firmly on Jesus Christ and what he can do in the lives of all who follow him. Music items by Nässjö Choir and Jönköping Band, as well as compassionate praise and worship songs, … [Read more...]
Weekend includes civic celebrations and powerful messages from the General.
March 26, 2013 Leave a Comment
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...]
At its heart, the Easter story is about life, with its tragedies and triumphs. Despair need never be an option.
March 20, 2013 by General Linda Bond Leave a Comment
Several years ago, when attending a Sunday morning worship service at a Salvation Army corps (church), I heard one of our leaders preach. It was not a typical sermon; in fact it seemed too simple, especially for this seasoned preacher. But his first language was not English so I suppose for this English-speaking congregation, he had to play it safe and not try to be too theological, using words … [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...]
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...]