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...]
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
In her December 2012 installment of Sharing the Vision, General Linda Bond reminds us that Christmas comes when our hearts are open to receive the One who has come to dwell in us.
December 21, 2012 by General Linda Bond Leave a Comment
On December 19, I had the privilege of preaching at a very special carol service in Westminster Abbey. The 2,000-strong congregation included civil servants, ambassadors, cabinet ministers and other politicians. The choir was magnificent; trumpeters from the Grenadier guards and the rich organ music made you feel like you were at a coronation event. The pageantry was something to behold with the … [Read more...]
In her October 2012 installment of Sharing the Vision, General Linda Bond reminds us that despite the challenges facing The Salvation Army, the power of prayer cannot be underestimated.
October 29, 2012 by General Linda Bond 2 Comments
Let me share with you my encounter with Julie. Julie seems to know everything there is to know about plants. She was in my office one day and noticed the remains of two orchid plants. To my eye, they were in the last stages of life and were soon to be thrown out. Beautiful while they lasted but they had had their day. Not so in Julie’s estimation. She urged me to hang on to them and one day they … [Read more...]
In her August 2012 installment of Sharing the Vision, General Linda Bond assures us that our God is gracious and mighty.
August 15, 2012 by General Linda Bond Leave a Comment
The 2012 Olympics came to a close with last evening’s celebration. The whole world was engaged for 16 days. No doubt its impact was felt all around the world with national pride at its best when the gold medallists stood on the podium, the relevant country’s flag raised and its anthem played. In an effort to capitalise on the enthusiastic momentum within the United Kingdom, Prime Minister … [Read more...]
In her May 2012 installment of Sharing the Vision, General Linda Bond states that our mission flows from our relationship with God.
May 23, 2012 by General Linda Bond 2 Comments
Dear friends: The Lord continues to open my eyes to the amazing ministry carried out by Salvationists around the world. The vision of One Army, One Mission, One Message is not just an expression of hope. It captures the reality of an Army living out its faith in each community and country where it serves. Mission flows from our relationship with God and the impact of our ministry relates … [Read more...]
General Linda Bond, international leader of The Salvation Army, challenges Salvationists to share the transforming message of Jesus with a hurting world.
March 27, 2012 by General Linda Bond Leave a Comment
Dear Friends: The other evening I watched a short DVD about the song-writer Fanny Crosby. The narration was interspersed with the singing of some of her songs. As a very young child, she lost her sight because of the incompetence of one posing as a doctor. Though she never regained her physical sight, the Lord opened her spiritual eyes to see life from his perspective. Songs like ‘Blessed … [Read more...]
General Linda Bond, international leader of The Salvation Army, challenges Salvationists to have a deep desire for God and hunger for holiness
December 15, 2011 by General Linda Bond Leave a Comment
Dear friends: It is time to connect with you again, and what a great season for sharing good news. No matter how hectic Christmas time is for any of us, we still get immersed in the first Christmas story. Even the traumatic woes of our world only serve to sharpen our need for Immanuel. He came into our world more than 2,000 years ago, but without a doubt he will come afresh in these days. Where … [Read more...]
General Linda Bond visits The Salvation Army’s Spain Command and shares her International Vision for the Army
December 7, 2011 Leave a Comment
Salvationists from across Spain gathered in great excitement to welcome General Linda Bond when she visited The Salvation Army's Spain Command. They appreciated the General’s kind, personal approach as she warmly greeted all present. The public meeting, held at a conference centre on the outskirts of Madrid, included participation from a united brass band and BASICO, a newly formed music … [Read more...]
General Linda Bond, international leader of The Salvation Army, invites Salvationists to join her in prayer every Thursday.
October 18, 2011 by General Linda Bond 5 Comments
Dear Salvationists, Every Thursday, The Salvation Army around the world is in prayer for the entire day. Territories, commands and individual Salvationists have signed up, covenanting to use 30 minutes each Thursday between 5.00am and 8.00am to pray for the Army – its zeal for God, its compassionate service in every community and its daring and fruitful witness to the gospel of Jesus … [Read more...]
General Linda Bond’s second installment of Sharing the Vision, written to Salvationists around the world.
August 23, 2011 by General Linda Bond 2 Comments
Dear Salvationists: Very shortly I will commence international travel to Africa, South America East, New York and several countries in Europe. I look forward to seeing the Army around the world. What wonderful opportunities to learn and to minister! I will want to share some insights from these visits with you. These letters will also keep you informed on what is happening with regards to our … [Read more...]