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    Chief of the Staff Calls High Council to Elect 20th Salvation Army General

    High Council will be the largest in the history of The Salvation Army. June 18, 2013
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    The Chief of the Staff, Commissioner André Cox, has summoned members of the High Council to meet on 29 July 2013 for the purpose of electing the 20th General of The Salvation Army. All leaders who are commissioners on active service or who are territorial commanders or territorial presidents of women's ministries of whatever rank qualify for membership of the High Council.

    This High Council will be the largest in the history of The Salvation Army. There will be 118 members – 64 women and 54 men – with an average age of 59. Fifty-four will be attending a High Council for the first time. Twenty-six have appointments in the Americas and Caribbean Zone and 24 in the Africa Zone. The South Pacific and East Asia Zone supplies 21 members, Europe 18 and South Asia 15. Fourteen International Headquarters commissioners complete the total of 118 members.

    The High Council will not meet at its usual venue of Sunbury Court in Sunbury-on-Thames, United Kingdom, as this historic venue is presently undergoing a major refurbishment. Instead, it will meet at the Renaissance Hotel, near Heathrow to the west of London. This is not the first time the High Council has convened away from Sunbury Court – in 1934 and 1939 proceedings took place at Clapton, in the East End of London.

    The Chief of the Staff will preside over the opening of the High Council until such time as a president and vice-president have been elected. The deliberations of the council will then be directed by the president, preparing the way for nominations for the office of General and the election of the next international leader of The Salvation Army.

    International News Releases will be issued from time to time during the course of the High Council and will be available on the International Headquarters website. The announcement of the new General will be webcast so people all around the world will learn the identity of the new General at the same time.

    For the latest information go to www.salvationarmy.org/HighCouncil2013. A Twitter feed, @HighCouncil2013, has also been set up, along with a Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HighCouncil2013.

     

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    On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, Lidia Bernao said:

    Dear General Linda Bond
    It is a pleasure to my, could write, in this side.
    God y good , all time.
    I´m pray for you. And I continues to pray day by day . For the next General.

    Blessing for you .

    On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, Mona Haskell (R.S/L) said:

    Dear Gemeral Linda Bond
    It is a pleasure to call you 'friend' for so many years.
    God has a plan for you and we look forward to attending
    and absorbing your ministry in the future.

    Blessings and Prayers for your support and comfort in
    the coming days. HE will not fail us.
    There's never been a mountaing that God could not move it!

    Mona Haskell

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