With fewer than 300 days to go before The Salvation Army's 150th anniversary Boundless Congress, the Army is inviting Salvationists, supporters and service users to share their own experiences of how God has influenced, shaped and transformed their lives through the ministry of The Salvation Army.

#150reasons is a "crowd-sourcing" campaign to encourage people to share their personal stories and reflections. This can be done via social media or a special website at www.salvationarmy.org/150reasons. Contributors are asked to include a photo or video in their submissions wherever possible.

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A selection of the #150reasons will be made available online, with the first batch including powerful testimonies and case studies from Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom.

The stories will also be used on social media in the 150 days prior to July 2, 2015, the date of the 150th anniversary, in order to raise awareness of the diversity and geographic spread of The Salvation Army's ministry. Supporters are encouraged to share the content with their own network of contacts by following @SalvArmyIHQ on Twitter and retweeting the #150reasons messaging.

International Headquarters Web Manager David Giles explains: "This is an exciting new opportunity to tell The Salvation Army's story in an authentic and engaging way. As we approach this milestone anniversary, we want as many people as possible to see and hear what God has been doing – and still is doing – right around the globe."

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