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  • Three Generations, One Faith

    For Carrie-Ann Jones, her mother and daughters, soldiership meant embracing a new church family. August 17, 2017 by Ken Ramstead
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    Last February, a unique ceremony took place at The Salvation Army’s Cascade Community Church in Abbotsford, B.C., when eight soldiers were enrolled. What made the event extra special was that four of the soldiers were from one family representing three generations.
  • Fresh Air and Faith

    Three stories of how kids found a second home at Salvation Army camp. August 11, 2017 by Captain Lisa Hillier
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    Every summer, thousands of children and youth from across the territory board buses to go to Salvation Army holiday camps for a week of fun, friends and food, along with a strong spiritual component. Some are anxious, but most are filled with excitement as they look forward to activities such as swimming, sports, hiking, drama, and arts and crafts. For many, canoeing, archery and rock climbing are first-time experiences
  • Frame of Mind

    A retired Salvation Army officer deals with vascular dementia. August 10, 2017 by Doug Field
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    My brain is freezing up! My brain isn’t wired right.” A cry of frustration from a man who has always been able to express himself and his thoughts with clarity. Many people sometimes have trouble recalling names, dates and places as they age, but this was much worse, with whole blocks of knowledge seemingly erased from memory.
  • Our Daily Bread

    The radical economic implications of depending on God. August 8, 2017 by Donald E. Burke
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    The Lord’s Prayer includes the petition “Give us this day our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11 NRSV). I have usually interpreted “daily bread” as our requirements for physical survival—food, shelter, drink. Our petition, then, is that God would be faithful in providing the basic necessities of life. But on further examination, I have found that this request has a rich background that casts it in a different light.
  • Not One More

    The Salvation Army supports community and families after three teens commit suicide in Sydney, N.S. August 3, 2017 by Major Corey Vincent
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    Last school year, our town of Sydney, N.S., lost three young people to suicide. Vincent Nugent, Justin Newell and Madison Wilson were only 13 years old.
  • Digital Overload

    How to avoid the pitfalls and temptations of life online. August 1, 2017 by Nancy Turley
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    Yesterday I walked to the bottom of our driveway to get the mail. Once again it was filled with sales flyers, political ads and a few bills. Nothing personal. I lamented how long it had been since I’d received a handwritten letter from anyone. I realized that, while my mailbox remained empty, my e-mail inbox was full. Yet, there was nothing personal in my inbox. It was all workrelated information, requests, expectations and updates with the occasional devotional or notification that I was tagged in a Facebook photo. My inbox is a daily reminder of the “tyranny of the urgent” and the lack of personal connection that plagues our society today.
  • Big Small Things

    After historic floods hit Quebec, a family of evacuees finds new hope. July 31, 2017 by Vanessa Pérugien
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    When heavy rainfall battered the southern region of Quebec this May, it caused the worst flooding the area had seen in two decades. As water washed over cities and towns, thousands of people were forced to leave their homes and now face the long process of rebuilding.
  • Just One Try

    Jerry Mercer had been away from God for years. He found him at Conception Bay South, N.L. July 27, 2017 by Diane Stark
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    In 1988, Jerry Mercer and his wife, Shirley, walked into the Salvation Army church in Conception Bay South, N.L. Mercer heard the beautiful sounds of the brass band and felt as though he’d come home.
  • State of Emergency

    As HIV rates increase, medical missionaries provide care and spiritual support. July 25, 2017 by April Barthau
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    In September 2016, Canadian Salvationists April Barthau and Marco Herrera Lopizic embarked on a two-year mission in Papua New Guinea. A nurse and a doctor, they are running The Salvation Army's medical services in Port Moresby. In this blog for Salvationist.ca, April and Marco share their experiences.
  • A Growing Experience

    Youth harvesting program in British Columbia yields much more than fruits and vegetables. July 24, 2017 by Pamela Richardson
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    When Barb Stewart, program co-ordinator for The Salvation Army in Penticton, B.C., and Clark Taylor, youth pastor at Penticton’s First Baptist Church, met in 2011 to discuss programming for youth, they could not have imagined what God had in store.