As the corps officer in a small town in Newfoundland, Lieutenant April Ward was looking for ways The Salvation Army could better serve her community. Some brainstorming led her to a brilliant idea, made possible by an innovation grant from territorial headquarters.

In this episode of the podcast, Lieutenant April shares how “family night theme bags” have transformed youth ministry at her corps—and sparked a new ministry to seniors, too.

Visit to learn more about the territorial innovation grant program.

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On Friday, February 10, 2023, Lt. Col. Doug Hefford said:

Buchans will always have a special place in my life, its the home corps after all, and I thank the Lord for the impact that so many soldiers and friends had on my life growing up there. God bless you Lieut. Ward. Appreciate all you and others are doing in ministry to serve others. Keep up the good work.

On Thursday, February 9, 2023, Patsy Oldford said:

God Bless you April . Keep up the amazing work . Pat Oldford

On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, Weldon Pollett said:

Awesome!!! Buchans was my home Corps for the first 40 years of my life !!!! I moved to Winnipeg in 1978 and lived in the Peg for 42 years before retiring to Vernon BC !! I am so impressed with Lt. April and so happy with the things that she's doing in my "home town" Bless you Lt. April !!!!

On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, Major Fred Pond said:

What creative & exciting ways to reach the community with the love of Jesus! Every blessing as you continue to serve and speak into the lives of others.

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