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    Service Celebrates Accepted Candidates and Auxiliary-Lieutenants

    Salvationists and friends wish candidates well on their journey ahead. July 27, 2021 by Abbigail Oliver
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    Cpts Kristen Jackson-Dockeray and Jason Dockeray lead the farewell service
    Cpts Kristen Jackson-Dockeray and Jason Dockeray lead the farewell service
    On July 25, Salvationists across the Canada and Bermuda Territory gathered online to celebrate the accepted candidates in the Reflectors of Holiness Session and the territory’s new auxiliary-lieutenants. Streamed virtually on the Salvationist magazine Facebook page and YouTube channel, the candidates farewell service opened with a land acknowledgment and prayer by Captain Jason Dockeray, territorial children and youth secretary and assistant secretary for candidates. The territorial worship team, Neon, provided music for the service.

    Leaders from the Ontario, Alberta and Northern Territories, and Maritime divisions addressed the candidates from their respective divisions. They shared Scripture, blessings and congratulations, and wished the candidates well on their journey ahead. Livestream viewers were able to show support and congratulations through Facebook live messaging, where they interacted with other viewers across the territory.

    Many candidates shared their testimonies, including Jeremy Avery, who reflected on his call to ministry. “I’m excited to be a part of the Reflectors of Holiness Session and I will strive to always live up to our name by continually working to present an example of holy living,” he said.

    “Be a reflection of the holiness of God,” Captain Kristen Jackson-Dockeray, secretary for candidates, said in closing. “May you have the courage to take the next step into the unknown that has been calling you and may you trust the one who called you, for he is faithful.”

    Watch the farewell service:

    Comment

    On Friday, July 30, 2021, Ira Barrow said:

    A sessional name becomes more and more significant, and even sacred, as the years pass. Believe me! I've been a Hero of the Faith since 1964 and I am still learning about the historical significance and the sacred purpose of that name. In a world almost turned pagan, Reflectors of Holiness is a very significant name. It is a name that Satan will hate, I assure you. Your role will not be so much as claiming and proclaiming the virtues of your sessional name as it will be reflecting the light that comes from the Light of the World on sin-stained souls in need of Redemption. Then, using the same light off inner purity and outward love, you, by God's grace, will lead a wounded world to the foot of the Cross-- the true source of Redemption. God bless you!

     

    On Wednesday, July 28, 2021, Natalia DeBoer said:

    Yes! Praise the Lord Hallelujah!!! Lord let this be our prayer, that we "will strive to always live up to our name by continually working to present an example of holy living." In Jesus name, Amen!

     

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