Tracey and I send our greetings to you today. We are grateful for your tremendous work in furthering the mission of The Salvation Army in the Canada and Bermuda Territory, and we remember you daily in our prayers. It is a privilege to be “partners in the gospel” (see Philippians 1:5) as we work to share the love of Jesus, meet human need and transform communities.

In recent months, I shared news of my health journey with you.  In 2021, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer and subsequently with ocular cancer. Under the care of excellent physicians, I sought treatment and am grateful for the outcomes to date.  We are grateful to God for his answers to the prayers of ourselves and so many and to the medical team and their expertise and care.  We are pleased to have been able to maintain our responsibilities and serve the people of Canada and Bermuda as territorial leaders through this journey. 

When the ocular cancer was first detected, we knew that it was an aggressive form of cancer. For this reason, doctors have been conducting regular tests of my lungs and liver over an 18-month period. In March, an abnormality was detected, and upon further testing it was revealed to be a tumor on my liver.

I will be undergoing a treatment plan in the coming weeks; however, the doctors have advised that the tumour is inoperable and that there is no medical cure. While this is difficult news, we continue to put our hope and trust in Jesus, the Great Physician. We believe in a God of grace and compassion, and sense him with us even as we face these challenging circumstances. 

I’m deeply grateful for the prayer and practical support you have shown to me, Tracey and our family throughout this health journey. I would invite you to again join us in prayer as we embark on this next chapter.  We are grateful as well for the prayers, support and understanding of the General and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle, as well as Commissioners Buckingham and Commissioners Hill at IHQ. We continue to rely on God’s strength through all the days ahead. We know our God to be faithful and remain confident that we are in his hands, “whate’re the future holds, we’re in his hands”.  We pray that God will be glorified in and through our lives in the days ahead.

Due to these health concerns, Tracey and I will not be attending the High Council for the election of the next General. Our hearts will be with Salvation Army leaders as they meet for this sacred task, and we will continue to lift up our international leaders in prayer.

Friends, we do not despair as people with no hope; rather, we place our hope firmly in our Saviour, Jesus Christ, who gave everything so that we may have life abundant. Thank you for your continued prayers and commitment to the mission God has given to The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda.

May God bless you.

Commissioner Floyd Tidd
Territorial Commander

Click here to download the letter from Commissioner Tidd.


On Sunday, July 2, 2023, Marilyn Dunk said:

Paul and I are praying for you both as you go through this difficult time with your health. We're also praying for healing for Mrs Tidd as she has injured herfoot. God bless you both.

On Thursday, June 15, 2023, Joanne & Leonard Blackmore Barrie Citadel said:

Our thoughts and prayers have been with you over these recent weeks. We hope that you are able to work through with the treatments you are receiving. May you feel the arms of our Lord around and also around your family during these days and as you go through each day, not fully aware of what will take place remember the grace of the Lord is all sufficient and will go with you. Thank you for being such faithful. And dedicated leaders in the past, now in the present and on into the future. future. God is so Good! Blessings from Leonard .& Joanne Blackmore.

On Sunday, June 11, 2023, Gordon Taylor said:

Thoughts and prayers are with you, will never forget your ministry at Adelaide Congress Hall, love you both healing waters flow GORDON AND PAM

On Friday, June 9, 2023, Jeana long said:

So sorry to hear of this further development and pray for healing recovery.prayers from Ottawa.

On Tuesday, May 30, 2023, Karl Saunders (Major) said:

Prayers from New Zealand - Grace,strength,courage,and the miraculous!

On Friday, May 26, 2023, Ross Stuckless said:

I our prayers from St. John’s West Corps

On Thursday, May 25, 2023, Murray & Annetta Jaster said:

We are sorry to hear of this Commissioner Floyd. We will continue to uphold you and Tracey in our prayers. You both have done so much for others including us; it's time to receive from others! Murray and Annetta Jaster

On Thursday, May 25, 2023, Marilyn and Paul Dunk said:

Paul and I are praying for you and Tracy during this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you both. We pray for healing. May the Lord be with you!!

God bless Marilyn and Paul Dunk Sarnia Ontario

On Wednesday, May 24, 2023, Leighton said:

So sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

On Tuesday, May 23, 2023, John said:

Strength for the journey whatever the outcome.

On Monday, May 22, 2023, Ella Hiscock said:

Lorne and myself are praying for your healing Floyd.The Great Physician now is near. Praying for Tracey and the Family. May God Bless You at this time.

On Monday, May 22, 2023, Dianne Ruffo said:

So saddened to hear this ,Floyd. Sending love and prayers to you,Tracy and your family.🙏❤️

On Monday, May 22, 2023, Vicki Clarke said:

Praying for you both, Commissioners Floyd and Tracey, May you know and experience all that you need from God.

On Monday, May 22, 2023, Elizabeth Belanger Linkletter said:

Praying for you and your entire family.

On Monday, May 22, 2023, John Adams said:

So sorry to hear of this news Commissioner Floyd. You are both in good hands. And we pray for you both through this journey. 🙏❤️

On Sunday, May 21, 2023, Marion Rees said:

I was so saddened to hear this news keeping you Tracy and the family in prayer you are all much loved 🙏🙏

On Sunday, May 21, 2023, Aunt Thelma said:

I’m so sorry to hear about your diagnosis Floyd I know how you are feeling all to well I pray that God will touch you with the strength and courage in the coming weeks I will keep you and family in my prayers Stay strong 💕 love Auntie T

On Sunday, May 21, 2023, Rod and Trish Reeve said:

Our love and prayers are with you both in the days ahead. Your kindness, care and concern is long remembered.

On Sunday, May 21, 2023, Robyn Clinch said:

I am so sorry to hear this news, Floyd and pray for Gods great peace and strength in such an unsettling time. Love to you and Tracey.

On Sunday, May 21, 2023, George ellis said:

Take courage Commissioners. The journey may be difficult but you are in God's hands. Sending our love and prayers. George

On Sunday, May 21, 2023, Christine Volet said:

Deeply sorry for your situation, I pray that God will surround you and your family with his peace and his love. Our times are in the hands of God the Almighty and our Father. He knows and care better than ourselves. With you in prayers

On Sunday, May 21, 2023, Heather Jenkins said:

Praying for you both, understand something of the pain and hope of this difficult journey.

On Sunday, May 21, 2023, Lisa and Ricardo Walters said:

We love you and stand with you in prayer and faith. Can you imagine with all the faith in the room what the Lord can do?

On Saturday, May 20, 2023, Bonnie Pennell said:

Thoughts and prayers remain with you on this journey!

On Saturday, May 20, 2023, Colleen Winter said:

Praying continually Floyd and Tracey that the Lord will strengthen both you and your family with his peace through this entire journey. So much intercessory prayer going up for your health Floyd. Be encouraged knowing you are supported through love and prayers🙏

On Friday, May 19, 2023, Robyn and Howard Smartt said:

So sorry to hear this news Floyd and Tracey. Howard and I will be praying for you and believing for God’s healing work in your body. Praying for His presence and strength for you both and for your family.

On Friday, May 19, 2023, Harold & Helen Robbins said:

Helen & I are so sorry to receive this news about Commissioner Floyd. We want to assure the family of our Prayer support during these difficult days. Praying not only for peace of mind but healing of the body, mind and spirit. Philippians 4: 19-20.

With every Blessing!

On Friday, May 19, 2023, Olive & Joe Pickett said:

Sorry to hear this news Floyd,be assured of our love & prayers for you & Tracy. 💕💕

On Friday, May 19, 2023, Alma Gower said:

So sorry to hear of your illness. Just be assured that God is in control and His peace will be yours.. have added you and your family to my prayer list!

On Friday, May 19, 2023, Sharon Rowsell said:

So sorry to hear this news. Please be assured of my prayer support. May God give you strength daily. Praying for a miracle. Nothing is too hard for our God.

On Friday, May 19, 2023, Denis Metrustery said:

Sorry to hear this, as I had not picked up on your health news earlier. Praying for God’s grace in the days ahead and for strength to bear the load.

On Friday, May 19, 2023, William and Hilda Parsons said:

Our Prayers are with you and your family, Our God is in Control, Our prayers are for healing of your cancer wherever it is in your body , God already knows, Keep faithful,May God wrap His healing arms around you now , Thank You Jesus . God Bless .

On Friday, May 19, 2023, Betty Thomas said:

Please be assured of our prayers for you and your family in this difficult journey. You are faithful and so is our God. Blessings

On Friday, May 19, 2023, Anne and Lance Jeffrey said:

Upholding you in prayer in these days. Sending our love to you both.

On Friday, May 19, 2023, Bonnie Lynn Bussey said:

Dear friends, it is with heavy hearts we read this news. Be assured of our love and prayers. Hang on to the words of Isaiah 41:13. Please know we care. Bonnie and Les Bussey Myrtle Beach

On Friday, May 19, 2023, Chelsea Wilson said:

Very sad to hear this news Floyd. Darrell and I will be praying for you and Tracey 🙏🏼

On Friday, May 19, 2023, Jennifer Cloke said:

So sorry to hear Praying with & for you

On Friday, May 19, 2023, David Eldridge said:

Thinking of you at this time. Be aware that we a praying for you. 🙏

On Friday, May 19, 2023, Matt Reeve said:

Commissioners Floyd & Tracey, Holding you both in our prayers during the days ahead. We miss you both and think of you often.

On Thursday, May 18, 2023, Darren Thompson said:

Commissioner Tidd. Please be assured of our prayers.

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