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Our People, Our Stories

Stories from our people who are experiencing life changing opportunities through our work and services.
Ross Richards of Manukau Community Ministries

Over 30 years of service in South Auckland

12 Oct | 2016

Senior Salvation Army staff have paid tribute to an ‘unsung hero’ of The Salvation Army in Auckland after more than three decades of work.

Steve Logan supports 14 Hours Homeless

Sleep out to help out

2 Oct | 2016

Well-known restaurateur Steve Logan and CQ Hotel manager Olivier Lacoua are challenging other restaurant and hotel owners to join them in sleeping out in Wellington for 14 Hours Homeless, on 7 October

Stand Without Fear

25 Sep | 2016

Fiji’s Family Care Centres provide a place of safety for women fleeing domestic violence, but staff say it’s just as important to make sure these women can stand on their own after they leave the Army’s care.

What’s Up at ‘The Makery’?

13 Sep | 2016

Miramar Corps is getting creative about friendship-making for those with a crafty bent.

Nesan Kistan

Forgiveness follows tragedy

15 Aug | 2016

At 22, Nesan Kistan had life planned out. He had just finished university and was preparing to start a career in psychology. Then his father was murdered and his mother barely escaped with her life.

I’ll Stand With You

5 Aug | 2016

The little known story of Peter Norman, an Australian Salvationist who ran the race of his life to win silver in the 1968 Olympics, but gave up his own glory to stand up for justice and for God.

Welcoming Refugees

1 Aug | 2016

Germany has made space for more refugees than any other European country. Salvation Army officer Captain Ollie Walz and his wife Christiane have been leading The Salvation Army’s response in Solingen, a city of 155,000 people between Düsseldorf and Cologne.

Aspire success continues to impress

30 Jul | 2016

The Salvation Army’s Aspire programme is into its second year, and despite slimming down in numbers, leaders, students and parents say positive results from last year are continuing.

Cadet Beany Cho

Faith with flair

4 Jul | 2016

A few years ago, Beany Cho was an award-winning bartender with dreams of owning his own bar. Today, Cadet Beany is studying to become a Salvation Army officer, in his first year at Booth College of Mission.