The leafy middle class streets of Epsom, the Act Party’s electoral stronghold, are an unlikely place of refuge for the dispossessed and homeless, but this is the location of The Salvation Army's Epsom Lodge.
All going to plan, Sai and Mere Gina will be ordained and commissioned as Salvation Army officers (ministers) in December next year. Sai took time out from his studies to talk to War Cry about his journey with God.
I would describe my journey as a 360-degree circle. I walked away from The Salvation Army, but ultimately it was The Salvation Army and God’s grace that saved me. My name is Ann Stewart, and I’m an alcoholic who is discovering new life, every day.
With over 60,000 people having been through their courses, The Salvation Army Education and Employment has been transforming lives for 34 years.
Stuart Herbert bubbles with excitement when he talks about what it’s like to live with Jesus every day. And he owes it to the son who paved the way for his dad, in his 50s, to take a fresh look at the world through the eyes of faith.
Ollie Seumanufagai, service manager at The Salvation Army Hope Centre in Wellington, made news for transforming his health and completing the 160 km Lake Taupo Challenge. But here, Ollie tells a transformation story that began years earlier, when he was ‘either going to kill, or be killed’.
A creative initiative from The Salvation Army Education and Employment service is helping rebuild infrastructure in Christchurch, while assisting people to rebuild their lives.
185 people died as a result of the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch on 22 February 2011. BBuildings were destroyed, livelihoods lost and entire communities fractured. But this is a tragedy that also saw people rally to help and support one another.
General André Cox shares his vision for a Christ-centred Army that practices what it preaches from the top leadership down.