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Our People, Our Stories

Stories from our people who are experiencing life changing opportunities through our work and services.
Jo Ghent

Really started living

5 May | 2016

When I first walked into The Salvation Army I was what you’d call a broken woman

Married at First Sight

30 Apr | 2016

As the controversial TV show Married at First Sight hits our screens, we look at a real life arranged marriage and ask, ‘who has got it right—them or us?’

The way back for Ken

24 Mar | 2016

Ken hit rock bottom as an alcoholic truck driver. But Jesus turned that around.

Dunedin E&E early childhood education graduates

Second chance for a bright future

22 Feb | 2016

A graduation and a school formal-style celebration in Dunedin at the end of last year encapsulates the work of E&E and the transformation it makes in people’s lives.

Oamaru's Kiwi hero

22 Feb | 2016

Helping people find a sense of belonging is at the heart of what Oamaru man Joseph Cropley does. It’s led him on a life of teaching and giving back, and to being called a ‘hero’ by the students whose lives he’s changed.

Stepping forward with Salvation Army chaplaincy

21 Jan | 2016

The Salvation Army is strengthening its resourcing for those serving as chaplains.

I see the Christ in you

15 Dec | 2015

Jessica and Ameet Londhe are packing their bags, getting ready to leave Booth College of Mission, which has been their home for two years.

Meeting need in Nepal

1 Dec | 2015

‘One of their phrases was, “Thank you for coming to our country and feeling our pain.” ’

Vivienne Hill of Familty Tracing Service

I was a Bethany baby

20 Oct | 2015

Vivienne Hill first came to The Salvation Army’s Family Tracing service looking for her birth parent. She has now joined the service as its team leader.