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Our People, Our Stories

Stories from our people who are experiencing life changing opportunities through our work and services.
Ian Hutson trekking in the Himalayas

The windows of heaven

19 Dec | 2013

A trek in the mountains of Nepal became life-threatening after Salvation Army officer Ian Hutson was among a group that became lost near Mera Peak.

The Foreman family

Lives of influence

27 Nov | 2013

Christine and Karl Foreman are proof that opposites attract. They also bring together abilities and passions as an awesome force in God’s hands.

Gregory Fortuin

Freedom Cry

15 Nov | 2013

As a ‘classified coloured’ boy growing up in Apartheid South Africa, a passion for justice was imprinted on Gregory Fortuin. Now he has joined The Salvation Army to fight for justice ‘one person at a time’.

Catherine Booth

Our own women of influence

7 Nov | 2013

The women of influence, who have helped shape The Salvation Army and continue to expand its mission.

Mjr Vyvyenne Noakes with widows and elderly people helped at the Bagong Silong Corps feeding programme.

Building Partnerships to Fight Poverty

7 Oct | 2013

Children living in poverty in the Philippines are now coming top of their class, thanks to a programme funded by the New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory.

Rotoroa Island in 1960

Set free

1 Oct | 2013

The story of Rotoroa Island, an island sanctuary for addicts.

Christchurch's carboard cathedral

Three years on

25 Sep | 2013

Major Barbara Sampson reflects on the difficult transition for those that lived through the Canterbury earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011.

Vianne O'Byrne

Walk With Me

23 Sep | 2013

Vianne O’Byrne has always put her hope in the Lord­. Today, she ‘gets paid for sharing Jesus all day long’, in her role as Community Ministries Coordinator at East City Corps, Auckland. This is her story.

General Andre and Commissioner Silvia Cox

A disciple of Jesus

3 Sep | 2013

Newly elected international leader General André Cox speaks with Salvationist Editor Major Jane Kimberley at the conclusion of the 2013 High Council.