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Our People, Our Stories

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

Beyond the prison gate

1 Oct | 2015

‘I can’t describe the release of pressure. As soon as I found out I was accepted, it was like a bomb had gone off and all the stress had been released'.

Kevin and Merilyn Goldsack

A place to belong before you believe

28 Sep | 2015

The first inklings of what would become Recovery Church began, not from The Salvation Army, but from a client who had been through the Bridge Programme (which is also known as Addiction Services).

Whatever you need...serving shaken communities

10 Sep | 2015

It began with a volunteer cleaning a kitchen. Four years on, The Salvation Army’s Christchurch Primary Schools Support Programme supports 12 schools and thousands of pupils.

Talking in Church

28 Aug | 2015

In a new concept of church, The Gathering in Hamilton is bringing children and adults together in a place where they can get chaotic, creative—and even talk in church.

Mike Savage of Legacy Funerals in Tauranga

Leaving a legacy

18 Aug | 2015

Mike Savage has been a funeral director for 24 years. He describes it as a mixture of event management and chaplaincy. While it seems a hard job, Mike says it’s one God’s called him to.

General André Cox at Boundless Congress 2015 in London.

Boundless Salvation

11 Aug | 2015

General André Cox envisages a Salvation Army that is still battling for people’s lives, and reaching out a helping hand for those who are drowning in sin, despair, injustice and greed.

Serving Jesus in Pakistan

31 Jul | 2015

Salvationist Nazia Yousaf shares a fascinating insight into life as a Christian in Pakistan.

Committed to God's mission

1 Jul | 2015

150 years since its founding, The Salvation Army is still a mission movement, says Commissioner Robert Donaldson.

Neil and Gill Waugh

In God's lounge room

26 Jun | 2015

Neil and Gill Waugh received the grave news that Neil's cancer had spread. In the months before Neil passed away, the couple said they were living in God’s lounge room—enjoying his presence.