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Our People, Our Stories

Stories from our people who are experiencing life changing opportunities through our work and services.
The U Build 4 The Rebuild training programme students

Rebuilding lives

17 Mar | 2014

A creative initiative from The Salvation Army Education and Employment service is helping rebuild infrastructure in Christchurch, while assisting people to rebuild their lives.

Salvation Army care van in central Christchurch

Christchurch: three years on

24 Feb | 2014

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 Andre and Commissioner Silvia Cox

Pursuing the dream

13 Feb | 2014

General André Cox shares his vision for a Christ-centred Army that practices what it preaches from the top leadership down.

Stan Walker

Stuff ups and God

23 Jan | 2014

Stan Walker shares his imperfect journey of faith with Hayden Shearman.

Asenaca Kalou

Singing of God's faithful love

20 Dec | 2013

Asenaca Kalou of Fiji, describes her journey with God as an uphill climb, where the ascension has both been challenging yet rewarding.

Andrew and Darrylann Sim and family

A Southern life

19 Dec | 2013

A quietly-spoken Southland farmer, Andrew Sim grew up in the country life. After he met his wife, Darrylann, they both embarked on journeys that would lead them to one place and one person: a child lying in a manger.

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’.