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Our People, Our Stories

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

Khinayer McElwain and Keran Tsering

Rebuild Work Extends to Driver Mentoring

19 May | 2015

A Salvation Army course training people to work in the Canterbury rebuild has led to a programme mentoring young drivers.

Fifty Not Out

13 May | 2015

As her officer training session celebrates its 50-year anniversary, Major Judith Bennett shares memories of the innovative training experiences of the Defenders of the Faith cadets.

Salvation Army Institute at Featherston Military Camp in World War 1

Helping the troops at home

14 Apr | 2015

The immensely popular Salvation Army Institutes, set up in New Zealand Army camps during World War I, were places where soldiers could find both solace and a ‘gladsome song’.

Lower Hutt Family Store

Welcome to the Family Store

17 Mar | 2015

The Salvation Army runs 125 Family Stores across New Zealand, selling donated second-hand goods. They are among the most well-known and visible parts of the Army’s work.