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30 years in Tonga

Next weekend, The Salvation Army will celebrate 30 years of being in Tonga. Along with marking history, Regional Commander Captain Sila Siufanga says they will also be marking a new and exciting phase for the future of the Army in Tonga.

Car crash and calling

Recently, my friend Jenny and I were travelling along a dark 70 km road, when a car from a 100 km zone—with no lights —hit an island in the middle of the road. I looked in my rear view mirror just as the car smashed into the vehicle behind us.

The Reluctant Prophet - Part 3

Carla Lindsey discovers that being swallowed by a fish is not the only surprise in Jonah chapter two.

Can the Church Unite?

Is it possible to gain unity within the worldwide Church, or will Jesus’ prayer forever go unanswered? A new initiative believes it is possible, and is seeking to strengthen the unity of the Church.

Eighty years of hotel ministry

Hotel ministry, visiting pubs, bars, cafés and hotels, is a part of Salvation Army history that is becoming less common in parts of the territory today.

Raj Mani

Blessed by my Bible

Raj Mani tells the incredible story about how a Bible that led her to the Lord, got lost and found by just the right person.

Former Epsom Lodge manager Captain Doug Newman

A place to belong

For more than 100 years The Salvation Army has been helping homeless people in Auckland through the Epsom Lodge Supportive Accommodation Unit, giving thousands of people more than just a roof over their heads.

Fixed on the eternal

The Block is back, and this time it is playing on the gender divide. Can women reno a house that will stay standing? Can guys perfectly puff a throw pillow?

Welcome home?

My brother and sister-in-law just spent two weeks in Iran. The first comment both made to me was how friendly and welcoming Iranians are—something I’ve heard a lot from people who’ve visited the country.

Holly Cormack

Finding a family

Holly Cormack grew up in foster care, but it was at The Salvation Army that she found her true family.

South Auckland homeless visits - correction

In the past few days, the Government and a government agency have made statements saying MSD officials accompanied Salvation Army personnel to visit homeless people. These statements are incorrect.

Speaking truth to power

Social Policy Unit's Alan Johnson spoke at Booth College of Mission as part of the Thought Matters discussion series on 28th April 2016.

The Reluctant Prophet - Part 2

Carla Lindsey explores what happened when Jonah said ‘yeah-nah’ to God.

Fostering love

Last week, my husband and I took a big step in our family life: we attended our first class for people interested in fostering and adoption. Where God will take us on this journey, only he knows.

Daryl Brougham

The foster child is God's child

Daryl Brougham went into state care as an infant. Within the system that should have protected him, Daryl suffered every kind of abuse in over 30 different homes

The Reluctant Prophet

In the first of a five part series, Carla Lindsey examines the book of Jonah. Here she asks, ‘Was there really a fish?’ and other important questions.

Suffering in silence

Pastors are far more likely than the general population to have depression, according to recent research. But there are still many misconceptions about mental health within the Church.

Cindy Watters Mission Place Coordinator

Mission in place

Cindy Watters is The Salvation Army’s first ‘mission in place coordinator’, living and working among community housing developments in Hornby, Christchurch.

Stephen Freeman

Where God has put me

Stephen Freeman describes his old life as hell, but after a long road he’s now trying to help people escape the same life.

The price to play

Carla* sold all her furniture and then began stealing to ‘feed her kids’. Only her ‘kids’ were the pokie machines she had developed an addiction to, which she hated, but just could not break.