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Love changes lives

Greece, a country already bursting at the seams and under huge financial constraints is home to thousands of refugees caught up in an international crisis. The Salvation Army is there, demonstrating love and changing lives.

Jesus was a refugee

The refugee crisis is something we cannot ignore without intent. Stories, video and photos have been a regular part of our TV news, social media, radio and newspapers. The problem is oceans away from our shores. Or is it?

Time to clean house

If we want to kick the demons of addiction out of our lives, we need to let Jesus move in says Christina Tyson.

Something became me

For Christchurch Salvationist Liz Edwards, working with formerly homeless men at the Addington Supportive Accommodation centre is a privilege.

The art of dying well

Retired Salvation Army officer Major Ian Kilgour isn’t letting the grass grow under his feet. A stay in hospital prompted him to develop a book that invites those nearing the end of their lives to face death with
courage, peace and hope.

John and Liz Chittock of Jeff Farm

National award for Salvation Army farmers

The Salvation Army’s Jeff Farm has been recognised as the best farm in the country for training the next generation of farmers.

Would you have work done?

‘Would you have work done?’ It was a topic that came up one night at an office job, when we were having Friday night nibbles.

Learning to shut up

The most powerful argument can be the one where we don’t talk. But what does that have to do with Brussels sprouts?

Jill McKenzie

I am not alone

Two years ago I could not leave my house, let alone tell my story. But after a lifetime of abuse, alcoholism and deep despair, I have finally found peace.

Napier Salvationists in 1886 after release from prison for ‘parading the streets in their peculiar fashion’. The War Cry reported: ‘

How has The Salvation Army survived?

I’m fascinated how The Salvation Army has survived?’ The reporter’s question caught me a bit off guard, curious about how The Salvation Army remained relevant, when it seemed so out of step with society with ‘uniforms and ranks and things’.

Mother and her daughter (stock photo)

I decided to make a change

Natalie thought she’d miss alcohol forever. But more than two years later, life is better than it’s ever been.

Call me loyal

Aristotle said, ‘Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.’ But that’s not an option in the face of a mission value that calls us to ‘Support Our Army’.

Exploring wonderful opportunities

Peter Koia wants to help more people explore the wonderful opportunities that come through Salvation Army officership.

Film review - Cars 3

I am five years old and I have totally actually loved Cars all my life. We went to see Cars 3 and it was the best day ever, I didn’t want it to end.

The issue of euthanasia

I’ve sat at my father’s deathbed twice, almost three times. The first time was when Dad suffered a major stroke at 66. We weren’t sure he’d survive. He did, but was left paralysed on one side and with his personality very
much changed.

People Pleasing

We all like to get on with other people, but what do we do when we realise we’ve fallen into the trap of being a ‘people pleaser’?

Trusted to do the right thing

The Salvation Army value ‘Do the Right Thing’ sounds straightforward, but unless we allow ourselves to be guided by a clear standard, it’s so easy to get things wrong.

Greg Foster

An impact back home

After 26 years in international development around the world Salvation Army Social Housing (SASH) National Director Greg Foster says he’s excited to make an impact back home.

The lost children

With advances in screening for unborn children with Down syndrome, the future of genetic selection is now. This offers up grave questions about the value of people with Down syndrome, and of what it means to be human in the 21st century.

Navigating the Down Syndrome world

I met Jo when she was a teenager and I was serving with The Salvation Army in Australia. Jo was 23 when her second child was born with Down syndrome, just a few days before her eldest child’s first birthday.