You won’t want to miss the Commissioning weekend, June 12-14, 2015, themed Boundless Joy, at the Star Plaza in Merrillville, Ind. Welcoming guests Commissioners Kenneth and Jolene Hodder and featuring the Chicago Staff Band and the Bill Booth Theater Company, the full three-day event will inspire you as we remember God’s blessings on the territory and look to the future. Commissioners Kenneth and Jolene Hodder, territorial leaders of the Kenya West Territory, are in charge of one of the largest and fastest growing territories in the world! In addition to a variety of corps, training college and headquarters appointments, they were coordinators for the International Millennial Congress in Atlanta, Ga., and served at International Headquarters in London, England. The Friday …

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More Fashions from Consignment Couture Fundraiser   The runway sizzled for a second year in Wichita, Kan., with outré fashions by local designers using $125 worth of their best finds from Salvation Army family stores for the annual “Consignment Couture Fashion Show and Benefit Dinner” for the Army’s transitional housing program in Wichita.      


Lt. Colonel Helen Purviance: The Salvation Army’s Iconic Donut Girl Photo credit: Territorial Historical museum  The Salvation Army’s association with the humble donut began almost a century ago when a young woman from Huntington, Ind., figured out how to make the deep-fried treats from the scant supplies available in the front-line trenches of France during World War I. Born in 1889, Helen was enrolled as a soldier (member) at the Huntington, Ind., Corps (church) in 1906. A year later she entered the Salvation Army’s officer training college (seminary) in New York, N.Y., and was ordained and commissioned as a Salvation Army officer (minister) with the rank of lieutenant in 1908. After several years of service in corps, she was promoted …

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Reaching Milestones In 2014, the following Central Territory corps marked 125 years of existence. Alton, Ill., Corps Champaign, Ill., Corps Goshen, Ind., Corps Hancock, Mich., Corps Huntington, Ind., Corps Indianapolis Fountain Square, Ind., Corps Ishpeming, Mich., Corps Jacksonville, Ill., Corps Joplin, Mo., Corps Kansas City Citadel, Kan., Corps Macomb, Ill., Corps Marinette, Wis., Corps Marquette, Mich., Corps Mitchell, S.D., Corps Muncie, Ind., Corps Pekin, Ill., Corps Sioux Falls, S.D., Corps


The Salvation Army in Trinidad The work of The Salvation Army began in Trinidad in 1901, 14 years after the Army “opened fire” in Jamaica. Trinidad and its small neighbor island compose the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, one of the 16 countries in the Caribbean Territory. The Salvation Army Trinidad and Tobago Division is headquartered in the capital city, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. In fact the Port-of-Spain Corps recently celebrated 100 years in its building. A children’s daycare center, three primary schools, two hostels for women and a home for the elderly are among the social services provided by the division. Located near the Venezuelan coast, the country is populated by more than 1.2 million people of whom more than 32 …

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A Rushing Wind by Lt. Christopher White A force of nature, a rushing wind- Unseen yet powerful. 24 hours in a day, rushes like a Hurricane through my life, destructive, Loud, uncompromising, demanding, Unstoppable. Sometimes I feel like an exposed candle, Easily extinguished by this rushing Wind. Yet, I am covered by the hurricane Glass of Christ, the hurricane becomes The rushing wind of the Spirit, Challenging stagnation, causing Movement and containing life. Cover me with your glass and let my light shine in the hurricane of life.     3 men in the dark, in search for the Lord by Lt. AJ Zachery I know the Lord has come from The throne to earth I need to find him …

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