by Captain Rachel Stouder   “If the devil can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy,” exclaimed Pastor Jim Burns, president of HomeWord and executive director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family as he challenged 171 youth development delegates from the Central Territory at the Refuel conference. The delegates were just a sample of the hundreds of youth workers across the territory who plunge themselves daily into the lives of young people, mentoring  and discipling them. Recognizing the sacrifice it takes to keep up such a tenacious ministry, the territorial youth department, led by Majors Monty and Angela Wandling, strove to provide an opportunity for youth development workers not only to learn new things and to network, as …

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 The work of The Salvation Army in Haiti began in 1950. Headquartered in Port-au-Prince, the Haiti Division is part of the Caribbean Territory, which is comprised of 16 countries and headquartered in Kingston, Jamaica. The division has 45 basic (kindergarten) schools attended by more than 2,500 children, 48 primary schools with nearly 10,700 youngsters, two secondary schools attended by almost 2,000 students plus an evening school and five home-science schools. The division also has centers for primary health care and nutrition in Port-au-Prince, as well as a hospital, maternity home, dispensary, children’s home and tuberculosis facility in Fond-des-Negres. Already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80 percent of the population living under the poverty line and 54 percent …

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In 1994 Robert and Ellen Dickman started a clinic offering free legal services to those living at or below the poverty line. Office space was provided by The Salvation Army’s  Detroit, Mich., Harbor Light Center. The clinic not only benefitted people in the community, but harbor light residents as well because legal issues could inhibit long-term success in abstaining from substance abuse. Bob served as the clinic’s head attorney, and Ellen, a former educator and head of an international consulting firm, served as its executive director. The endeavor eventually became the William Booth Legal Aid Clinic, and a second location was opened in Pontiac, Mich., in 2007. To date, the clinics have resolved more than 23,500 legal issues for its …

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by Major Gary Van Hoesen   The girl guard program has its roots in Scouting. While stationed in India, British Army officer Robert Baden-Powell realized his men lacked the ability to perform first aid procedures and the basic skills for survival in the wild. In turn, he wrote a small handbook to teach army men first aid, outdoor survival tactics and leadership. The book caught the attention of young English boys, so Robert began to explore the possibility of developing a training program geared toward this age group. This was the foundation for the birth of the Boy Scouts. In 1913 Robert Baden-Powell invited General William Booth to become a member of the governing body of world scouting. The general …

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by Mary Ellen Beebe R.N. Manitowoc County Red Shield Clinic Director   Though committed to offering excellent medical care, staff at our clinic recognizes they can’t meet all of our clients’ needs. Some have problems beyond the scope of our practice, but we’re there for our clients in a different, and in some respects equally important, way. In these cases our practitioner or nurse attempts to find a referral site for the client. One such client was a 28-year-old college student who came to the clinic with back pain from a six-month-old injury. He couldn’t hold down a job to pay for any medical care because of the injury. Not only was he in pain, but he was having difficulty …

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News Feature: Celebrating the Life of General Eva Burrows (Retired) SOON after receiving the news that General Eva Burrows (Retired) had been promoted to Glory on the evening of 20 March 2015, the Chief of the Staff (Commissioner William Roberts) sent out the following information to Salvation Army leaders around the world, paying tribute to ‘the people’s General’ – The Salvation Army’s 13th international leader: A daughter of Salvation Army officer parents, Eva Evelyn Burrows was born on 15 September 1929 in Newcastle, Australia. She committed her life to God for service as a Salvation Army officer while she was studying at Queensland University in Australia. Having received her Bachelor of Arts degree in May 1950, with majors in English …

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