Approximately 15,000 Salvationists gathered July 1–5 in London, England, for the Boundless—the Whole World Redeeming International Congress. Held at the modern entertainment complex O2, just a short distance from the Army’s birthplace in the city’s East End, the congress celebrated The Salvation Army’s 150th anniversary and God’s continuing work, re-energizing Salvationists’ faith for the future. “Boundless…is a great word; it reminds us that our God has no limits—his love is boundless, his grace is boundless, his forgiveness is boundless, his power is boundless,” wrote General André Cox in his welcome to delegates. Worship, prayer and fellowship were vital facets of the congress. Music also played an important part with groups and soloists representing the vast expanse of Salvation Army ministry …

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The annual D.J.’s Heroes award luncheon held by The Salvation Army’s Western Division in Omaha, Neb., is “all about young people, scholarships and fundraising,” said Susan Eustice, divisional director of public relations and communications. More than 1,100 people attended this year’s event which featured guest speaker Liz Murray, author of a bestselling book detailing her triumph over adversity on which the movie “From Homeless to Harvard” was based. D.J.’s Heroes award recipients are high-school seniors who’ve overcome adversity with bravery and determination. Eight young Nebraskans were selected from 131 nominations from across the state to receive a $10,000 academic scholarship award: Jacob Beresh, David Brown, Samantha Garcia, Andrey Naidenoff, Colin Oakley, Sara Perez, Pray Reh and Kelley Schachenmeyer. The scholarships …

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Salvation Army corps and institutions with spare land might consider making the space available (and productive!) as a community garden. The American Community Gardening Association (communitygardening.org) offers services, programs and even resources for grants to help community gardens succeed. The association advocates community gardening for improving people’s quality of life and providing a catalyst for neighborhood development by stimulating social interaction, encouraging self-reliance, beautifying neighborhoods, producing nutritious food, conserving resources and creating opportunities for recreation, exercise, therapy and education.  


by Danielle Moushey   Step 1: Know your teens Or, get to know them. This will help you choose materials and understand how best to structure the Bible study. It will also help you facilitate the group by understanding the personalities of the young people you serve. For example, some teens may be very uncomfortable being put on the spot with questions while others may rise to the occasion and enjoy the spotlight. Step 2: Choose the right Bible Study Try to select a study a little outside of your group’s comfort zone so they are stretching their understanding and growing but aren’t being set up for failure. For example, if your corps’ teens are relatively new believers, you may …

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COLONELS MERLE AND DAWN HEATWOLE, officers of the USA Central Territory currently serving respectively as National Chief Secretary and National Secretary for Women’s Ministries in the USA, are appointed to International Headquarters.  Colonel Merle Heatwole is appointed as International Secretary for the Americas and Caribbean, and Colonel Dawn Heatwole as Zonal Secretary for Women’s Ministries, the Americas and Caribbean.  They will take up their appointment responsibilities with the rank of commissioner – Colonel Dawn Heatwole on November 1, 2015 and Colonel Merle Heatwole on November 2, 2015.


COMMISSIONER BRIAN PEDDLE, an officer of the Canada and Bermuda Territory currently serving as International Secretary for the Americas and Caribbean at International Headquarters (IHQ), is appointed as Chief of the Staff, effective 1 November 2015. COMMISSIONER ROSALIE PEDDLE, also from the Canada and Bermuda Territory and currently serving as Zonal Secretary for Women’s Ministries, Americas and Caribbean Zone, IHQ, is appointed as World Secretary for Women’s Ministries, also from 1 November 2015. It is of vital importance for the General of The Salvation Army to be supported in ministry and leadership by a trusted colleague who can effectively and efficiently fulfil the role of the Chief of the Staff. I have been richly blessed thus far in my term …

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