London, 18 November 2015/IHQ/ – COLONEL Daniel Naud, commander of The Salvation Army’s France and Belgium Territory, has contacted International Headquarters to voice his appreciation for the prayer support that is being offered from around the world after the terror attacks in Paris on Friday 13 November that left 129 people dead and many more injured. ‘Messages of sympathy, through phone calls, emails, fax and letters,’ he says, ‘have come to us from Salvationists, Salvation Army leaders and friends, showing great support, thoughts and prayers.’ The colonel reveals that police and military personnel are continuing to conduct investigations and raids to bring to justice anyone linked to the attacks. ‘Since Friday night,’ he explains, ‘people in Paris and its nearest …

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by Christina Holman   After 45 years of service, Chief of the Staff Commissioner William Roberts and World Secretary for Women’s Ministries Commissioner Nancy Roberts retired. This joyful occasion celebrating their worldwide service was attended by family, friends and colleagues who came from across the country—with many others joining the live stream—and was conducted by General André Cox. The General expressed deep gratitude to the Roberts for their example and service, and commended them to the crowd as true servants of our Lord Jesus Christ. He said, “When they said yes to the Lord, they meant it. And when they signed a covenant that said we will go wherever we are needed, whenever we are needed, they’ve proved it. They …

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by Kristin Pike   Early this November we held our annual Red Kettle Run 5K. It was a great day: clear, crisp and perfect for running. On top of beautiful weather, we had a wonderful crowd of volunteers and runners ages 7 up to 77. Most everyone had a job to do and worked together to make the event a success. Dressed as Salvation Army kettles, Captain Janelle Cleaveland, Des Moines Temple, Iowa, corps officer, and Lt. Pam Kasten, Boone, Iowa, corps officer, cheered on crowds; Major Jim Beardsley, Des Moines area coordinator, kicked off the Tot Trot, and advisory board members did everything from set-up to participation in the race. Local sponsors came through with food for the volunteers, …

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Send your greetings and notes of encouragement at Christmas and throughout the year to Central Territory personnel serving The Salvation Army in other countries.   Commissioners Merle & Dawn Heatwole 17 Beech Court 46 Copers Cope Road Beckham, Kent BR3 1LD UNITED KINGDOM   Majors Philip & Sheila Davisson Booth University College 447 Webb Place Winnipeg MB R3B 2P2 CANADA [email protected] [email protected] Majors Robert & Rae Doliber c/o 3170 Airmans Dr. #2123 Fort Pierce FL 34946 [email protected] [email protected]   Major Violet & Captain Dr. Felix Ezeh The Salvation Army 24 Tower Street Kingston JAMAICA WI [email protected] [email protected]   Captains Jonathan & Catherine Fitzgerald The Salvation Army PO Box 2779 Kingston 8 JAMAICA WI [email protected] [email protected]   Major Wes Green #1 …

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London, 6 November 2015/IHQ/ – GRACE, trust, love and commitment were the themes that flowed through the welcome to the new Chief of the Staff, Commissioner Brian Peddle, and World Secretary for Women’s Ministries, Commissioner Rosalie Peddle at International Headquarters (IHQ) in London. Distinguished guests – including former international leaders Commissioner Gisèle Gowans, General John Larsson (Rtd) and Commissioner Freda Larsson, and General Shaw Clifton (Rtd) – joined IHQ officers and staff for the celebration. None received greater recognition than the Peddles’ daughters, Stephanie and Krista, who had flown across the Atlantic to surprise their mother. They were thanked by General André Cox – and others – for sharing their parents with the wider Army. In his opening comments, the …

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NEWS RELEASE: The General Leads Retirement Celebrations for the Chief of the Staff and Commissioner Nancy Roberts London, 15 October 2015/IHQ/ – FRIENDS, family members and colleagues from the United States and beyond gathered at Dearborn Heights Citadel Corps (church) in Michigan, USA Central Territory, to celebrate the service of the Chief of the Staff (Commissioner William Roberts) and Commissioner Nancy Roberts (World Secretary for Women’s Ministries). As they entered retirement, the commissioners’ 45-year service was recognised by General André Cox and Commissioner Silvia Cox (World President of Women’s Ministries), who led meetings across the Detroit area over the weekend. The celebration of service started with the marching-in of flags that represented the different countries served in by the Chief …

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