The Salvation Army has been an active member of the Religious Alliance Against Pornography ( RAAP) for many years. We have participated in several campaigns over the years in concert with RAAP. RAAP is now sponsoring two free Webinars in May 2017.


Adventures in Africa Major Mary Reinking spent almost two decades of her Salvation Army officership as a missionary in Africa from the 1970s to 1990. Here she recounts incidents of God’s protection while there! My first appointment in Africa was to start a school for children with polio in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I served there for almost a decade, then cared for 100 high-school girls at a home in  Nairobi, Kenya. My final appointment was in Harare, Zimbabwe, where I cared for 80 older adults and led a Salvation Army “society” (small African church). During these times I worked primarily in large, modern cities but on occasion found myself in real danger while traveling through the African bush. God …

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What is “Mobilize VIGORously: A Spiritual Life Emphasis to Mobilize for Outreach?” In support of The Salvation Army’s international initiative, “The Whole World Mobilizing,” the Central Territory has challenged Salvationists to join in a year-long personal focus on the spiritual disciplines to enhance their relationships with God and allow the needs of others to come into their consciousness so self-interest is replaced with a desire to care for others in their families, congregations and communities.  A different theme each month focuses on a set of spiritual disciplines; additional resources include bulletin inserts. Daily readings, weekly family focus and discussion starters can be found on Facebook at: Evangelism and Corps Growth—The Salvation Army USA Central Territory.


Radiothon raises $1.3 million in 16 hours by Mary Zaleski The Salvation Army’s 30th Annual Bed & Bread Club® Radiothon, presented by Ford Motor Company Fund, raised $1.3 million to fight hunger and homelessness in Metro Detroit. The 16-hour event aired live from the Emagine Theatre in Royal Oak, Mich., on News/Talk 760 WJR. For the eighth consecutive year, The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit partnered with television and radio on-air personalities with a special hosting appearance by corporate champion Jim Vella, president of Ford Motor Company Fund and National Advisory Board member. “The Salvation Army is dedicated to Doing the Most Good through the Bed & Bread program, and it is humbling to see the generosity of this community …

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The General’s Easter Video Message 2017 Now Available The General’s Easter video message for 2017 is now available to watch and share online. The video–adapted from his full Easter message–can be watched and shared on the General’s Facebook page (sar.my/genfb) and a high-definition version is also available to watch or download from vimeo.com/salvationarmyihq/geneaster2017. To help engage with a truly international audience, optional subtitles (closed captions) are available in Czech, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Sinhala and Spanish. The message encourages people to turn away from materialism and rely on Jesus. It includes a challenge from the General to remember–and help–people who are suffering, particularly those in east Africa who are facing severe drought. Information …

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INTERNATIONAL APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS On behalf of the Territorial Commander, Commissioner Paul R. Seiler, it is my privilege to share with you information regarding international appointments and promotions decided by the General. EFFECTIVE 1 SEPTEMBER 2017 COLONELS DAVID AND SHARRON HUDSON, officers of the USA Western Territory currently serving respectively as National Chief Secretary and National Secretary for Women’s Ministries, USA National Headquarters are appointed as the national leaders of The Salvation Army in the United States of America. Colonel David Hudson is appointed as National Commander, and Colonel Sharon Hudson as National President of Women’s Ministries. They will take up their new appointment responsibilities with the rank of commissioner, Colonel David Hudson on 1 September and Colonel Sharron Hudson …

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