Countdown begins for ‘Whole World Mobilising’ celebration
By Laura Booth –
General André Cox is inviting the worldwide Salvation Army to join together for the Whole World Mobilising celebration Oct. 8, a day of events to recognize what is taking place around the world as Salvationists and friends take their faith, witness, flag and passion to the streets, offering people the opportunity to know the love of Jesus.
Held at Regent Hall Corps in the heart of London, the international celebration will include three main sessions—two meetings and one march/open-air meeting—which will be live-streamed so the whole world can be part of the celebration.
The meetings will feature inspiring stories from all corners of the globe, gathered from each of the Army’s five zones. Festivities will be led by the General, Commissioner Silvia Cox (World President of Women’s Ministries), Chief of the Staff Commissioner Brian Peddle, Commissioner Rosalie Peddle (World Secretary for Women’s Ministries) and the Whole World Mobilising team.
The live stream will start with a holiness meeting, followed by an open-air meeting at Piccadilly Circus, London’s famous junction in the West End, including a range of creative worship expressions—brass, song from male vocal quartet FourHymn and W1 Community Gospel Choir, and dance. The celebration meeting follows in the afternoon, featuring Konverse dance group, the Bill Booth Theater Company from USA Central Territory, the Regent Hall music sections, and videos and testimonies from around the world.
“We have a full day of celebration planned, with inspiring stories, outreach and beautiful music and dance—all in response to you and the fabulous ways that the Whole World Mobilising challenge has been taken up around the world,” said Project Manager Ester Ellen Nelson. “I hope you’ll take time to come and join in the festivities and outreach, in person or online. We’ll be looking for you!’