Don’t forget the world
MEMBER OF the Buenos Aires, Argentina, Korean corps distribute food to the homeless.
BY SUE SCHUMANN WARNER –
What’s the price of a life? What’s the value of a family, a child–or a future? What’s the price of a soul? Is it worth the cost of lunch a couple of times a week…or dinner a couple of times a month?
Is it worth a little sacrifice on your part?
Come to think of it, what do you think about World Service giving?
The Bible says, “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,” (2 Corinthians 9:6), yet it also says “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Around the globe–in India, Spain, Mozambique, Korea, and scores of countries–Self-Denial money is a Godsend to hundreds of thousands who are hungry, hopeless, destitute and sick. A gift of Self-Denial money touches souls, saves lives, builds schools, establishes corps, and furnishes educational facilities.
And where does the money come from? It comes from us, of course–each one of us.
The following are a few of the many Western Territory Self-Denial and World Service projects. Read about them…and pray…and consider your World Services gift.
East Africa–A gift of $7,075 enabled officers and lay employees to obtain in-country training in English, computers, typing and language lessons. “Our officers have now achieved modern skills which will enable them to render their service to this territory competently. We owe great appreciation to the USA Western Territory who kindly provided us with the funds,”said Lt. Colonel Bernard Ndwiga, chief secretary.
India Western–With a gift of $10,000, the corps hall and quarters in Samarkha were renovated, including a roof damaged by monkeys; repairs and renovations were made at the Training College at Anand, and assistance was given in repairing the hall and quarters at the Central Corps, Petlad. “The Samarkha Corps is a senior corps, situated near the milk city of Anand,” said Major Victor Howard. “It was visited by our Founder, General Wililiam Booth and by General Fredrik Couts. We thank the donors from the USA Western Territory for their generous help.”
Spain–Giving $141,400 allowed the English-speaking corps on the island of Mallorca to move to Palmanova, on the Western side of the capital, where the majority of English-speaking residents (many retirees from England) live. Reports indicate the facility is in full use and many activities have been established; the overall program has made a tremendous difference to the work in Mallorca. An Over-60 club and a “mums and Tots” club are growing steadily.
St. Maarten–A gift of $30,000 provided funds for start-up costs for opening the work in St. Maarten. Since 1991, Salvationists living on the island–many of whom are from Haiti–wanted to pioneer the work there. While Army programs will be based on the Dutch-speaking side of the island, it is planned the entire island will enjoy the ministry of The Salvation Army.
South America East–A new Korean Corps opened, thanks to $36,000 from Western Salvationists. The Army’s ministry to Koreans living in Buenos Aires is under the direction of husband and wife David Sok Yul Hyon and Estrella Lee Kyu Youn, who have lived in that city for 20 years. Buenos Aires has a large population of Korean people, many of whom do not speak Spanish and wish to worship in their own language, with their own customs.
Give well, give prayerfully, give generously…and give in Jesus’ name. Remember, “…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40)