POLAND—Seekers at corps meetings included Gabi, from the after-school program, who began attending meetings with the youth center coordinator. Gabi responded during an altar call, and later asked about becoming a corps member.
Other children have made commitments to Christ, and a junior soldier program will soon be inaugurated—a historic step for The Salvation Army in Poland, which has requested IHQ approval and funding for the project.
Western officers Major Patrick and Captain Kitty Granat serve in Poland as regional officer and Warsaw corps officer, respectively.
NEW ZEALAND—The Army’s work in Christchurch intensified after 6.3 and 5.7 magnitude aftershocks on June 13. Bruce Coffey, Salvation Army earthquake response manager believes many residents would benefit from support of the Army’s psychosocial workers.
Major Darrell LePine, Southern Division secretary for program, said residents “are really stretched, as far as tension and anxiety go.”
All Army buildings are functional. Several quarters were damaged and the divisional headquarters buildings sustained cracks.
UNITED KINGDOM—Among those “living below the line” (see New Frontier, Vol. 29, no. 9) were U.K. Territory with the Republic of Ireland leaders Colonels Brian and Rosalie Peddle, chief secretary and territorial secretary for women’s ministries, who met their needs for about $1.50 daily for five days.
Peddle wrote: “We’ve chosen to support this campaign…because there are around 1.4 billion people who are forced to survive every day on less than one pound a day.”
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