Elsewhere in the world
ZAMBIA—U.S. Western Territory officer Major Beryl Pierce recently departed The Salvation Army’s Chikankata mission in the southern province of Zambia for a new assignment. On March 1 she will assume her new appointment as administrator of Matanda Home for the Aged in the northern province of Zambia.
Pierce has served God in Zambia since June 2005, most recently as a corps officer and a social worker at Chikankata Hospital. The Army grew significantly during her time at Chikankata (see newfrontierpublications.org/nf/?p=1912).
UNITED KINGDOM—Salvationist Clarence Adoo, Newcastle City Temple Corps, received the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for musical service. Adoo, once a renowned trumpet player with the Northern Sinfonia, was paralyzed from the neck down in a car accident in 1995. Despite his disability, he travels throughout England fulfilling a non-playing role with the Sinfonia.
“I had a choice,” Adoo said. “Give up and feel sorry for myself or be positive and have a good crack at life and see what was possible.”
AUSTRALIA—Devastating floods affected large areas in Queensland and New South Wales, stranding hundreds of people and causing widespread destruction. The Salvation Army assisted those affected by flooding in both locations.
As floodwaters receded, Army personnel also helped residents assess damages and begin cleaning up their homes.
“The situation in the evacuation center is starting to ease but much needs to be done as the recovery process begins,” said Norm Archer, emergency services director for the Australia Eastern Territory.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA—The Salvation Army’s Uaripi Fellowship in the Gulf Province received four new timbrels, a guitar and $527, donated by Raggah and Coral Sibby of the Koki Corps. The corps in Koki is just over five hours away from Uaripi village by truck and boat.
Uaripi Fellowship officially opened as an Army outpost in 2006 and stands strong despite hardships. Although the church shelter is made of bamboo and rush ropes, its services are well attended.