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CARIBBEAN TERRITORY—The Caribbean Territory will be celebrating its 125th anniversary with a Grand Opening Meeting for Congress 2012 in mid-November; the congress will be led by General Linda Bond.

Themed “Celebrating our Godly Heritage—Building Tomorrow with Christ,” the event will take place at the Wyndham Kingston Hotel and Jamaica College Auditorium, Jamaica.

The territory planned a day of prayer Nov. 4 for the congress and the General’s visit.

From salvationarmy.org/car

 

NEW ZEALAND—The Salvation Army in Whangarei celebrated 120 years Aug. 24-26. Territorial leaders Commissioners Don and Debi Bell, accompanied by Divisional Commander Major Heather Rodwell, attended and opened the Saturday night event with reflection and prayer.

Soldier Arthur Lawrence played a march he composed, “Whangarei 120,” and the band played it again Sunday morning. Don Bell brought the Bible message.

Whangarei Corps youth took over Sunday night. Youth leader Nick Moffat held a Q&A session with Don Bell, after which Debi Bell presented a sermon.

From War Cry

 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (PNG)—The Salvation Army in PNG called on the government for action following a recent survey, which revealed more than 2,200 homeless people on the streets of Port Moresby.

According to Major Rex Johnston, the Army’s PNG program secretary, many of the street children are orphans of AIDS victims who collect plastic and aluminum for money, while others are so desperate they enter the sex trade.

Now that the problem has been identified, the Army is lobbying the government for funding to run skills workshops.

From WARCRY/au

 

SINGAPORE/MALAYSIA/MYANMAR TERRITORY—The territory recently awarded its 2012 Women’s Ministry acknowledgment certificates to corps that are “pressing on toward the goal” and showing excellent Women’s Ministries. Presentations were made based on the past year’s performances.

Colonel Gillian Downer, territorial president of Women’s Ministries, with Lt. Colonel Wendy Lee, territorial secretary for Women’s Ministries, awarded the Singapore certificate to the Bishan Chinese Corps; Lee presented the Malaysia award to the Bintulu Corps.

The Lay Daung Khan Corps plant, Yeni Corps plant, Min Dat Outpost, Cawmpi Corps plant and Khampat Corps, Myanmar, received acknowledgments from Downer for progress made in development and outreach.

From WAR CRY

 

 

GHANA—General Linda Bond led over 6,700 Salvationists in celebrating the 90th anniversary of Salvation Army ministry in Ghana, and commissioned and ordained 30 cadets.

More than 4,000 Salvationists attended the Sunday service, during which over 90 new senior and junior were enrolled.

The Hon. Kwesi Ahwoi, minister for food and agriculture and present on behalf of President John Dramani Mahama, commended the Army for past achievements and present activities, followed by words from the Tema Traditional Chief.

From an international news release

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