Elsewhere in the world
ESTONIA—The Salvation Army in Estonia recently experienced the fruit of 10 years of prayer.
The Narva Corps was unable to build its own building because of cost factors. But thanks to the prep work of Major Daniel and Captain Anya Henderson and a generous donation from the Western Territory, it now has one.
Celebration day included welcoming 90 Salvationists from around Estonia, and enrolling six soldiers and seven adherents. The day concluded with a march of witness to the center of town where more than 50 townspeople joined soldiers for an open air.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA—The South Pacific (SP) Brewery in Port Moresby donated approximately $12,000 to the The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Appeal.
During the campaign, the Army’s Public Relations Secretary Captain Bernard Kila said, “We know needs but we need your help to go the extra mile.”
SP Brewery Business Relations Manager, Kola Geri, said, “This is our way of reaching out to the community and SP Brewery is privileged to partner with [The Salvation Army].”
SCOTLAND—The Ayr Corps held a commemoration ceremony this spring to celebrate its newly refurbished building. Guests included Fiona Hyslop, Scottish government cabinet secretary for Culture and External Affairs. Lt. Colonels Ivor and Carol Telfer—representing The Salvation Army U.K. leadership—presented a plaque to the corps.
The corps had used several other church premises but growth necessitated a permanent solution.
AUSTRALIA—Celebrity chef Curtis Stone visited Salvationists in Bundamba to help launch the SecondBite program in Ipswich, Queensland, and surrounding areas.
Partnering with Coles supermarket chain, SecondBite will distribute leftover fresh produce to non-profit agencies, including The Salvation Army.
At a weekly community lunch, Bundamba Salvationists serve 40-80 people, many of whom are disadvantaged by long-term unemployment and recent floods.
TASMANIA—Around 40 people gathered at Clarence City Corps for acknowledgment of their volunteer efforts during bushfires in southeast Tasmania.
Several of the honorees worked in teams for The Salvation Army Emergency Services in cities including Dunalley and Nubeena. Others represented businesses that contributed significantly in goods or money to the Army’s emergency response. Among those businesses were Bendigo Bank, Bidvest and McDonald’s.