Elsewhere in the world
AUSTRALIA—Australian Christian author David Malcolm Bennett’s book, “William Booth and His Salvation Army,” has been shortlisted in the biography section of the Christian Authors Lifting Each Other’s Books (CALEB) Awards 2013. Winners of the various categories will be announced Oct. 11.
MEXICO—The Salvation Army recently opened a corps in Cancun after six months of construction and with the support of Mexico Territorial Headquarters and the Holland territory. This is the first corps in Cancun.
Territorial leaders Colonels Ricardo and Sonia Bouzigues dedicated the new building and performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony, alongside many other Salvation Army leaders.
Lts. Alberto and Consepción González are the corps officers.
From El Grito de Guerra
CANADA—A month after flood waters ravaged High River, Alberta, The Salvation Army Disaster Assistance Centre remained on the scene.
Mark Mitchell, from W. Garfield Weston Foundation, and management personnel from Extra Foods in High River, visited the site Aug. 13 to witness the Army’s post-flood relief efforts.
The visitors delivered a $75,000 donation to Captain Pam Goodyear, divisional secretary of public relations and development, to provide ongoing aid to flood victims.
From The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory on Facebook
NEW ZEALAND—A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit Seddon Aug. 16. The Salvation Army soon established a welfare center at Seddon School where officers and volunteers offered food and pastoral counseling.
Because some houses were unsafe for residents to re-enter, the Army obtained additional food for breakfast. Civil defense staff, along with 24 victims, remained overnight at the center, often listening to stories and concerns.
SCOTLAND—Member of Scottish Parliament Humza Yousaf visited Easterhouse Corps to witness its work firsthand. He praised The Salvation Army for its efforts in the community, and was so impressed with corps assistants Tom and Pamela Mitchell that he promised to return as a volunteer.
West Scotland Divisional Commander Major Russell Wyles thanked Yousaf—who is also the Minister for External Affairs and International Development.
UK—A newly refurbished building gifted to The Salvation Army Colchester Mount Zion Corps almost 20 years ago will now serve as a youth and children’s ministry venue.
Dennis Pratley, the longest-attending member of the corps, cut the ribbon with Robin Mitchell, a fourth-generation member of the corps. Colchester MP Sir Bob Russell also attended the grand opening event.