Elsewhere in the world
MEXICO—The Salvation Army in Mexico City is assisting in a citywide campaign to help protect homeless individuals from the cold by providing blankets, pallets and laminated cardboard material to keep people from sleeping directly on the ground and to shelter them from the rain. They are also distributing packages of food and water to help people through the winter. The campaign lasts through February 2014.
From El Universal
AUSTRALIA—The Moonee Valley Corps, Victoria, began English classes for asylum seekers and others who want to improve their language skills. Eleven students from Iran, Greece and Japan attend regularly. Some asylum seekers now attend the corps’ Sunday meetings.
Six people from the corps have been trained and are acting as qualified tutors.
KENYA—More than 8,000 Salvationists gathered from across the Kenya East Territory to greet General André Cox and Commissioner Silvia Cox, the Army’s international leaders, and view performances by Youth Gospel Dance, timbrels and vocal groups, Nairobi Central Band and the territorial songsters.
In his Bible message, the General spoke about the Christian’s “heavenly citizenship,” and advised all to seek first the kingdom of Heaven. A large number of seekers responded to the altar call, committing themselves to a life of following Christ, with many answering the call to become Salvation Army officers.
From Salvation Army International
U.K.—Christians across the Hadleigh area attended a prayer breakfast at The Salvation Army Hadleigh Employment Training Centre tea rooms in conjunction with Lighthouse prayer groups. Speaker Jonathan Oloyede, convenor of the 2012 National Day of Prayer, called upon them to ignore denominational boundaries and work together to bring people to Christ.
CANADA—WWII veteran Frank Owen served in the 28th Canadian Armoured Regiment from 1939 to 1946. A current resident of the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre in Ottawa, he remembers the impact The Salvation Army had on him as a soldier.
“At any station in town, The salvation Army was there with coffee or directions on where to go,” Owen said. “The Salvation Army was always there if the soldiers needed them.”
When asked what Nov. 11 means to him, he responds, “Remembering fallen friends and also remembering The Salvation Army.”
SOUTH AFRICA—The Salvation Army in South Africa celebrated its 130th anniversary on Nov. 7 with a music festival, featuring the South African Navy Band. Today, The Salvation Army operates nearly 250 corps and outposts throughout South Africa, Lesotho, Namibia, the Island of St. Helena and Swaziland, as the Christian message is preached in 10 languages.