Elsewhere in the world…
The Global Day of Prayer (GDOP) is May 11. Since its inception in 2000, this event has grown dramatically. It originated with South African businessman Graham Power, who had a vision based on 2 Chron. 7:14, which instructed him to reach out to Christians of all denominations, first in Cape Town, then in the rest of South Africa, and finally throughout Southern Africa—calling them to unite for a Day of Repentance and Prayer.
The movement has grown steadily since then. At a meeting of the International Prayer Council in 2004, Africa invited the nations of the world to participate in a Global Day of Prayer. In 2005, 156 of the world’s 220 nations united for the first GDOP. Growth continued, and in 2007, 204 nations participated. The process has further developed, and now includes 10 Days of Day and Night Prayer leading up to the GDOP, as well as 90 Days of Blessing, when prayer is expressed locally in acts of mercy and kindness.
For more information, visit www. globaldayofprayer.com.
If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land (2 Chron. 7:14).
Korea—2008 marks 100 years of Salvation Army ministry in Korea. Currently, the country has over 250 corps and community service centers, with 719 officers and more than 40,000 senior soldiers.
A Territorial Centennial Congress is planned for October.
The government of the Republic of Korea approved a special postage stamp in celebration of the Army’s centenary such approvals are rare, especially for a religious group.
The territory’s main source of funding comes from renting office space in a Salvation Army office building. The Army is constructing a new building in the main central business district of Seoul city. Once it is operational, the Korea Territory will become financially independent.
Information from the April-June 2008 edition of All the World
Australia—To support drought-affected communities, The Salvation Army employed four extra rural chaplains and appointed a new rural support services territorial consultant to administer the growing allocation of funding for drought relief across eastern Australia.
Over the past year or more Salvationists have distributed more than $500,000 in direct assistance to rural families and a further $50,000 for community projects. The goal is to help those most at risk by providing pastoral care, financial assistance and drinking water supplies.
To help fight depression in the bush, Salvationists produced a DVD that celebrates rural life. Telling the stories of Aussies living in remote areas who have overcome depression, it aims to give hope and encourage people to seek support.
Made with the assistance of disadvantaged youth who learned film and production skills through the project the DVD was distributed to around one million households.
From the 22 March Australia Warcry