Larssons meet with President Bush
General John Larsson and Commissioner Freda Larsson were invited to the Oval Office at the White House during their recent trip to the U.S.; the Larssons spent 25 minutes with Bush, and prayed with the President at the conclusion of the meeting.
The General updated President Bush on The Salvation Army’s massive response to the Indian Ocean tsunami and particularly took the opportunity to thank him for the valuable financial support The Salvation Army receives from USAID, the U.S. government agency which enables the funding of projects throughout the developing world, most notably in the field of HIV/AIDS. General Larsson also acknowledged the President’s role in promoting government support for faith-based community programs within the U.S.A.
The President expressed his admiration for The Salvation Army’s work and his appreciation to Salvationists everywhere for their commitment to service in the name of Christ. In his concluding prayer, the General prayed that the President would continue to know the reality of daily renewal as he faces the challenges of each day.
—From an IHQ News Release