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Salvation Army raises flag in Greenland

Lts. Magnus and Petura Haraldson display the Denmark
flag. Photo courtesy of International Headquarters

The Salvation Army’s ministry extends to 125 countries worldwide.

With the August opening of The Salvation Army in Greenland, an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark, the Army now operates in 125 countries.

While in the Denmark Territory, which will supervise Army work in Greenland, General Linda Bond commissioned Lts. Magnus and Petura Haraldsen, and sons Danial and Andrias, to serve in Greenland. The family moved to Nuuk on Aug. 8.

In early 2012, Colonel Birgitte Brekke, Denmark territorial commander, and Lt. Colonel Henrik Andersen, chief secretary, visited Greenland to research the possibility of a Salvation Army work there. The report indicated strong support from government, church and community bodies and encouraged the work to start immediately.

Under the chairmanship of the General, the International Management Council carefully studied the recommendation and approved the proposal.

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