By Glen Doss, Major A burning question has come across my desk: “What has to be done to ensure the adult rehabilitation center (ARC) and corps connection is a part of the culture of The Salvation Army in the Western Territory?” A good question!
By Kelly Pontsler, Major “Hang in there!” Three short words that inspire a variety of responses. For some, the phrase is full of encouragement; for others, it just rubs the wrong way. Of course, tone of voice and speed of delivery have
By Carolyn Knaggs, Commissioner The Knaggs family is greatly anticipating the arrival of a new baby boy. This little guy has been on our minds for almost nine months; we cannot wait to see his tiny face. Jaden Michael will be our fourth grandchild,
By Ian Robinson, Major I am man enough to admit that I cry at the finale of “Extreme Home Makeover.” When Ty yells, “Move that bus!” and I watch the faces of the families as they witness the transformation of their run-down, dysfunctional
By Robert Docter, Editor-In-Chief None of us can claim perfection. We’d like to, but we can’t. We’re human. In our imperfect humanness we seem required to approach innumerable unsettling and mystifying situations in life. They often occur on a daily basis. We feel threatened,
The 2012 Social Services Roundtable, held in Long Beach, Calif., presented more than a dozen ways the territory serves: from ministering to veterans, job training for the working poor to finding homes for the homeless. The theme for the event came
Annual event features hundreds of teddy bears auctioned off to support The Salvation Army. By Jenni Ragland The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary in Anchorage, Alaska, held its 13th annual Teddy Bear Tea and Auction, featuring over 220 bears dressed in costumes representing
By Randall Palmer As the 1980 presidential campaign reached its climax, an interested citizen, a preacher, picked up the telephone. Although the race was still fluid, his preferred candidate was trailing in the polls, and yet inserting himself explicitly into the
ZAMBIA—The Mitanda Home for the Aged, overseen by USA Western Territory officer Major Beryl Pierce, dedicated a new big screen TV/DVD player, provided by the West’s retired officers. Pierce recently traveled to Chikankata, her previous appointment, to dedicate the third corps
A plaque in Arbroath, Scotland, marks the life of Commissioner George Scott Railton. A commemorative plaque marking the life of Commissioner George Scott Railton now resides in St. John’s Methodist Church in his hometown of Arbroath, Scotland. Born in Arbroath July 6,
The Salvation Army in Sydney, Australia, launched a new idea to increase thrift store sales and simultaneously make the stores more accessible: the “Salvonista Mobile Boutique.” The van, eco-friendly and powered by sustainable energy, is essentially a mobile department store, complete
Salvation Army relief efforts are in full swing in Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica. Hurricane Sandy hit the Caribbean hard on Oct. 25, with winds up to 115 mph, taking lives and leaving chaos behind: destroyed homes, power outages and food shortages.