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“The highlight for me this year was playing William Himes’ own band arrangement of his familiar song All That I Am following his moving testimony on Monday night. It reminded me why faith in God is such an integral part of my life as a Christian.” – Jonathan Rowsell, St. John’s Temple, N.L.

BM William Himes in action

Olympic-themed sports events were held throughout the week

“Territorial is an amazing experience where you can meet talented musicians from all across Canada and around the world. Being there revives your passion for music and, most importantly, the Lord.” – Amanda Stepto, Cariboo Hill Temple, Burnaby, B.C. Practice makes perfect

to demonstrate their skills and abilities before a packed audience at Scarborough Citadel, Toronto. Bible teaching was led by Captains Curtis Cartmell and Rachele Lamont, divisional youth leaders from Quebec. Through an exploration of some of the minor prophets—Obadiah, Nahum and Joel—faculty and delegates were challenged to renew their covenant with God as they drew closer to him. During the Thursday night spiritual

meeting, Major Floyd Tidd, DC, Ontario Central-East Division, led a time of sharing in which students spoke of what God was doing in their lives. Afterwards, many knelt in dedication and renewal, with several stepping forward in response to a call to Salvation Army officership. Throughout the week students listened with rapt attention as William Himes shared moments from his own life, including the tragedy of losing his first wife

that led to the writing of the chorus All That I Am. He also told of events that inspired some of his other significant works, as well as how he and his present wife, Linda, were drawn together. At the end of both the midweek and Saturday night programs, he led the congregation in singing Richard Smallwood’s Total Praise, a fitting expression of worship that summarized the sentiments of all present: Lord, I will lift mine eyes to the hills,

Knowing my help is coming from you. Your peace you give me in time of the storm. You are the source of my strength, You are the strength of my life; I lift my hands in total praise to you. As a new generation of leaders arises throughout the territory, it is good to know that their hearts are in tune with God and their lives are dedicated to serving him. November 2008 Salvationist

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Salvationist November 2008  

The official news publication of The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda

Salvationist November 2008  

The official news publication of The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda