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Inside This Issue

November 2008 No. 31 e-mail:

Features 6

Moving Forward, Together Salvationists gather at Symposium 2008 to seek God’s direction for the Army Interview with Dr. Jeremy Mills and Major Floyd Tidd


Restorative Justice The Salvation Army offers material, emotional and spiritual support to victims, offenders and affected members of the community by John McAlister


Prayer Warriors Begin Their Journey New cadets look forward to fulfilling God’s will for their lives by Captain Rick Zelinsky


The Miracle of Adoption When I look at my son, I’m reminded of God’s love and provision by Major Brian Wheeler 20

Departments 4

Around the Territory


Did You Know?


Talking It Over Speak No Evil? by Captain Amy Reardon and Dr. James Read


Just Between Us Liar, Liar by Major Kathie Chiu


My Perspective Would Jesus Have Voted? by Dr. James Read


Resources Servants Together; Called To Be God’s People; Windows of the World


Celebrate Community Enrolment and recognition, tribute, gazette, calendar


Couple Care Money Matters by Major Bob Armstrong


PrayerZone 2008 Prayer Diary

Are you sharing your faith? When you finish reading Faith & Friends in the centre DAVID No Longer Alone of this issue, Exhibit Honours TYREE Salvation Army’s pull it out A Look Behind War Service Super Bowl XLII’s Miracle Catch and give it LEttErS From AFgHANiStAN to someone who needs to hear about Christ’s life-changing power. You’ll both be glad you did. Faith &


Inspiration for Living

Total Praise Delegates at Territorial School of Music and Gospel Arts are challenged to renew their covenant with God by Major Ken Smith


Persecuted, Not Abandoned The Salvation Army offers hope of transformation to Bangladeshi women forced into a life of prostitution Interview with Captain Elizabeth Nelson


In His Blood How one Salvationist serving with the Armed Forces ministers through actions as well as words Interview with Captain Lennard Johnston 14

Faith & Friends November 2008



Speaking the Truth

hen is the Army at its best? That question was posed to Salvationists in the lead up to Symposium 2008. This month, delegates will converge at Jackson’s Point Conference Centre to seek God’s will for our Army. As symposium chairperson Dr. Jeremy Mills says (page 6), it’s not about airing personal issues, but listening together to the voice of God. This event will help us rediscover our strengths and reshape our attitudes as we discuss five critical issues: identity, leadership, authority, discipleship and culture.

Jesus often challenged his listeners to examine their attitudes and change their behaviour—see the story of the Good Samaritan, the woman at the well or the woman caught in adultery. Jesus didn’t just share opinions, he sought truth. As Dr. James Read observes (page 12), it can sometimes be hard to discuss truth in Christian circles. Perhaps that’s why the Bible cautions us to always “speak the truth in love.” Symposium 2008 is a step in the right direction as we move forward, together, in mission.

Major Jim Champ, Editor-In-Chief November 2008 Salvationist


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