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AROUND THE TERRITORY

Bermuda Divisional Band Holds Festival

A SELECTION OF resources has been made available online ahead of The Salvation Army’s Annual Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking 2014. Sunday, September 28, 2014, has been set aside as this year’s day of prayer, when Salvation Army corps and centres around the world are encouraged to call on God, through focused prayer, to bring hope and freedom to the staggering number of people who are trafficked every year. Even though more people are becoming aware of the issue, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports that “people trafficking is the fastest-growing means by which people are enslaved, the fastest-growing international crime, and one of the largest sources of income for organized crime.” A report by the International Labour Organisation estimates that at least 44 percent of the 21 million people who are victims of forced labour worldwide have been trafficked. This is the eighth year that a day has been specifically set aside by The Salvation Army to pray for the victims of trafficking. The Bible verse chosen as the theme for the 2014 day of prayer is Jesus’ words from John 10:10: “I have come that they may have life” (NIV). A powerful array of resources—including a sermon, Bible study, poem, prayer ideas, PowerPoint presentations and information about The Salvation Army’s anti-trafficking ministry— can be accessed from a new anti-trafficking section of the International Headquarters (IHQ) website: www.salvationarmy. org/ihq/antitrafficking.

THE BERMUDA DIVISIONAL Band (BDB) held its 18th annual Spring Festival of Music at North Street Citadel in Hamilton, Bermuda, in May. With the theme Good Ol’ Army, the evening featured selections that captured the Army’s long history as a force for the salvation of souls. Commissioners Brian and Rosalie Peddle, then territorial leaders, were honoured guests at the event. As people arrived, they were treated to a PowerPoint presentation on the history of the Army and the BDB, followed by the prelude Banners and Bonnets, during which several female band members sported bonnets, providing a glimpse into the past. A vocal ensemble joined the band on several selections, as did the Hallelujah Lassies, a timbrel brigade led by Shonette Wilson. The Lassies provided a traditional drill to I’ll Go in the Strength of the Lord, as well as a contemporary presentation entitled Souled Out. Former BDB member Vanessa Gaiton offered a moving liturgical dance interpretation of People Need the Lord. “For some, it was a spiritual awakening and, for others, it was a time of reflection and joyful praise,” says Warren W. Jones, divisional bandmaster. “Whatever their take-away, we are believing that God was glorified.”

Artwork by Berni Georges

Anti-Trafficking Prayer Resources Available

Deputy Bandmaster Jamel Bean sings Banners and Bonnets

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Victims of Human Trafficking Sunday 28 September 2014

This poster is available to download from sar.my/doptraffick2014

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Vanessa Gaiton performs a liturgical dance 6 • September 2014 • Salvationist

Salvationist - September 2014  
Salvationist - September 2014