When it’s Hard to Celebrate

It is not my intention to bring a melancholy tone to the holidays, but let’s face it, Christmas isn’t always “Merry.” All of us have grieved the loss of someone, and the holidays seem to amplify the loss. My mother-in-law played a huge part in my life and went to heaven just days before Christmas.

Kettles, Bells, and Super Bowl Rings

The Red Kettle Mascot ChallengeEarlier this week, sports mascots from various Massachusetts teams supported the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Mascot Challenge.“The Salvation Army is blessed to have these volunteers help ring the bells,” said Major Marcus Jugenheimer. “People are always happy to

Viaje Misionero a Honduras

En enero del 2019, un equipo de médicos del este y centro de Estados Unidos viajó al país de Honduras para proveer cuidados de salud a la gente en las regiones remotas y pobres de San Pedro Sula, la segunda ciudad más grande de la nación centroamericana. El Ejército de Salvación desplegó catorce Ofi

Testimonio Personal

Mi nombre es Olga Lucía, nací en Cali, Colombia, el 19 de julio. Tengo 3 hermanos y crecí en un hogar católico con mis padres; crecí amando a Dios y asistía todos los domingos a la iglesia, de acuerdo a las costumbres católicas. Estudié primaria y parte de mi secundaria en Colombia. Mi padre, que ya

La crisis de los refugiados

Hoy en día, la crisis mundial de los refugiados es la peor de la historia. La Capitana Swetha Vincent, Oficial asignada anteriormente a la Comisión Internacional de Justicia Social del Ejército de Salvación (ISJU, por sus siglas en inglés), en la ciudad de Nueva York, y la Capitana Paula Mendes, de

Evangelización desde cualquier perspectiva

SALT siglas en inglés que significan:SSTORY [Historia]: Escuche la historia de su vecino, pregúntese: ¿Qué le está pasando? (Sus problemas, preocupaciones, alegrías, penas.)AAFFIRM [ Afirmar]: Reconocer, apreciar y preguntar.LLISTEN [Escuchar]: Oír lo que la gente dice; eso afirma su valor como pers

NYSB Christmas Concert 2019 | Livestream

Come celebrate the Christmas season with the New York Staff Band at the beautiful Bethlehem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ridgewood, NJ. FREE admission. Date: December 7, 2019Location:Bethlehem Lutheran Church155 Linwood Ave. Ridgewood, NJ. 07450

Ojos que ven y oídos que escuchan

Los Mayores Ángelo y Virginia Bermeo, evangelistas territoriales del Territorio Este, han realizado un total de 500 reuniones desde el 2013 y han visto la conversión de 2,867 personas.La pareja ministra tanto en español como en inglés, “aunque somos bilingües, nuestro ministerio es visual; por lo qu

Pasado, presente y futuro del evangelismo

Una conversación con el Mayor Bill DuniganEn los meses recientes, uno de los evangelistas más reconocidos, el reverendo Billy Graham, fue a morar con su Salvador a la edad de 99 años. Aunque parezca coincidencia, en esos tiempos el Mayor Bill Dunigan decidió comenzar a escribir acerca de sus experie

Una tacita de café y una empanada

A nosotros, los latinos, nos encanta reunirnos con la familia y las amistades con el fin de pasar un buen rato. Es uno de los modos predilectos en que relatamos nuestras experiencias, compartimos nuestros sueños, creencias y testimonios. En nuestras reuniones siempre servimos algo de tomar y, en muc

Good News Needs to be Shared

When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child. —Luke 2:17When you experience something good you just can’t help talking about it. That may be a memorable meal, a good book, an enjoyable film, stirring music, dramatic theater or beautiful countryside

Bell ringers

David Webber, a retired veteran of the U.S. Army Reserves, has been at the Salvation Army’s Pittsfield, Mass., Corps for the past five years. A well–known figure in the community, he first came to The Salvation Army to take part in its daily breakfasts. Today, he’s the face of the corps’ kettle seas

What season is it anyway?

The weeks before Christmas have been called “The Most Wonderful Time of The Year.” In fact, Christmas is surrounded by wonderful seasons that often pass unnoticed, but they are filled with significance. For people who have not observed this ancient calendar, a lectionary is quite useful. Here is an

Karen Meehan

Karen Meehan, corps sergeant major and director of operations at the Salvation Army’s Cambridge, Mass., Corps, talks about Christmas dinners at thehomeless shelter, why Samuel Logan Brengle is an example for her staff, and the importance of creating a new generation of Army supporters.During World W

Filtered by Faith

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.—Philippians 4:8, ESVIt’s evening; you’re at home with family in fr

A Party with Purpose

There were quite a few events that led to Sally Carver’s involvement with The Salvation Army, which could be the reason why she doesn’t believe in coincidences.For example, on Jan. 7, 1941, Jerry Hopkins was abandoned on the doorstep of a home in Atlanta, Ga., just hours after being born. Years late

What can we do?

On the evening of May 28, 2019, a series of tornadoes touched down in heavily populated areas of Dayton, Ohio. The Salvation Army’s Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center rushed in to support the devastated community.Some six months later, and as winter approaches, blue tarps covering the rooftops o

You Will Survive

Gloria Gaynor shares her story“Her name would come up among those listed who gave regularly to The Salvation Army,” said Burt Mason of the Greater New York Division. “Then one day, someone asked, ‘Do you think that’s Gloria Gaynor—the singer?’ Indeed, she was. We were surprised to learn that she had

George Moss

Christian hip–hop artist George Moss has been using his talent to bring souls to Christ since he was 16 years old. He has toured and performed with Christian musicians such as KJ–52 and the Newsboys (“God’s Not Dead”). Moss talks about his many roles: performer, lyricist, clothing designer, family m

A spiritual assessment for the new year

As this calendar year comes to an end, the natural tendency is to look back and ask “What big milestones were there? How have I changed? Were there defining moments? What have I learned, and how will I use it moving forward?” This type of reflection can be beneficial in every aspect of life and even

20/20 Vision Highlights

December 2019 / January 2020 November 2019 October 2019 September 2019 July/August 2019 June 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 20/20 Vision is in full swing across the USA Eastern Territory. To help keep you informed of its progress, check here for highlights throughout the year.

‘Jesus is King!’

It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am i

A home for the holidays

Patricia Culver did not become homeless through addiction or unfortunate choices. Instead, she was evicted from her home in 2015, after her dog had an encounter with her landlord’s son’s dog in June of that year. Though she had informed the landlord that she lived with a dog when she signed the rent