BenNeville
01 Jul 2016

Ben Neville’s Testimony

“As a young child, my family belonged to a Southern Baptist Church in Texas. Then we moved to the east and found The Salvation Army. “On Christmas when I was

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Bandmaster Ron Waiksnoris 
conducts the New York Staff Band.
01 Jul 2016

Future All Stars: music, mentoring, and ministry

For 13 years, The Future All Stars (FAS) weekend has provided a unique blend of musical and spiritual training to young people in the Eastern Territory. This effort has kept

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A few instrumentalists from the 30–member corps band greet Lieutenants Chakanaka and Emeline Watch.
01 Jul 2016

Mission to Zimbabwe

When I first arrived in the United States 15 years ago, I remember thinking, God, if you give me an opportunity to serve you like this, maybe I can help

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Bonnie-web
01 Jun 2016

Q&A: Bonnie Camarda

In 1967 and at the tender age of 15, Bonnie Camarda left the political turmoil in Cuba with her family to start a new life in Madrid, Spain. She later

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AChaplainsPromise
01 Jun 2016

A Chaplain’s Promise

Meeting people at their point of need, particularly in the midst of tragedy, can be one of the most important aspects of being a Salvation Army officer. In June of

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Commissioner E. Sue Swanson, territorial president of Women's Ministries, gives the corps a fresh coat of paint.
01 May 2016

‘Beautiful’ Outside and Inside

Hours before their historic concert in Cuba, members of The Salvation Army’s New York Staff Band (NYSB) traded their brass instruments and uniforms for paintbrushes and T–shirts. Joining them was

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onestitchatatime
01 May 2016

one stitch at a time

Massillon, Ohio, Combats Human Trafficking Massillon, Ohio, with its tidy homes and midwestern charm, could easily serve as a set for the movie “Pleasantville.” The blue–collar folks who live there

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Bree Barker (standing far right) and other cadets from the College for Officer Training took part in a recent flash mob at the Palisades Center in West Nyack, N.Y., to raise awareness about human trafficking.
01 May 2016

No Longer a Slave

I have always been intrigued by the existence of human trafficking in our world. I’ve often wondered, how could such a heinous crime be so prevalent in a world that

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YouTubeStarDrawsCrowd
01 May 2016

Corps News

In ‘Corps News’ we share grassroots stories of how God is working in your corps and ARCs. Have news? Send it along to us at SAConnects (magazine)!   YouTube star

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Envoy Kenneth Burton (back row, far right), a quintet from West Point, and members of the Phil Ramone Orchestra for Children receive applause for their performance.
01 Apr 2016

Great performances

Young musicians of the Phil Ramone Orchestra for Children, 69 boys and girls, ages 7 to 12, played with a brass quintet from The West Point Military Academy. The event

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Commissioner Barry C. Swanson, territorial commander, speaks to delegates
01 Apr 2016

Coming in, going out

Describing the CFOT’s mission “The thing that is so different about our training college from other ones is—there’s no gate,” said Commissioner Barry C. Swanson, territorial commander. His remarks concluded

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ASalvationistShowman
01 Apr 2016

A Salvationist Showman

“Will you content yourselves with sitting in a chapel, week after week, while countless men and women, boys and girls, die and go in to eternity without ever hearing the

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