05 Jul 2018

The beauty in caregiving

“Summer in the Forest” is a documentary about humanitarian Jean Vanier and his compassionate ministry to people with intellectual and physical disabilities. The French–born healthcare pioneer gave up wealth, privilege,

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05 Jul 2018

In the shadows

Almost hidden in plain sight among the glitz and glamour of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., are homeless families who can’t afford the expensive rents demanded by this popular vacation destination. They

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02 Apr 2018

The virtues of volunteerism

At the height of Victorian England’s volunteer movement in 1878, William Booth dictated a letter to George Scott Railton, his secretary. When Booth said, “We are a volunteer army,” Bramwell,

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02 Apr 2018

Like mother, like daughter

Georgette Fields is affectionately known as “grandma” to the children of the Allegheny Valley Worship & Service Center in the suburb of Brackenridge just outside Pittsburgh, Pa. Megan, her daughter,

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02 Apr 2018

A colorful path up

A few months ago, Christine Gordon walked into a Salvation Army food pantry in Chelsea, Massachusetts, hoping to receive a hearty bag of canned and boxed provisions. In the process

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01 Apr 2018

More Than Basketball

Basketball has always been important to Isaiah Salafia. The game not only helped him get a four–year scholarship to Yale University, but also directed him to The Salvation Army, where

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01 Apr 2018

‘We have so much to teach them’

Timothy Simmons remembers the first time he committed a foul in basketball for cursing during a game. “I was playing in a tournament organized by a pastor and he did

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02 Jan 2018

‘Theater Works’ in Akron

Noah Wright could hardly contain himself backstage after performing in Disney’s “Aristocats” at the Akron, Ohio, Citadel Corps. The 6–year–old boy, who played Thomas O’Malley, jumped up and down and

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01 Jan 2018

Know your Women’s History

The March issue of SAconnects (magazine) will observe Women’s History Month, but you can get a head start on it right now. Since the inception of this special presidential proclamation

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02 Dec 2017

Truth for Today

We pause once again in the busyness of our hectic and frenetic lives to give thanks to God for His wondrous gift. It was the greatest gift ever given to

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02 Dec 2017

Your Loving Deeds

As we move toward a new year, we are encouraged as we also look back at God’s faithfulness. We are comforted by the reality that in 2018, He will continue

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02 Dec 2017

Principled Protest

The Bible is filled with people who protest. Scripture records one individual after another who—often against powerful and dangerous forces—initiates cultural change based on the principle of God’s truth and

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