05 Mar 2017

Salt of the Earth

“Integrated Mission,” is one of the four Strikepoints continued by Commissioner William A. Bamford, territorial commander.* Salvationists at various corps have committed themselves to being visibly present in their respective

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04 Mar 2017

Jesus only

Jonathon Shaffstall calls himself a “late bloomer” when it comes to drugs. Raised in a Christian home as the son of Salvation Army officers, he didn’t have his first drink

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04 Mar 2017

‘Christ has healed me’

Mike Price’s downward spiral into heroin addiction began innocently when his doctor put him on Vicodin after a wrist operation. “That started my 14–year run of opiate abuse,” he said.

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04 Mar 2017

Redeemed in Newark

When Cadet Joseph Cantrell was growing up in Howell, N.J., someone told him that, as a child of divorced parents, both of whom were on their second marriage, he was

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04 Mar 2017

I Surrendered My Will to Him

In 1997, Carol Almeida was sitting in a jail cell in York, Pa., exhausted by her life on drugs. She longed to be a free woman again—free from the grip

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03 Mar 2017

Beyond the Wall

SA Cares for the Addicted The Salvation Army has always treated drug addiction as a public health issue, long before the Surgeon General’s 2016 report declared it a “chronic neurological

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01 Mar 2017

Puertas Abiertas (Open Doors)

An outreach to victims The Puertas Abiertas (Open Doors) program at the Salvation Army’s San Juan, P.R. Corps provides professional counseling and guidance to victims of crime, abuse, and trauma.

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14 Feb 2017

The Wilkersons

Partners in Health Many people will walk into a Salvation Army church or community center seeking spiritual redemption. But initially, Tamiko Wilkerson came to the Philadelphia Ray & Joan Kroc

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14 Feb 2017

A Spiritual Ball Carrier

Demetrius Marlowe’s stellar career as an athletic coach, pastor, and high school and college educator has offered him many opportunities to engage young people and bring out the best in

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Speaker Melvin Adams shares a moment with a family at the 2016 Sports Ministry Gala.
15 Jan 2017

Athletes and Officers

For many years, The Salvation Army has developed young people through sports ministry. Some of them have reached iconic status as internationally known athletes. David Robinson, Julius (Dr. J) Erving,

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14 Jan 2017

A Beacon of Light

Terrel Davis uses his knees for more than long jumping at the University of Hartford. He also uses them for prayer. “Every night before I have a meet, I pray

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01 Dec 2016

Willing to pay the price

Price Hill neighborhood is one of Cincinnati’s worst—a mix of drugs, gangs, prostitution, and transients. Heroin overdoses are setting records. “It’s not a safe place when the sun goes down,”

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