01 May 2016

A Music Ministry

On a warm Saturday night in February, the lights dimmed inside an auditorium in Miramar, Havana, Cuba. Melodious sounds filled the air. As the audience listened to The Salvation Army’s

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01 Apr 2016

another chance at life

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” —John 15:13 Mike Riemer tears up as he recalls the lives he helped save during

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01 Apr 2016

‘I’m worth something’

A bus stops at the Hartley House where homeless men spend their lives. The men prepare to reenter the house and resume their routines, now that a special evening of

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01 Mar 2016

Reflecting God’s Love

Last year, a media team from the USA Eastern Territory’s Communications Department spent 12 days in the India Central Territory. They collected video footage and photographs for use by the

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01 Jan 2016

a warrior for her generation

Today, Shanique Taliaferro exudes the joy of the Lord. But in recent times, she had hit rock bottom and was desperately seeking God’s joy. Forced to move in with her

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01 Jan 2016

Love & basketball

Lieutenant Stephen Mayes stands 7 feet tall and played college basketball. So it was natural for him to hang out in the gym at the Manhattan Citadel in East Harlem.

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01 Dec 2015

delivering mercy on land & sea

Jonhard and Debbie Joensen talk about their 12 years with Mercy Ships, an international charity that sponsors the world’s largest civilian hospital ship. Today, they are active soldiers at the

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01 Dec 2015

Kettle Season: more than the money

As a new officer serving in my first appointment, I had an experience that shaped my view of The Salvation Army’s Christmas kettle season. During a campaign at a store,

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01 Dec 2015

Investing In the Lives of Kettle Workers

Last Christmas, three families joined our congregation at the Cleveland (West Park), Ohio, Corps through working at the kettles! Every day during the kettle season, I pulled out of the

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01 Dec 2015

‘A Coat Just for Me’

“Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the Lord: Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn.” —Isaiah

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01 Dec 2015

A Knock at the Door

On a cold winter evening, a tattered silver Christmas tree lay bare in the trash. Most of its branches remained, as well as a pinwheel light that had once lit

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01 Dec 2015

Nowhere to Go

The Army helps a single mom In January 2011, Carolyn Sykes gave birth to a beautiful boy, her first child. A few months later, Sykes made the difficult decision to

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