I will joyfully remember the Caribbean child who engaged me in conversation one day. She asked, “Where are you from?” When I said, “I’m from Ohio,” she narrowed her eyes, put her thumb to her chin, and followed, “And where is that island?” As I explained to her that Ohio is one of the United States, I saw her eyes brighten as my words shattered her assumptions and enlarged her worldview.
In May, you’ll enjoy reading how the New York Staff Band’s (NYSB) worldview was enlarged during its historic visit to the island of Cuba. Through stunning photographs and insightful stories, you’ll join the band as it journeys where few Americans have ever gone.
Hugo Bravo, our Hispanic editor, will show you how the band’s concert beautifully honored God on this previously forbidden island.
As you satisfy your curiosity with Cuba, you’ll also be astonished to discover how a group of courageous Salvationists quietly maintained the Army’s ministry there for 98 years—against all odds.
In the same issue, Robert Mitchell, managing editor, will report on the Army’s Pathway of Hope Program. You’ll read two heartwarming examples that illustrate why this program is so important to single moms.
— Warren L. Maye
Editor in Chief