03 Mar 2021

Ending the homelessness cycle

Homelessness can assume many faces. Some people live on the street due to serious mental illness, substance misuse, HIV, and other chronic health conditions. Others survive domestic abuse or military

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26 Feb 2021

Radio dial discipleship

Cadets at the Salvation Army’s College for Officer Training (CFOT) always bring their unique personalities, experiences, and skills on the path to officership. For instance, Cesar Torres, bandmaster at the

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29 Jan 2021

Preaching a message of hope

To most people, they’re known simply as the “Elks Lodge.” However, the official name of the national fraternal organization is the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. The Vineland Elks Lodge

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20 Jan 2021

A canteen prayer

“And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope.”—Romans 5:3-4. In November 2018, God

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15 Jan 2021

Blessings fall on Latrobe

As pastors, Majors Christopher and Jennifer Blessing have a great name. They often get asked if it’s real. It is. The Salvation Army officer couple, now in their 16th year

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14 Jan 2021

Chips are down in AC

Captain Frank Picciotto, a 15-year Salvation Army officer, says he’s never seen anything like what COVID-19 is doing to Atlantic City, N.J. Atlantic County, N.J., which includes Atlantic City, has

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25 Dec 2020

Packing the pantry in Vermont

COVID-19 has done a number on the small community of Barre, Vt. Lieutenant Christopher West said that before COVID-19 struck, the corps helped 200 to 225 people a week. That

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22 Dec 2020

Warming hearts and bodies

When “Maria” finally had enough of domestic violence, she packed up her four children late one night and fled Puerto Rico with just two bags and the clothes on her

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16 Dec 2020

‘God is greater’ than COVID–19

Lieutenant Ismael Ortiz of the Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Citadel Corps says people are “terrified” as COVID-19 continues to ravage his community. “It’s been very challenging, trying to get volunteers for the

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11 Dec 2020

A new book revisits reconciliation

In response to the challenges of this tumultuous year 2020, Daniel N. Diakanwa, a retired Salvation Army captain (pictured above with his daughter Danielle), has written a second edition of

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27 Nov 2020

Beyond the horizon

An ongoing storyline in the fight against COVID–19 is the Salvation Army’s continued development of strategic partnerships. Such is the case in New Jersey, where the Army received grants in

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27 Nov 2020

On his feet again

Chris and Jenny Corcoron want to become Salvation Army officers, but the road has been riddled with obstacles. The largest one happened this year when Chris was diagnosed with a

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