06 Oct 2017

2 Testimonies: A Look Back on the 2017 Holiness Institute

A Reflection by Celeste Pagan Looking back on this weekend’s privilege to attend the Salvation Army’s Holiness Institute for Soldiers, it was a time of spiritual cleansing for me. One

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01 Sep 2017

Healing Both Sides

When I was a victim of human trafficking, my nickname was “Ghost.” I would disappear. I never stayed in one place or did one thing for too long. Growing up

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02 May 2017

Visuals of the Bible

As young people look for guidance from God, they may sometimes hesitate to open their Bibles to directly seek His wisdom. They might feel it’s too difficult to understand what

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01 Mar 2017

For the least of these

Sixteen years ago, I retired from a government job in Ponce, P.R., at age 57. My employer had offered me a new position, but I said, “it’s time for me

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07 Feb 2017

Cadet Joseph Cantrell’s Personal Testimony

Cadet Joseph Cantrell shares his story and how God changed his life forever.  How the Lord saved Joseph from his own self destruction through the Adult Rehabilitation Center’s Drug and

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01 Dec 2016

The Cross Maker

In 2008, I made a pastoral visit to a patient in a nursing home. She had suffered a nasty fall in the woods while walking her dog. As I ministered

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01 Dec 2016

Where Jesus Walked

“I want to see, smell, taste, and feel the things that Jesus saw, smelled, tasted, and felt.” “I want to be closer to God.” “See the archeological sites.” “Swim in

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01 Nov 2016

‘Thank you, Lord’

I had always been part of a church, but when The Salvation Army came into the lives of my children, I took Jonathan and Maria to the San Juan, P.R.,

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01 Sep 2016

We Remember

In recognition of the 15–year anniversary of the events of 9/11, four Eastern Territory officers share their memories of how the attacks profoundly influenced, and in some cases changed, the

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01 Jun 2016

Fingerprints

Whenever my grandchildren come to visit, they leave fingerprints everywhere. I jokingly tell my husband, “I can’t clean the house. There are fingerprints on the front door, on the tables,

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01 Jun 2016

JJ & Me

Before we were officers, my wife Sue and I were parents to James John, whose nickname is JJ. I remember us being at Camp Ladore in Pennsylvania. We were getting

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01 Apr 2016

God’s Relentless Call

In 2005, my mom received an invitation to attend the Salvation Army corps in Dover, N.J. Although the spiritual effect of that invitation on my family was immediate, my personal

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