From the Editor

Caring for kids

“And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.”

—Matthew 18:5–6

In our next SAconnects magazine, you’ll read a feature on children in crisis. Among other topics, this one is of particular interest to us, given the numbers of kids who are sold into slavery, are molested behind closed doors, and are caught in the political, social, and familial crossfires of our time.

Jesus stressed the importance of children. But today, and in many places of the world, they continue to be viewed as invisible, exploitable, and, if need be—disposable. You know this from the many stories that appear in the news. 

However, what we’ll endeavor to bring you are stories that rarely emerge in mainstream media; ones that tell how The Salvation Army helps combat a culture that is adverse toward children. We’ll show how the Army transforms their lives, gives them hope for the future, and helps save their souls.

From a kids’ café in Corning, N.Y., to a Boys & Girls Club in Newark, N.J., to holiday parties, we’ll share ways in which the Army offers safe alternatives that bring real joy to children in the name of Jesus Christ.

— Warren L. Maye
Editor in Chief

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