22 Jan 2021

These Devils are angels

The New Jersey Devils usually host a Salvation Army Day at a home game each year. That was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19. The National Hockey League’s New Jersey

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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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24 Dec 2020

It’s Christmastime in the village

Major Jeff Stacy is a pastor, so it’s fitting that the first purchase he ever made for his massive Christmas village display was a beautiful church with a high steeple.

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23 Dec 2020

The gift of reading for Christmas

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”—Frederick Douglass The way Joe Bedard tells it, he was in the woods several years ago when a vision

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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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21 Dec 2020

Answering the alarm—together

Updated December 20, 2020. The lines were so long for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree distribution in Lexington, Ky., on Friday, December 18, that city police jumped in to help

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17 Dec 2020

The joy of Christmas comes home

Maria Sanchez sat her four children down and gave them the bad news; their family couldn’t afford any Christmas decorations for their home this year—not even a tree. “The situation

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15 Dec 2020

Golden start to kettle season

It’s one thing for The Salvation Army in Harrisburg, Pa., to receive a donation that will benefit members of their community who are in need. It’s another thing for that

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09 Dec 2020

Equipping the called

The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; I will help you

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