Following up the movement of officers I wrote about in ‘All Change’, this weekend I have been to two of the places where new leaders needed to be officially welcomed and presented to their congregations. On Saturday Iveta and I … Continue reading
A key feature of being an officer (minister) in The Salvation Army is that of being available to God through the Army to serve wherever you are needed. In many countries where The Salvation Army is well-established there is a … Continue reading
Indulge me, dear reader. This is my 100th post. The picture shows members of the staff here in Riga at The Salvation Army headquarters being cajoled into posing for a photo with the celebration cake which was bought to mark … Continue reading
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Thanks to Ilona Rasa-Trupa, the children and youth programme which The Salvation Army runs in Latvia is, in my humble opinion, absolutely superb. It seems that no sooner has one activity finished than Ilona has planned the next one. She … Continue reading
‘Cast your bread on the water and it will come back soggy’, is my rather irreverent version of Ecclesiastes 11:1 as translated in the King James’ Bible and more recently in the English Standard Version. The proper version is: ‘Cast … Continue reading
I was at the airport awaiting the arrival of some friends from the UK who were coming to lead a conference. The waiting area was full of people with their eyes fixed on the exit ready to greet friends and relatives. … Continue reading