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Salvation Army Convenes to Elect New General

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The Salvation Army’s 17th High Council convened on Friday, January 21, at Sunbury Court, United Kingdom, to elect the 19th General of The Salvation Army. The current General, Shaw Clifton, will retire at midnight on April 1, 2011. Commissioner William W. Francis, territorial commander of the Canada and Bermuda Territory, was elected president of this, the largest-ever, High Council with 109 members. He, along with Vice President, Commissioner Betty Matear, will guide the High Council through the procedures required to elect the Army’s new general. Commissioner Francis noted that 65%

Salvation Army Commences Work in United Arab Emirates

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On June 1, 2010, The Salvation Army will officially commence its work in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This will bring the number of countries where the Army operates to 121. Less than two years ago, The Salvation Army’s work began officially in neighboring Kuwait. Then, exploration started with regard to the possibility of extending the Army’s ministry into the UAE. An invitation was extended for the Army to plan a Christmas carol service in Dubai and this was attended by hundreds of people. Meetings then commenced in rented property

The Salvation Army Now at Work in 120 Countries Adding Nicaragua

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The Salvation Army’s World Leader, General Shaw Clifton, has announced the official opening of The Salvation Army’s work in Nicaragua. On March 1, 2010, Nicaragua became the 120th country in which the Army is officially at work. The Salvation Army is in good standing with the Nicaraguan authorities and prospects for the future development of its work are positive.


The Salvation Army 2009 Year in Review

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It was a difficult year for many in Canada. In 2009 hundreds of thousands of Canadians worried about their jobs and their savings. According to Stats Canada, “The Canadian economy lost a startling 129,000 jobs in January, almost all full-time positions and a record single-month total.”