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The War Cry – April 2014

The War Cry – April 2014

The Sun flower is probably the most amazing flowers God has created. They literally follow the sun. I don’t know about you, but one of the most amazing things I have seen, is a field of sunflowers. Watching one follow the sun through is really pretty. Watching hundreds in absolute unison follow the sun is actually quite incredible. READ MORE…

The War Cry – February 2014

The War Cry – February 2014

The New Year always brings with it new opportunities – a new school, university, new goals for work… This hope that we can begin again, whatever that means for each of us in our context. It is also a time when we are able to reset our agenda where we lead and live to God’s standard. READ MORE…

The War Cry – December 2013

The War Cry – December 2013

There are so many people that still live like this spiritually – we open the newspapers and watch the news reports and see that within our country young children, the most vulnerable in our nation, are abused beyond imagination. READ MORE…

The War Cry – October 2013

The War Cry – October 2013

The name The Salvation Army developed from an incident in May 1878. William Booth was dictating a letter to his secretary George Scott Railton and said, “We are a volunteer army.” Bramwell Booth heard his father and said, “Volunteer? I’m no volunteer, I’m a regular!” READ MORE…

The War Cry – August 2013

The War Cry – August 2013

I am always vividly reminded of the people that God has given me to lead within the Territory, not the least being the women and girl children that make up a large percentage of the “fighting force”. Proverbs 31: 10-31 highlights the qualities that make women worth more than rubies. READ MORE…

The War Cry – June 2013

The War Cry – June 2013

Most days we read real stories of young people who have no textbooks at school, Satanism in schools, abuse in all forms that is at an all-time high. Yet in and amongst this challenges that they face – children still play and dream… READ MORE…

The War Cry – April 2013

The War Cry – April 2013

Several years ago, when attending a Sunday morning worship service at a Salvation Army corps (church), I heard one of our leaders preach. It was not a typical sermon, in fact it seemed too simple, especially for this seasoned preacher. READ MORE…

The War Cry – February 2013

The War Cry – February 2013

What made 12 very forgettable people follow a Carpenter, fail Him, yes, stand up from that failure and then go on to change the entire world with His message of freedom from sin and life eternal? READ MORE…

The War Cry – December 2012

The War Cry – December 2012

Christmas decorations and especially Christmas balls help bring such a lovely colour to a Christmas tree. Families at times have traditions where each member has their own named decoration. As the family grows, babies the family grows, babies are born and daughter-in-laws are added, these decorations are hung for all to see. READ MORE…

The War Cry – August 2012

The War Cry – August 2012

Whether it is giving up pudding, a week’s wages or your favourite magazine for a while, our money has the capacity to help change people’s lives. This issue is dedicated to this. I share with you some stories from the countries that will directly impact from our self-denial giving and how they benefit from it. READ MORE…

The War Cry – June 2012

The War Cry – June 2012

Ministry in Southern Africa will require us to be mission ready to address increasing opportunities for service and the sharing of the liberating gospel. Holy Spirit inspired, forward looking, innovating and mission centred responses will position the Army for advancement. READ MORE…

The War Cry – April 2012

The War Cry – April 2012

It was my first Sunday at my new corps appointment. When the meeting came to an end, I was told that one family in attendance was facing the impending death of their 14-year-old
daughter. She had been present with her parents that morning. READ MORE…

The War Cry – February 2012

The War Cry – February 2012

When have we gone out of our way to make life a little easier for our neighbour or work colleague? Our front cover reminds us that it is in the small practical things that we can show God’s love to each other. As one of the five strategic priority areas we will be exploring Salvation Army community life this month. READ MORE…

The War Cry – December 2011

The War Cry – December 2011

When this time of the year comes around, it reminds me of my childhood where we spent almost the whole day in church on Christmas day. The usual church meeting would be 2 hours
long, but on Christmas Day we would stay in church up to 4 or 5 hours and no one would be in hurry for anything. READ MORE…

The War Cry – October 2011

The War Cry – October 2011

October/November is time where most students sit for their final examinations. The focus is more on knowledge. We are living in the age of knowledge explosion. Libraries are filled with
information on any subject the human mind can imagine. READ MORE…

The War Cry – August 2011

The War Cry – August 2011

The work we are doing may be meeting others’ needs, but sometimes we pay the price when we neglect our spiritual wellbeing. Sometimes we seem to struggle to spare even a few minutes for prayer or reading the Bible, but what Jesus said to Martha is still true to all of us today. READ MORE…

The War Cry – June 2011

The War Cry – June 2011

In 2011 we are still celebrating and enjoying the fruits of freedom which was achieved because we had youth in this country who were not afraid to speak against any form of oppression experienced. They sacrificed their lives so that we can live in a democratic society. READ MORE…

The War Cry – April 2011

The War Cry – April 2011

On the 27th April in South Africa we celebrate ‘Freedom day’ which was instituted as a result of our first democratic election in 1994. This day is very special for many South Africans who were freed from oppression. READ MORE…

The War Cry – February 2011

The War Cry – February 2011

I Salvationists and friends of The Salvation Army. I am Noluntu Semeno, originally from the Eastern Cape in the area previously known as Transkei in Mt Frere. I am married to Thataetsile Piet Semeno, who is from North West in Stilfontein (Khuma), and we have a son Boitumelo. READ MORE…