Testimonial Tuesday

This is my SMT Story – Joe Caddy

The year was 2001 and 20 year-old me somehow found himself in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina riding in the back of a large, thrift store box truck with his head sticking out a porthole type window trying to find some fresh air in a desperate attempt to fend off motion sickness. I could only stand there…

This is my SMT Story – Kenneth Jones

One of the greatest joys when I served on a missions team, came from a corps officer during an open air ministry. There was a particular town that was hit by a tornado and was still recovering years later. During his alter call and while in uniform, he got down on his knees on dirt…

This is my SMT story – Shannon Cabrera

In 2016 I was a part of the Mexico Team, and last year, 2017, I was a part of the Costa Rica Team. Lucky for me, I’m fluent in Spanish and found myself translating quite a bit my first year. Translating was actually one of my least favorite things to do, and it was mostly…

This is my SMT story – Brenna Lee

Summer Mission Team was one of the best experiences of my life and provided me with opportunities that are so unimaginable. My three summers (2008- Central One/Eleuthera, Bahamas Team, 2009-Moldova Team, 2011- India Team) serving on Summer Mission Team were filled with life-changing experiences that deepened my love for God & for His people, in…

This is my SMT story – Rebecca Hixenbaugh

In 2013 I was accepted to be a part of team Caribbean where 6 other young adults and I served in Belize and Jamaica.  Then in 2015 I was accepted again to be a part of team Hungary with 4 other young adults. While serving on both missions teams I was able to experience deep…

Missions in Madison

The Madison, IN Corps has been learning a lot about The Salvation Army’s Partners in Mission, mission opportunities, Central Territory Missionaries and Sponsorship. During Sunday School opening, Lt. Brenna Lee shares resources that Central Missions offers on their website, centralmissions.org. She encourages the congregation to not only support overseas ministry financially, but to also learn…

The Story of a Few Good Apples

I was driving to work once and saw a homeless man standing on the corner, waiting for a bus. There were small apples on the ground that had fallen off a tree. Most looked shriveled or bruised from where I could see them. He was looking all around him, wanting to pick some up, but…

Testimonial Tuesday: Debbie Osborn’s GMT Experience

We recently  interviewed Captain Debbie Osborn, a member of the most recent Global Mission Team (GMT) to the India South Eastern Territory, to gain some insight on what it’s like to serve on a GMT. What is your name and occupation? I am a Salvation Army Officer assigned to the Arnold Corps, Midland Division as the…

Sponsorship Testimonial – Bethany Children’s Home

We recently received a report from Bethany Children’s Home in Haiti. This home cares for 32 residents and 11 daytime participants. Many of the children are orphans, but many have family members who simply can’t take care of them. The newsletter is full of evidence that the Salvation Army home is caring for five basic…

Project: FAST

The World Mission Department is excited to announce that the Project 24/29 materials have been updated and the program is being rebranded as Project: FAST!  Project: FAST is a Salvation Army youth event designed to teach young people about world hunger and preventable diseases that take the lives of tens of thousands of children every day. The…