High Council

This week The Salvation Army High Council meet at Sunbury to elect the successor to General John Larsson.

Our little family travelled over to London yesterday to attend the public Welcome to the High Council and the Farewell to General John and Commissioner Freda Larsson. It was a really good and inspiring occassion. You can watch the proceedings yourself at http://www.salvationist.org

Above: Commissioners Stanslous and Jannet Mutawera

A beautiful reminder of the internationalism of the Army and when its all gathered in the one room its great. Marvellous to see the 100 or so high ranking officers from all nations and tribes and tongues gathered…a little glimpse of the foretaste of heaven. And of course, we in the Army make it all the more colorful with navy, white, cream, grey uniforms with all their local national styles and expressions.

A strong reminder that we’re called to win the world for God….there before us were leaders representing the Army’s work in 111 countries.

Good to hear of plans to open in Nicaragua and Greece in the near future.

The sun never, ever, sets on The Salvation Army flag! Glory Hallelujah!

The General preached about the importance of keeping our hand to the plow and not looking back. He talked about not forsaking our call to Aggressive Christianity (Hallelujah), about not relying on programme, about being daring and bold for the future.

Above: Commissioner Will Francis chats
with African Zonal Commissioners

We closed by singing ‘They shall come from the east, they shall come from the west and sit down in the Kingdom of God’ and after each verse, we sang the chorus of General Evangeline Booth’s song:

‘The world for God, the world for God,
I’ll give my heart, I’ll do my part!’

God bless the General, God bless the High Council, God bless the Salvation Army.

the world for Christ (starting where we are)


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