Category Archives: The Salvation Army

A few days in Quebec

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Last week we found ourselves in Orford Quebec at the divisional retreat. This is a small perhaps better described intimate division. We had a wonderful time en francais and each day seemed to bring something different. We explored Sherbrook Quebec where we had never been – ate poutine at Le Shack – a real unique experience! Oh and delicious too.

I was really taken with the teaching of Colonel Daniel Naud. This man is a wonderful teacher and his gentle but authority teaching really gave us reason to think. His word to us was entirely set in the Word of God and his personal illustrations brought a sense of genuine leadership.  He is the TC for France and Belgium and obviously a wise and thoughtful leader.

One of our team building exercises was putting together a puzzle – thus the feature image above. Did I mention how good the food was? DELICIOUS!

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We buy too much

Did you know we buy too many clothes? Do you know the textile market is struggling to figure out what to do with all that leftover waste material? The Retail Council of Canada is working on it, but it is a huge problem. The Salvation Army is attempting to help – we are the only charity on the RC – and they want our voice. We all have a problem.

The report on Marketplace is enlightening if not frightening.

Christmas music

Is there anything more Christmas like than Christmas music? And when it comes to Christmas music Salvation Army bands are well known to be on the street corner and mall. Though getting into a mall in Canada is close to impossible these days! Note the bias in my comment – yup, I think it’s a shame.  Anyway….

Here’s a video that IHQ put out in 2014 that takes you around the world in one carol.