It was wonderful to touch down yesterday in Edmonton – it was a good week away, but like Dorothy said “there’s no place like home”. The Territorial Leader’s Conference, Officer’s Councils, being with The General, The Congress was all good but the highlight was seeing Jason come down the aisle as a second year cadet. Year One is done, and while there are many more experiences to go, he’s off to Bay Robert’s for his summer appointment.
Sunday night the Ambassadors of Holiness were highlighted as their summer appointments were recognized and each of them made it onto the big screen as evidenced below.
Susan is, of course, in Winnipeg for the summer and so we will be keeping them in our prayers.
New officers for The Salvation Army…and new officers for the Alberta Northern Territories Division! It was a great evening of celebration – and a time of serious dedication as the Prayer Warriors were ordained and commissioned.
Lieutenant David Bond spoke to on behalf of his session and reflected on the experience of training.
The name is Destiny – that is the theme of the Congress, but the hit of the night was the story of David and Goliath. The illustration of wearing the King’s armour was brought to life as the General pulled a young boy from the crowd to wear his uniform jacket! No sense in trusting in that, says the General – trust only in God.
Lots of good music, colour, lights and young people featured as the Congress began. We’re off to a great start.