It was a delight to hear from The General today. General Clifton gave us an update on The Salvation Army’s progress from a global perspective. The first thing to note is that we are hardly white, western, or “british” anymore. TSA is now in 121 countries with our entry into United Arab Eremites. We have also recently begun work in; Greece, Kuwait, Nepal, Burundi and our work in China now is in 60 locations.
One of the largest Salvation Army Territories is now Pakistan – an Islamic Republic! Fifty percent of Salvation Army soldiers are in Africa! In the Caribbean 60% of our soldiers are in Haiti.
TSA continues to grow around the world and it does so by the strength of individuals. The General referred to the power of ONE.
He also reminded us of the power of looking after the children – and told the story of William Booth’s strategy to win the hearts of India – he did so by emphasizing children to ministry. Today the India East Territory is a financially independent territory and is pioneering the work in Mongolia.
It has been a very good day – and a reminder of the unique nature of The Army and the quiet way in which the Gospel is delivered…by the power of ONE.