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Just wait!
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Just wait!

Reflections on the season of Advent  Words Amanda Hart  Most of us are familiar with Advent calendars – the calendars of all shapes, sizes, and materials that involve opening a little...

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Alannah brings Christmas smiles to struggling kids
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Alannah brings Christmas smiles to struggling kids

Alannah asked the local community to donate toys for children this Christmas. Her tally quickly reached more than 700.  Words Simone Worthing “I wanted to help kids and make sure they felt...

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Christmas songs all year round
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Christmas songs all year round

Good news, joy and peace can mix with struggles, difficulties and concerns  Words Dean Clarke  How soon after Christmas must you stop singing carols and when is it too early to start? Christ...

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A message of hope
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A message of hope

Jose, above, has found hope and meaning in life and is now dedicated to caring for others.  Jose’s journey from addiction to freedom  Words Naomi Singlehurst  As Christmas 2021 a...

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Celebrating Christmas South Sudanese style
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Celebrating Christmas South Sudanese style

The Salvos play an active part in the Nuer Christian Church, especially at Christmas. Words Simone Worthing The Berwick (Vic.) Salvos, like many others around the country, is home to a large South Sud...

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Home for Christmas
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Home for Christmas

Making up for lost time as borders come down Words Paul Hateley The world was gripped by war in 1943 when Bing Crosby released the song, I’ll be Home for Christmas. The lyrics resonated with so...

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Care and stability come full circle
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Care and stability come full circle

Ongoing support opens new doors for Carley Words Holly Reed, Pallavi Singhal, and Naomi Singlehurst  When the Salvos first began supporting Carley*, she was living in highly insecure housing with...

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Where will you be this Christmas?
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Where will you be this Christmas?

Christmas – the story of a God who chooses to be present Words Anthony Hunt As I recently reflected on Christmas celebrations over the years, what stood out was not the gifts, not the food (whi...

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The benefits of baking 'bark'
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The benefits of baking 'bark'

Sharing a few fun hours in the kitchen to make budget-friendly Christmas treats. Photos Tegan Austin. Words Simone Worthing Majors Cathryn and Mark Williamson are Salvo officers (pastors) and award-wi...

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