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Coping through COVID-19
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Coping through COVID-19

Coping through COVID-19: Finding hope and meaning in the pandemic Words Simone Worthing October is National Mental Health Month in Australia. An initiative of the Mental Health Foundation Austra...

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Trapped in traffick
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Trapped in traffick

Salvos free Karim from 'diplomatic prison' Karim* came to Australia after being offered a well-paid role in Canberra as the private driver for a diplomat from his home country. He agreed to take the j...

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Setting the captives free
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Setting the captives free

Salvo Trevor Russell at helm of Australia’s fight against modern slavery Words Simone Worthing “I like to think that policing is a calling for me as part of my faith,” said Detect...

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A ray of life in the darkness
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A ray of life in the darkness

It's as simple as being there for someone Words Bryce Davies When I was a child, I was quite fearful about being in the dark and alone in the middle of the night. I imagined evil forces lurking under...

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Filling the gaps
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Filling the gaps

Safe House residents are able to grow some of their own food. Salvos Safe House supports victims of human trafficking Words Simone Worthing Human trafficking and modern slavery are something many Aust...

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Hidden treasures: COVID-19 unveiling who we really are
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Hidden treasures: COVID-19 unveiling who we really are

Word Mark Hadley One of the familiar stories we tell ourselves when reflecting on hard times is that “they changed us”. I’m not so sure. Having passed through the heart of the cor...

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Making peace with the past
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Making peace with the past

Michelle found God, and freedom on the other side of forgiveness, after her marriage broke down. My childhood was great. I grew up in a safe and loving environment. My mum ran the household of three k...

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Bendigo program ripe to harvest
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Bendigo program ripe to harvest

Gravel Hill gardener Mohammed and two project workers marvel at the growth of the community garden. Words Jessica Morris From the garden to the plate, the Salvos’ Gravel Hill Community Garden h...

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Access denied: The key to unlocking restrictions in your life
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Access denied: The key to unlocking restrictions in your life

The freedom we had come to take for granted was taken away in 2020, but a relationship with Jesus can be accessed at all times. Words Barry Casey We have just experienced the bleakest winter I can rec...

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Diamond in the rough
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Diamond in the rough

James (left) and his wife Taryn assisted in the 2019 Salvos' Red Shield Appeal. Finding genuine friendship and acceptance through Jesus has given James a life he never felt he deserved. Words Bill Sim...

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