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Alannah brings Christmas smiles to struggling kids
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16 December 2021

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 that someone loves them,” said Alannah, age 11. “I was sad about lockdowns but I have a mum and grandma who love me, and I wanted to help make other kids smile. So I thought of toys.&#x...

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Celebrating Christmas South Sudanese style
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16 December 2021

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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Where will you be this Christmas?
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16 December 2021

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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12 December 2021

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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The messiness of Christmas
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12 December 2021

Photo by Gareth Harper on Unsplash Celebrating the hope of Christmas that includes us all Words Belinda Cassie It is just under a couple of weeks until Christmas. Bah humbug! One of my work colleagues...

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A lifetime of Christmas care
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29 November 2021

Brayden, left, and his siblings have been collecting for The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal all their lives. Words Naomi Singlehurst  Very few people could say they had been a Christmas volunte...

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Salvos world leader launches environment statement
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28 November 2021

The Salvation Army’s new International Positional Statement, ‘Caring for the Environment’, sets out a strongly worded description of the many ways God’s creation has suffer...

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Church leaders unite for climate action
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28 November 2021

Australian faith leader unite for climate change. Photo KianWorthing Photography. Words Simone Worthing  Commissioners Janine and Robert Donaldson, leaders of The Salvation Army Australia,&#...

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A life of freedom and depth
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8 November 2021

Peter was able to reconnect with his kids and regularly watched them play sport on weekends. Getty Images. Words Bryce Davies For much of my time as an officer (pastor) with the Salvos, I worked in re...

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