Remember watching the sunset with a s’more in your hand by the fire after a long day of riding bikes, swimming in the lake and playing flashlight tag? If you went to summer camp as a kid, you can likely reflect fondly on the experience. That’s the classic summer fun that The Salvation Army’s camps aim to provide for the kids of families who otherwise wouldn’t have the chance to go.
Exactly 100 years ago on this day in 1912, General William Booth, founder of The Salvation Army, entered into Royal Albert Hall in London to give his last, most notable address to a packed crowd of 7,000 Salvationists. The words of his final speech are the descriptive essence of The Salvation Army’s mission and vision, precisely summing up Booth’s 60-year ministry.
Diane Paddison is a woman of many hats. As a member of The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board, a high powered executive, published author, mother, wife, and most importantly, a Christian, we’re wondering – how the heck does she balance it all?
Thankfully, in her new book Work Love Pray, Diane offers her wisdom on how to “do it all” and yet still make faith your foundation and focus.
This statistic might surprise you: 1 out of every 3 homeless people are under the age of 18. This year, 1.6 to 1.7 million youths (under 18 years of age) will experience homelessness.
I know, a little heavy for Monday morning! Facts like these are the very reasons why The Salvation Army strives each day to battle cyclical youth homelessness.