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The General's 2021 Christmas Message

He is before all things, and in him all things hold together (Colossians 1:17 NIV). What a year 2021 has been! In these past 12 months our world has continued to face up to the challenge and reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, dealing with illness and...

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Celebrating Christmas with kids

When you think about celebrating Christmas with kids, the excitement of gift-giving, the fun of the celebrations will bring joy, laughter, a...

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Shining the light of Jesus at Christmas - a message from The Salvation Army leaders

There is something special about looking at Christmas lights. There is so much joy found in walking around the local streets on a summer ev...

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The message of kindness can light up your Christmas

Kindness can be simple. Or it can be extravagant. It can be empathetic, generous, altruistic, or simply friendly. Parents encourage their ch...

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Christmas hope shines brightly for Jose

Today Jose has hope and purpose, working to help others through connection to The Salvation Army and the Australian Anti Ice Campaign. As Ch...

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Building hope through levels of care

Last Christmas (2020), working to COVID-19 restrictions in regional Victoria, Salvation Army housing case manager Belinda, along with other...

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A lifetime of Christmas kindness and care

Brayden (left) has volunteered for the Salvos all his life. Pictured here as a child, collecting for the Red Shield Appeal.jpg Very few peo...

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Thankful for care through the dark days

Living through years of severe drought, Sarah says her family has experienced dark days, but her family is moved beyond belief by the kindne...

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Christmas hope through dark struggle

Last Christmas Ellie and her family were homeless and living in a tent. But this year, with support from the Salvos, they will celebrate Chr...

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