All the World
Issue Date: 1 April 2009
Editorial: To Romania with Love; Australia: Providing help and hope after the bushfires; Health: Inspiration and influence in Africa and beyond; Indonesia: The latest step in tsunami relief; Iraq: The Salvation Armys influence lives on; Tanzania: Learning business skills through chalk-making; History: Century-old stories with truth for today.
April - June 2009
Vol 47 No 2
|In this issue:|
|Editorial: To Romania with Love|
Kevin Sims remembers his Gran – Mrs Auxiliary-Captain Muriel Sims – who, through her support of the Army's work in Romania in later life, became one of the many unsung heros of the international Salvation Army.
|Out of the Fire|
Bushfires in February 2009 in the Australian state of Victoria killed more than 200 people and left thousands homeless, eventually coming to be recognised as the worst disaster to hit the country in modern times. This article provides examples of the practical, emotional and spiritual support given by Salvationists and Salvation Army officers during this time.
|Wonder and Surprise|
Ricardo Walters has seen some of the world’s poorest people helped by The Salvation Army. Poverty and suffering have been commonplace but, in words and pictures, Ricardo tells All the World of the hope he has seen in what may seem to be hopeless situations.
On 26 December 2004 Aceh became a household name as news of its almost total devastation spread round the world. Now, thanks in part to the work of The Salvation Army in building new homes, people are returning to their lives and trying to start again.
|The Story Goes On|
A new organisation was formed to continue the work begun in Iraq by The Salvation Army, but for security reasons the link was not publicised. Now the people in Iraq feel happy to make their link with The Salvation Army public.
|College Chalks Up Another Success Story|
The Salvation Army’s Shukrani International College of Business Management and Administration in Tanzania has undergone many changes in recent years. Now – as is clear from its recently changed name – it is branching out into office administration, marketing and business management.
|Blasts From the Past|
As part of the 125th anniversary celebrations of All the World, excerpts from three early-day articles are reprinted here. The language and reporting style have changed but the spirit of The Salvation Army – providing help to the poorest of the poor – is easy to recognise.
|Back Page Poster: Child's Play|
Poetry by Kevin Sims and photography by Ricardo Walters - downloadable as a PDF file