[title size="1 to 6"]Mission For Vision[/title] 200 million people need glasses just to lead a normal life. Mission For Vision is committed to providing vision to those living in the deprived areas of the developing world. The charity comprises optometrists and dispensing opticians willing to volunteer their skills, time and money to improve the quality of life for others. For many, just obtaining the basics for life is a daily struggle, and for those with deficient eyesight there is little hope of obtaining either education or employment. You can make a difference by donating your unwanted glasses, and just £15 would provide someone with a life transforming cataract operation. Ian Squire from Mission For Vision is special guest at Staines corps on Sunday 9 September where he will be speaking at an informal evening at 5:30 pm.
Every Thursday morning at 07:30 at Costa Coffee, Church Road, Ashford a prayer meeting takes place. We pray to support One Army, One Message and One Mission and our local community. Every is invited to join us. If you can not make it then please do pray where you are at 7:30 every week on this subject. For more details about the mission read this web page from The Salvation Army's International headquarters website.
[title size="2"]General André Cox elected as Salvation Army leader[/title] Commissioner André Cox, a Swiss-British Salvation Army officer, has been elected as the 20th General of the Christian church and charity. The election took place at the High Council, which saw 117 of The Salvation Army’s senior leaders from around the world gather just outside London for the sacred task of choosing the next international leader. The General accepted his new responsibility in a spirit of humility, saying that, irrespective of the rank he held, he had not moved away from his original calling to officership – to be God’s servant and to proclaim the gospel. General Cox shares his ministry with his wife, Commissioner Silvia Cox, who is the World President of Women’s Ministries. Together General and Commissioner Cox will lead the 1.5 million strong world-wide church of The Salvation Army. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, to an English father and Swiss mother, André Cox spent his childhood years in Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom, before moving to Switzerland, where he met his wife and from where they entered training to become Salvation Army officers, taking up their first appointments in 1979. The 59-year-old General has vast experience of the international ministry of The Salvation Army. In the early years of his Salvation Army officership, General Cox held appointments in Switzerland and Zimbabwe. More recently he has served as the territorial commander in the Southern Africa Territory, the Finland and Estonia Territory and the United Kingdom Territory with the Republic of Ireland. In February 2013 he was appointed as Chief of the Staff – second in command of the international Salvation Army. On being announced as The Salvation Army’s 20th General, the new international leader told [...]