Christmas at The Salvation Army
“Unto you, a child is born!”
Jesus taught us to love and care for one another, especially those in need. In 1865, The Salvation Army’s founder William Booth, a London minister, decided to take his message into the streets to reach the poor, the homeless, the hungry and the destitute. Founded on the faith of the Holy Spirit, The Salvation Army’s message is based on the Bible, its ministry is motivated by the love of God and its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination.
During a time when material treasures can distract us from the sentiment of Christmas giving, we remember Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice. We are thankful for his unconditional love, and strive to reflect his convention.
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.” – NIV, Romans 12;6-8
The Salvation Army recognizes Christmas as a celebration of faith, family and holiday joy. It’s about sharing good fortune with the less fortunate – finding homes for the homeless, satisfying hunger for the hungry and giving hope in a time of need.
Today, The Salvation Army serves in 126 countries around the world. We humbly thank you for your ongoing support over the last 147 year as we look forward to a productive future as we continue our mission.
Unto you, we wish a joyful and blessed Christmas day!