Angoon:  The Salvation Army Corps That Refused to Close!

In 2004 The Salvation Army's ministry in the Angoon community closed. This didn't deter a faithful group of member (Salvationists).  They continued to meet for Bible Study and prayer. They cared for the Corps building, hoping one day The Salvation Army would reopen the ministry there.  One soldier, Harriet Silva, often visits the building to spend time in prayer, believing God would answer her heartfelt prayers.

In the old Corps (church) building, where Salvation Army Congress banners and photos still hang on the walls and a Bible on the pulpit is open to the book of Psalms. It was as if everything was ready to welcome back The Salvation Army.

During a recent visit to the area, Commissioner James Knaggs shared from John 15, where scripture says, “You can ask me for anything in My name and I will do it!”  In God’s time, and in accordance with His will, God honors the sincere prayers of his people.  He then turned to Major Baker and issued the command, “to reestablish the official work of The Salvation Army in Angoon as soon as you are able.” Angoon’s faithful prayers have been answered!

As The Salvation Army begin to reestablish our ministry in the community of Angoon, there will be great need! As you know the cost of operating in remote locations is significant.  The Corps and housing owned by The Salvation Army are in need of repairs.  We need support to help cover on-going needs in the community for basic items which might include food, heating fuel and utilities.

Get information on The Salvation Army's 2014 plans for Thanksgiving in Angoon and throughout Alaska.