// 24 JANUARY 2011 //

24 January 2011

SUNDAY, the third day of the Salvation Army’s seventeenth High Council, commenced with a welcome to the world and a worship meeting.

The High Council members were keen to be in worship again as many of them had been greatly touched by the Holy Spirit during the welcome meeting and retirement salute on Saturday.

There is no doubt that each of the members of the 2011 High Council want to be in tune with God as they work toward the election of the Army’s nineteenth General.

They also want Salvationists and friends around the world to join with them in prayer for God’s will to be done. Commissioner William Francis, the President of the High Council, made this clear during a ‘Welcome to the World’ video filmed on Sunday morning prior to the High Council worship meeting. The video can be viewed at www.salvationarmy.org/highcouncil on the High Council website.

When urging the world to support the High Council the commissioner asked for people to pray 'that the High Council members will know, and have the courage to do, God’s will'.

Following the departure of the film crew High Council Chaplain Commissioner Max Feener encouraged the council members to enjoy God’s presence as they entered into further worship.

During an opening prayer time led by Commissioner James Knaggs a number of council members asked the Holy Spirit to fall upon the gathering.

In his stirring and challenging message Commissioner Feener drew many lessons from Joshua 5:13- 6:21 which had earlier been read by Colonel Mirriam Mavundla.

The commissioner declared that ‘we all need to go deeper with God’. He said that ‘we can have confidence in God’s promises, plans and power for the days ahead.

After being refreshed by the worship the High Council spent a number of hours working through further procedural matters in relation to the election of the next General.

Report by Lieut-Colonel Laurie Robertson
High Council Communications Officer
Visit the High Council website

back to news index print version text only

News headlines

18 December 2014 - News Feature: Sign Up Now for Bible-Reading Challenge Emails

16 December 2014 - The General and Pope Francis Share in Prayer at the Vatican During First-Ever Private Meeting

12 December 2014 - News Feature: Record-Breaking Major Rings in 150th Anniversary Celebrations

8 December 2014 - News Feature: Prospective Volunteers Encouraged to #AskBoundless in Live Interactive Events

8 December 2014 - The Chief of the Staff and Commissioner Nancy Roberts Lead Zonal Conference and Worship in South Africa



The General




Americas and Caribbean


South Asia

South Pacific and East Asia

2014 ICL

150th anniversary

Translate this page:


  • Worldwide Prayer Meeting
  • One Army teaching resources
  • Boundless - The Whole World Praying
  • Donate Here