THE GENERAL AND COMMISSIONER SILVIA COX RECEIVE LONG-SERVICE AWARDS

// 22 MAY 2014 //

THE service of General André Cox and Commissioner Silvia Cox (World President of Women's Ministries) was recognised in an informal ceremony during the weekly 'family prayers' at International Headquarters (IHQ). The Chief of the Staff (Commissioner William Roberts) presented the international leaders with brooches to mark 35 years' service as Salvation Army officers.

The Chief told the congregation that the General and Commissioner Cox had been members of the Joyful Evangelists Session of cadets, adding that they are 'still joyful after 35 years of service'.

The Bible message from Commissioner Nancy Roberts (World Secretary for Women's Ministries) was based on Jesus' calling his disciples to be salt and light in the world. She spoke about her time of service in Kenya, when power cuts meant that many nights were spent without light, and made the point that 'light, to do its job, needs to be seen'.

In the previous week's family prayers, seven more IHQ officers had received recognition of their long service. Commissioners Eva and Gerrit Marseille, and Commissioners Dorita and John Wainwright – all of whom trained alongside the General and Commissioner Cox – received their 35-year awards, Major Peter Forrest his 30-year brooch and Majors Margaret and Patrick Booth their 25-year recognition. Major Deborah Sedlar, who has also completed 25 years' service, is away from the office and will be presented with her award in her home territory, USA Eastern.

Report by Kevin Sims
Communications Section
International Headquarters

Tags: The General

News headlines

30 October 2014 - First Burundian citizens commissioned as Salvation Army officers in joyful meeting


30 October 2014 - Salvation Army on Alert in Hawaii as Kīlauea Volcano Erupts


28 October 2014 - News Feature: Salvation Army publication explores addiction, recovery and neuroscience


27 October 2014 - International Visitors Bring Challenge and Encouragement to South Asian Women Leaders


27 October 2014 - Commissioner Nancy Roberts Joins Anti-Trafficking Delegates in Moldova


Categories

Emergencies


The General


Prayer


Events


Africa


Americas and Caribbean


Europe


South Asia


South Pacific and East Asia


2014 ICL



Translate this page:


SPIRITUAL LIFE

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