11 September 2017

THE Chief of the Staff (Commissioner Brian Peddle) added to centenary celebrations in the India Eastern Territory when he visited Mizoram to install the new territorial leaders.

The visit began with territorial officers councils, held at Ramhlun Corps, attended by active and retired officers and cadets. Later, at a prayer meeting in Bethlehem Corps, the Chief emphasised the importance of The Salvation Army's mission to take 'the whole message to the whole world'.  

The Chief of the Staff in India Eastern Territory

The installation of the territorial leaders took place during the Sunday holiness meeting at Aizawl Temple Corps (church). Installing Commissioner Lalzamlova as Territorial Commander and Commissioner Nu-i as Territorial President of Women’s Ministries, the Chief of the Staff shared words from Isaiah 41:10: 'So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand’ (New International Version).

The Chief also took the opportunity to recognise the service of outgoing territorial commander Commissioner Naomi Lalngaihawmi, who he presented with her retirement certificate.  

Notable in all meetings was the high number of young people who were in attendance and participating. Presentations of music, creative movement, timbrels and drama were of a high quality, inspiring and challenging those present.  Local officers had opportunity to share in fellowship with the Chief of the Staff at Booth Mansion Conference Hall in the afternoon before they moved on to Aizawl Bazar Corps for the salvation meeting.

'God will be amazing for you,' the Chief told the congregation, 'if you give yourself to him. He wants to do amazing things in you.'  Many people – soldiers, officers and even children – went forward to the mercy seat to dedicate their lives to God throughout the weekend.

Before leaving for home the next day, the Chief spent time with the territorial headquarters family, sharing with them in their devotions. 

IHQ Communications

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