From the desk of the World President of Women's Ministries – Commissioner Silvia Cox

August 2014

The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and for evermore. Psalm 121:8

Comings and Goings

On the 3 of August 2013, suddenly our life changed. Many will agree with me that life is often full of surprises, some good and some less good!

In our case, the joy of travelling the world, discovering what God is doing, having great fellowship with our Salvationist family, and preaching the word, is now very much a part of our daily routine. At the same time, we find that the sense of responsibility and urgency as well as our total dependence on God has increased.

The challenges but also the opportunities are greater than ever before as is our ability to influence some of the strategic priorities of The Salvation Army are certainly more real, which can sometimes be quite a daunting prospect!

What has not changed is our calling, our relationship with God, the joy of serving the Lord. However  the fact that we have experienced God’ s presence in our own life and in our family, in the past and in the present gives us the certainty that God  will be with us in the future too.

So for all of you, who are facing changes, know that God is the same, yesterday, today and forevermore! Remember what the Lord has done in your life, and look with confidence to the future.


Women's Ministries in your area






Loved - Patience

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion,kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity (Colossians 3:12-14).


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Focus on the Zones

Around the Salvation Army world women are engaging with women and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Often this is through modelling Christ like relationships. Read more about how God is at work in this world as people engage in his word, are encouraged and flourish.

The International Salvation Army is administered in five Zones – Africa, Americas & Caribbean, Europe, South Asia (SASIA) and South Pacific & East Asia Zone (SPEA).

Find out more stories of women from around the world working in community, building relationships and seeking relationship with God.





Kenya West Territory - Junior Home League Congress

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by Commissioner Jolene Hodder
TPWM Kenya West Territory







Congo Brazzaville Territory - Summary of Women's Rally Report


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by Lieut. Colonel Arschette Moukoko
TSWM Congo Brazzaville Territory










Americas & Caribbean

Catching the Joy

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by Gail Fleeman












Report on Women's Weekend - Germany & Lithuania Territory

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South Pacific & East Asia

Habitat for Humanity - New Zealand, Fiji & Tonga Territory

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Memories of Tacloban

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by Lieut-Colonel Edna Willams









South Asia

Home League Rally Report - India South Western Territory

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by Commissioner Bimla Charan
TPWM India South Western Territory








About Women's Ministries

The ideal basic unit of society is the home and family, where women play a vital and definitive role. Furthermore, as natural providers of hope, women play an important part in shaping society. Therefore any fellowship of women in which Christian influence is exerted and practical help given benefits not only the individual and the family, but also the nation.

Women’s Ministries provide a programme of meetings and other activities based on the fourfold aims of the Army’s international women’s organisation, the Home League, which was inaugurated in 1907. The aims are worship, education, fellowship and service.

The mission of Women’s Ministries is to:

  • bring women into a knowledge of Jesus Christ
  • encourage their full potential in influencing family, friends and community
  • equip them for growth in personal understanding and life skills
  • address issues which affect women and their families in the world

Indeed, the motto of the Home League is: ‘I will live a pure life in my house ...’ (Psalm 101:2b, Good News Bible).