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

September 2014


Commitment: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.’ (Luke 9:23 NIVUK).

After a busy time last month, it was time for holiday and we were grateful to have some time with our children and their families. The grand children are growing fast and it is fascinating to follow their progress.

We began our second year in our present appointments with the European Youth Congress in Germany. Events like this give us great hope for the future of Europe. What a vibrant and responsive group of young people we encountered and imagine how happy we were when almost 10 per cent of the Sunday morning congregation responded to the call for officership. Some 47 young people responded and that is a tremendous encouragement to our European colleagues.

This brings me to the theme of commitment!

‘Jesus calls His disciples to a radical commitment. Those who truly follow Jesus must be willing to follow Him to the point of death, just as He will later die for His commitment to God and others. Thus, whether they die literally or figuratively, His followers give up their lives for Him.’ (www.biblegateway.com. Matthew 10:38-39 The Voice).

May we as women in the Salvation Army be committed disciples of Jesus Christ!




Women's Ministries in your area






You are Loved - Accepted

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. (Romans 15:7)


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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).