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

December 2014

Hope for the World


One of our last trips for 2014 was to Finland, a country we call home too, as we lived there for just over three years.

We shared in the celebration of the 120th Anniversary! It was a great occasion to thank God for his goodness and faithfulness and to renew our hope for the future, a bright future if we obey God and follow his guidance!

For us it was especially encouraging to be part of the commissioning and ordination of two young ladies, one from Estonia, and one from Finland who is married and mother of two children. What made it so special was that we had known them eight years ago and at that time, they were not even candidates and one was not even a soldier!

This was yet another reason to celebrate, and this spirit of joy and thankfulness will continue during this month of December, as we rejoice at the birth of Jesus, our Saviour.

Let this Christmas be the best celebration of all, not only because of the joy of having family and friends around, but for the reason of knowing Christ and his love and forgiveness.

A special thought goes to all who are hurting, alone, or ill during this season. May the peace of God which surpasses all understanding be with you all 




Women's Ministries in your area




You are Loved - Loved then Love

Bible readings

Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another (1 John 4:11)

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again (2 Corinthians 5:14-15).

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Focus on the Zones

World mapAround 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.


Nigeria Territory  

December update from Nigeria Territory

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Junior Miss  

Kenya West Territory - Junior Miss

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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


Worship Dance to celebrate the Army’s birthday in Suriname

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by Commissioner Eva Marseille


Catching the Joy

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by Gail Fleeman







The Salvation Army in Greece

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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


Seminar for divisional/district directors of women's ministries

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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).


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