France and Belgium
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Since ‘La Maréchale’ (eldest daughter of William and Catherine Booth) conducted the Army’s first meeting in Paris on Sunday 13 March 1881, Salvationist influence has grown and remarkable social and spiritual results have been achieved. French officers commenced work in Algeria in 1934 and this work was maintained until 1970.
In Belgium, Salvation Army operations were pioneered on 5 May 1889 by Adjutant and Mrs Charles Rankin and Captains Velleema and Hass. Legal recognition was granted by Act 1007 on 8 December 1930. Most of The Salvation Army's work in Belgium operates within the French-speaking part of the country so, from 1 January 2009, the former Belgium Command was linked administratively to France under the newly created France and Belgium Territory.
Countries included in the territory: Belgium, France
Languages in which the gospel is preached: French, Flemish
Periodicals: Avec Vous (With You), En Avant!, Le Bulletin de la Ligue du Foyer (Home League resources), Le Bulletin des Ministères Féminins (women's ministries resources), Le Fil (The Link), Le Magazine (The Magazine), Nouv'ELLES (women's ministries publication), Partenaires de prière (Prayer Partners)
The Structure of The Salvation Army in France
The French Salvation Army Congregation
The Salvation Army, an Evangelistic movement, became a Congregation in 1994. This came about because of the professionalism of the Army's social establishments and the constraints of the French laws concerning the separation of Church and State, which made a restructuring of the movement obligatory, with a separation of the spiritual and the temporal.
The French Salvation Army Foundation
Created in 2000 as the social arm of the French Salvation Army, the Foundation works in three directions : "To help, to accompany, to rebuild"
Colonel Jacques Donzé - Territorial Commander
Colonel Claude-Evelyne Donzé - Territorial President of Women's Ministries
Lieut-Colonel Joël Etcheverry - Chief Secretary
Lieut-Colonel Karen Etcheverry - Territorial Secretary of Women's Ministries
60 rue des Frères Flavien
75976 Paris Cedex 20
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