Salvation Army - Leger des Heils
1351 GN Almere
|Tel||:||036 - 539 81 11|
|Fax||:||036 - 533 14 58|
The Salvation Army is an International movement and was founded as an evangelical organisation dedicated to bringing people into a meaningful relationship with God through Christ.
The Salvation army first started as 'The Christian Mission' in 1865 in Whitechapel, London. It became The Salvation Army in 1878 and was founded by evangelist Willem Booth. It is now active in more than 103 countries.
Its doctrinal basis is that of the Wesleyan-Armenian tradition. It is composed of persons who are united by the love of God and man, and who share the common purpose of the organisation - to motivate all people to embrace the salvation provided to them in Christ.
The word "army" indicates that the organisation is a fighting force, constantly at war with the powers of evil. Battles are effectively waged through an integrated ministry that gives attention to both body and spirit. It is a total ministry for the total person. The Army cooperates with churches of all denominations to meet the needs of the community.
Young people often are attracted through local music groups, youth camps, and recreational centres.
One of the activities of The Salvation Army is to help children in the third world countries. One can support the activities with a financial adoption of a child for example in India.