FROM THE OFFICE OF THE GENERAL
TO SALVATIONISTS ACROSS THE WORLD
A series of Pastoral Letters from the General to
every Salvationist across the world.
The Pastoral Letters are intended to be distributed unchanged
and entire to all Salvationists
and may be shared also with others interested in the sacred purposes
for which God raised up The Salvation Army.
The letters (below) are available in 3 languages -
English, French, & Spanish
General Shaw Clifton writes:
Greetings in the Name of Jesus Christ.
This comes to all Salvationists with my strong affection in
Christ for you, and with my prayers for your effectiveness in
the sacred calling that God, in his supreme wisdom, has placed
upon the peoples known as Salvationists.
It has been laid upon my heart that I am to take a step of
obedience under God by reaching out to you all through a
Pastoral Letter written from time to time. I write therefore in
order to obey the One who created us all, and with a longing
that what is written will affirm, encourage and inspire you.
The themes for these occasional Pastoral Letters will be the
themes God reveals. His holy will is made known in many ways. I
pledge myself to be mindful that his will is often revealed
through interaction with members of the Body and not only or
always in the seclusion of the place of prayer.
It is my deep hope that each Pastoral Letter will be read
wherever Salvationists are to be found, whether in private or
in public settings. The chosen themes may prompt discussion,
prayer and – as appropriate – action.
All Scripture quotations are from the New International
Version, unless otherwise stated.
Pastoral letter - 'CHOICES'
Pastoral letter - 'HOPE'