The acronym above stands for One Weeks Salary On Missionary Service. This represents our practise of giving one weeks salary for the support of Salvation Army overseas service. We have been learning throughout the Lenten Season via DVD infomercials of the continuing needs of those who are serving in what we used to call missionary service. The needs relate more specifically to those with whom our people are working and serving.
Carolyn and I participated with many friends at our home corps in the ingathering on Palm Sunday. It was thrilling to see the strong support of so many to help so many people they don't know. They only know that they need help and that the help will be given as a result of their giving. Hallelujah!
Colossians 1:27 (MSG)
27 God wanted everyone, not just Jews, to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ is in you, therefore you can look forward to sharing in God's glory. It's that simple. That is the substance of our Message.