Monday, 6 April 2009


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.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing Commissioner. As you know I am at Joyville Children's Home and I can assure you the funds are used wisely and make a real difference. For us, if not for the international assistance we could not stay open.

You might be interested to know that we also have our Self Denial Appeal in a few weeks time here in the Philippines! Our children are crushing cans to sell and there are other unique activities happening so they can make money "for the poor people overseas!" Some of our funds stay within this country and a percentage is sent to other countries with great needs. Our final amount may not be as high as your Territory, but all funds are given with a real heart to make a difference.

Let's work together to help keep Salvation Army programs open so that people can be helped around the world who would otherwise have nothing.


John Duthie said...

We are very fortunate to live in Australia, a land will almost unlimited opportunities to do well in various areas of life such as employment, education, business and finances.

The people whom the Salvation Army help via the OWSOMS appeal have very limited opportunites in life, they receive little or no welfare payments, they struggle to find work, their incomes are very low, education is hard to come by, and they receive no stimulus packages, nor baby bonuses. So lets really consider OWSOMS this year and give generously.