30 November 2011
Spanish Salvationists Respond to the General's Challenge
Released 30 November 2011
SALVATIONISTS from across Spain gathered in great excitement to welcome General Linda Bond when she visited the Salvation Army's Spain Command. They appreciated the General's kind, personal approach as she warmly greeted all present.
The public meeting, held at a conference centre on the outskirts of Madrid, included participation from a united brass band and BASICO, a newly formed music group which combines timbrels, brass instruments and a worship band. A united women's ministries group, led by Lieut-Colonel Aída Castillo (Command President of Women's Ministries), presented a special music item, 'The Lord is my Shepherd'.
Lieut-Colonel Jonathan Roberts, Under Secretary for Europe at International Headquarters, gave his testimony and inspired Salvationists as he shared his experiences as a Salvation Army officer.
The General's Bible message was based on Acts 2. She challenged her listeners not to feel ashamed to preach the gospel.
At the conclusion of the General's message, many people moved to the altar to dedicate their lives to the Lord. Others responded to God's call to serve him as Salvation Army officers.
During her visit the General also spoke at officers councils had a private meeting with officers' families.