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Orlando Shooting: The Salvation Army's world leader responds

Video Link:
https://www.facebook.com/GeneralAndreCox/videos/602841579878350/

In response to the Orlando, USA, nightclub shooting that claimed 50 lives and left 53 people injured, General André Cox has recorded a video message in which he calls on Salvationists and friends from around the world to 'demonstrate God's mercy in a practical and tangible way'. He offers prayers for everyone affected by this tragedy.

Speaking to an international audience of Salvationists and friends, the General also lays down a strong challenge: 'Let us as The Salvation Army rise up and be mobilised, showing God's love to those who may not expect to be loved by us. Let's transcend the man-made barriers that seek to divide us from our "neighbour". And let's do it today, with God's help.'

See http://www.salvationarmy.org/ihq/news/statement130616 for a transcript and downloadable version of this message.

 


 

Sign Up for Day Camp Today!

Looking for a fun opportunity for your child? We will be working together with the Pekin Park District for our Day Camp this year. The Pekin Park District will be bringing their trained staff and day camp experience to the Pekin Salvation Army.

Pekin Park District will be administering this Neighborhood Day Camp at the Salvation Army's facilities on Derby Street. This camp will be a chance for your youngster to make new friends and experience a fun filled summer! We will swim at DragonLand, play at Railsplitters Park, experience sports, arts and crafts, scavenger hunts go on field trips and so much more. This is an all-inclusive Camp breakfast, lunch, snacks, admissions to field trips and busing are provided. This is a summer vacation not to be forgotten!

Days: Monday - Friday
Dates: Wed., May 25, 2016 - Fri., Aug. 12, 2016
Times: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Drop off by 9:00 am and Pick up after 3:30 pm
Ages: 5 - 10 yrs.
Fee: $34 per day or $120 per week (add $3 per day Non-Resident fee)
Location: Salvation Army

Questions? Contact DeDe McNeely at dmcneely@pekinparkdistrict.org or dial (309) 201-4007 or Terry Gamberri at tgambetti@pekinparkdistrict.org or dial (309) 201-4319.

Call or apply in person at the Recreation Office, located in the Pekin Park Arena, Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm.
(309) 347-7275
http://www.pekinparkdistrict.org/registrationinfo.html

Register your child today!

 



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