Hope is the medium of the Christian faith. Hope imagines, envisions and anticipates the possibilities of a better future. Hope combats hopelessness, the greatest killer of joy and initiative. Hope is about attitude and a state of being and less about the fulfillment of immediate needs. Hope becomes the vehicle for searching and finding purpose and meaning in life.
As a church and Christian movement, The Salvation Army searches for alleviation of material needs, and presents biblical possibilities for self-understanding and healing within the context of desperate situations.
Our Army, integrated by pastors (Officers), ministers, soldiers and caring leaders, believes that it is the love and caring, the honest compassion of fellow believers (Salvationists) and the hospitality toward those in despair that is healing balm to bruised and battered souls.
Our ministry not only fights poverty by providing resources to alleviate material needs, but we fight poverty with simple acts of love and compassion, such as visiting, comforting, sustaining and encouraging those in need. Our mission is not only to foster hope for a better future but also to bring healing into broken relationships and increase their sense of security and acceptance in Christ.