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It’s ‘50 Love’ for Greenville Kroc Tennis Center


The Salvation Army’s award-winning, state-of-the-art tennis center at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Greenville, South Carolina, is the only one of its kind in nation—not only serving up tennis instruction, but life lessons.[...]

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Risk and Reward

One of Jesus’ more befuddling pronouncements was His description of a manager who charged clients of his master half of what they really owed so they would befriend him. “The people of this world are much more shrewd in handling their affairs than the people who belong to the light,” Jesus said (Luke 16:8). Jesus used the story to illustrate that the risks resulting in the greatest rewards deal with eternal consequences. Several features in the current issue of War Cry Online  look at the trade-off between risk and reward:

  • Born risk taker David Wise never found a slope too steep to ski. His abandon propelled him to Olympic Gold. Today he takes up a new risk daily in a contest closer to home.
  • A nurse offers suggestions for how caregivers can help those with Alzheimer’s—and remain sane themselves.
  • A wife of 46 years considers the formula that made for a rewarding marriage.
  • Emergency workers find reward in countering terrorist attacks with community service.

May this issue of War Cry Online help you consider risks with eternal reward. Subscribe free today!

Chronicles of Salvation

The Drumbeat of Diversity

Marleen Mallory’s family was attracted to The Salvation Army when they heard the call of the bass drum at an open air meeting in Norfolk many years ago—she now helps hundreds of Kroc kids with music instruction at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Hampton Roads, VA. [...]

Quincy Kroc Center’s Charter Member

Victoria Huntley was facing knee surgery within a few months. Following that procedure, she knew that extensive water therapy would be required. Of course she had several options, but one project still under construction at the time appealed to her—the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Quincy, Illinois. In addition to the benefits to her health, Victoria discovered friendship, education, support and community service. [...]

More Salvation Stories [...]


Gypsy Boy

Rodney “Gypsy” Smith (1860-1947) was the Billy Graham of his time. Hundreds of thousands on several continents were won to Christ through his mesmerizing preaching style and his winning personality. Learn more about this world-renown evangelist. [...]

A True Knitting Yarn

There’s nothing new about knitting clubs. Groups of women and men have formed over the last century—and continue today—to enjoy fellowship, to hone their craft, and even to express their patriotism.

The Salvation Army was in the forefront of hosting such groups, a movement that peaked during World War II [...]

Third Time’s The Charm

It rarely happens, but every once in a while, a Salvation Army Officer might be appointed to a post or position where they’ve served before. It’s possible, and sometimes it does happen—but by and large the majority of Officers serving in one city will probably never be reappointed there. Isn’t it iRonic, then, for Majors Juan and Lydia Mercado to have the unique distinction of being named as Corps Officers in Guayama, Puerto Rico three times! [...]

More iRony [...]

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