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Why - The Salvation Army


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In 1865, London, England, a man named William Booth became the first general in The Salvation Army. Booth, a minister, wanted to reach the down and out of the streets with the love of God.

These were people who could not attend the churches of the day because they had no money to pay for the price of a pew. He started preaching on the street corners and in tents. Many heard the word of God for the first time.

In dealing with the people he saw the need to help change the way they lived. He saw children going hungry, while adults couldn’t find work, adults and children wor...

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