Self Denial Appeal

We rise as one

William Booth always understood that God's love was to be offered to others; that people in real despair need real hope. And real hope is released through love-filled, practical action. In 1886, Booth called Salvationists to give sacrificially, to deny themselves so that they could offer God's love to a hurting world. So as Salvationists we give generously to the Self Denial Appeal, knowing that our sacrificial giving changes the world because love changes lives.

See how The Salvation Army is changing lives around the world through real stories of from our programs in Indonesia, Georgia, Haiti and Tanzania.

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GREETINGS FROM OUR TERRITORIAL COMMANDERS

The Salvation Army is an international movement called to live, love and fight alongside others in our local contexts, but also to help meet human need through the love of Jesus in the wider world.

Throughout the international Army, we celebrate a rich diversity of culture that makes our ministry a uniquely vibrant and passionate expression of the Gospel. History also shows that when we honour God’s call to service and sacrifice we find much favour and rejoicing.

The New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga Territory has a long history of sacrificial giving to overseas mission, both financially and in offering personnel to overseas work. We recognise that we are in a privileged position and have the wonderful choice of giving.

In 2018, we pray for justice, equality, young people and families throughout our international movement. We also ask you to prayerfully consider giving sacrificially, knowing that your gift in this year’s Self Denial Appeal will make our Army stronger and create positive change in communities as we rise up as one.

God bless you each one.

Andy & Yvonne Westrupp (Commissioners)
Territorial Leaders

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT

The Self Denial Appeal 2017 raised more than $1 million in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga alone.

Funds raised through the Self Denial Appeal will go towards people in need in more than 100 countries. These funds are used in three different ways

  1. To support a wide variety of community development and welfare initiatives from micro-finance initiatives to the provision of education as well as primary health services.
  2. To support corps and the spread of the gospel message.
  3. To support and build the organisational strength of The Salvation Army through for example, the provision of church halls, residences for Officers, computers and training.

CRAFTY COMPETITION

Download our poster template and create a poster which is about this years Self Denial Appeal. You might want to focus on the countries or the people that we are learning about, or this years theme "Stand up As One".

When you have finished your poster take a photo and send it to us at childrens_mission@salvationarmy.org.nz make sure you include your first name and Corps, plus school year. See your Self Denial Family Devotional for more info

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Videos

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    Territorial Commander

    Executive Introduction

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    Week 1

    Introduction

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    Week 2

    Indonesia

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    Week 3

    Georgia

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    Week 4

    Haiti

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    Week 5

    Tanzania

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    Week 6

    Song

  • Week 1 Intro

  • Week 2 Indonesia

  • Week 3 Georgia

  • Week 4 Haiti

  • Week 5 Tanzania

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    Rise

Pray for our Filipino family

... whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24

Monday

Monday

Pray thanks to God for the wonderful country that we live in and the abundant opportunities we have to share with others around the world.

Tuesday

Tuesday

Pray for officers, leaders and missionaries around the world.

Wednesday

Wednesday

Pray for Salvation Army homes and schools throughout the world.

Thursday

Thursday

Pray for Salvation Army corps worldwide.

Friday

Friday

Pray for Salvation Army social programs and the people helped worldwide.

Saturday

Saturday

Pray for those who share their stories through the Self Denial material and for those who hear these stories.

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The Philippines

Location in Southeast Asia and made up of about 7641 islands.
The population is more than 100 million people.

Typhoon Yolanda 2013

In 2013, Typhoon Yolanda devastated the Philippines.
One of the strongest tropical cyclones ever reported, more than 6000 people lost their lives.

The Salvation Army responded with essential food, water, hygiene and medical supplies. It also provided temporary accommodation and helped rebuild infrastructure.

The Salvation Army helped to rebuild the Catoogan primary school for more than 100 students.

GLOBAL STATSEDUCATION

  • 58 million children out of primary school globally.
  • 17% of the world's adult population is illiterate.
  • The Salvation Army operates 1700 schools internationally.
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Pray for our Filipino family

... whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24

Monday

Monday

Pray for the safety of officers and soldiers as they go about their work in a country prone to natural disasters.

Tuesday

Tuesday

Pray for the financial and physical resources to meet the missional opportunities.

Wednesday

Wednesday

Pray for safety against acts of terrorism.

Thursday

Thursday

Pray for the health of officers where health care is a challenge.

Friday

Friday

Pray for protection and wisdom for ministry workers addressing human trafficking.

Saturday

Saturday

Pray for healing for those in our care who have been rescued from sexual abuse.

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Sri Lanka

Formerly named Ceylon, Sri Lanka is an island nation south of India.
The country has a population of 20 million.

Typhoon Yolanda 2013

In 2013, Typhoon Yolanda devastated the Philippines.
One of the strongest tropical cyclones ever reported, more than 6000 people lost their lives.

The Salvation Army responded with essential food, water, hygiene and medical supplies. It also provided temporary accommodation and helped rebuild infrastructure.

The Salvation Army helped to rebuild the Catoogan primary school for more than 100 students.

GLOBAL STATSORPHANS

  • Around the world 132 million children are classified as orphans.
  • An orphan is a child who has lost one or both parents.
  • The Salvation Army operates 182 children's homes around the world, providing for the needs of more than 7000 children.
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Pray for our Sri Lankan family

Thank you will call on me ad come to pray to me, and I will listen to you. Jeremiah 29:12

Monday

Monday

Pray for more cadets entering the training college, especially for more Sinhala-speaking candidates.

Tuesday

Tuesday

Pray for active participation of soldiers in the various territorial and divisional initiatives, including corps programs and ministry.

Wednesday

Wednesday

Pray for more equipped and spiritually-motivated officers at all levels throughout the territory.

Thursday

Thursday

Pray for the government to have a more positive attitude towards The Salvation Army and other Christian organisations.

Friday

Friday

Pray for the corps and soldiers in Sri Lanka to become more community-oriented in their ministry.

Saturday

Saturday

Pray for the territory’s response to the issue of human trafficking, and their capacity for an effective response.

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Kenya

Kenya is a country in eastern Africa with a coastline on the Indian Ocean.
The country has a population of 44 million.

Turkana

Turkana is the poorest county in Kenya with 95 per cent of the population living in poverty.

Long periods of drought have left hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need of food and water.

The Salvation Army is working with the Turkana people to encourage education, sustainable farming and providing microfinance loans so people can start small businesses.

GLOBAL STATSPOVERTY

  • 870 million people experience extreme poverty.
  • One in eight people worldwide go hungry.
  • The Salvation Army operates 64 livelihood and income-generation projects around the world
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Pray for our Kenyan family

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2

Monday

Monday

Pray for the national elections in August 2017, that the political season will be peaceful.

Tuesday

Tuesday

Pray for the economic development of the territory, that God will open doors for all the people of this wonderful country.

Wednesday

Wednesday

Pray for the officers that visit schools each week and the opportunity they have to share Christ with students.

Thursday

Thursday

Pray for the rapid growth of corps in the territory, that God will grant the wisdom to develop and implement systems that will make that rapid growth sustainable in the future.

Friday

Friday

Pray for the territory’s plan to become financially self-sufficient by 2027, and that the initiatives to achieve the goal will be successful.

Saturday

Saturday

Pray that every Salvationist in the territory will mature in their understanding of holiness, and to stand against corruption, nepotism and tribalism.

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Mexico

Mexico is a country which shares a southern border with the United States.
The country has a population of 122 million.

Tijuana

Tijuana is a border city in Mexico, just south of California.

The Salvation Army runs many social programs in Tijuana to combat human trafficking and providing shelter to those in need.

GLOBAL STATSMODERN SLAVERY

  • More than 45 million people around the world are trapped in modern slavery.
  • These victims are enslaved through human trafficking, forced labor, debt bondage, forced or servile marriage or commercial sexual exploitation.
  • The Salvation Army operates anti-trafficking programs in 17 countries around the world.
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Pray for our Mexican family

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

Monday

Monday

Pray that the territory will be able to reach the goals set out in its Strategic Plan for this year regarding mission, development, sustainability and holy living.

Tuesday

Tuesday

Pray that celebrations for the 80th anniversary of The Salvation Army in Mexico in 2017 will mobilise all Salvationists to fulfil the territory’s mission.

Wednesday

Wednesday

Pray that the preaching of God’s word will impact society in such a way that profound transformation will occur in Mexico.

Thursday

Thursday

Pray that the young people of Mexico will commit to taking on a decisive role in the growth of The Salvation Army in this country.

Friday

Friday

Pray that more candidates may enter the training college in obedience to God's calling to officership.

Saturday

Saturday

Pray that The Salvation Army in Mexico will further develop programs to help victims of human trafficking and domestic violence, as well as those displaced by the social violence that exists in this country.

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RISE

Verse
He gives hope to the hopeless
He’s a love that will never decay
He gives peace to the broken
He gives life where there isn’t a way

He gives sight where there’s blindness
And gives light on the darkest of days
Yeah, He keeps on loving
Yeah, He’s never turning away

Chorus
Jesus our shining light
Our hope in the darkest night
Through the power of love unite
We rise together, we fight together
His name is our battle cry
The way and the truth and the life, lead us we pray
We rise together as one
We fight together with love

We rise together as one

Verse 2
Through his strength we are fearless
We grow bolder every day
Share his love with the whole earth
For the last, least, lost we pray

Live in awe of his wonder 
Build his kingdom here today
Yeah we’ll keep on fighting
Yeah we’re never running away

Chorus
Jesus our shining light
Our hope in the darkest night
Through the power of love unite
We rise together, we fight together
His name is our battle cry
The way and the truth and the life, lead us we pray
We rise together as one
We fight together with love

Bridge
We rise together as one
We rise together as one
We rise together as one
We rise together as one

Chorus
Jesus our shining light
Our hope in the darkest night
Through the power of love unite
We rise together, we fight together
His name is our battle cry
The way and the truth and the life, lead us we pray
We rise together as one
We fight together with love

We rise together as one
We rise together as one

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By Matt Metcher

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