Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
-- Philippians 2:3-4
There are many stories illustrating the passion and conviction of our founder, William Booth. But one in particular sums up his vision:
The story goes that General Booth, in the early 1900s, was preparing to send his annual Christmas telegram to Salvationists around the world. Senders were charged by the word, so in an effort to use The Salvation Army’s limited funds wisely, General Booth sent a one-word telegram that would convey the Salvationists’ mission and encourage them to continue doing good.
The word he sent was: “OTHERS.”
Today, we can look back at 150 years of ministry and see the impact that serving others has made on our world. Similarly, as we look back at 2014, we see not only the good that was done in the past year, but the steps that have been taken to ensure that The Salvation Army will continue to lead the way, doing the most good for 150 years to come. Serving, feeding, sheltering, loving, uplifting, and saving others.
Read more in our Annual Report.