Hope Stories

From Prison to Peace

Posted on 17th January 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Mengsteab
Mengsteab Abraha was arrested and imprisoned for praying with friends. Then he lived in a refugee camp where conditions were so deplorable he chooses not to discuss it. Yet, after horrible punishment and tremendous struggles, Abraha has found peace and new opportunities, thanks to The Salvation Army. “The Evangelical Church was outlawed in Eritrea by  […]

Salvation Army Parenting Program Empowers New Mom

Posted on 8th January 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Jessica and Niyko
At 18, Jessica learned she was pregnant and was nervous about everything. She had grown up without a mom’s love, nurturing and support, and didn’t know whether she would have the skills to be a good mother. The Salvation Army’s parenting programs in Ottawa helped her with advice, emotional support and ways of coping with  […]

New Year Brings New Life for Refugee Family

Posted on 1st January 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Both and family stand with some members of The Salvation Army's sponsorship team
In 2018, Both and his young family lived in rapidly deteriorating conditions in a refugee camp in Ethiopia. They were convinced they wouldn’t live another year. This year, and thanks to The Salvation Army (working with government resettlement efforts) in Ottawa. Both’s prayers for a better future are a reality. But his past is not  […]

Shelter for Those Who Have No Place to Stay Warm

Posted on 31st October 2018, by SalvationArmy.ca
Jeromy, left, and a team from The Salvation Army fundraise to provide winter shelter
On October 12, 2018, Jeromy, who has experienced homelessness, and over 80 people from the community of Fort Frances, Ont., spent the night lining the main street with chairs, sleeping bags and mattresses to raise awareness around the issue of homelessness and funds for winter shelter. “People experiencing homelessness are sleeping in the bush, on  […]