Major Alexander Alexander

Major Alexander Alexander was a man who rocked two first names. He not only turned heads by his unique name, but by his radical living for others and denial of self. [...]


General Bramwell Booth

In the early days of The Salvation Army, believers reported many accounts of feeling God’s presence in physical or supernatural ways. General Bramwell Booth recorded some of these in his book, Echoes and Memories [...]

Elizabeth Swift Brengle

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Elizabeth Swift Brengle was weak and frail but she still devoted her whole life to God, worshipping Him however she could. She served others to her maximum ability proving small could pack a punch. Be inspired by her story in this month’s YS. [...]

Commissioner John Carleton

This idea isn’t novel; it’s been around forever. Major (later Commissioner) John Carleton’s generosity was seemingly small in 1886, but because it came from his whole self, it still has rippling effects to this day. [...]

Captain Tom Crocker

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Do you feel that your life has been marked with more mistakes than victories? Don’t lose hope. Check out Captain Tom Crocker’s story in the October issue and see how God can redeem our past, our failures and even our struggles for His purpose. [...]

Major Eva den Hartog

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How would someone know you were a Christian if you couldn’t tell them? Would they see by your actions that Christ lives in you? Read how Eva den Hartog expressed her faith beyond the weekly prayer meetings as she lived her life loudly for the Lord in this month’s Walking Dead. [...]

Brigadier Josef Korbel

Josef Korbel lived through a LOT—abuse, concentration camps, even losing his family. What’s most remarkable though, are the miracles that took place during his difficult times, and how Korbel held strong and choose thankfulness against all odds. [...]

Lt. Colonel Kyung Chan Kwon

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Before converting, Kyung Chan Kwon had terrible reputation and was feared by many. But no one is too far gone; if they truly desire to seek God, a transformation will follow. Read Kwon’s story in the May issue. [...]

Commissioner Flora Larsson

One Salvationist who put a modern spin on the psalms and prayer was Commissioner Flora Larsson. Through her writing, she captivated people throughout the world and encouraged them to enrich their lives through prayer. [...]

Commissioner Herbert Lord

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Commissioner Herbert Lord shouldered a great deal of hardship in his lifetime. He came to a point of complete brokenness and wanted to give up. But that was not the end of his story. Read what inspired him to continue his walk of faith in this month’s issue of YS. [...]

Commissioner Joshua Ngugi

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The shepherds heard the good news of Christ’s birth from angels singing in a field. Did you know Commissioner Joshua Ngugi found the Lord in a similar way? Read his story in December’s YS. [...]

Major Marie Ozanne

The bravery and courage of Major Marie Ozanne fueled her calling to step up and act. Despite having her life on the line, she defiantly broke the rules to spread the gospel. [...]

Colonel Albert G. Pepper

Colonel Albert Pepper has been hailed as “one of the Army’s greatest holiness expositors” (Commissioner Andrew S. Miller). He taught holiness, not only in sermons, but more importantly, in how he lived. [...]

Envoy Matthew Syed Mazhar Hussain Rizvi

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It took the stalwart faith of a few to convince Envoy Matthew to embrace Christianity from his Muslim beliefs. Read about his transformation in this month’s YS[...]

Lt. Colonel Mina Russell

Mina Russell has been hailed as “one of the Army’s foremost exponents of holiness.” How she got to that point —  surrendering to the will of God. Learn more about this faithful servant of the Lord [...]

Slum Sisters

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Be inspired by the unwavering courage and devotion of the Slum Sisters as they took their love of God and service into some of the poorest innercity streets in this month’s YS. [...]

Major Sin Soo III and Major Noh Yong Soo

Major Sin Soo III and Major Noh Yong Soo were two courageous soldiers in The Salvation Army’s valiant fight for Jesus in Korea. [...]


Susie Swift

Service for others and agape love was written all over Susie Swifts life. Though she left the Army, her time of love and service was pivotal to growing the Army’s mission. [...]

Arnolis Weerasooriya

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Have you ever been called stubborn? Arnolis Weerasooriya could have certainly been called stubborn. Though only a Salvationist for 4 years, his ability to hold firm to his beliefs pushed him to a point of great dedication. Read his story [...]

Commissioner Gunpei Yamamuro

To accomplish anything great, it takes passion, drive, and commitment. For Territorial Commander Gunpei Yamamuro, these characteristics would fuel his mission to win souls for Christ. They took him from humble beginnings to becoming a driving force for The Salvation Army in Japan. [...]