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• Caribbean marks 135 years


General Brian Peddle joins in the final 'hallelujah wind-up' celebration during the 135 Caribbean Territory anniversary held in Jamaica.

The Salvation Army’s Caribbean Territory recently celebrated its 135th anniversary of its mission under the theme Committed to God’s Mission – Encourage, Empower, Engage.


General Brian Peddle and Commissioner Rosalie Peddle, World President of Women’s Ministries, made their first visit to the Caribbean as international leaders to join the celebrations.


The General and Commissioner Peddle engaged in conversation about the mission of The Salvation Army with the Governor-General of Jamaica, Sir Patrick Allen, and the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness.


Visits to the territorial college for officer training and the renowned Salvation Army school for the blind and visually impaired started the weekend celebrations. Officer Councils followed, with 175 active and retired officers,


Congress was a highlight of the celebrations, with 16 nations from across the Caribbean participating. Almost 700 Salvationists as well as local dignitaries attended.


An open-air march took place the next day, as well as a youth meeting and evening of Caribbean reflections, telling the story of how the work of the Army began.

Almost 1000 people attended Sunday meetings, where the international leaders preached.


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