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• TC joins Farsi celebrations

Commissioner Miriam Gluyas shares her salvation story with the Farsi Fellowship. Kevin Armiri, ministry assistant for the fellowship, translated for the commissioner.

Commissioner Miriam Gluyas joined in the vibrant celebrations of the ninth anniversary of The Salvation Army’s Farsi Fellowship in Melbourne on Sunday 9 June.

“They are a soldier-making Army,” said Miriam. “Love these people who have such a heart for their ministry and for people to know full salvation. Colin told me that’s what he signed up for. Love that! Just beautiful.”


Major Colin Elkington founded the growing Farsi Fellowship in 2015.


“Our congregation are converts from the Islamic faith,” said Major Karen Elkington, who is part of the fellowship and manages The Salvation Army’s Asylum and Refugee Services in Melbourne.

“The majority are people seeking asylum, refugees and some have thankfully been granted Australian residency.”


Miriam shared that attending the fellowship celebration “made my day!”


“[It was] filled with hope. Jesus-centred, Spirit-led, hope revealed.”





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