International Assistance

Heart to God, Hand to Man Around the World

The Salvation Army is at work in 119 countries around the world. One of the ways that Salvationists and donors in the Carolinas can aid in world development is by contributing to the "Partners in Mission" program. Currently, the North and South Carolina Division is partnered with the East African Territory and specificially the country of Kenya in order to develop and sustain effective Army ministries in there.

Since being established in 2005, the Partners in Mission program has allowed several teams of Officers and Soldiers from the Carolinas to travel to Kenya and participate in various development and ministry projects. A focus of the Carolinas' contributions to the East Africa Territory has been Joytown, a home for chronically-ill and disabled children. Just a few years ago this home was badly delapidated. However, with gifts of time and energy, several teams have been able to perform major repairs and improvements to this facility.

The same is true of throughout the Army world. Army organizations in developed nations are partnered through International Headquarters with Army units in developing countries. This has proven to be an effective means to support global development.

Partners in Mission Statistics

Since beginning the project, here are some items of note from Partners in Misison Phase I

  • Corps Projects & Sponsorships have raised $67,656.14
  • Advisory Organizations have raised $7,125.26 toward the HIV/AIDS program
  • "Faith Giving" has raised $57,272.52 to help with mission team funding and renovations at Joytown School for Disabled Children.
  • Boys and Girls Clubs members have raised $6,656.67 for the construction of a covered physical therapy annex to the "Special Students" building at Joytown
  • Men's Ministry offerings exceeded $7,000 and were given to Joytown for paving ramps and walkways.

The program continues and is preparing to enter phase two which will see extensive renovations at Joytown and the drilling of "Boreholes" or deep water wells for entire villages.