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August 2014

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GOOD NEWS! Volume 31 Number 7 AUGUST 2014 continued on page 3 > > INSIDE Good News! Online : w w USA Eastern Territorial website : w w w. USA National website : w w JESUS THEATRE The Jesus Theatre is providing an opportunity for young people with a passion for drama to demonstrate who God is on the stage of life. PAGE 14 'DROPPING IN' They're helping women trafficked on the streets of Philadelphia to use an SA 'Drop–in' center for a life–changing 'pick–me–up.' PAGE 8 'STANDING STRONG' Youth Council delegates 'put on the full armor of God' as they equip themselves for spiritual 'warfare.' PAGE 12 'We are the leaders …' COMMISSIONER BARRY C. SWANSON ce l e br a t i ng years E very speaker looks at his or her audi- ence and thinks, I know what I want to say, but I wonder what they are going to hear. That was me as I took the stage at the fi rst session of our Strikepoint Confer- ence in June. More than 2,500 people were looking at me, not knowing exactly why they were there, what they would be hearing, or what they would be asked to do. During the course of the day, I, along with other speakers, shared a mission strategy designed to enhance our ability to effectively communicate the full Gospel in particular ways within each of our com- munities. In the back of my mind I was wondering, But what did people hear? Page 3 offers an open letter that two delegates wrote to their corps follow- ing the conference. It is a keeper. In it, they simply and eloquently capture the essence of Strikepoint. Please read what these two young adults have written. Consider it in the context of your own corps, your own life, and, in their words, "live each day like a missions trip, an adventure with Christ." Photo by Lydia Bate, Hands On Mission Team

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