We're back with a new season to bless your ears and spirit! In this episode, we are joined by Diana Best from The Salvation Army Upper Hutt. Diana speaks about a journey through a life of isolation, pain and needing to 'find her voice' in the wrong places - until she found the security of Jesus and the confidence to pursue the kingdom of God. Diana's journey of faith and growth reminds us each that Jesus is present in the highs and the hardships of life and God never leaves us behind.
Our special episode of The HERalds Podcast was recorded live at The Salvation Army's Encounter Congress 2019. Check it out to hear how Holy Spirit is at work through the women of The Salvation Army New Zealand, Fiji, Tonga and Samoa Territory. We had four women on our panel - and each is a formidable, evocative leader who serves Jesus and others in a way that is transforming their communities to the glory of God. Have a listen to their stories. From taking in homeless children to transforming women's opportunities on a world scale, this pod aims to uncover the hope that God is weaving through the history, heritage and future of those who labour in Jesus' name for The Salvation Army's sake.
- Captain Faye Molen | Te Ope Whakaora | The Salvation Army New Zealand
- Soldier Kara Waqetia | Fiji Division The Salvation Army
- Commissioner Rosalie Peddle | World President of Women's Ministries of The Salvation Army International
- Soldier Dr. Anita Latai-Niusulu | Autau o le Faaolataga | The Salvation Army Samoa
- Soldier Rosy Keane | Salvation Army Women's Ministries
- With huge thanks to our producer Jessica Keane from Creative Ministries Department
5. ‘Failing’ as a woman, holiness as the fruit of healing, and tūrangawaewae for women with Ingrid Goodwin-Barratt
Tūrangawaewae is the Māori word for 'a place to stand, right to belong'. In this episode, we hear from passionate writer and advocate Ingrid Goodwin-Barratt - editor of The Salvation Army's War Cry magazine - about her struggle in casting off the shackles of expectation and gender roles, in order to discover who she really is. Ingrid's experience of finding a place to stand and a voice within The Salvation Army is inspirational, and she urges all women to feel anointed to do the same. Ingrid speaks about the ways God has led her to discover his word and teaching for herself, and how glory will be given to God as we become 'fully alive'.
4. Navigating homelife and stars, being called to community and choosing Salvationism with Mavis Millar
In this episode, we hear from Mavis Millar – author, mathematician, sailor and Salvationist soldier for 71 years. Born in 1932, Mavis’ love of numbers translated into her studying to be a statistician in the 1950’s as one of only two women in her class. Balancing family life and a 200 strong children’s ministry, Mavis then gained her Ocean Master’s license and has sailed one hundred times across the Cook Strait. She has navigated the entirety of New Zealand, praying from port to port as she went, and speaks with passion about The Salvation Army as a place where she has been called to mission and to be present in community.
3: The great ‘unsilence-ing’, cultivating holy courage and being a servant-servant with Janine Donaldson
In this episode we learn from the wisdom of Commissioner Janine Donaldson, a kiwi living in London and international Salvation Army leader. Janine is the Zonal Secretary of Women’s Ministries for South Pacific East Asia and newly appointed President for Women's Ministries in Australia. Join us as Janine speaks about holy courage in the face of fear, holy living in spite of those who want to silence women and holy power that reveals Jesus Christ. Listen in as Janine laughs, leads and prophesies about the future of women and the joy we can carry knowing God calls us all to ‘Go and tell.’
2. Ethical wetsuits, a leap of faith and clothing that points to the kingdom of God with Gemma Cornish
In this episode with Gemma Cornish, we get insight into this young Salvationist's ethical award-winning wetsuit label 'Gemma Lee' (www.gemmaleesuits.com). When Gemma experienced a career-ending injury as a competitive swimmer, God directed her steps to a gap in the market, where she began an uncompromisingly ethical fashion label - clothing women in justice all over the world. Gemma sees justice opportunities in the fashion world from the production chain all the way through to giving back to those in need. Find out ways she recommends for beginning new ventures in uncharted areas of ministry, how to honour God even when things go wrong, and what to expect as we look for that next leap of faith.
In our inaugural episode of HERalds, Territorial Children's Mission Director Hannah Medland shares a vision for the Army where we focus on others and radical blessing. Hannah introduces different methods of connecting with the Holy Spirit and practices that help her bless her community. Join us as we share Hannah's joy in seeing the way children see Jesus in everything they do, and how we can stop compartmentalising spirituality from the rest of life.