19 July 2013

The High Council

A number of Salvationists around the world are using their blogs to request prayer for The Salvation Army's High Council, who will be gathering next week in London to elect the Army's next General.

The High Council only ever exists at times like this. The 117 members from the four corners of the globe will gather in Heathrow for preliminary and planning meetings on Friday and Saturday 26th - 27th July. Sunday 28th July will be a day set aside for prayer. The High Council will be starting its prayerful deliberation on Monday 29th July, with the aim of identifying the Army's next international leader.

The right person for this role - either male or female - needs to be God's choice to lead his Army.

Please join me in praying for wisdom and discernment for those who are involved in the proceedings.

Further details about the High Council can be found here.


Just Be Real said...

Blessings to you Colin and thank you for sharing this concern.

Colin Machan said...

In the early afternoon on the sixth day of the 18th High Council, Commissioner André Cox was elected as the 20th General of The Salvation Army. Commissioners André and Silvia Cox knelt together in prayer.

General Cox was born on 12 July 1954 in Harare Zimbabwe, to an English father and a Swiss mother. He spent his childhood years in Zimbabwe and the United Kingdom, before moving to Switzerland where he met and married Argentinean-born Commissioner Silvia. Commissioner Silvia Cox will serve as The Salvation Army's World President of Women's Ministries.

May God bless our new General and Commissioner Cox and use them powerfully over these next few years.