Lieutenants take up good fight
Friday, 30th January, 2015
By Darrin Manuel
Two new Salvation Army lieutenants have taken up the good fight in the Silver City with Philip and Donna Sutcliffe recently reporting for duty.
The couple have just completed their years of study with the Salvos in Sydney, and attained diplomas in theology.
With the Salvos still maintaining a military structure, the two have been “posted” to Broken Hill to replace outgoing majors Kelvin and Brenda Stace.
“It’s rather exciting, the people have been very, very friendly and welcoming,” said Philip.
“People will stop us in the street for a chat, especially if we’re in uniform, and you just think ‘Oh, nice!’ Donna added.
Philip said they would look to build on their predecessors’ efforts of providing community support and championing good Christian values.
“Our aim is to further lift the profile of the Salvos in town, what we do, what our services are, and what we believe,” he said.
“And as much as the Salvos are known for our social work, we also want to bring attention to our role with the congregation and spreading the gospel.
“Brenda and Kel had a really good community focus, and we want to continue on with that,” said Donna.
As part of their efforts to increase the Salvos’ interaction with the city, a new website (salvos.org.au/brokenhill) has been set up, and a facebook page has been activated (facebook.com/brokenhillsalvos).
“They will have all the latest information on our programs and activities that people can participate in,” Philip said.
The couple said they looked forward to making new friends and further strengthening the relationship between the Salvos and the people of Broken Hill.