Salvation Army celebrates 125th anniversary

On 8 May 1887, 125 years ago, the Salvation Army held its first meeting in the Netherlands in Amsterdam’s Pijp neighbourhood.

The organisation has expanded its services substantially since then as the Salvation Army has become involved in many other areas of society. It is now active in just under 125 countries around the world. In January the Salvation Army distributed soup, the first of a range of activities to mark the jubilee year. Colonel Dijkstra, Chief Secretary of the Salvation Army of the Netherlands, sounds the opening gong.

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