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September 18, 2012
Greenland: The General has given approval to the opening of Salvation Army work in Greenland as from 8 August 2012, bringing the number of countries in which the Army officially operates to 125.
Greenland is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark. The Army's work in Greenland will thus be under the supervision of the Denmark Territory.
In December 2011 Colonel Birgitte Brekke (Territorial Commander, Denmark)
was invited to visit Greenland to explore the potential for Salvation Army
work there. The colonel, along with the Chief Secretary (Lieut-Colonel
Henrik Andersen), took up that offer and visited Greenland in January 2012,
subsequently filing a report to International Headquarters which
recommended the commencement of Army work in Greenland without delay. The
report – which indicated strong encouragement from government, church and
community bodies – was carefully studied by the International Management
Council, under the chairmanship of the General, and approval was given to
Lieutenants Magnus and Petura Haraldsen were commissioned by the General
during her visit to Denmark in May 2012 and they, along with their sons
Dánial and Andrias, took up residence in Nuuk on 8 August.
Please pray for God's blessing upon the Army's ministry in Greenland.
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