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We are an Innovative Partner, Mobilized to share Hope wherever there is hardship,

Building communities that are Just and Know the Love of Jesus.

Mission & VALUES

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.

Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.

Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

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The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.


For Salvationists, belief and action have always been intertwined. Our faith and practice are rooted in the Bible, personal experience and the Christian Heritage. Salvation Army doctrine is part of that heritage, and it too is built upon the foundation of the biblical text as interpreted by the people of God.

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Who We Are...

The Salvation Army has been at work in Moose Jaw for over 135 years and is one of the best known churches and social service organizations in the city.  One of its international priorities is to “serve suffering humanity”, and the local Salvation Army is actively engaged in many efforts to do just that.  Key program priorities include disaster and relief services, Community Care Ministries in extended care facilities and personal care homes, financial trustee services for vulnerable adults, and emergency family services.  These programs, operated in Moose Jaw and Assiniboia, are directed by Lieutenants Lester and Almeta Ward, who are officers appointed to this work by The Salvation Army.  They are ably supported by many great employees and countless volunteers who work to ensure that the Army is committed to ‘Giving hope today`


The most visible and best-known of its operations would be its Thrift Store and its associated sorting centre, where donations of good used clothing, household items, furniture and other goods are received from generous citizens of the City and surrounding areas.  Profits from the sale of these good go towards developing and maintaining programs to provide food, clothing and practical assistance to families and individuals in emergency need and to support the Army’s Community Care Ministries in extended care facilities and personal care homes.  In addition, hundreds of children are sponsored to attend holiday camps at Beaver Creek Bible Camp near Saskatoon.

Through its church, opportunities for Christian worship and service are provided through Sunday worship services, weekly Bible study programs, children and youth ministries and community service opportunities.

Lieutenants Lester & Almeta Ward

We were both born in Newfoundland. Lester in a small fishing community, Glover’s Harbour, on the North East coast of Newfoundland and Almeta,  Creston, Newfoundland,

We met in 1992 and married in 1994.

During our 26 years of marriage, we have lived in Calgary, Alberta, St. John's, Newfoundland, and more recently Winnipeg, Manitoba. We entered CFOT (College for Officer Training) from the Conception Bay South Corps, NL.

Lester brings with him a background in the field of Employment and Labour Relations and Almeta, a background in Childcare and Inventory Control Management.

As partners in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we remember the words from Psalm 32:8, The Lord says, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you.”

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