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Heroes: Angel of Amsterdam

HERO: Alida Margaret Bosshardt
Years Fighting: 1913-2007
Hero ID: The Major & Angel of Amsterdam
Mission: Love the orphans, prostitutes, addicts and homeless
Strength: undercover work, stirring up media mania, loving the unloved
Alida Margaret Bosshardt was born in Utrecht, the Netherlands in 1913 and grew up as an ‘ordinary’ girl. Her parents ran a delicatessen shop and they lived [...]

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Heroes: Herbert Lord

HERO: Herbert Lord
Years Fighting: (In Korea) 1910-1935 and 1948-1951
Hero ID: The Commissioner
Mission: Serve TSA as a pioneer Officer in Korea, Never Abandon your Post
Strength: Advocacy, Courage in the face of death, Sacrifice
Commissioner Lord is probably the least known of all our heroes we’ve profiled. If you Google his name, you’ll find very little information, if [...]

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Heroes: George Scott Railton

HERO: George Scott Railton
Years Fighting: 1868-1913
Hero ID: Soldier Saint
Mission: Total sacrifice to win the war against Satan
Strength: self-sacrifice, superhuman language decoder, passion and conviction, holiness, unwavering loyalty
Ten years old, stricken with cholera, alone at home, and convinced he was going to die, George Scott Railton prayed eagerly for God’s forgiveness. He knew from his parents [...]

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Heroes: Elijah Cadman

Hero: Commissioner Elijah Cadman
Years Fighting: 1876-1927
Hero ID: Fiery ‘Lijah
Mission: Pioneer TSA within England and around the world
Strength: Sacrifice, Innovation, Commitment
A ROUGH START
Some heroes start as ordinary people. Some start by being exposed to crazy chemicals or bio-engineered insects. You’d be hard pressed to find a heroic man whose life began so terribly as this month’s [...]

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Heroes: 1800’s Abolitionist Trio

HERO: Bramwell Booth, W.T. Stead, & Rebecca Jarrett
Years Fighting: Varies
Hero ID: The Maiden Tribute Squad
Mission: Expose Injustice, Raise Awareness, Change Laws
Strength: Courageous, Self-Sacrificing, Champions
19th century London, England was no place for a picnic. Sure some people had picnics, but the reason The Salvation Army grew so rapidly in its inception was [...]

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Heroes: James Barker

HERO: James Barker
Years Fighting: 1850′s – 1901
Hero ID: The Colonel
Mission: Expose Injustice and Effect Social Reforms
Strength: Passion, Energy, Publicity, Creativity
James Barker grew up in the English town of Ipswich, but moved to London in his early twenties to work for the Oxford University Printing Press. While riding a double-decker bus he saw and heard an [...]

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Heroes: Sarah Beaty

Heroes: Captain Sarah Beaty
Years Fighting: July 1865- 1889
Hero ID: Lady-Ranter
Mission: Share God’s word & love with the hardest on the street
Strength: Fearlessness, Compassion, Total Sacrifice
Sarah King grew up in London’s notorious East End, where alcoholism ravaged society. Few men worked and many bars had stairs up to their stools so children [...]

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Heroes: Eliza Shirley

HERO: Eliza Shirley
Years fighting: 1863-1932
Hero ID: Hallelujah Lassie
Mission: Pioneered The Salvation Army in the USA
Strength: Zeal, Self-starter, Courage, Risk-taker
At the age of 15, Eliza Shirley- a minister’s kid living in Coventry, England- saw The Salvation Army (TSA) march through town. She was especially impressed by the women (called ‘Hallelujah Lassies’) who preached on the [...]

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Heroes: Doughnut Girls

HEROES: Doughnut Girls
years fighting: 1889-1984 (Helen)
hero id: Doughnut Girls
mission: be love, compassion & mercy in the midst of literal war
strength: Courage, Hospitality, Compassion
WARTIME ENLISTING
Picture this… it’s Spring 1917 and America has just entered World War I fighting. Mud, bullets, explosions, blood, death and fear were all round. Into that chaos and on the soil of [...]

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Heroes: Joe The Turk

HERO: JOE THE TURK
years fighting: 1860-1937
hero id: Joe The Turk
mission: be novel, creative and do whatever it takes to attract attention to Jesus
strength: fearless
Joe’s original crib (literally his baby crib!) was in Turkey where he was born with the short, cool sounding and easy to pronounce name – Nishan Der Garabedian (ok, maybe not so [...]

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