#1056 for broadcast on 2CH Sydney, 5 April 2015
Many listeners will know the name Eva Burrows, the Salvation Army officer born in Newcastle who rose to become the 13th General of the global Salvation Army in 1986, a position she held until her retirement in 1993, and who was “promoted to glory” on March 20.
After commissioning in 1951, Eva Burrows led Salvos work in Zimbabwe, England, Sri Lanka and Scotland before returning to Australia in 1982 to lead the Salvation Army’s Southern Territory.
In her own words: “In spite of the way many people are turning away from God, not to other gods but to no god, in spite of the mess we are making of this beautiful Planet Earth which God has given us, God still loves the world.”
She was appointed Companion of the Order of Australia in 1994.
Commanding Officer Major Brendan Nottle said, “General Eva Burrows was the absolute epitome of what it means to be a true Salvation Army Officer.”
Vale Eva Burrows.
I’m Rod Benson for the NSW Council of Churches.