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Read stories about Foursquare leaders and the people they serve as well as historical Foursquare moments and real-life topics.

Foursquare Legacy

Being Willing to Do Anything to Reach People for Christ

By Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson was only 12 when his missionary father made a radical decision to reach an indigenous tribe in Bolivia—he left Jack and his brother with the tribe to gain the chief’s trust as he went to get farming supplies so their family could help the dying tribe survive. Jack, who became a longtime Foursquare missionary, recalls how God used his family to reach the Siriono Indians.

 
 

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Serving the Lord Never Gets Old

By Blanche Lewis

Blanche Lewis was just 20 when she got married to her husband, Roy, on the stage of Angelus Temple in 1944. Over seven decades later and now in her 90s, she recalls a lifetime of faithfully serving the Lord as a Foursquare minister.

 
 

Foursquare Legacy

What Aimee Semple McPherson Taught Me About Ministry

By Mildred Poole

Foursquare Founder Aimee Semple McPherson made an indelible impression on Mildred Poole’s life, and for 70 years in one Southern California Foursquare church, Mildred used the lessons she learned to minister faithfully and effectively. She conveys great wisdom in this candid and inspiriting testimony, written not long before her passing in 2015.

 
 

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God Prepares Us for Serving Where He Leads Us

By Sylvia Erickson

Sylvia Erickson grew up in a little house on the prairie—not knowing at the time that it would eventually lead to a lifetime of fruitful pastoral ministry service. She and her husband, Kenneth, faithfully pastored Decatur Foursquare Church in Illinois for many years, and Sylvia found herself serving as senior pastor twice.

 
 

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A Lifetime of Stepping Out in Faith

By Vonitta Gurney-Boylan

For almost 40 years, FMI Missionary Vonitta Gurney-Boylan gave her life to the people of Honduras, Ecuador and Argentina. One of the highlights of her ministry was the night the Holy Spirit told her she should preach in Spanish even though she hardly knew language.

 
 
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