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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.

 
 

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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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Dedicated Missionary Service to the People of South Africa

By Lewis Ziegler

For 35 years, Foursquare Missions International (FMI) Missionary Lewis Ziegler ministered throughout South Africa, following in the footsteps of his parents who helped establish the work in the 1930s. His faithful service led to scores of converts and new Foursquare churches.

 
 

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A Lifetime of Making Disciples: Bill Pritchett

By Bill Pritchett

Bill Pritchett has faithfully served the Lord and The Foursquare Church for decades, both as a minister in the U.S. and as a missionary abroad. Now 99, he reflects on the lessons he learned from Aimee Semple McPherson, and what it means to disciple others.

 
 

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How Sister McPherson’s Radio Sermons Touched My Family

By Jim Ritch

The next best thing to attending service each Sunday at Angelus Temple was to listen to Aimee Semple McPherson when she preached on the radio, shares retired Foursquare Pastor Jim Ritch. He tells how the radio broadcasts from Angelus Temple encouraged his family, especially his mother, during tough times.

 
 

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I Preached to Aimee Semple McPherson

By Meta Twyford

Meta Twyford, a retired Foursquare minister, recalls the time she preached in front of a large crowd that included Aimee Semple McPherson. She also shares her memories of Sister McPherson’s groundbreaking ministry as well as her personal side, and how the famed evangelist impacted her life and ministry.

 
 

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Serving the Lord at Angelus Temple

By Elinore Sabin

Longtime Angelus Temple member Elinore Sabin came to Christ after hearing a message by Aimee Semple McPherson, and found her passion serving the Lord by volunteering for many years. She served for two hours every day for one full year in the church’s Prayer Tower, and enjoyed working as an usher for more than two decades.

 
 

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A Lifetime of Mentoring College Students

By Dorothy Jean Furlong

At age 6, Dorothy Jean Furlong knew she wanted to be a preacher. That was the beginning of a lifetime of ministry service that included four decades of serving Foursquare’s historical Bible colleges on the East and West Coasts. Now in her 90s, she shares what she learned from Foursquare’s founder, Aimee Semple McPherson.

 
 
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