News: Mexico

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Features

Foursquare Couples Aid Mexican Nationals

By Andy Butcher

Caught in the crosshairs of border control and immigration issues are scores of people in desperate need of basic necessities and spiritual hope. Two Foursquare ministerial couples, one based in the U.S., the other in Mexico, have devoted their lives to helping them.

 
 

Foursquare News

Missionary Recounts Mexico Kidnapping and Rescue

By Andy Butcher and Sarah Wray

Foursquare Missionaries Kyle and Teresa Bauer had been serving in Puerto Vallarta for seven months when Kyle found himself in the middle of a “telephonic kidnapping.” He was held captive for more than 20 hours in March as his captors attempted to extort a ransom from his family. Now back in the U.S., he talks about the ordeal and his miraculous rescue.

 
 

Foursquare News

Foursquare Missionary Kidnapped, Now Safe With Family

By The Foursquare Church

Foursquare Missionary Kyle Bauer was kidnapped Thursday and released Friday.

 
 

Features

Foursquare Young People Bring About Revival in Mexico

By Allyson Siwajian

In the past five years, The Foursquare Church in Mexico has experienced exponential growth despite threats of violence, leaders share on this inspiring video recorded at Connection 2012 in Phoenix. Now, even beyond church doors, revival has come through restorative care centers, biblical training institutes and passionate young people who want to renew hope within their communities.

 
 

Features

Hispanic Leaders You Should Know

By Andy Butcher

In this installment of our “People You Should Know” series, we profile a dynamic group of Hispanic ministers in Foursquare who exemplify effective ministry leadership. With a vision to reach out beyond church walls and into their communities, these leaders are seeing many come to Christ and regularly planting new churches.

 
 

Features

United to Serve: The Global Foursquare Church

By David Wheeler

In July, a short-term missions team from Mexico traveled to the U.S. to help a new church plant minister to its city outside Savannah, Ga. This example, notes FMI GO Teams Coordinator David Wheeler, shows us the impact of serving together across international boundaries to reach the world for Christ.

 
 

Central Office Updates

Connection 2011 Offering Phase One Allocations Announced

By James C. Scott Jr.

From North Asia to Francophone Africa, and from Europe to North America, new Foursquare ministries will be taking root in part because of the faithful giving of The U.S. Foursquare Church. Phase one allocations, which have just been announced, account for one-third of the total Connection 2011 offering. These funds are already impacting the mission field.

 
 

Foursquare News

Wife Continues Missions Work After Husband’s Death

By Rod Light

Longtime Foursquare lay leaders Bill and Ginger Hoeben refused the easy chair when it was time to retire. Instead, they put their collective professional gifts and passion for Christian service to good use, serving alongside full-time missionaries in Mexico. Bill died unexpectedly on April 28, but Ginger is carrying on their ministry.

 
 

Features

Area Report: North America

By Bill Shepson

Throughout Mexico and Canada in 2010, 1,783 people made decisions for Christ, 881 were baptized in water, and 982 were baptized in the Holy Spirit. Both are Stage 4, missionary-sending nations. Partnership between the U.S., Mexico and Canada is vital for all three nations to maximize their ministries to the many ethnicities represented in each country throughout North America.

 
 

Features

Missionary Spotlight: Bobby and Joanne Bainbridge

By Bill Shepson

In Mexico, a nation of over 111 million people that is facing daunting social and economic challenges, Bobby and Joanne Bainbridge are seeing a great response to the gospel as people reach out in love to others. There are 239 Foursquare churches and meeting places scattered throughout the country.