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Philippines Update From Chad Isenhart: Prayer, Giving Needed

By Chad Isenhart

Foursquare Disaster Relief’s Chad Isenhart is on the ground in the Philippines following the devastation caused by Super Typhoon Haiyan in early November. Many Foursquare churches and pastors’ homes are completely demolished, and aid is desperately needed. Read his firsthand report here.

 
 

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Leaders Invited to Training That Prepares Them for Crisis Situations

By Rod Light

It’s not the kind of thing we like to think about—but when tragedy strikes, how prepared are we to minister effectively to people in need? Foursquare Chaplains International provides FEMA-approved training for disaster relief and crisis management via Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training. In January, 81 leaders gathered for the first training intensive, and more training events are in the works.

 
 

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You Can’t Hide From God’s Grace: Jim Pattison

By Jim Pattison

Jim Pattison gave his life to Christ at age 7. But after 34 years of being a Christian, he rejected God and indulged in a lifestyle of sexual depravity, losing his family and career in the process. Now a member of Grace Chapel, a Foursquare church in Springfield, Mo., Jim is a great example of God’s restorative grace.

 
 

Disaster Relief

Being Prepared When Disasters Strike

By Tammy Dunahoo

More than 675 Foursquare men and women have participated in our FEMA-approved disaster relief training sessions, increasing our ability to offer immediate, effective help when catastrophe strikes. More training sessions will take place in fall 2011 and are also being planned for 2012.

 
 

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Rock Star Points People to the Rock

By Rod Light

Back in the day, Chu Kosaka was the first Japanese rock star to appear on the cover of “Rolling Stone” magazine. Today, Chu pastors a Foursquare church in Tokyo. Along with missionaries, pastors and volunteers, he is busy bringing the love and compassion of Christ to the “hisaisha,” victims of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and radiation disaster.

 
 

Disaster Relief

Foursquare Helps Tornado-Stricken South (Part 2)

By Ken Walker

Restoration, a Foursquare church in Madison, Ala., has served as a center for disaster-relief efforts since the terrifying storms hit in April, when at least 300 homes in their community were destroyed. Pastor Huey Hudson says that leading up to the disaster, God prepared the congregation so they would be equipped to meet the daunting needs.

 
 

Features

God Works in the Midst of Joplin Tornadoes (Part 2)

By Ken Walker

God prepared Destiny Church in Joplin, Mo., to reach out to their community after the worst tornado to hit U.S. soil in 60 years. He also miraculously protected several church members from injury and death, says Senior Pastor Gene Bebee.

 
 

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Foursquare Helps Tornado-Stricken South (Part 1)

By Ken Walker

Foursquare churches are overseeing major disaster-recovery efforts in cities devastated by the massive tornado outbreaks this spring. One congregation, in fact, has provided more than 10,000 meals. Foursquare chaplains are on site to offer support and crisis intervention, and people are responding to the compassionate and practical help given by Foursquare members.

 
 

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Disaster Relief for Joplin Tornado Victims (Part 1)

By Ken Walker

Following the worst tornado to hit U.S. soil in 60 years, Foursquare churches are organizing disaster-relief efforts and reaching out to residents in Joplin, Mo., some of whom lost everything. Foursquare Relief and Compassion, as well as Foursquare Chaplains International, are also offering much-needed assistance.

 
 

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Relief Efforts in Japan Are Underway

By Ken Walker

Foursquare church members from across the U.S. have responded generously to the crisis in Japan, and relief efforts are underway as teams prepare to travel to the island nation this summer. More than $200,000 has been donated via Foursquare Missions International, and through a partnership between Foursquare and CRASH Japan, many opportunities to go help out are available.

 
 
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