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Nepal Quake Victims Get Medical Care From Foursquare

By Andy Butcher

Thanks to generous donations from Foursquare churches nationwide, Foursquare Disaster Relief is sharing God’s love and compassion with those affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal. Foursquare ministers, church leaders and volunteers have set up “mercy centers” to provide urgently needed medical care. Funds are still needed, as are short-term teams to aid in relief efforts.

 
 

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Foursquare Workers Giving Aid in Nepal Earthquake Crisis

By Andy Butcher

As the humanitarian crisis worsens and the death toll climbs following the devastating earthquake in Nepal this past weekend, Foursquare leaders and workers in the region are giving aid to those in need, and sharing the love of Christ with their neighbors. Help is urgently needed from churches in U.S.

 
 

Disaster Relief

Donations Making Big Difference in Philippines

By Ken Walker

In the wake of the violent typhoon that devastated the Philippines in November, funds donated by Foursquare churches in the U.S. and other nations have made a huge difference as Foursquare Disaster Relief has reached out to help storm victims.

 
 

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Hope for Nicaragua

By Jimmy Stewart

Nicaragua is still trying to recover after the fierce civil war in the 1980s devastated their economy and infrastructure. But evangelical Christianity is growing, and Foursquare churches in the nation are helping to turn things around by focusing on reaching Nicaragua’s youth.

 
 

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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.

 
 

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Foursquare Growing in Armenia

By Anthony Siwajian

Most citizens of Armenia identify themselves as Christian, but leaders say their faith is often obscured by legalism and ritual. In 2012, there were two Foursquare churches in the country and 660 members. Short-term missions teams are welcomed to partner with Foursquare’s efforts to evangelize and plant churches in the country.

 
 

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Finding Drinking Water and the Living Water in Malawi

By Allyson Siwajian

This past summer, a short-term missions team from The Breakwater (Redondo Beach Foursquare Church) in Southern California traveled to Malawi, Africa. There they partnered with local church members to preach the gospel and provide solutions to the endemic water crisis. Pastor Kurt Dahlin shares the mandate to go into all the nations, describes the needs of rural churches, and gives updates on Foursquare-established water wells.

 
 

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Missionary Spotlight: Jeff and Naoko MacKay

By Amy Swanson

Since moving to Osaka, Japan, in 1997, the MacKays have planted five churches, including Hope Chapel Osaka in the center of the city. Despite cultural resistance to Christianity in Japan, the MacKays are seeing people respond to Christ because of believers who show genuine love to those outside the church.

 
 

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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.

 
 

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Short-Term Missions Opportunities Abound in Poland

By Ken Walker

This spring, a team from Eastside Foursquare Church in Bothell, Wash., ministered in various parts of Europe, including the small Polish town of Nowy Targ. Missionary Denise Johnson says there’s always a place for teams with a heart to serve. She and Brandon Brazee, Eastside’s missions pastor, offer tips for a successful short-term missions trip.

 
 
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