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Getting the Gospel Ship Off the Ground

By Dave Veach

Successful church plants don’t “just happen.” A lot of energy and strategy are involved to get a church plant off the ground. Northwest District Supervisor Dave Veach shares three key church-planting principles that are crucial to any pastor and team looking to launch a church.

 
 

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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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Donating E-Readers Helps Foursquare Pastors Overseas

By Ken Walker

A team from Life Pacific College recently delivered e-readers to pastors in a remote region of Kenya. The devices are making a huge difference for them, and Life hopes more people in the U.S. will donate their used devices for future distributions.

 
 

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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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Foursquare College Grad Launches Mobile Church Movement

By Andy Butcher

Rebecca Schaub—recent Life Pacific College grad and assisting minister at Gateway (Salem South Foursquare Church) in Salem, Ore.—and three young colleagues are setting out August 17 on a 15-state trek that will take them to around 20 churches to serve, encourage and learn. Rebecca hopes this will be the first of multiple future teams that will go out to different districts.

 
 
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