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How a Thanksgiving Outreach Can Touch Lives Around the World

By Elana Kaimimoku

By hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for international students living in their area, The Rock (Anaheim Foursquare Church) in Southern California discovered a great way to make connections with young adults and help them find Christ—and then take Him back home to their own nations.

 
 

Features

Reach the World From Home This Thanksgiving

By Louie D. Locke

Louie D. Locke, senior pastor of Hillside (Reno Foursquare Church) in Reno, Nev., shares his family’s journey of taking in an international exchange student from China and making him feel at home. This inspiring story reveals how we can reach the world for Christ right here at home.

 
 

Features

Reach the World This Thanksgiving

By Foursquare

One of the most effective outreaches your church could ever do this Thanksgiving can be done right from members’ homes, by inviting foreign exchange college students over for a holiday meal. Members from El Monte Valley Community Foursquare Church in Southern California share how being hospitable opens doors for showing the love of Christ.

 
 

Devotionals

The Power of Thankfulness

By Dyanna Hoage

Gratitude leads to contentment, and rendering thanks to the Lord during times of testing and trial can truly provide an anchor for our souls, and even make way for miracles, shares Foursquare Credentialed Minister Dyanna Hoage. We must press on and continue in prayer to become more like Jesus, she says.

 
 

Central Office Updates

Hope Is a Powerful Evangelistic Tool

By Glenn Burris Jr.

When we revere and worship the Lord, we have hope, and we have answers, says Foursquare President Glenn Burris Jr. During the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas season, so many around the world are suffering. But we have the authority in Christ to make a difference.

 
 

Features

Those Dreaded Holidays

By Louie D. Locke

Louie D. Locke, co-pastor with his wife, Joni, of Hillside, a Foursquare church in Reno, Nevada, speaks candidly about how he used to totally dread the Thanksgiving holiday. To him, it was more overwhelming than heartwarming. But then a young woman named Julia, a guest from Germany, entered his family’s home, and everything changed.

 
 

Devotionals

Expanding Our Missional Influence

By Daniel Lucero

This week, Foursquare France President Daniel Lucero reminds us that The Foursquare Church celebrates nearly 90 years of international ministry success. He says that 2011 holds the promise of even greater ministry if we remember what the apostle Paul says “really matters most.”

 
 

Devotionals

Every Day as Thanksgiving

By Glenn Burris Jr.

We are to bring our concerns, needs and pains to God, but we need to do so with thanksgiving for what He’s already done.

 
 

Devotionals

Give Thanks in All Circumstances

By Glenn Burris Jr.

It’s easy to become self-absorbed, but we need to remember to give thanks in all circumstances. This quick poem serves as a gentle reminder.