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Serving the Lord Never Gets Old

By Blanche Lewis

Blanche Lewis was just 20 when she got married to her husband, Roy, on the stage of Angelus Temple in 1944. Over seven decades later and now in her 90s, she recalls a lifetime of faithfully serving the Lord as a Foursquare minister.

 
 

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What Aimee Semple McPherson Taught Me About Ministry

By Mildred Poole

Foursquare Founder Aimee Semple McPherson made an indelible impression on Mildred Poole’s life, and for 70 years in one Southern California Foursquare church, Mildred used the lessons she learned to minister faithfully and effectively. She conveys great wisdom in this candid and inspiriting testimony, written not long before her passing in 2015.

 
 

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God Prepares Us for Serving Where He Leads Us

By Sylvia Erickson

Sylvia Erickson grew up in a little house on the prairie—not knowing at the time that it would eventually lead to a lifetime of fruitful pastoral ministry service. She and her husband, Kenneth, faithfully pastored Decatur Foursquare Church in Illinois for many years, and Sylvia found herself serving as senior pastor twice.

 
 

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A Lifetime of Stepping Out in Faith

By Vonitta Gurney-Boylan

For almost 40 years, FMI Missionary Vonitta Gurney-Boylan gave her life to the people of Honduras, Ecuador and Argentina. One of the highlights of her ministry was the night the Holy Spirit told her she should preach in Spanish even though she hardly knew language.

 
 

Foursquare News

Anna Hayford With the Lord

By Foursquare

Anna Hayford, a beloved Foursquare leader and the wife of Pastor Jack Hayford, went to be with the Lord today, at age 83. An ordained minister who felt the calling of God even as a child, Anna was an effective teacher and mentor of others, leaving behind a continuing spiritual legacy.

 
 

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I Preached to Aimee Semple McPherson

By Meta Twyford

Meta Twyford, a retired Foursquare minister, recalls the time she preached in front of a large crowd that included Aimee Semple McPherson. She also shares her memories of Sister McPherson’s groundbreaking ministry as well as her personal side, and how the famed evangelist impacted her life and ministry.

 
 

Features

How Your Church Can Care for Military Chaplains

By Leslie Nelson

From her personal experience serving soldiers on the frontlines, Foursquare Chaplain Leslie Nelson shares the unique challenges military chaplains face, and offers easy but meaningful ways churches can offer practical support and care of chaplains serving in the armed forces.

 
 

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Serving the Lord at Angelus Temple

By Elinore Sabin

Longtime Angelus Temple member Elinore Sabin came to Christ after hearing a message by Aimee Semple McPherson, and found her passion serving the Lord by volunteering for many years. She served for two hours every day for one full year in the church’s Prayer Tower, and enjoyed working as an usher for more than two decades.

 
 

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A Lifetime of Mentoring College Students

By Dorothy Jean Furlong

At age 6, Dorothy Jean Furlong knew she wanted to be a preacher. That was the beginning of a lifetime of ministry service that included four decades of serving Foursquare’s historical Bible colleges on the East and West Coasts. Now in her 90s, she shares what she learned from Foursquare’s founder, Aimee Semple McPherson.

 
 

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From Shy Girl to Powerful Preacher: Myrtle Eppler

By Myrtle Eppler

When she was a child, Myrtle Eppler was afraid to stand in front of her class at school. But God turned her into a bold preacher who served Him for over 100 years. She shared her inspiring story in this article written after her 100th birthday in 2015, before going to be with the Lord in March 2016.

 
 
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