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Read stories about Foursquare leaders and the people they serve as well as historical Foursquare moments and real-life topics.

Foursquare Legacy

Aimee Semple McPherson’s daughter recalls her mother’s courage

By Roberta Semple Salter

Roberta Semple Salter, daughter of Foursquare Founder Aimee Semple McPherson, shares about her mother’s strength and courage to share the gospel and help others, no matter what the cost. She recalls her mom’s stand against racial segregation, and how she rallied people to help those in need.

 
 

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Anita Birkland recalls early Foursquare ministry in Portland, Ore.

By Anita Cadonau Birkland

Anita Birkland attended Portland Foursquare Church in Oregon as a teen. In this article adapted from a video interview, she recalls Aimee Semple McPherson’s visit and the ministry of the church’s pastors, Dr. Harold and Ione Jeffries.

 
 

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On the road with Aimee Semple McPherson (Part 2)

By Mabel Bingham

In Part 2 of a two-part series, Mabel Bingham, from her diary, shares her memories of traveling with Foursquare’s founder on the famed evangelist’s Transcontinental Gospel Car tour in 1918. Mabel served as Aimee Semple McPherson’s stenographer during the cross-country evangelism trek.

 
 

Foursquare Legacy

On the road with Aimee Semple McPherson (Part 1)

By Mabel Bingham

In this excerpt from her diary, Mabel Bingham shares her memories of traveling with Foursquare’s founder on the famed evangelist’s Transcontinental Gospel Car tour in 1918. Mabel served as Aimee Semple McPherson’s stenographer during the cross-country evangelism trek.

 
 

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Being Willing to Do Anything to Reach People for Christ

By Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson was only 12 when his missionary father made a radical decision to reach an indigenous tribe in Bolivia—he left Jack and his brother with the tribe to gain the chief’s trust as he went to get farming supplies so their family could help the dying tribe survive. Jack, who became a longtime Foursquare missionary, recalls how God used his family to reach the Siriono Indians.

 
 
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