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Devotionals

First Responders: Remembering and Responding to 9/11

By Jason Reynolds

As we remember, reflect on and continue to process the difficult events of Sept. 11, 2001, Jason Reynolds, who serves as director of Foursquare Chaplains International, offers the three “P’s” of a biblical response to disaster.

 
 

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California Fire Victims Get Spiritual Care From FDR

By Andy Butcher

As fires rage in California, Foursquare Disaster Relief (FDR) volunteers are meeting with victims, and providing emotional support and spiritual care. With relief agencies and local churches meeting the practical needs of those who have been affected, the FDR team has been free to talk with and pray for many people.

 
 

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Foursquare Workers Aid in Washington Fires Crisis

By Andy Butcher

A team of volunteers deployed by Foursquare Disaster Relief is helping local Foursquare churches and the communities affected by the fires raging in Washington state. Two Foursquare churches in the region are reaching out to their neighbors in practical ways, such as providing gift cards for food, as well as shelter and supplies.

 
 

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Foursquare Pastor and Chaplain Helps Translate Updated Bible Version

By Ken Walker

Many find the King James Version of the Bible hard to understand. That’s why a group of scholars, including Rob Noland, a Foursquare pastor and retired Army chaplain, came together to create the upcoming Modern English Version, which will make the Scriptures more accessible to today’s readers.

 
 

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Foursquare Helps With Washington Landslide Relief Efforts

By Ken Walker

After an unexpected landslide killed more than 25 people in Oso, Wash., a local Foursquare pastor was allowed to be on the front lines to minister to those in need. Foursquare Disaster Relief has sent funds for supplies, and two chaplains will provide counseling for residents.

 
 

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Arkansas Church Finding Hope After Tornado Destroys Building

By Ken Walker

Pastor Ester Bass is finding support from Foursquare and random strangers alike after his church building was destroyed by a tornado this week.

 
 

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Tornado Destroys Foursquare Church in Northern Arkansas

By Ken Walker

Foursquare’s Relief and Compassion disaster response team is looking at ways to help a church in the Clinton, Ark.-area, which was destroyed by a tornado.

 
 

Devotionals

Luke 13-19: Following Christ and Expecting the Impossible

By Chaplain Lt. Col. Warren “Chappy” Watties

Foursquare Chaplain Lt. Col. Warren “Chappy” Watties, USAF, knows firsthand how much our military personnel need God’s protection and His healing touch. As we celebrate Memorial Day, Chaplain Watties challenges us to devote our lives fully to God’s Word and, as a result, to expect God’s healing touch in our lives.

 
 

Foursquare News

Leaders Invited to Training That Prepares Them for Crisis Situations

By Rod Light

It’s not the kind of thing we like to think about—but when tragedy strikes, how prepared are we to minister effectively to people in need? Foursquare Chaplains International provides FEMA-approved training for disaster relief and crisis management via Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training. In January, 81 leaders gathered for the first training intensive, and more training events are in the works.

 
 

Disaster Relief

Being Prepared When Disasters Strike

By Tammy Dunahoo

More than 675 Foursquare men and women have participated in our FEMA-approved disaster relief training sessions, increasing our ability to offer immediate, effective help when catastrophe strikes. More training sessions will take place in fall 2011 and are also being planned for 2012.

 
 
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