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Disaster Relief

Donations Making Big Difference in Philippines

By Ken Walker

In the wake of the violent typhoon that devastated the Philippines in November, funds donated by Foursquare churches in the U.S. and other nations have made a huge difference as Foursquare Disaster Relief has reached out to help storm victims.


Foursquare News

Ministries Merge to Form Foursquare Disaster Relief

By Ken Walker

To better respond to those needing help following natural and manmade disasters both in the U.S. and overseas, two Foursquare entities have merged to form the brand-new Foursquare Disaster Relief. Foursquare Relief and Compassion and the disaster relief ministry of Foursquare Chaplains International have come together under the Foursquare Disaster Relief moniker.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Missionary Spotlight: Paul and Carina Greer

By Ashley Wolpert Miller

Paul and Carina Greer, Foursquare missionaries to Papua New Guinea (PNG), minister in a diverse country that is home to over 6 million people and 800 indigenous languages. Culturally diverse and spiritually deep, the people of PNG commonly hold animistic beliefs and often face the brutal hardships of poverty, the rapid spread of HIV/AIDS and the devastating consequences of human trafficking.



Missionary Spotlight: Mike and Bee Arter

By Amy Swanson

Mike and Bee Arter serve as Foursquare missionaries to Mae Sot, Thailand, a predominately Buddhist nation known for its beauty and friendliness but also for high rates of human trafficking and youth looking for answers in all the wrong places. The Arters are creatively reaching people and say there are many ways we from the U.S. can help the ministry there.



Missionary Spotlight: Sean and Vita Mason

By Bill Shepson

Sean and Vita Mason serve as Foursquare missionaries to Albania. The poorest nation in Europe, it was in the grips of communist control—with no religious practice allowed—until the 1990s. There are now five Foursquare churches in the country. Sean and Vita pastor Mission Emmanuel in the city of Korca.



International Ministry Partnerships Prove Effective

By Rod Light

Foursquare ministers are discovering how unique partnerships formed with other individuals and organizations around the world can have powerful results in people’s lives and for the kingdom. Here’s a close look at how several Foursquare ministers are working with other groups to facilitate hope and healing in people’s lives, both physically and spiritually.

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