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Who Is ‘Us’?

By Ted Vail

When praying the Lord’s Prayer, let’s widen our focus so that “us” includes everyone in our cities, shares FMI Associate Director Ted Vail. Including the “least of these” along with ourselves is especially important as we approach National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week.


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Cooking Up Hope and Jobs for the Homeless: Brett Swayn

By Brett Swayn

Brett Swayn moved to the U.S. from Australia to pursue a career in music, and he achieved some success. But he ended up losing everything, even becoming homeless. Now a sous chef at The Cookery, he provides culinary arts training to help people experiencing homelessness get off the streets.


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Serving God With Purpose: Marcus McCloud

By Marcus McCloud

In 2008, Marcus McCloud was facing homelessness and had no idea what he was going to do. When his sister took him in and invited him to her Foursquare church, a new journey began for Marcus. He found joy in his relationship with Christ, met the woman who would become his wife, and discovered purpose in serving others.


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From Runaway to Worship Leader: Jesús Canet Peña

By Jesús Canet Peña

As early as age 4, Jesús Canet Peña tried running away multiple times to escape his rough neighborhood and mother’s alcoholism. Today, the 28-year-old Cuban national is a worship leader and songwriter at Managua Foursquare Church. He candidly shares his history of delinquency and homelessness—and how encountering Christian love and the power of Jesus Christ changed his life.


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Foursquare Churches Serve Communities This Easter

By Allyson Siwajian

Scores of people made first-time decisions for Christ this Easter as Foursquare churches nationwide shared the gospel and engaged their local communities with compassionate care. The 80 church leaders who took part in our exclusive post-holiday survey shared stories of their Easter outreaches and reported a total of 2,453 decisions to receive Jesus Christ.


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Special Report: Foursquare Churches Impact Thousands This Christmas

By Bill Shepson

The spirit of giving was prevalent in Foursquare churches across the country this past holiday. In this special report, we look at the creative ways church members reached out to those in their communities, meeting thousands of people’s physical and spiritual needs.


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From Field of Dreams to the Dream Center

By Kevin Malone

For 17 years, Kevin Malone’s career was in professional baseball, including being vice president/general manager of the L.A. Dodgers. Now he works full-time at the Dream Center in the heart of Los Angeles—and to him it’s a dream come true. There’s nothing that thrills him more, he says, than helping people in difficult situations and seeing God turn their lives around.


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Foursquare Easter Services Result in Thousands Saved

By Bill Shepson

Through outreaches both traditional and innovative, 70 Foursquare churches that participated in a post-Easter survey reported a total of 2,913 first-time decisions for Christ on Easter weekend. Additionally, 1,565 people rededicated their lives to Christ, 286 were baptized in water, and 44 were baptized with the Holy Spirit.


Leadership Profiles

The Beltway and Beyond: Niki and Kelly Tshibaka

By Bill Shepson

Niki and Kelly Tshibaka, co-pastors of Mount Vernon Foursquare Fellowship in the Washington, D.C. area, are bringing the love of Christ to the nation’s capital and beyond. Both graduates of Harvard Law School, they minister in a city known for its powerful and elite—many of whom are desperately hurting and in need of Jesus.


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Hope for the Homeless: Paul and Sheila Johnson

By Sheila Johnson

Paul and Sheila Johnson, members of New Hope Christian Fellowship (Simi Valley 2 Foursquare Church) in Simi Valley, Calif., regularly reach out with other believers to homeless people living in Ventura County. They have communicated the love of Christ by conducting outreaches and Bible studies, and providing meals and rides to church services.

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