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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.

 
 

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Missionary Spotlight: Lee and Robyn Brockinton

By Amy Swanson

Foursquare Missionaries Lee and Robyn Brockinton moved from Texas to Belize a year ago, and already they are seeing many come to Christ in this small Central American nation. Though the country’s crime rate is high, substance abuse rampant, and scores of children are fatherless, the Brockintons’ LifeNet Church is facing these challenges and seeing the Lord change people’s lives.

 
 

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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.

 
 

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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.

 
 

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Missionary Spotlight: Garry and Brenda Kean

By Ashley Wolpert Miller

Over 3.3 million people live in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya and one of the most populous cities in Africa. Despite the challenges of living there, which include poverty and high crime rates, Foursquare Missionaries Garry and Brenda Kean are making inroads for the gospel. They planted New Song Nairobi and have a vision to reach the entire nation.

 
 

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Missionary Spotlight: Andy and Christina Opie

By Amy Swanson

Thailand is predominately a Buddhist nation, and less than 1 percent of its 66 million inhabitants are Christian. But living in Bangkok, the capital city, Foursquare Missionaries Andy and Christina Opie are seeing doors open to the gospel. They have planted one Foursquare church in Bangkok, and are getting ready to launch another, in Phuket.

 
 

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Missionary Spotlight: Bill and Debbie Boling

By Bill Shepson

Bill and Debbie Boling have served as Foursquare missionaries to Costa Rica for six years, ministering to people via local churches, Bible institutes, ESL classes, cooking classes, and outreaches to schoolchildren. In 2010, 407 people in Costa Rica made decisions for Christ, 400 were baptized in water, and 117 were baptized with the Holy Spirit.

 
 

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Missionary Spotlight: Adam and Sarah Hartel

By Bill Shepson

The Hartels are FMI missionaries to Amsterdam, a beautiful city rich in the arts and diversity but very challenging spiritually. They’ve been there since June 2010, and are starting to see some great things happen. By hosting special events and outreaches, including a “missional cafe,” their desire is to add value to the community and share the love of Christ with their neighbors.

 
 

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Missionary Spotlight: Bryant and Patty Sabandal

By Amy Swanson

Even though it’s thought of as a Christian nation, the Philippines is predominately Catholic and largely unchurched. But great things are happening through the 1,827 Foursquare churches there. As directors of Children of Hope, Bryant and Patty Sabandal are launching preschools in Foursquare churches as a way to evangelize and offer children a quality education that many otherwise could never afford.

 
 

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Missionary Spotlight: Josiah and Cynthia Hubbard

By Bill Shepson

Josiah and Cynthia Hubbard serve as Foursquare missionaries in Costa Rica, working with a remote tribe in desperate need of the gospel. Ministry in the jungle poses daunting challenges. The couple and their two children have lived in this nation for six years and, little by little, they are seeing God change lives.

 
 
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