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Missionary Spotlight: Jacque Antoine

By Amy Swanson

Jacque Antoine was born in a small village in Grenada, and as child knew God was calling her to missions. After higher education in the U.S., she returned to her homeland. She serves as a Foursquare missionary and church planter on the beautiful island, especially ministering in rural areas where villages are steeped in poverty.

 
 

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Foursquare Couples Aid Mexican Nationals

By Andy Butcher

Caught in the crosshairs of border control and immigration issues are scores of people in desperate need of basic necessities and spiritual hope. Two Foursquare ministerial couples, one based in the U.S., the other in Mexico, have devoted their lives to helping them.

 
 

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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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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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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.

 
 

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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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Foursquare Responds to East Africa Famine Crisis

By The Foursquare Church

East Africa is suffering its worst drought in 60 years, and millions are at risk of starvation and disease. Famine has been declared in Somalia and threatens to spread if nothing is done to prevent it. In partnership with Foursquare leaders in Kenya, Foursquare Relief and Compassion is responding by raising awareness and support to reach those in desperate need of help.

 
 

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The Power of One Sacrifice: The Yuschak Family

By The Foursquare Church

God called the Yuschak family out of their comfortable life in Cranford, N.J., and into the inner city of nearby Elizabeth, N.J. This video shows the sacrifices they made to move from their comfortable lifestyle to start a church in an area of great need.

 
 

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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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A Heart for the Homeless: David Steger

By David Steger

David Steger, a member of Puyallup Foursquare Church in Puyallup, Wash., oversees a ministry called Matthew 25 Outreach that goes to eight locations throughout the city each week to distribute food and supplies to people in need.

 
 
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