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Disaster Relief

Urgent Help Needed As Millions Face Starvation in East Africa

By Andy Butcher

The 20 million people currently on the brink of starvation across East Africa include thousands who have come to faith through Foursquare’s ministry in South Sudan. Foursquare Disaster Relief is urging church leaders to raise awareness of the crisis and respond with prayer and financial aid.

 
 

Features

Is Your Lifestyle a Recipe for a Breakdown?

By Paul Kuzma

Add together workaholism, perfectionism, a busy family life, myriad ministry activities, an overscheduled calendar and some stressful situations, and what do you have? A recipe for disaster. Foursquare Pastor Paul Kuzma shares from his own experience how an emotional and physical breakdown happens, how to recover from it—and, more important, how to prevent it from happening in the first place.

 
 

Foursquare News

Missionary Recounts Mexico Kidnapping and Rescue

By Andy Butcher and Sarah Wray

Foursquare Missionaries Kyle and Teresa Bauer had been serving in Puerto Vallarta for seven months when Kyle found himself in the middle of a “telephonic kidnapping.” He was held captive for more than 20 hours in March as his captors attempted to extort a ransom from his family. Now back in the U.S., he talks about the ordeal and his miraculous rescue.

 
 

Foursquare News

Foursquare Responds to Unrest in Mali

By Dan L.

When a coup d’état occurred in Mali in March, thousands fled their homes to escape the violence. The Foursquare Church is currently completing the first floor of a 4,000-square-foot health center in Bamako to help those who are starving and in need of medical care—a project unlike anything the citizens in that area have ever seen before.

 
 

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.

 
 

Your Questions

Broke and Scared: Is God Ever Going to Show Up for Me?

By Greg Dueker

What do you do when it seems like God hasn’t been paying attention to what you’re going through? One faithful believer asks that question, following an intensely difficult year where the economy personally tanked his income. So far, God hasn’t come through for him, or so it seems. Where is He? Greg Dueker, an ordained Foursquare minister, addresses this tough issue with grace and practicality.

 
 

Foursquare News

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.

 
 

Features

The Power of One Presence: Ed Donnally

By The Foursquare Church

Foursquare Chaplain Ed Donnally says the Lord wants Christians to bring God’s presence to people facing trauma, whether they’re suffering from an international catastrophe or a personal crisis. This compelling video, part of “The Power of One: Story” series produced by The Foursquare Church, motivates believers to take the hope of Christ to others, especially when tragedy strikes.