Jonathan Griffiths is an ordained Foursquare minister and FMI missionary to Great Britain.

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Anyone facing severe challenges or crisis


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The life of a disciple comes with the assumption of encountering trials.

Teresa Koop

James 1:2 counsels us to “count it all joy when you fall into various trials” (NKJV). Trials of patience, suffering, persecution, sorrow, pain and more will still occur in this age as we follow Jesus.

Being a Christian does not change the existence of struggle; being a Christian changes how we struggle. What marks out believers is our capacity and calling to suffer with hope.

As Teresa Koop, Foursquare Missions International (FMI) missionary to Alaska, said during a QuickTalk at Foursquare Connection 2016, “There are treasures to be found in darkness.” The prize of resiliency is won by those who keep going, especially when it hurts.

Teresa has gone through a prolonged personal trial, and bravely shared some of her insights with the convention body. Those insights and her powerful words of encouragement are available to receive through this brief but inspiring video. What trials are you facing, and what gems might you emerge with, as you trust God in the midst of the storm?

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