This page will tell you a little about the missionaries that have been sent out from our district churches. Please keep our missionaries in your prayers!
The Duncun Family | Vanuata
Sending church: Newberg Foursquare
We are the Duncan family, Craig, Heather, Audrey, Micah, and Adelyn. We have been serving the people of Vanuatu in the South Pacific since January 2016. When we felt the call to overseas ministry we did not have a spot on the map that God had spoken to us about specifically; we only knew that we wanted to go where there was a need that we could meet. We began the process of seeking the Lord for our destination and asking Foursquare Missions International where we could serve as a family. The first missionaries to the South Pacific were in the mid 1800’s, so the Gospel is relatively young here. The need for discipleship and solid foundations in the Word of God are great. We are passionate about building firm Biblical foundations in the lives of the Vanuatu people. The national Foursquare Church of Vanuatu has approximately 14 churches throughout the islands and one bible school in the capital city of Port Vila. We are serving in the Bible school, training local and rural pastors for ministry. We also travel to the three local Foursquare churches on our island, Efate, where we serve in the areas of children’s ministry, preaching and teaching. (See there 2016 Recap Video below)
The Koop Family | ALASKA
Rod & Teresa Koop are deployed FMI missionaries to the state of Alaska. Their focus includes reaching into "already reached" people groups where the church has caused great historical pain. Building trust & relationship, planting churches (five have been planted to date, two more are unfolding right now) and joining God in his unique work in each community. Our School of Ministry is providing new leaders and pastors with practical equipping and discipleship as they emerge. After five years on this field, we have seen God lay an incredible foundation leading to a vibrant partnership with a number of churches and organizations dedicated to seeing God's grace poured out in Alaska.
The MIELONEN Family | Poland
Sending Church: Easthill Foursquare Church
Since 2003 Travis and Alexis have been “commuting” to Poland working among local leaders and other missionaries to build up new disciples and church planters. In May of 2014 they moved to Kraków to work there full time and begin laying the groundwork. Travis & Alexis met in Seattle and have been volunteers at Mill Creek Foursquare in Mill Creek, WA. After serving a year in Poland, both Travis and Alexis moved to East Hill Foursquare Church in Gresham, OR, where after a two year internship and Bible college program they transitioned into leading small groups and small group leaders. East Hill is also their sending church. Travis and Alexis, along with their two daughters Emma and Elena, and a baby Elijah have been preparing to reach the nation of Poland to evangelize, disciple, and raise up Polish leaders to plant new churches throughout Poland. Poland is a nation of 38 million people where less than 3% have a relationship with Jesus. The Mielonens are excited to lay the foundation for a future where the nation of Poland is known for building the Church worldwide.
The TAFT Family | Playa del Carmen
Sending Church: Westside Foursquare Church
Steve and Holly plan to be in the field indefinably, unless the Lord instructs them differently. They have built a Spanish Foursquare Church that is serving up to 70 peoples in the Sunday service. They have a children’s ministry and are doing Ministry Training Institute, which is the curriculum John and Sonja Decker have written, in Spanish and English. Also serve Mexico with taking Intensive Training to other regions in Mexico so they can begin an MTI in their churches. Women’s and Men’s ministry needs are being met through them with English speaking group settings and one on one discipling and mentoring. Recently they are working and training an intern under FMI, she is from the Pacific Northwest. Other ministries include mentoring and discipling their Foursquare Mexican pastors and being on council in their church as Elders and working on projects in a Mayan village alongside another missionary. They have two mission teams a year come to work on various projects, this next year will probably increase by at least one more team.
The Schnabel Family | Chile
Sending Church: Eugene City Salt Church
Lee and Lisa Schnabel have served in Latin America with FMI for nearly 20 years.
Currently, Lee is the Assistant to the Area Missionary for Central and South America with his primary focus being on leadership training. Lee and his team of CAPAZ facilitators have developed an in-service training program called “Leaders for the Harvest” that operates in Bolivia, Chile, Nicaragua and Peru.
These programs cover subjects from how to do inductive Bible study to learning how to pray effectively for healing. As a result of these classes, some pastors are seeing increased growth in their churches and greater spiritual impact in their local communities.
Lee and Lisa have three married sons, and are enjoying their first grandson.
BETH Delaney | Ireland
Sending Church: Newberg Foursquare
Beth is sent out from Newberg Foursquare Church in Newberg, Oregon, where she served on staff for several years. While at Newberg Beth helped develop the middle school youth program and the missions. Beth currently serves in Cork, Ireland at a ministry whose focus is to reach those who are disenfranchised from the church and to bring unity amongst believers. She works with a team of people who developed and founded Unbound, a ministry that shares the freedom we have in Christ in a language people understand. “Our heart is to see people interact with the love and peace of the Gospel and be connected to churches that will help them grow in Christ,” Beth says..
THE Shaw FAMILY | Vienna, Austria
Sending Church: Battle Ground Foursquare
Marc and Kathy are serving the Lord in Vienna. Their ministry includes church planting in Austria and mentoring Foursquare pastors and missionaries in Europe.
THEY'RE FOUR-COLUMN CALL: 1. Encouraging Christian leaders in Europe and developing a church multiplication network in former Eastern Europe. 2. Encourage and promote unity in the Body of Christ in Vienna and Beyond 3. Partner in the development of a church multiplication movement with Foursquare Austria 4. Help reach and bless the City of Vienna through the planting of a vital community of Christ-followers.
Check out frequent reports on their Facebook page: SHAWS in Austria: https://www.facebook.com/SHAWSinAUSTRIA3/
The following missionaries information is restricted due to the area they are serving in.