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!
(Listed Alphabetically by Last Name)
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 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 DuncAn 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 there. 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 their 2016 Video below)
THe griffith Family | GREAT BRITAIN
A recent survey of British adults showed 53% self-identifying as having "no religion." Other research has suggested that less than 2% of British people are followers of Jesus. Meanwhile, the world has moved to the UK, with over 40 unreached or nominally-reached people groups residing in London alone. But how will they hear the Gospel?
We were leading at Nampa Foursquare (Idaho) when God called us to go "all in" and return to Jonathan's homeland as missionaries with FMI. We, along with our three sons (David, Charlie and Ransom), are passionate about reaching the unreached and helping them become disciple-makers who transform global culture. We have started our work in Cheltenham, a predominantly British town, as we aim to see a new wave of discipleship and church planting among the British. This will give us a firm foundation from which to engage the Global City of London.
After less than 12 months in the field, we have launched Journey Kids (www.journeykids.co.uk), a ministry to elementary school aged children, teaching them about who Jesus is and what it means to follow him. We are also engaging the creative community, building deep relationships with families outside of the church, and finding ways to partner with local churches.
We are looking for more partners who will join us in serving Britain to reach the world. If you'd like more information, please contact us at https://www.allingriffs.com/contact-us/ to arrange a Skype call. We would love to share more of our story and see how it might connect with the life of your local church as you seek to make disciples of all nations.
Gabe and Nicole Barreiro have a church plant coaching role in their lives.
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, 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 Roper Family | Europe
Jeff and Debbie Roper serve as the Area Missionaries to Europe for Foursquare Missions International. When not traveling, they enjoy spending time with their six kids and eleven grandkids, working in the yard, hiking, camping, going for long walks, and watching travel shows.
What does an Area Missionary do?
Jeff is one of 11 “Area Missionaries” who are responsible for the development of Foursquare Churches around the world. Their mission objectives are: to serve the 49 nations and territories of Europe by Opening New Fields where there are no Foursquare Churches; Strengthening Existing Works, and Stewarding the People and Resources Entrusted to Foursquare Missions. Join us in praying for Jeff and Debbie as they continue to go to all nations to preach the Gospel, make disciples, develop leaders, and help plant churches.
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.
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.
THEIR FOUR-COLUMN CALL: 1. Encouraging Christian leaders in Europe and developing a church multiplication network in former Eastern Europe 2. Encouraging and promoting unity in the Body of Christ in Vienna and Beyond 3. Partnering in the development of a church multiplication movement with Foursquare Austria 4. Helping to 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 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 people in the Sunday service. They have a children’s ministry and are doing Ministry Training Institute (in Spanish and English), which is the curriculum John and Sonja Decker have written. Also, they serve Mexico by taking this 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 training an intern from the Pacific Northwest under FMI . Other ministries include: mentoring and discipling their Foursquare Mexican pastors, being on the council in their church as Elders, and working on projects in a Mayan village alongside another missionary. They currently have two mission teams a year come to work on various projects. This next year will probably increase by at least one more team.
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