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“We believe that all we have comes from God and we give it out of His hand” (1 Chronicles 29:14b, Dutch paraphrase)

The Vision:

FCM exists to communicate and demonstrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to hard-to-reach people groups.  This is more than a slogan for us.  We understand that humanity’s biggest problem is our sin, which separates us from a gracious God.  We know the greatest gift we can deliver a lost people is not food, medicine, shelter, or even our love.  The greatest act of love one man can show another is proclaiming the good news that “God demonstrated His love for us, in that, while were yet sinners Christ died of us!”(Romans 5:8)  It is our goal to glorify God by spreading this message to anyone willing to listen.

We seek to make God’s glory known to the nations by targeting hard-to-reach people groups.  Some people are hard-to-reach because they hate the message of Christ and want his messengers dead.  Others are hard-to-reach because they are inconvenient and expensive to get to.  Still others are hard-to-reach due to cultural issues or gospel confusion caused by false teachers using “Christian” language to lead people astray.  Our hearts break for these people as we realize that it is only God’s grace that we have heard the good news of His salvation.

Four Corners seeks to accomplish the mission of God in four ways: SENDING, PROCLAIMING, EDUCATING, and DEMONSTRATING.

Jesus instructs us in Matthew 28:19-20- “Go (SENDING) and make disciples of all nations (PROCLAMING), baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching (EDUCATING) them to obey (DEMONSTRATING) everything I have commanded you.”

Sending– We send full-time missionaries to live amongst strategic people groups to share the message of Jesus. We also send short-term teams to volunteer to help support our mission efforts across the world.

Proclamation– Our primary goal is telling the story of God’s redeeming work of saving mankind through the blood of Jesus Christ. Everything we do centers around this message. By planting churches we seek to provide outposts of Gospel proclamation and a place for believers to gather together as the body of Christ.

Education– We have on-going discipleship ministries, job training, and language learning programs to educate adults as well as a school to educate children about God and His creation.

Demonstration– We also have many other mercy ministries designed to tangibly demonstrate the love of God and provide us opportunities to speak the Gospel into our friend’s lives. These ministries include:

Abaans’s Hope (AH) Women’s Refuge Center, AH Child Development Program, LifeBeads jewelry program.  Living Stones Christian School, and many more.

Our Current Locations:

Northern Uganda

The war in northern Uganda has been called the most neglected humanitarian emergency in the world.  For 24 long years, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Government of Uganda (GoU) waged a war that left nearly two million innocent civilians caught in the middle.  The GoU’s attempt to protect its citizens from this rebel militia largely failed, resulting in an entire generation that has never known peace.  The rebel militia lead my Joseph Kony resorted to abducting children and indoctrinating them into their ranks.  It is estimated that more than 90% of the LRA’s troops were abducted as children.  Now the fighting has ceased but the scars of war remain.  This is the backdrop of FCM’s work in Uganda.  Many of our friends in Uganda have no concept of what love means or how it is demonstrated.  Consequently, FCM recognized a need to develop a community in Uganda called Abaana’s hope that will communicate and demonstrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ to an area ravaged by war.  Abaana’s Hope sits on a 100-acre plot of land in Northern Uganda.  We have been operating this ministry since 2012.

 

South Sudan

The UN has declared the current civil war in South Sudan ‘One of the most horrendous human rights situations in the world’.  According to the World Economic Forum, children have been burned alive and soldiers have been allowed to rape women in exchange for wages.  More than 50,000 people have been killed.  Over 2 million have been displaced. Upwards of 15,000 child soldiers have been recruited, and over 2.5 million face food insecurity.  This, the youngest country in the world, is far from stable and its people are in great need.  FCM realizes that God does not only call His people to serve in safe places.  We are honored to be a part of God’s work here as we will be sending our first indigenous missionary to South Sudan this year to proclaim the Gospel to this broken people and to help create a business to help ease the food shortages in this country.

FCM Stewardship:

We have a responsibility to be faithful stewards and to maintain integrity and openness in our financial practices; therefore, we are committed to fulfilling the following standards:

  • A responsible, Christ-centered Board of Directors governs us. Our Board meets to establish policies, approve budgets, and review operational results and ministry accomplishments.
  • Our financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. We obtain an annual review in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards by an independent public accounting firm, Lovoy, Summerville, and Shelton.
  • We seek to conduct our activities with the highest standards of integrity and to avoid conflicts of interest. We shun high-pressure or manipulative fund-raising tactics.
  • Our fund-raising appeals clearly identify the purpose and programs to which donations will be applied, and we ensure that donations are used for the purposes for which they were raised. Our Board has directed that all contributions designated for specific projects shall be applied to those projects, and we may assess up to 10 percent to be used for administering the gift. Occasionally, we receive more contributions for a given project than can be wisely applied to that project. When that happens, we use these funds to meet a similar pressing need.
  • Contributions to the ministry are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. In order to help our donors determine the tax-deductible portion of their gifts, we receipt all donations showing the fair market value of any goods or services provided to the donor.
  • We will not operate this ministry with indebtedness that dishonors and hinders our work around the world. When we make a purchase, we pay the approved invoice within 30 days. We do not intend to use the vendor’s money. While we reserve the right to borrow funds for capital expenditures, we would promptly repay any loan.

Out of respect for individuals’ privacy, we do not sell or rent our mailing list to other groups wishing to use the names and addresses of our supporters. We maintain tight security on our list of friends and supporters.