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Yakima Foursquare Church, pastored by David Edler in Yakima, Wash., has grown and evolved in tremendous ways as God has used their generosity to connect community members.

“It’s not about us; it really is about the communities that we live in,” says Pastor Dave.

With room in their church building to spare, Pastor Dave and the Yakima Foursquare Church leadership made the decision to open up their facilities. Through their generosity, God created a home for a local church in need. The impact of this decision could not have been predicted.

And their example should not be lost on us.

“As you challenge your people to give themselves away—as you say to them, ‘You were not just meant to be someone, but you were meant to do something’— you need to be doing that something,” Pastor Dave challenges.


This story of generosity—Accelerate: Giving: What Does God Want to Do With What We Have?—is Part 1 of the Accelerate: Story video series produced by The Foursquare Church.


Watch the full video to learn more about how we as members of the Foursquare family can move past ourselves and accelerate kingdom work.

Pastor Dave’s story and others like it are available on the 2011 Accelerate: Story DVD for $39, as well as in the 2011 Experience Kit for $149.

Reviewed by: Ashley Wolpert Miller, a freelance writer living in Long Beach, Calif.

is a freelance writer living in Long Beach, Calif.