I was greeted with a warm handshake and a sincere "I'm glad you came." I came that first Sunday with my 22 month old daughter and I asked if children could come into the service; I was told absolutely! I moved to Yakima just six months earlier and was desperate to find a church to plug in to and to make new friends. It was an odd place to have church; the Masonic Temple - that was in November of 1980. Today that same daughter serves as one of the pastors in Children's Ministry and I am as much in love with Yakima Foursquare Church as I was back then. When I moved to Yakima I prayed a very sincere prayer - I just wanted to grow.
I was baptized at nine years old and I knew most every story in the Bible. But that was just not enough - I was ready to meet Jesus, and get to know Him on a personal level. I definitely found what I was looking for! I have had many personal losses through the years, and very dark storms. The relationships I have at Yakima Foursquare and their amazing support is beyond what I can express in mere words. If you are new to Yakima, please come visit us; your story matters too. If you have a little one under the age of two then stop by the nursery; that's where you will find me and I would love to meet you and welcome you to Yakima Foursquare - just like I was!