History


History

FCIM Barsdale giving corn to Kenyan PeopleFour Corners International Mission Inc. (FCIM) was founded in 2003 as a non-profit faith-based organization.  Our office is located at 8006 Oat Ridge Court, Bowie, Maryland. The vision for FCIM was conceived in 2001, after Pastor Charles Cato Sr. conducted his first mission trip to Guyana.  Two years later, Four Corners International Mission was established.

FCIM is a hands-on ministry that is operated by volunteers who have a heart for people in need, and who bring their own unique skills and talents to the team.  Aiding people throughout the world gives FCIM an opportunity to share our faith in word and in deed.  FCIM is dedicated to biblical teaching, economic development, educational enrichment, and medical programs to aid impoverished people in the US and globally.

Our missionary work has led FCIM to many cities in the US, as well as the continents of Africa, South America, and Europe, affecting the lives of thousands of people in need.  Our objective is to provide financial, medical, and spiritual assistance to the poverty stricken people in these regions, with special emphasis on ministries centered on families with young children.  We have chosen these specific areas to focus on by listening to the needs of the communities with which we work and by evaluating the skills and experience that FCIM has to offer these communities.

FCIM’s first mission trip was to Guyana, South America in 2003.  In 2005, FCIM took an exploratory trip to Kenya, East Africa where they found people living in poverty and in need of urgent medical care.  In 2006, FCIM established their first medical clinic in Salawa, Kenya.  At present, we are working in the regions of East Africa – Kenya and Uganda,  South America — Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, and New Orleans, Louisiana.

Over the past five years, we have seen thousands of people helped through FCIM.  Some of the projects undertaken are:

Guyana, South America (2003 – 2013)
Assisted in funding and building a church in Goshen
Evaluate and provide free medical healthcare
Distribute prescription and over-the-counter medications
Assisted in purchasing motors for boats in Goshen — their main transportation source.
Conducted crusades in the region
Development of an ongoing Godparent program, whereby the children of Goshen are provided with clothing, educational materials, and financial support

Gibsland and New Orleans, Louisiana (2005 – 2013)
Restoration of homes in New Orleans destroyed by Hurricane Katrina
Crusade and renovation of Palestine Baptist Church in Gibsland
Children’s school supplies for Gibsland elementary schools

Paris, France (2006)
Hosted a gospel crusade

Kenya, East Africa (2006-2012)
Set up medical clinic in Salawa, Kenya
Minor/general surgical procedures
Provide over-the-counter and prescription medication
Perform family health workshops
Provide clothing, shoes, and hygiene products
Drilled two wells
Distribution of rice and corn
Work with orphanages to provide safe shelter for children who have been orphaned, abducted, and exploited, to include the construction of a new dormitory

Tanzania (2011)
Hosted a gospel crusade
Provided funds to repair church vehicle

Nanjemoy, Maryland (2008 – 2010)
Set up medical and dental clinics
Distribution of clothing, housewares,  and toiletry items
Set up food pantry
Distribution of children’s school  supplies
Renovation of homes
Conduct children’s vacation Bible school

McDowell, West Virginia (2008- 2010)
Set up medical and dental clinics
Distribution of clothing, housewares,  and toiletry items
Set up food pantry
Distribution of children’s school  supplies
Renovation of homes
Conduct children’s vacation Bible school
Street evangelizing


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