Don’t see an opportunity that suits you here? Don’t let that stop you from getting in touch with us about your interest.
We’d love to talk more with you and become your resource as you discern God’s leading. We occasionally have unique, time-bound opportunities come to us from our staff in the field. Projects are then linked to those willing and capable of serving (either from home or in the field). We support these workers who demonstrate a servant’s heart and the skills needed for the job through special assignments, associate missionaries, or sower-sending categories.
The busy, bustling city of Younde, Cameroon is a long way from Steve’s hometown in the Midwest, but there is nowhere else he would rather be. Steve was called by God to develop a Bible institute program to train pastors and church leaders in Cameroon. The need is great, with many church plants growing into thriving congregations yet there are only four men trained as pastors in the entire country!
Britney stepped out of the taxi, grateful to be home. Her third story one bedroom apartment greeted her after hours of travel. Her trips out to the villages always left her exhausted. The taxi driver had been persistent, reminding her of how shameful it was that she was still single, offering to marry her out of pity. Britney sat down on her couch and captured her thoughts in a journal, writing about her favorite family in the village she visited.
Passengers shuffle into a crowded train, smashing together to fit more people in for the morning commute. Mike and Jamie are nearly separated, but make it on the train en route to language school. In the heart of this Asian mega-city, they gain new insights into the challenges of making disciples in a densely populated city. It’s a place where work life dominates the very existence of one of the largest unreached people groups in the world.
A dust cloud appears on the horizon as the overloaded 4x4 reaches the dirt at the end of a crumbling paved city road heading due north out of town. Shawn, the leader of the team located in the capital city of this underdeveloped African country, drives cautiously with his wife Rebecca and two young single women, Stacy and Kristen, in the back. They’re carrying medical supplies to an outpost they’ve discovered in a rural Muslim village three hours away. Riding in the passenger seat is Abdul, a Muslim-background believer who started following Jesus about a year ago. He has guided the team to the opportunity to enter this village, which is close to where he grew up and has a medical facility…one of very few like it in the area.
The oscillating fan sitting on the balcony does very little to cool the heavy heat created by the morning sun rising over the bustling capital of this Southeast Asian city. Humming motorbikes below can’t drown out the chanting monks over a loud speaker at a nearby Buddhist temple. Troy and Jen enjoy their morning coffee with Bibles open, trusting God for their “daily bread.” The Word of God is sustaining them and moving them toward their dream of a multiplying ministry of disciples making other disciples.
John and Carrie spend a restless night in prayer for God’s mercy and protection as they reflect on the events that took place in John’s class just a day earlier. The daily call to prayer seemed more pronounced over the noise of the bustling city; yet another reminder that life in a Muslim country is not welcoming to Christians.
Will You Become An Immigrant in Order to Reach Immigrants?
With the growing displaced migrant population around the world, reaching the nations by helping the foreigner has become a strategic opportunity. People groups who might never have heard the gospel before are now relocating to areas of the world where we can meet them, love them, and share the hope of Christ with them.
Serving Overseas Workers (SOWers) are people who serve and assist missionaries in practical ways. Encompass World Partners is looking for couples (or two single people) who are willing to serve for 1 to 2 years at a time. Just out of college, and looking for an opportunity to get some experience overseas? Great! Recently retired and want to spend a year serving God in Europe? You might be exactly what we’re looking for.