Encompass World Partners News

Encompass Staff Safe in Bangkok

Tuesday, 18 August 2015 14:49

On Monday a bomb went off near a shrine in Bangkok, Thailand. Encompass has since heard from Jason Weimer that his family and other Encompass staff in the area are safe and unharmed. Join us in thankfulness for God's protection, and pray with us for His protection over those who were injured, and His peace for the families of those killed. Below is an exerpt from a recent news report about the incident.


Final Newsletter by Roy Snyder Released

Monday, 17 August 2015 21:06

"Rev. Roy B. Snyder of Grace Village Retirement Community of Winona Lake, Indiana was “loosed away upward” at Grace Village Health Care at 3:10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at the age of 93. Although struggling physically the last several weeks, he had been working to prepare his latest edition of Missionary Veterans of Foreign Wars. We felt it fitting to pass along this final edition. He has been producing this letter since 1991."


Encounter SoCal Kick Off!

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 18:34

Encounter SoCal has officially started with it’s very first group! Several participants from the Orange church have joined Encompass to Encounter God’s heart for the nations, especially the least-reached, in Southern California.


Roy Snyder With Jesus

Thursday, 06 August 2015 17:50

Encompass has learned that long-time beloved missionary Roy Snyder passed into the presence of Jesus on Wednesday afternoon, August 5. Roy and his wife Ruth served Encompass World Partners with great faithfulness in the Central African Republic from 1949–1984.


New Magazine and Video Released

Thursday, 06 August 2015 16:40

Just in time for "Flinch" Conference in New York, Encompass published the fourth issue of our new bimonthly magazine, Within Reach, and released a new video about our Mobilization Services Network.


Members of Encompass World Partners' staff recently attended "Flinch," the national conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches, in Newark, New Jersey. Playing of the conference name and its "risk" theme, we asked conference attenders, "What is your unflinching prayer for how God will use you in his global mission?"


Encompass staff from around the world gathered in the North Georgia mountains in late July for our annual Family Reunion. For those on Home Ministries, and members of the Atlanta-based Mobilization Services team, it was a time to meet new people, catch up with friends, and be fefreshed and renewed for ongoing ministry.


Training Leaders in Atlanta

Thursday, 30 July 2015 18:57

Encompass’ rallying cry is “More Fruitful Disciple-Making Teams.” So we realize our need to focus on developing highly effective (Function) teams that also reflect the community (Family) God desires. On July 7, 2015 Encompass Leaders from around the world gathered in Atlanta for a week-long workshop to explore Teams and Team Leadership.


Engage 5 Team Completes Training

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 11:26

The spring/summer session of "Engage 5" recently wrapped up in Atlanta. Encompass staff helped celebrate their accomplishment with lunch and a special ceremony recognizing each class member's unique personality and contributions to the experience.


Ally’s Atlanta Encounter

Wednesday, 22 July 2015 14:38

Encompass World Partners “Encounter” experiences are designed to give people a taste of what other cultures are like, how God cares for the nations, and how they can get involved. We were excited to host nearly 100 people this June for Encounter Atlanta, and have been blessed by many of the participants who let us know what the trip meant to them. Ally Zook from Wooster Grace wrote this great article about her time in Atlanta with the team of youth who came from the church.

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