Encompass World Partners News

International Identity Initiative

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 21:03

 

The Charis International Identity Initiative Global Task Force is meeting this week in Atlanta. Wow, what a mouthful, and what does it mean? They are a group of leaders representing the global Grace Brethren movement (Charis) and are attempting to forge a document which will be acceptable to all groups involved which answers the question, "What, exactly, is a Grace Brethren and what do Grace Brethren believe?"

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God works in such wonderful ways to encourage His children! We were blessed to meet these great girls who are from the Central African Republic who are here with their youth group from Virginia! The Momentum offering was taken for the people in their country and one young lady said, "It makes me feel proud." Please continue to pray for our brothers and sisters in CAR.

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Alys Haag with the Lord as of June 6

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 20:37

Word has been received that Alys Anne Haag went to be with the Lord June 6, 2014 in the home of her youngest daughter, Sandra, in Whittier.

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Ellie, born at 31 weeks, needs prayer

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 16:43

Rejoice and Pray. Congratulations are in order and prayers are needed for Eleanor Maeve Gummere. Ellie (as she is called) is the daughter of new Encompass appointees Ben and Brittany Gummere. She was born prematurely on Friday, July 18th at 31 weeks. She will need to spend the next 6-8 weeks in the NICU in Fort Wayne, IN.

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Four Typhoons to hit Philippines

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 14:56

Ted Ruiz, Encompass staff in the Philippines, writes that during their ten days in the States two typhoons have struck the Philippines.

“The 1st, Rasmussen/Glenda (Category 4), struck on July 16 and caused extensive damage in Metro Manila and especially in Bicol. The damage was mostly due to strong winds. There was little flooding. Almost 100 have died so far. To our knowledge, none of our believers have been hurt. The 2nd, Matmo/Henry, just a few days later, caused some flooding in Bicol and in the north, and then veered away. Two more typhoons are forecast to hit the Philippines within the next few days."

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Encompass is having a great time here at Momentum 2014, and everyone is having a lot of fun with our international photo booth! Students and leaders get to try on cross-cultural clothing and have their picture taken. The pictures are then posted on Twitter and Instagram @encompassworld.

Here is a picture of a student group from Korea that is in the US traveling with Grace College!

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Evelyn Schumacher Juday with the Lord

Thursday, 17 July 2014 14:52

The following information has been received concerning Evelyn Schumacher who served with Grace Brethren International Missions (Encompass World Partners) in the Central African Republic from 1959-1965. Her main ministry was teaching in the James Gribble High School located at Yaloke.

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Larry DeArmey published the following report of his recent time teaching classes to Pastors and Evangelists in Chad. At the end of the classes he made the trip described below.

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Engage with Encompass @FellowSHIFT

Monday, 14 July 2014 21:40

In the spirit of innovation that will characterize this year's FellowSHIFT Conference (the National Conference of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches), we are excited to present a variety of ways for attendees to ENGAGE with Encompass. This year, we won't be sponsoring a meal, but we will be sponsoring a whole experience! We have rented an entire hall in the conference hotel with a variety of different ways to Engage with Christ's work among the nations!

Seven Engagement Stations will be set up for participants of all ages to worship, pray, learn and even play with what God is doing around the world. Our sponsored workshops on Increasing Cultural Intelligence: Understanding and Reaching Ethnic Minorities will be led by our own Missiologist-In-Residence. We will host a Photo Booth on Friday and fun with Legos all weekend...

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Family Reunion

Sunday, 13 July 2014 03:18

This week, we hosted a group of more than 30 of our missions staff who are on home ministry for a time we call Encompass Family Reunion. From Monday through Thursday,...

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