Encompass World Partners News

Japanese Ministry Prayer Meeting

Monday, 15 September 2014 18:16

Leaders of the Japanese returnee ministry met on Saturday in Southern California to plan for the next year.

After breakfast, they met via Skype with ministry partners, Kuni Sano, in Japan, and Julio and Joanne Maríns, and their children. Julian and Junie, plan to relocate soon from Florida to Southern California to work with the ministry.

Phil Helfer, pastor of the Los Altos Grace Brethren Church, Long Beach, encouraged the group to keep planting seeds, noting that God is at work in Japan. “God is obviously wanting to do something here,” he said. “Maybe it is part of the bigger plan of God doing something there.”

The group, led by Encompass partner, Cecil O’Dell, is spent the rest of day listening to God and determining the direction of the ministry for the next year.

The ministry builds relationships with Japanese individuals who are in the U.S. for a short time. (Many of them are students.) Surfing lessons and a gospel choir are two of the ways they reach out and make friends. They also lead evangelistic Bible studies and do one-on-one discipling.

Please remember to keep these brothers and sisters in your prayers as they work to advance the gospel among the Japanese people.

Here is a link to a video about the surfing ministry outreach-





Dick Conover to have bypass surgery

Thursday, 11 September 2014 19:08

Please pray for Dick Conover, our Winona Lake Ministry Partner who has been faithfully archiving photos and slides for Encompass for over 10 years.  He has a history of heart related health issues and found out earlier this week that one of the main arteries to his heart is 100% blocked. He will be having bypass surgery (up to 5 bypasses) as soon as they can clear all the blood thinners out of his system. He has to remain hospitalized before the surgery to be continually monitored.

Please pray for Dick, his wife Betty, daughters Tammie and Terry and all their family members.


Encompass is Partnering with Go Encounter Teams

Wednesday, 10 September 2014 14:34


We are excited to be partnering with Grace College to help send students on GO Encounter Trips to Japan, France, Ireland, Central Aisa, and Atlanta. Here is a video about the GO Encounter Trips. Would you join us in praying for the teams going out this year?






God at work in the C.A.R.

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 19:14

We received very encouraging news recently from some of our brothers and sisters in the CAR. Please remember to be in prayer for the ministry and our fellow believers there...

(People/Towns names undisclosed for Security)


Day of Prayer for the Château Ministry

Friday, 29 August 2014 22:09

Joël Rongier, president of Château Association is calling for a special day of prayer on Wednesday, September 3rd. Please join us in praying and fasting for God to supply the following personnel needs for the Château so that ministries will continue without interruption:

1) A European business manager and coordinator: Pray especially for wisdom and direction for the Château steering committee to find the right people to fit into ministry leadership.

2) An American support couple: To care for the responsibilities of welcoming visitors, preparing and serving meals, maintenance and grounds work.


Core Training in Atlanta

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 14:43

CORE Training is in full gear here at Encompass. The group has been learning many things about the ministry, vision, and history of Encompass World Partners. We've enjoyed digging into scripture to understand God's plan of salvation for The Nations and how deeply He cares for each people group. Being in Atlanta, we've been able to sample some of the great food from many different places around the world. Check out this picture of our group eating at the Chinatown Food Court!


Thirteen New Appointees!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 20:48

Because of your prayers for more workers, the faithful work of Mission Mobilizers John Ward and Christa Robles and God’s movement in individuals’ hearts, we have seen a steady increase of those willing and qualified to go to the harvest field. We are pleased to announce 13 newly appointed missionaries heading to six different countries:



Below is part of the letter of thanks accompanied by a check for $13,500 which was sent by Timothy Kurrtaneck to Barb Wooler. He writes,” We are very grateful for the response of those at this year’s Momentum Youth Conference and the enclosed $13,500 that could be donated from the National Youth Project Offering for specific needs in the CAR.


Greg Burgess to visit West Africa

Monday, 11 August 2014 15:16

This Thursday Greg will be traveling to Ivory Coast in West Africa where he has organized a writer’s and illustrator’s training time (August 17th-22nd). This training will be done in collaboration with Nate Butler of Comix35 and CPE, an evangelical publisher in Abidjan. There will be 35 participants coming from six different countries.
Please pray:
•    For safety while traveling and in country
•    For good communication, teaching and interaction between all
•    That those present would be inspired to write and illustrate stories that will impact African people for Christ
•    That Greg's family would be well in my absence.


KouBethanie summer school begins

Friday, 08 August 2014 15:47

On Sunday, 3 August, the annual summer school for evangelists was opened in Kou-bethanie, 10km/6mi outside of Moundou. Maybe you remember that this school was founded by Evangelist Dadje Samuel together with our mission. Dadje Samuel died in April 2010 on an exploratory trip.

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