Encompass is very excited for the upcoming art exhibit, “Roots and Branches”, tomorrow at Greenly Art Space, 2698 Junipero, Ave Suite 113, Signal Hill, Calif. The exhibit will include pieces of art created by Cambodian artists, and by our own Tim Robertson. (Tim and his wife Jessica work among the Cambodian people in Phnom Penn in the art community and in social work.)
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Seeking opportunities next semester in Winona Lake, IN? Encompass is hiring a part-time Mobilization Services intern for the spring semester of 2015.Continue...
Dave Guiles will be addressing the student body of Moody Bible Institute tonight at 7:00pm Central Time, for the annual Missions Conference.
The goal this year at Missions Conference is for 100 students to commit to going to 100 unreached people groups. Please pray for Dave that God would speak through him and ignite a passion in the students “to preach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named.”
Be sure to tune in LIVE at this link-
Today the Pastors of GBC of The two districts of Bangui I and II in the Central African Republic met to discuss about the national Pastors conference that will take place in Bangui from November 11-14, 2014.Continue...
Letter from Ted Ruiz follows:
**FLOODING !!!! FLOODING !!!!
PRAYER: Typhoon “Fung-Wong” (Mario) is heading for Ilocos Norte today. It’s strong, not severe, BUT……
-PROBLEM #1= This Typhoon is dragging lots of clouds & Monsoon Rains behind it. (Monsoon Rains= Days & days of constant rain).
-PROBLEM #2= The ground was already soaked from heavy rains 4 & 5 days ago.
-Constant rains + already-soaked ground= lots of flooding!
Here’s some reports. PLEASE PRAY! Thanks!.........
Encompass is partnering with Women of Grace USA this November to send a team to Cambodia! Women of Grace has recently selected a team of nine women from Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania for this short-term trip. The team will be helping with English classes and providing encouragement for the wives of our ministry partners there. Pray for our team that they would be willing and able to pour themselves out in love for those they will minister to, and that Christ would be made much of through their interactions there.
Leaders of the Japanese returnee ministry in Greater Los Angeles met on Saturday, September 13 in Long Beach, CA to plan for the next year.
After breakfast, they met via Skype with ministry partners, Kuni Sano, in his coffee shop in Tokyo, Japan, along with Julio and Joanne Marín, and their children, Julian and Juni. The Marín family plans 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.”Continue...
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.