News & Prayer Items
Graduation for Cambodian Ministry Partners
Monday, 10 March 2014 14:50
“Thursday, February 27th was a big day for our Cambodian Ministry Partners. They finally received their bachelor's degrees!” reports Kent and Becky Good.
Although Symean is still finishing up his last couple of months as an undergraduate and the others are already working on their Master's degrees, graduation ceremonies are only organized every 5 years or so. And 2014 was Battambang's turn for a special ceremony. There were about 1000 graduates, so it was a day of great joy for many Cambodian families.Continue...
News from Beate
Monday, 03 March 2014 17:18
During the first two weeks after her arrival back in Moundou, Chad Beate was busy getting repairs done and thoroughly cleaning the apartment. For some strange reason the electricity did not work, so two men from the DIGUNA mission came to install the inverter that she had brought from Germany. They opened the breaker box and besides eroded wires they also found a living rat! As a result some wires in the attic also had to be replaced. Again and again animals like bats, lizards or rats settle under the roof. Also, the well behind the house dried up, they rely on the water that is delivered on a relatively regular basis from the city.Continue...
Winona Lake Operations Moving to Atlanta
Friday, 28 February 2014 15:30
Atlanta, GA, USA - Encompass World Partners announced recently that most of the operations of its Winona Lake, IN, offices will be moved this summer to its Atlanta headquarters. These include Communications, Stewardship and Distributions, which remained in Indiana when the organization relocated its headquarters 18 months ago. "We are really grateful for the work of our Winona Lake Team, and celebrate the manner in which they have strengthened our current base of supporters and friends," explains Dr. Dave Guiles, Executive Director. "Building upon their good work, we are now unleashing more energy and resources in developing relationships and partnerships with new churches and younger church members." A small team will remain in Winona Lake for the next two years. Over the next few weeks, Encompass will be publishing Ministry Descriptions for a series of new positions. Please join the leadership of Encompass in prayer as they recruit for key new positions in Atlanta, and join them in thanking those who have faithfully served in Winona Lake.
The Portugal Churches
Saturday, 22 February 2014 15:01
Sam Schwartz, Staff with Encompass now living and working in Lisbon, Portugal writes, "Twelve years ago when we arrived in Portugal we joined 5 other Encompass workers in Porto, the country's second largest city. Two decades of God's blessing, along with hard work by that team left behind two planted churches, some points of light, and a handful of emerging national leaders.Continue...
Amazon Delta 's Big Deal
Friday, 21 February 2014 16:38
Wayne and Ellen Patton work on the island of Cotijuba at the mouth of the Amazon River along with Dave and Kim Johnson (Cross World missionaries seconded to Encompass). Wayne sent this letter to Steve Bailey, Latin American Regional Director, who has a vested interest in the work.
This story is a big deal. This story stirs excitement because it is a stunning example of local Brazilian churches helping to mobilize GBC people to go out to reach the unreached who live near them.Continue...
Letter from Dr. Ngoumape
Thursday, 20 February 2014 16:25
Dr. Ngoumape and his family were evacuated from the CAR at the height of the turmoil and following the looting of his home. They are living for six months in Winona Lake, where he is serving with Grace Schools as International Scholar in Residence. They are receiving excellent care from the Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church. Following is his letter to supporters.Continue...
General CAR update
Wednesday, 19 February 2014 00:43
Among the seven ladies and thirteen men who were appointed as members of the new transition government by the Prime Minister and President, there is a member of CIDEL who is the Minister of Forestry and Tourism. Also, Mrs. Bobossi, of the University of Bangui, became the Minister of Commerce. She called Dr. Hibaile and asked him to meet with her for prayer before she began her new adventure in this time of crisis. Dr. Hibaile has ministered to her husband as his mentor since 2008. Please pray for wisdom for these two ladies and that they would have a godly influence with the Council.Continue...
Dave Manduka gives leadership training in Prague
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 20:32
George Swain asks prayer for the church in Prague as they receive a leadership training seminar from Feb. 20th until Feb. 23rd. David and Kathy Manduka will be teaching about Disciplines for the Christian life. Dave has become a favorite among the church in Prague.Continue...
UPDATE: Urgent Prayer needed for Flaningans
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 23:15
“I've just returned from spending the day in Grenoble”, reports Josh Flaningan. “Rachel's procedure went very well without any problems. She is feeling much better already and only has some soreness in her throat from it all. Praise the Lord!Continue...
Second Generation Ambassador
Wednesday, 12 February 2014 18:58
Susana Hawkins, 20, is the daughter of Tim and Julie Hawkins who served with Encompass in Porto Portugal for 23 years. Susana has lived in Portugal her entire life and is a faithful and an outgoing witness on her university campus and beyond of her faith in Jesus.Continue...