Encompass World Partners News
Thanks for giving to the CAR
Tuesday, 03 December 2013 12:19
Typically a smile on the face of an African disappears when a camera comes out. It’s just part of their culture – not smiling in photos. But Simon Pierre Nadjilao, President of the Grace Brethren Churches in the CAR, could not contain himself as a symbolic check was handed to him in the Atlanta offices recently.Continue...
Lisbon Serve the City expanding rapidly
Monday, 02 December 2013 20:17
Sam Schwartz writes from Lisbon that their local NGO, Serve the City, is expanding rapidly. He continues, “In the next 2 weeks we will have a test community dinner at a different site in Lisbon. Also, the first community workshop will be taught by one of our street people who is an expert basket weaver...really!Continue...
Kuniaki Sano visits Long Beach
Monday, 25 November 2013 22:35
When a seed begins to reproduce and bear fruit it then reveals it's true nature. The seed that was planted in Kuniaki Sano's heart in Long Beach in 2004 through the Japanese Returnee Ministry led by Cecil O'Dell has been bearing fruit and new seeds are being planted in the hearts of those he is reaching out to.Continue...
Leadership training this week in Prague
Monday, 25 November 2013 21:27
Please pray for David Manduka who will be providing leadership training the last week of November in Prague.
Pray that the sessions will be well attended and that potential leaders would be willing to assume responsibility for leadership.
Pray for maturing of the group in Prague, and for more men to be added to the mix.Continue...
Serve the City Lisbon
Tuesday, 19 November 2013 16:57
Sam Schwartz writes that "In recent weeks our Serve the City (STC) Lisbon outreach initiative has been extremely fruitful. We've continued to reach the neediest people of Lisbon with bi-weekly community dinners (serving 250 meals & mobilizing 100 volunteers each meal).We have initiated new activities such as the STC Academy (pictured) and the STC Soccer tournament.Continue...
Jean Zielasko with the Lord
Tuesday, 12 November 2013 16:43
Word was received today that Jean Zielasko went to be with the Lord early this morning.
John and Jean Zielasko served as missionaries in Brazil from 1952-1966 until they returned to Winona Lake so John could serve as Encompass' General Director 1966-1985. Please be in prayer for John and the rest of the Zielasko family. Calling will be on Friday, November 15 from 12:00-2:00 p.m., followed by the memorial service at 2:00, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home.Continue...
Ministry Partners in Need after Catastrophic Super Typhoon hits Philippines
Monday, 11 November 2013 21:03
Super Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda), one of the strongest storms on record, devastated the Philippines on Nov. 8, 2013. Ted and Vivian Ruiz recently returned to Manila after missing the storm and are thankful God has been so good to them and the believers they work with. We wanted to give you an update from our ministry partners so you can be praying for them and give you an opportunity to help them with what they now face.Continue...