Encompass World Partners News
Barb Wooler Appointed to Lead CAR Relief Efforts
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 19:49
Atlanta, January 8, 2014. ENCOMPASS WORLD PARTNERS is pleased to announce the appointment of Barb Wooler as Director of Emergency Relief Efforts for the Central African Republic. "Barb assumes this responsibility with broad support from the leadership of Encompass, the Grace Brethren community and our key partners in Africa," according to Dr. Dave Guiles, Executive Director. "She has a long track record of mobilizing others for meaningful ministry to meet spiritual and physical needs, and is uniquely positioned to lead our response to this humanitarian crisis."Continue...
Update on Argentine heatwave
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 15:56
Gary McCaman gives thanks for praying for the heat wave issues. He writes, "The day after I wrote the update, it rained and the temperature went way down…to the 70’s. Today it is raining and the temperature is down again. Keep praying for the thousands of people that still don’t have electricity. Lower temps help, but they still are in dire need.Continue...
DeArmey returns to Chad for 8th session of studies
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 15:42
Larry DeArmey asks for prayer for safety of travel today as he makes his 30th trip to Chad for the 8th session in the School of Missiological Studies.
Larry writes, “Each time I am apprehensive. Will I make all of my connections? Will my luggage arrive at the same time I do? I would say that my bags arrive in Chad when I arrive about 50% of the time. Delays seriously complicate things for me. This session I have a very tight travel schedule. Please pray that all will go well and that there will be no surprises along the way.Continue...
McCamans ask prayer for severe heat wave
Wednesday, 01 January 2014 16:06
As Encompass Staff Gary and Linda McCaman wind down 2013, Buenos Aires is in the midst of one of the worst heat waves in history.
Many have been without electricity for 2 weeks or more. This also means no water since there is no electricity to pump the water to the storage tanks on the top of the buildings. This is devastating to the elderly and sick that are essentially trapped in high rises without fans or water!
Situation in CAR
Tuesday, 24 December 2013 16:47
Update on the situation in CAR from allAfrica: "The World Food Program says it will scale-up its emergency operations in Central African Republic to provide aid to more than one-million people over the next six months.
However, in the meantime, the U.N. agency is trying to cope with growing insecurity, especially in the capital, Bangui."
News from Imogene Burk
Tuesday, 24 December 2013 16:29
In a recent letter from Imogene Burk, retired missionary to Brazil, she recalls the principal events of the year.
“Early in the year Bill and I realized that our time in Brazil was coming to an end. We felt that the two congregations we were overseeing no longer needed our care. We did not feel ready to take on another ‘mountain’ so we made plans to return to the States and our growing family of grandchildren. We arrived here on June first.Continue...
Special Needs Work bearing Fruit
Monday, 23 December 2013 16:16
Encomopass Ministry Partner in Germany, Rainer Ehmann, reports that his ministry at the Special Needs Center is bearing fruit in the life of M, who is clearly being touched by what she hears and sees when she attends the services at the Special Needs Center.Continue...