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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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. 

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Karina has received 100 copies of the second Manual of Bible Stories from the Evangelical Press after a long delay. Rejoice in this answered prayer. Distribution of the Manual begins on Tuesday, February 4, the day of the opening of the National Council of the Brethren Churches. 

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Argentine GO team heads to Curicó
Thursday, 30 January 2014 18:32

Pray for a GO Team of 13 people (12 from Argentina and Bob Coss from Maryland GBC) that will go to Curicó and Santiago on February 5-14. Adriana, National Ministry Partner, reports that the team is visiting "to help us for some days and some of them are going to help in Santiago, especially in a children’s camp, for 4 days.

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It's been a noisy, dusty, messy 9 months, but the Battambang Ministry Center will soon be ready for final celebrations. The builder and his crew finished their work earlier this month and now a tiling team from the Wooster GBC is  putting tile halfway up the walls of every room in the 3 story building--a nice finishing touch to keep things as clean as possible for as long as possible.

A dedication ceremony is planned for February 8th with a guest list of around 200 people. Pastor Bob Fetterhoff of the Wooster GBC will be the guest speaker, which is quite an honor for the Center. This body of believers has made tremendous investments in bringing the Good News to Cambodia. Pray for God to work in hearts during the ceremony and to use this building for the advancement of His Kingdom in Cambodia.

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