News & Prayer Items
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.Continue...
Out with the Old, in with the New in Battambang
Thursday, 30 January 2014 18:05
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.
Preaching in the Midst of a Difficult Time
Sunday, 26 January 2014 22:29
To the right is a picture of Dr. Hibaile and Pascal, a soldier from Burundi who is in the African Union's mission in CAR. Hibaile writes, “We became friends when I met him two weeks ago and explained to him that I went to his country last October to teach at a University. Today is the second time he has come with his General to a restaurant near the mission station where we are staying.Continue...
Mensingers in Ngaoundere Cameroon
Saturday, 25 January 2014 21:20
Mensingers have completed their time in Yaounde attending National conference, which meant a lot of meetings which were long and hot, with no fans or air-conditioning. Eddie had many meetings other than the regular scheduled conference ones and he is very tired now that it is all over. They will leave this evening on the night train for Ngaoundere, (northern Cameroon) which is supposed to be a bit cooler than Yaounde.Continue...
Jill Kane teaching Monks in Cambodia
Saturday, 25 January 2014 20:11
Bringing light to a very dark place
“As I look over the last 7 years of Teaching English as a second language” shares Jill Kane (Encompass staff in Battambang Cambodia), “it has been pure joy for me. During that time I have taught over 630 students. I have never advertised or asked students to come but God has led them to me through word of mouth.
Chad Sensenig to visit Stuttgart
Thursday, 23 January 2014 16:10
Chad and Amy Sensenig are appointees with Encompass for Germany and have been preparing for entry there for some years. Please pray for Chad as he visits with Rainer Ehmann in Stuttgart this coming week for 10 days. He will attend team meetings and spend time ministering alongside.
Please pray for a profitable time for all and for God's blessing hand on the team meetings.Continue...
2 Timothy 2:2 in Technicolor
Monday, 20 January 2014 18:29
Camp was fantastic states Gary McCaman, Encompass staff in Buenos Aires, Argentina. "Some of the guys who mentored the speakers were 17-20 years old when we arrived in Argentina 20 years ago! Now, they are preparing a new generation of leaders. But wait! It doesn’t stop there! On the last day the campers were challenged to take the baton and start training up the next generation! Many rose to the challenge. Yes, it was as cool as it sounds. 2 Timothy 2:2 in Technicolor! There was even a baptism in the creek!
To see more images from the camp click here:Continue...
Viv Ruiz and Dave Manduka lose family member
Saturday, 11 January 2014 16:07
Steve Bailey, member of the Team for Member Care, asks prayer for the following:
The mother of Vivian Ruiz, Patricia Jane Parker Watson, passed away in Athens, TN on January 3rd. She was 88 years of age. Viv and Ted have served faithfully for many years in the Philippines and are dearly loved by many around the world. Viv requests prayer as she cares for many details surrounding this home-going, especially for the Memorial Service to be held January 18th. Ted will share the Word at the service so please pray that the message of the hope we have in Christ will come through loud and clear to all present.Continue...
Resignation of President and Prime Minister of CAR
Friday, 10 January 2014 14:37
Thousands celebrated on the streets of Central African Republic's capital on the news that interim President Michel Djotodia had caved in to international pressure and resigned on Friday after failing to halt inter-religious violence.Continue...
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...