News & Prayer Items
Thursday, 25 April 2013 06:19
Ted Ruiz reports on a death anniversary, which in the Philippines are just as important as Birthdays.
Tiring (tee-RING) is a fairly new believer in Pamplona GBC, Bicol. Her husband has been dead two years and for the first 2 Death Anniversaries she celebrated them the way that most Catholic Filipinos do.
Special “Praying People” are hired ($4/hour) to come to the house to pray. The person kneels on the floor for 1 hour while 5 hired companions watch. The praying person looks at a special book with a picture of the deceased person. There is a lighted candle in front of this praying person, who prays fervently that the deceased person’s soul may one day enter Heaven.
But this year, parting from the traditions, Tiring wanted a “Thanksgiving celebration” instead.
Taylor featured in Medical School Newsletter
Thursday, 25 April 2013 00:52
The Medical University of South Carolina in its most recent Physician Assistant Alumni E-Newsletter published a tribute to Mike and Myra Taylor.
Mike and Myra served with GBIM (now Encompass World Partners) in the medical field in the C.A.R. from 1989-1998, after which they returned to the States to raise their four daughters. However, they have continued their involvement with the mission and in medical care to Africa. For years Mike and Myra have pursued their dream of creating a health care center in Bangui, C.A.R. that is committed to health education, and the treatment and prevention of disease.Continue...
CAR Update - April 24, 2013
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 15:08
Ginger Hock arrived safely in Bangui Thursday morning. There were not many people on the plane so going through customs and security at the airport was easier than usual. Pastor Nadjilao and his brother, an official in the Police, were waiting for her and whisked her off to the mission station in a waiting taxi. A warm reception of cheers and singing by the workers and missionaries greeted her. Wow, what a welcome.Continue...
CMP Symean Organizes New Year's VBS
Thursday, 18 April 2013 15:48
In Cambodia the new year begins in mid-April. Camboian Ministry Parter (CMP) Symean and his wife Nisy decided to take advantage of the school vacation to organize a Vacation Bible School for the village of Sambouk Awk, where Symean teaches a small weekly Bible class. He arranged for five of his youth to get training with Child Evangelism Fellowship so that they could help with an all-day VBS for three days.Continue...
Project ends; 3600 Book Sets Distributed
Thursday, 18 April 2013 14:47
Greg Burgess writes, "It was a dream come true for me.The last series of messages were given, (the last chicken was cooked!) and we had handed out the last of the 3,600 books sets we were to distribute to the church leaders in Chad, Cameroon and the Central African Republic. None of the books had been lost or stolen on the way. None of our 23 speakers were hurt or ill. All of our administrators and helpers were able to withstand the pressure of the demanding workloads and the acrobatics of keeping 3,600 pastors in line!Continue...
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 13:02
We are thankful to report that all of our Encompass staff continue to be safe and sound in the capital city of Bangui. Please continue to pray for peace and stability to finally reign in this troubled country. Many of our dear African brothers and sisters in Christ continue to suffer from the violence and looting. Our staff is staying close to home and trusting in the Lord for His protection.
Pray especially for the safety of Africa Field Administrator Ginger Hock as she left yesterday for a two week trip to visit our missionaries in Bangui. Pray also that she would be an encouragement to our folks serving there.Continue...
Prayer for Gina Hannah
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 16:31
Mary Dills, the mother of Gina Hannah, died Monday morning after a brief illness. The family is thankful she was surrounded by family members who were all able to arrive and talk with her before she passed away.
Please pray that the Lord’s comfort and peace would be real for Gina and her family at this time.Continue...
Dr. Ngoumape’s Prayer List
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 15:03
I do want to ask you to keep praying for Christians that they may not be discouraged, as since the over throw the former president every Sunday is disturbing possibilities to meet because those soldiers in town. May God help us to remain strong in our faith and be testimonies for those who are hurting us.
The school is postponed for a couple days to wait for safety. So pray for our students that they may not be very discouraged. Pray for health care for their children as many children are having fever because of stress and moving back and forth. Pray for our Bible schools also up country for God protection as he did before and safety for the students and teachers. Pray also for Mboi André whose son in law passed away Monday morning.
Northstar Alpine Lodge open for Business
Monday, 15 April 2013 15:49
Please pray for Northstar’s outreach as "Golden Week" begins at the end of April as one of the best seasons to play around Norikura. Northstar is offering genuine spring backcountry skiing/snowboarding amidst amazing scenery. In the valley, the snow is gone and the trails are showing, so that one can enjoy mountain biking and trail running. Also, it is the season for beautiful spring foliage, flowers, and the unique skunk cabbage.
Pray that many will come to enjoy the week-end.
Pray for good weather in the mountains
Pray for spiritual impact into the lives of those who comeContinue...
Marvin Goodman Home with the Lord
Thursday, 11 April 2013 18:24
Update: Visitation will be on Friday, April 19 betwen 5:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral will follow on Saturday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Remembering Marvin Goodman today as he is experiencing being in the presence of Jesus and with his beloved Dorothy again. What a testimony as Marvin cared for his wife in her latter years and the legacy he has left behind as a pioneer missionary to Africa (1945-1987)—especially the beginning of a gospel witness among the Pygmy people. A good legacy to be celebrated!Continue...