News & Prayer Items
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...
Encouraging Multi-ethnic Ministry
Thursday, 07 November 2013 18:16
This week, six of Encompass' staff participated in the largest multi-ethnic church conference in the USA. More than 1,000 registrants descended upon the Grace Brethren Church of Long Beach, CA for the Mosaix 2013 Conference.Continue...
Ministry Support Role at the Chateau
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 17:18
Encompass World Partners is currently seeking a couple (or two individuals) to fill a ministry support role at the Chateau du St. Albain. Workers are needed for 1-2 years beginning January 2015. A previous Chateau SOWer (Serving Overseas Worker) describes the importance of the ministry as well as joys it brought him:Continue...
Physical and Spiritual progress in Cambodia
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 16:38
Kent and Becky Good, Encompass staff in Cambodia, are praising God for steady progress in renovating the hub of Encompass' work in NW Cambodia. There are already 12 students living in the dormitory, two of whom recently became followers of Christ.Continue...
Buenos Aires Churches celebrate
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 16:34
On November 10, 2013 all of the Buenos Aires churches will have a combined day of celebration. These get-togethers are key to maintaining unity among the churches. A high point is that these meetings are planned and executed by the new generation of leaders.
Please pray that many people would participate and that the celebration would be a time of bonding for the churches.Continue...