News & Prayer Items
Ninfa Ledesma with the Lord
Monday, 21 October 2013 15:05
Ninfa Ledesma, 70, was the Mother of Olive Ledesma and her brother Nilo who passed away. All of them came to Christ in 1998 in Manila with the help of a GO Team from Mabton GBC, WA. In 2001, Ninfa and husband Mang Jun moved back home to Bacolod, by faith to start a ministry.-They both did lots of evangelism and discipleship.-Ninfa was a key member of Olive’s ministry in Bacolod.-She recently had liver problems and passed away from internal bleeding.Continue...
Encouraging News from the C.A.R.
Friday, 18 October 2013 15:24
Dr. Ngoumape shared some encouraging news with Dave Guiles, Executive Director, during a phone call yesterday:
The Seminary will graduate 21 couples this Saturday, completing a three year program that was suspended in the Spring due to political instability.
The new school term for the seminary is scheduled to begin on November 4. So far there are 10-12 new families in the registration process.
The James Gribble Learning Center is under roof and the stairways are complete! Attention now turns to completing windows, doors, painting, etc.
The Ngoumape family continues to live at the FATEB compound, some distance from their home. It is not yet considered safe to return. Dr Ngoumape comments, "It is not yet as we would like, but God's timing is perfect."
The You are Not Alone campaign is a channel through which we can express our solidarity with the suffering church in the Central African Republic. Please show your support by prayerfully considering an online gift to help fellow believers in their time of need.Continue...
Encompass at Moody Missions Conference!
Thursday, 17 October 2013 19:45
Moody Bible Institute’s missions conference is in full swing. This year’s theme is Into the Darkness and focuses on the topic of human trafficking. Many speakers have had the opportunity to address students regarding taking the gospel to the “least of these” and pursuing justice for the exploited in the name of Christ. John Ward and Christa Robles have the opportunity to represent Encompass and participate in conference events throughout the week.Continue...
Mission Mobilizers Gather in the MidWest
Tuesday, 15 October 2013 14:03
On October 9-10, 2013, Encompass hosted a 24 Hour Retreat for Mobilization/Mission Pastors in central Ohio. This gathering included leaders from five different states. The retreat setting, campfire and all, created a flowing conversation which ranged from short-term mission trips, to local church mission “successes” and even to how do churches create “pathways” to groom more cross-cultural workers.Continue...
Prague participates in Gideon Blitz
Monday, 14 October 2013 15:49
Last week the Gideon's International sent 7 of their best evangelists to Prague in order to join with the Czech Gideons to distribute as many New Testaments as possible in Prague. George Swain writes, "We were asked by the Prague Gideons to come along to officially serve as translators and to provide additional help.Continue...
Rainer Ehmann Praised for work with special needs people
Saturday, 12 October 2013 15:54
Rainer Ehmann, (Charis Associate living and working in Stuttgart, Germany) reports on the importance of his ministry among special needs people. “About ten days ago, we were invited for a dinner by the president (a believer) of the Special Needs organization. He pulled some of us aside to tell us he covets our prayers for the organization and for the Christians working there. He said we play a vital role in this operation.”
Please pray for Rainer’s ministry there and for eternal fruit to resultContinue...
Preparing for a European Ordination in Birmingham, England
Saturday, 12 October 2013 15:52
Next week will see a theological forum take place in Birmingham, England. Two candidates will be examined for ordination. Other European GBC leaders will participate in the occasion.
Give thanks for these developments within the European Fellowship of Grace Churches.
Cambodia Flood Abating
Thursday, 10 October 2013 15:10
Kent and Becky Good give many thanks for your prayers and messages of concern. Today was our second sunny day in a row and it's amazing the difference that makes. The Sangker River has receded by about 6 feet and the streets are starting to dry up. Unfortunately, ours is still pretty deep, but Kent's trusty dirt bike has allowed him to get back to the house each day. This afternoon we finally had two dry rooms and a flushing toilet, so we were happy to move back home. We still have about four inches of water in the kitchen, guest room & bath and the back patio, but this is definitely progress.Continue...
Cambodia Prayer Needs
Friday, 04 October 2013 15:16
It has been the wettest rainy season since we've been in Cambodia. So far, 39 people have died in the floods and many more are suffering from the effects. We are very thankful that our landlord raised our floor 8 inches; nonetheless, as I write, the water is on the verge of entering the house once again.Continue...