News & Prayer Items
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...
October Edition of World Partners Update
Wednesday, 02 October 2013 19:47
Be sure to check out the October edition of World Partners Update online. Enjoy the story of the transformed lives of Alicia and her two children inUruguay. Learn how Pastor Jeff Bogue and his Brazilian wife Heidi are teaching their 6 children hands on missions. Discover why it is important that a group of leaders on five continents, sponsored by Charis International, will gather to discuss issues related to the identity of the world-wide Grace Brethren movement.