She had never been on an overseas short-term missions trip before, but after a couple of days in Thailand with her church, Adriana told God, “If becoming a missionary is what you want for me, I’m ready to go.”
Rev. John W. Zielasko served as the general director of the Grace Brethren Foreign Missionary Society (now Encompass World Partners) from 1966-1985. He passed away Saturday at the age of 96.
Missionaries are not robots, they are humans with human needs. Encompass World Partners’ Member Care team meets those needs with preparation before deployment, continual relationship, and 24/7 assistance in unexpected crises. This reflects Encompass’ value for their staff and the ministries they've been called to.
This is a list of Encompass stories from around the world. God has worked mightily through his people in 2017! As you read through these articles, be sure to praise God for his grace among the Nations.
People and cultures all around the world celebrate Christmas differently, which is amazing and beautiful! Whether it is through the food we make, the rituals we perform, or the music we play, one thing is true for everyone; The Advent season is a time to share the hope of Christ.
On November 19, 2017, Encompass World Partners Executive Director Dave Guiles had the privilege of speaking at Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California. He shared the inspiring story of Dadje Samuel, who overcame severe adversity to become a warrior for the cause of Jesus Christ in Africa.
“The Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives.” –Isaiah 61:1
“You have to find the cards that you’ve got and learn how to play them. For me, in these cultures, there is such a high respect for older people.” –John Pappas
Søren Kierkegaard, a Danish theologian, once said, “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.” This saying is exceptionally true in carrying out God’s Global Mission. As we go forward in the name of Jesus it is good to look back at what has already been done.