Encompass World Partners News

Finish the Task: Engaging the Neglected Peoples

Wednesday, 18 January 2017 21:01

When you are immersed in a culture that is widely influenced by Christianity, it can be difficult to remember there are people in the world that will live and die without ever hearing the name of Jesus Christ. If the Church does not actively seek them out, they will remain in darkness.


God is Chasing Me!

Monday, 16 January 2017 19:51

One morning, Pastor Jeu, a ministry partner of Wayne and Ellen Patton, was walking along a beach in Cotijuba, Brazil when he encountered an old and weathered fisherman. Pastor Jeu approached the man and began a friendly conversation with him. The fisherman’s name was Jorge, and after getting to know him a bit, Pastor Jeu asked Jorge if he would be interested in studying God’s Word with him. Jorge’s answer had two parts.


Encompass Email Outage

Friday, 13 January 2017 17:58

Friday, January 13, 2017 – The Encompass email server crashed this past weekend, leaving all "@encompassworld.org" email addresses inoperable. We've been working with our IT partners all week to resolve the situation, but it will be a bit longer until everything is resolved.


Maybe it’s a little late to still be looking back at 2016, but we have been so amazed by God this last year that we want to revisit some of the great stories of His work among the nations and the great lessons He taught us! Below are some examples of things God gave us think over and learn more about as well as some stories to give Him praise for. Rejoice with us over these great things God has done!


Unexpected Works of God in Central Asia

Monday, 09 January 2017 21:37

God’s work often takes paths that we would never expect. Bailey had thought that she would serve God in Spain, but she soon realized that was not the right place for her.


More Muslims have come to Christ in the last 20 years, than in all the centuries before combined. The Holy Spirit is moving in the hearts of Islamic people around the world, and Jay Bell, the Pastor for Mobilization at the Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church, is excited for his church to be a part of it.


Prayer Resource for Ramadan 2017

Monday, 09 January 2017 20:58

Beginning in late May, over a billion Muslims across the world will celebrate the month of Ramadan with fasting and prayer. Each year for one month, Muslims corporately abstain from food and drink from dawn to dusk to help strengthen self-control, remember the poor, and develop closeness with Allah. Today, it is easy for western Christians to feel anger, fear, or hatred toward Muslims because of the consistent media coverage on Islamic extremists, but as Christ’s body, our hearts should be filled with compassion for these people who seek, as we do, to draw close to God, but have never met His Son.


Kairos Classes in Church

Thursday, 05 January 2017 14:35

Encompass World Partners is committed to mobilizing individuals and churches to fulfill their roles in the Great Commission. The Kairos course was born out of that commitment.


Living 2017 On Purpose

Tuesday, 03 January 2017 17:55

Have you heard of the term “laser-focused”? As you might imagine, it describes someone who is extremely focused on something, maybe a goal – never wavering in their attention – straight ahead like a laser beam. There is a man in my church in his 70s that uses this term often. I like it.


Many unique Christmas traditions and rituals are practiced all around the world during the holiday season. Take a look at some of these fun holiday expressions; religious and festive.