Encompass World Partners News

Bible in 1,000 Words Project

Monday, 14 November 2016 20:04

Imagine trying to summarize the entire Bible into 1,000 words, while capturing the overarching narrative in a gospel-saturated language. And on top of that, translating the summary into many different languages! Think you could do it? Florent Varak, Director of Encompass' Church Equipping Network, has taken on the challenge. 


East Meets West: The Four Bottom Lines

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 21:28

In September, Jason Weimer, Director of the Transformation Works Network, traveled to the Chateau of St. Albain, France for an exciting meeting.


Bringing Home a Global Focus

Wednesday, 09 November 2016 20:02

Last February, a small team from Liberty Grace Church in Johnstown, PA headed south to participate in the 2016 Encounter Atlanta trip. They came to broaden their perspective on different cultures and learn more about global missions. They were not disappointed. 


Travel, Traffic, and God's Timing

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 14:34

When Encompass Global Workers Ted and Vivien loaded their suitcases into the trunk of a taxi cab in Manila, they were planning an ordinary drive to the airport.


The Joyous Life

Monday, 07 November 2016 13:12

Before coming to the U.S. and meeting the Japanese Returnee Ministry Team, Mai attended Tenri University in Nara, Japan. The school is based on the humanistic teachings of the Tenrikyo religion, which emphasizes humanity’s need for the Joyous Life, a lifestyle of charity and abstinence from greed, selfishness, hatred, anger and arrogance.


Fruit from a Failed Flight

Monday, 07 November 2016 13:01

Peter is a Missions Ministry leader at Cornerstone Community Church in Ohio, and back in the fall of 2014, he was excited to lead a team to Indonesia to help one of the church’s mission partners. He and his team boarded the plane full of expectations, but when Pete reached his layover in Tokyo, Japan, his trip suddenly ended.


Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana has always sought to encourage its students to engage in the Great Commission in ways that are fruitful and enlightening.


Caribbean Metal Roof Project

Monday, 31 October 2016 18:42

In the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew more than 1.4 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance. And you can help! Encompass' Crisis Response Network has coordinated with several partners to create the Caribbean Metal Roofing Project.


For many months now I have been unpacking and meditating on Isaiah chapter 30. Isaiah 30:21 reads: "Whether you turn to the right to or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.’” 


The Lord Added to Their Number

Thursday, 27 October 2016 15:46

The people of Cotijuba, Brazil have always been cautious of the strangers who visit their island. They are especially suspicious of those who come carrying a Bible. The term “pastor” on Cotijuba has come to mean “thief,” and the written word of God is a symbol of swindlers.