Encompass World Partners News

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.


Whoever Has Ears, Let Them Hear!

Thursday, 27 October 2016 15:42

Off the northern coast of the major Brazilian city of Belém, the Island of Cotijuba sits as the gateway to the Amazon River chain. Encompass Global Workers Wayne and Ellen Patton moved to this little island in 2010 with their partners, Crossworld missionaries Kim and Dave Johnson, ready to bring the light of God’s word to a spiritually dark place. The Pattons had lived and worked in Belém for years and felt that they had a good idea of what living on the island would be like, but it didn’t take long for unexpected challenges to arise.


If we are God’s feet and hands, we have to ask where He wants to walk, who He wants to lift up.


A Resource on Crisis and Suffering

Thursday, 27 October 2016 15:02

If God is good, why does He allow suffering?