Encompass World Partners News

Praying with the President

Friday, 21 October 2016 15:38

On March 24, 2013, the government of the Central African Republic fell to rebel forces. The final battle was the end of months of the rebels’ systematic invasion of cities and villages in a steady advance toward the capital city of Bangui, but it was only the beginning of widespread plundering and destruction throughout the country.


A Day with God

Monday, 17 October 2016 15:05

“God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply.” –Hudson Taylor

Last Thursday was a beautiful morning in Atlanta, GA, and the home office of Encompass World Partners closed for the entire day while several employees gathered at the historic McDaniels Farm Park to participate in a bi-annual Day with God.


Julien Honored for Distinguished Service

Friday, 14 October 2016 21:25

On October 7, former Executive Director Tom Julien was awarded Grace College’s Distinguished Service Accolade at a dinner honoring his service.


Most countries do not lay out a red carpet for the gospel. “For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing…” 1 Corinthians 1:18. Encompass workers must enter these places creatively. Christians can't enter creative access countries on a religious visa or openly proclaim the gospel there. It’s dangerous, illegal or both. To make disciples in these places, you need to create relational bridges.


Classes Commence Amidst Unrest

Monday, 10 October 2016 14:34

Imagine trying to complete a top-level ministry degree when your country is in turmoil.


Hurricane Matthew Relief

Thursday, 06 October 2016 15:56

UPDATE 10/08/2016 10:04 PM, VIA BARB WOOLER:

Here's the what we know so far about our friends in Grace Churches in the Caribbean post-Hurricane Matthew.


Shore to Shore: A Bridge of Opportunity

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 17:07

The Japanese are among the largest unreached people groups in the world today with less than one percent of the population finding peace in Christ.


Freya (Pappas) Varner Hospitalized in Africa

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 14:18

UPDATE 10/04/2016, 4:00 PM: Freya is now home again with her family and happy that her problems didn’t turn out to be what she had feared. It was determined that the antimalarial mefloquin is to be blamed.


Did you know that in the Central African Republic over HALF of the churches lack the leadership of a biblically trained pastor?