Encompass World Partners News

The Table was the Focus

Friday, 11 January 2019 14:29

Jessica Pietro thought it would be a great idea to host a small dinner for some of her church’s visiting missionaries. And to her surprise, what started out as a small vision to bless a few turned into a big night of impact for many. 


Enriched by Those She Serves

Friday, 18 January 2019 01:52

Sometimes when we set out to serve others, we end up more challenged and inspired by those we serve than they are by us. In those moments, we discover the truth of Jesus’ words, “it is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). Encompass missionary Ginger Hock has experienced this lesson many times in her 14 years of service in the Central African Republic.


Caring for Orphans, Hand in Hand

Wednesday, 23 January 2019 01:36

“Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.”—Psalm 82:3. Those of us living in the US may look for ways to apply this verse to our lives. But for many people around the world, orphan care is a daily reality, one that appears on their doorstep and sits around their dinner table. One place that is especially true is in the Central African Republic.


Do Something Great This Year!

Monday, 31 December 2018 14:03

What if you could do something great this year? Something that mattered? Something that made a difference? What if you could go on the adventure of a lifetime? 


Wow! It has been a wonderful year full of challenging lessons and God-glorifying triumphs. Praise Jesus for his mighty work around the world! Enjoy reading some of the highlights from 2018.


It was a humble beginning, but God had big plans for the baby boy born August 10, 1960, at Bocaranga near the Nzoro District in the Central African Republic. Augustin Hibaile was the second son among four. His parents had become Christians through the ministry of Encompass World Partners missionary Marvin Goodman. 


Changing a Culture One Heart at a Time: CIDEL

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 06:01

When a nation does not value integrity and moral virtue, the effects are felt in all levels of society. Dr. Augustin Hibaile noticed in his country, the Central African Republic, “a deficit of ethical leaders from all levels of society: family, church, and government,” and he determined to do something about it.


A few years prior to his unexpected death, John Allen Chau, an All Nations missionary, devoted his time, resources, and heart to engaging the unreached Sentinelese with the joys of Jesus Christ. 


Engaging in God's Mission

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 22:44

Two thousand years ago, Jesus commanded believers to "go and make disciples of all nations…” Los Altos Grace Church, a Charis Fellowship congregation in Long Beach, CA, wanted to be sure their local church understood that these words still have meaning for believers today. 


What Does it Mean To Be an American?

Monday, 03 December 2018 13:21

I knew it was clickbait. But the title still drew me deep into the paragraphs that followed, and I discovered surprising facts that ought to help frame our national quest for identity.