Encompass World Partners News

A Beacon of Life for Years to Come

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 01:11

If your child had a burst appendix in the middle of the night, what would you do? If you live in the United States, you would probably drive a short distance to a hospital, where emergency surgery could be accomplished within a few hours. But if you lived in Chad, Africa, you may find yourself helplessly watching your child die, because the surgical care she needs is unavailable.

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Health and Hope for Chad

Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:55

In a country that is home to 13 million people, there is only one doctor per 22,000 residents. And when these residents need medical attention, it can take days to find transportation to the nearest hospital.

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Bullets Cannot End the Mission of God!

Friday, 02 November 2018 14:20

As I was browsing Facebook early in the morning, I came across an article covering the Wesco tragedy in Cameroon. This was the first I had heard of the news.

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It was my 3rd time visiting the visa office on the same day. 

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What Makes or Breaks a Gospel Presentation?

Friday, 12 October 2018 12:54

There are so many ways to share the gospel of Jesus because there are so many unique people in the world. 

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So You Want to Be a Missionary?

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 08:31

So, you want to be a missionary? Here are a few things to consider. 

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Unless They Are Sent

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 15:25

Many churches may face the issue of helping believers feel empowered to leave their comfort zones and engage in mission work. As Grace Polaris Church challenged members to join overseas mission teams through Encompass World Partners, they realized that local opportunities could serve as a training ground for future cross-cultural opportunities.

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Flexibility and availability are key when it comes to church planting among least-reached people groups. That’s what Mitch and Susan have discovered in their two years living and working in N’Djamena, the capital city of Chad. 

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Oumar1 is an unlikely church planter. Born into an Islamic family among one of the least-reached people groups, he was the son of the village witch doctor. As a youth, he entered the military trusting in amulets to keep him safe. At one point he was falsely accused of murder and imprisoned. That’s where God met him.

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The child had spent most of her life lying on the floor. Her atrophied muscles caused her to curl up into a fetal position. Her mother or grandmother would often place sacks of flour on her limbs to try to straighten them out. 

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