Encompass World Partners News

Patience and Presence

Friday, 04 October 2019 18:50

Karen has been living in Central Africa for over three decades, patiently building trust with Muslim women in her community. Twice a week, she gathers with three Christian women to pray and to visit Muslim friends together. These relationships take a spirit of perseverance and prayer as faith conversations in this region can be difficult and often dangerous. Support Karen as she continues to build bridges with the least-reached in Central Africa.

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Mission Work Behind the Scenes

Monday, 29 July 2019 12:46

A primary goal of the Encompass home office is to support their workers in the field. This dedicated, caring team works behind the scenes to help solve an array of problems their global workers face as they strive to accomplish their work. 


The Art of Asking Good Questions

Friday, 26 July 2019 13:22

“Something asked as a question rather than a declarative statement brings a whole different reaction.” It is this wisdom that guides Tom Barlow, Director of Ministry Coaching for Encompass World Partners, in his mentoring efforts. 


The work hours are long, the roads are longer, and sleep is a luxury. This is life on tour. For the past couple of years, Theo has been working backstage for the famed band, Twenty One Pilots. He once said, “Unless I join the navy seals, I don’t think there’s anything more tiring than working for TOP.”


When Dreams Meet Their Limit

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 00:30

Is there something better out there? Ethan Fogle was living out his dreams, but even he couldn’t help but ask this question. Was this FOBO (fear of better options) or was God calling him to something more? 


The Prize Awkwardness Paid For

Friday, 28 June 2019 12:02

In life and logic, there are many good and necessary consequences. One of those consequences became evident to me just recently. Christian, if you are called to make disciples of all nations (which you are), then you are called to awkwardness. This is especially true for cross-cultural workers. 


Going Further with Fellowship

Monday, 17 June 2019 12:37

You’re a young single woman living in a foreign country, learning a new language and culture, and juggling all the responsibilities of a new global worker. And, on top of it all, you’re trying to reach refugees with the most important news they will ever hear. Do you have time for camaraderie? Is it worth it? 


Students and their families at the James Gribble Leadership Center in Bangui are mourning the unexpected loss of two students. 


Gradually Unveiling the Call to Go

Monday, 03 June 2019 12:17

There are times when God’s call comes like a bolt of lightning, but more often, it is a gradual unveiling. Manuel Olivas had been interested in missions ever since he was a kid, but his wife, Rochelle, didn’t share his interest until this past year. Was this new curiosity God’s leading? And if so, where was he calling them?


How Can Coffee Go Further?

Friday, 03 May 2019 12:23

Gospel witness can start with buying someone a cup of coffee, or by helping someone thousands of miles away get a cup of coffee. In the fall of 2018, students at Grace College in Indiana were able to make a tangible difference in a coffee operation in Southeast Asia, without even leaving campus.

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