Encompass World Partners News

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.”

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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? 

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We're Hiring!

Friday, 28 June 2019 17:11

You may be an answer to prayer! Encompass is looking for people to join our Mobilization Services team in the Communications department, sending and sustaining cross-cultural workers to make disciples among the least reached peoples of the world.

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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. 

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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? 

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

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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?

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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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Soccer, Friends, and the Unpredictable

Wednesday, 15 May 2019 07:02

Starting a new job is always a challenge, and even more so when that job is half a world away. That’s what Merielle was facing when she left the US to work at a coffee shop in Southeast Asia. And through the change, she has experienced God’s faithfulness in remarkable ways.

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Culture shifts of the last 20 years have affected nearly every area of church life and ministry, but perhaps none more so than missions.

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