As a young child, Dadje Samuel was drawn to the small Sunday School that recently opened in his African village. A few years after accepting Christ, he approached his father to ask permission to be baptized. His father’s violent reaction forced Dadje to flee home and seek refuge with a relative.
On November 19, 2017, Encompass World Partners Executive Director Dave Guiles had the privilege of speaking at Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley, California. He shared the inspiring story of Dadje Samuel, who overcame severe adversity to become a warrior for the cause of Jesus Christ in Africa.
Inspired by his first overseas missions trip, Pastor Joe Caruso has been working steadily on the global outreach efforts of Grace Church of Akron.
While teaching little children about Jesus and love, have you ever wondered if they were getting it? How much are they really comprehending?
Word has been received of the death of Dr. Pierre Yougouda, who served as president of the Union of Grace Brethren churches in the Central African Republic until his recent retirement from that position.
After a whole school year of anticipation, Joachin has received his Roughrider Off-Road Wheelchair, which was delivered to him personally by Encompass Partner Ginger Hock.
When Greg Burgess started Publications for African Youth (PJA), he had two goals. First, he wanted to help create meaningful content with culturally appropriate messages specifically for young African Christians. Second, he wanted to support the development of African Christian authors and illustrators. Both aims have been beautifully met by his friendship with native Cameroonian Ivanova Nono Fotso.
Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple Inc., once said, “When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. After a while, it seemed obvious to them.” Greg Burgess experienced exactly that. After spending time in French-speaking Africa, he simply saw something that was obvious. Creative action was his only possible response.
God is Opening Doors in Africa
Encompass World Partners is joining with the Charis Alliance in Africa to send workers who can walk together through these doors to be the feet, hands and voice of Jesus among some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Our Africa Gift Catalog highlights these efforts and shows you how you can be part of the work through your generous financial gifts.
This medical clinic will be built in Roro, a trade center city providing many services to the geographical region of Eastern Chad. It will provide medical services and basic surgical procedures for the region, a large area with desperate medical, physical, and spiritual needs.