The desire to unite our fellowship of churches around the world with a common identity and a collective mission birthed the Charis Alliance movement. The alliance is a commitment between leaders and churches to care for one another and to spur one another on toward faithfulness in planting churches, training leaders, and impacting local communities. The following stories are some of the local initiatives that have grown out of the Charis Alliance in the last few months.
More than two years ago Jason and Christy Carmean moved their family to Yaoundé, the capital city of Cameroon, where they help equip students with biblical training at the Grace Brethren Bible Institute.
On December 5, the Center for International Development of Ethical Leadership (CIDEL) dedicated a new chapel on the University of Bangui campus.
Encompass World Partners currently assists orphans, widows, and the sick in Africa. All three ministries serve these vulnerable people and would benefit from the generous investments of individuals, small groups, and churches. In this holiday season of giving, consider helping one of the least of these.
“As you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it unto me.” –Matthew 25:40
As war and scarcity impact the lives of so many in central Africa, Encompass World Partners continues its mission to showcase the love and mercy of God. Through ministries that aim to meet the mental and physical needs of the least of these, Encompass global workers joyfully share Christ as they serve his people. Currently, three types of ministries exist to care for the vulnerable: Orphan Schools, Widow Care, and Medical Aid.
Of all the damage caused by the recent civil war in the Central African Republic, some of the worst has been the terrorizing of vulnerable women and children.
On March 24, 2013, the government of the Central African Republic fell to rebel forces. Though the country has regained control, political unrest continues. Only in recent months has a measure of peace been restored.
On March 24, 2013, the government of the Central African Republic fell to rebel forces. The final battle was the end of months of the rebels’ systematic invasion of cities and villages in a steady advance toward the capital city of Bangui, but it was only the beginning of widespread plundering and destruction throughout the country.
UPDATE 10/04/2016, 4:00 PM: Freya is now home again with her family and happy that her problems didn’t turn out to be what she had feared. It was determined that the antimalarial mefloquin is to be blamed.