Did you know that in the Central African Republic over HALF of the churches lack the leadership of a biblically trained pastor?
Ginger Hock has served with Encompass World Partners in Africa for 11 years. She recently shared this story, as told by Hand in Hand orphan schools Coordinator, Emmanuel, with her supporters. We hope you find it a source of inspiration and hope for the challenges in your life.
One out of five children in Chad dies before the age of five. And many women die during childbirth. The Medical Works department of the Association of Grace Brethren Churches in Chad uses health centers and a surgical center to meet physical as well as spiritual needs of people.
Longtime Encompass missionary Wayne Beaver went home to be with his Lord on April 6, 2016. Wayne was used greatly by God during his earthly journey. In his 30-year missionary career in the Central African Republic, he directed the National G.R.O.W. Evangelistic Campaign which saw over 300,000 people come to know Christ. He was also involved in translating the Bible into the Sango language.
I had worked as a tailor in the town of Yaloke, Central African Republic, for 5 years. But God was speaking to me, and I made a promise in my heart to do his work among orphans.
Karina Corrales, Encompass worker in Chad, Africa, recently facilitated a class about Chronological Bible Storying with a group of 23 women from 12 different Chadian provinces.
Church planting 101: Find a place that needs a church and start one there. Simple, right? Not exactly. Church planting is so much richer, challenging, and creative.
Former Prime Minister Faustin Touadera has been declared President of the Central African Republic following a run-off election. Many hope this marks a turn from the unrest that has plagued the country in recent years. But supporters of opponent Anicet-Georges Dologuele are protesting the provisional results, saying they do not reflect the reality of the polls.
Turnout for the February 14 Presidential runoff election in the Central African Republic was low, and results are not due for almost two weeks. Both candidates are Christians and are offering the war-torn country peace if elected.
Training health care workers/medical evangelists to staff Medical and Surgical Centers promotes better health care and provides opportunities to bring visible hope and love through the gospel.