Matt Higby was on his way to a prayer meeting when he placed a phone call that he didn’t expect would be answered.
A business has been born with Central Asian cashmere which can also be an engine for social and economic transformation. We envision many people being participants and ambassadors to see this kind of business grow and help with transformation! To that end, we are holding an Cashmere Coalition Vision meetings online to outline a vision of what is happening and how you can be a part of the impact!
What makes cross-cultural workers effective? A call from God? Yes. Prayer and financial support? Absolutely. But the foundational work to equip them for thriving ministry begins long before they arrive on the field.
For one month beginning mid-late March 2016, Encompass World Partners will be on-the-ground in Northern Iraq and Turkey. We will minister to at least 1,000 attendees of women’s conferences and seminars being organized by our Iraqi partner.
An American missionary was among those killed after Al Qaeda fighters attacked a hotel and cafe in Burkina Faso’s capital of Ouagadougou. Michael Riddering, 45, died in the Cappuccino Cafe, where he was to meet a group that was going to volunteer at the orphanage and women’s crisis center he ran with his wife, Amy Boyle Riddering.
Of the 125 million people that live on the islands of Japan, only about 75,000 are followers of Jesus. Although this is one of the most technologically and economically advanced nations, the Japanese are also highly traditional, and honor bound to their ancient culture. In the land of the rising sun, The Encompass team is working to see the Japanese people discipled and churches planted in one of the country’s largest cities. Serving in partnership with the Encompass team you will have the opportunity to be the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus to the least reached.
The goal of Publications for African Youth is to create and distribute culturally relevant publications for French-speaking Africa written from a Christian and biblical perspective. Publications for African young people are our first priority, the magazine Jouv’Afrique being the primary example. We also seeks to publish other predominantly Africa-related materials useful to a broader public both in Africa and in Europe.
Jouv’Afrique : The youth of CAR, Chad, and Cameroon desperately need a Christian life perspective. This magazine gives them the tools they need to face the problem that African youth deal with, like a Biblical view of sexuality and HIV/AIDS concerns. Magazines are priced affordably so they can purchase it easily.
A Bible typically costs $6 in this country in Central Asia. This amount is very large for the people who live here. Your gift will allow Encompass field staff to purchase Bibles in the local language which they can provide to people who cannot afford to purchase one. Your gift will also allow Encompass field staff to purchase evangelistic, discipleship, and leadership literature to use in churches and other programs.