Our partnership in Chad involves working alongside church planters, evangelists, medical volunteers, local doctors, other ministry leaders, medical training personnel, micro-business enterprises, and more.
Our intention at Grace is to partner strategically in hard areas of the world where we can live holistically, generously and serve as a catalyst for a movement of God’s church globally. Our goal is to encourage and build up the local cross-cultural workers/pastors so that they feel better equipped to send out their own cross-cultural workers.
Prayer is one of the most simple, yet powerful tools that we, as believers, have to use. Ephesians 6:18 calls us to, “pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.” Pray with Specificity for the Palmer’s, the Sintic’s, and the Jensen’s. Pray for pastors and lay persons serving every day in Chad. 30 Ways to Pray is a great resource to pray with specificity.
God calls us to shift our thinking from comfort to sacrifice. As you engage the culture and invest your time, money, and energy into what God is doing in Chad, your heart will follow. You can give to Chad by providing financial or material support to one of our cross-cultural workers or by helping someone else be a part of a GO team. To directly support our cross-cultural workers please see the link in their bios below.
As we hear the Great Commission and understand that God calls us all to share the gospel, we must also shift our thinking from security to service. “For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me and for the gospel will save it. Maybe you have had thoughts about going on a trip. We encourage you to email Bobbi Claypoole, our Chad leader, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Craig and Jackie are a Grace family who are serving as field facilitators in Chad, Africa through office administration, repair and maintenance of Encompass property, mobilizing partnerships, and hosting short-term teams. They are working to establish relationships through small group discipleship, vocational training, and teaching ESL classes. If you would like to support the Palmer’s financially you can at Encompass World Partners. Please be sure that you specify your support to the Palmers. Email notes of encouragement, support, and prayer to cpalmer@EncompassWorld.org or jpalmer@EncompassWorld.org.
Mitch and Susan are a Grace family, as well, who are working through the steps to become full-time workers in Chad. They are currently in France at language school. They will be transitioning to Chad in January 2016. If you would like to support the Sintic’s you can at Encompass World Partners. Please be sure that you specify your support to the Sintics. You can email email@example.com to be added to their newsletter.