ETW Programs:


In 2007, Encouraging the World originated in the mind of its founder during a mountain hike in Cyprus. Since its conception, Encouraging the World (ETW) has worked in orphanages, juvenile homes, schools, and churches throughout the world.

ETW began in Bethlehem working with the Al-Harah Theater Group and Contacting the World. ETW choreographed and co-directed Facehook?!, currently touring the Middle East and Europe. This work aims to communicate the lives and struggles of Arab youth through music, dance, and drama.

ETW has launched several projects in the Philippines to serve orphan and juvenile communities, recruiting 50 volunteers from Thailand, Baltimore, Holland, and the Philippines. These projects included tree plantings, clothing drives, hosting a “Nutrition Month” for an elementary school, and feeding an indigenous community of 600 children and families.

In 2013, ETW was incorporated in Baltimore, Maryland and founded with a vision to offer youth volunteer community revitalization projects, awareness of global competence, international excursions, mentoring, youth leadership and conflict resolution programming.

In 2014, ETW Baltimore Youth served The Children's Light Ministries Orphanage and facilitated programming to support the build their home extension, hosted a youth sexual education workshop, and taught English to children 5 - 18 years old. ETW Baltimore Youth were empowered by facilitating and sharpening their leadership skills.

Encouraging the World was presented with:

2013 BMe Leadership Award

2014 Ambassador of Peace by the Universal Peace Federation


ETW Youth Board
- ETWYB consist of 8-10 youth. Supports ETW with decision making, youth engagement, and programming.

ETW International Service Program
- ETW Youth Ambassadors engage in local community and youth development programming for 1 year.
- ETWYA travel abroad for a 2-week international service enrichment excursion, facilitating youth -led activities for parent-less children and receive leadership training.

ETW Time
- Safe space where youth and community can discuss, create, and form relationships. Produce media, art, speeches, and performance art related works about their lives. Monthly community chosen chats about social, economic, race, arts...


1. ETW Youth Board - To empower a selected group of youth to provide pathways for their peers to engage in positive relationships and opportunities.

2. ETW International Service Program - To expand and provide the ambassadors with a heighten awareness of global affairs and international economies by traveling.

3. ETW Time - To provide a safe space where youth and community can discuss, create, and form relationships. Produce media, art, speeches, and performance art related works about their lives.

Encouraging The World is a program of Fusion Partnerships, Inc..

Friday, April 18, 2008

2 Postings - Ministry Leaders Needed

2 Postings - Ministry Leaders Needed

This message is from a disciple in Pennsylvania, USA

"My sector in the Poconos (part of West Jersey Ministry) is small and needs all the financial and spiritual encouragement we can get! We are starting to turn things around, but, as of right now.....we don't have any deacon couples or evangelists! Just a few brave souls trying to build the Kingdom in the boonies of Pennsylvania! What we desperately need is older, maturer couples to disciple these young marrieds with kids! If you know any strong leadership couples looking to go and serve fulltime in a small ministry and help them grow, please let me know."

Please email

This message is from a disciple in Europe

"My dream is to one day (not to far from now) get to see (possibly be part of) church being restored in Slovenia. There is one sister that really wants to be part of the church (she travels to other countries to get some fellowship. So still up to now there is no leader there. Most of the (young) people speak English."

Please email

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


This LOGO just came in from Josh D. - the Nashville Church.

Please leave your comments.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


We are looking for Interns for the fall season 08.

1 intern from NY
communication between worldwide internupdate
ETW blogspot

hours toTBD and more

1 from anywhere it will mainly consist of internet duties.
Establishing ETW Reps in each state, country..expanding the ETW Group on facebook.
building a network5 hrs of service a week or more.
You must have the heart and time to commit. Please send me your resumes and a short bio of your yourself.

These are volunteer positions at the moment.
This is a chance for you to be part of an exciting team focused on building up people and communities.

Please send your resume to

Friday, April 11, 2008

WOW!!! The response is HUGE!!!!

Thank you for continuing to email me with needs and concerns.

Its good to hear from all of you all over the world.

Spread the WORD!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Encouraging The World!!!!!!! The START

Misssion: To encourage the world by acts of service and encourage small church communities.

A nonprofit organization in the works by Cirron Greenidge.

I was inspired to start this while I was visiting the church in Cyprus. Interning in the ministry in the Middle East has opened my eyes! I've traveled to many churches and I see the need for encouragement in the small church communities.

The organization will primarily focus on fundraising to send men and women to small churches communities.