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..

Thursday, July 17, 2008

New Campus Mission Team to China--September, 2008!

New Campus Mission Team to China--September, 2008!

We're sending this newsletter to friends, campus ministers and churches around the world to let you know about the new campus mission team to China.

This team is unusual in that it is the first time non-Chinese disciples from International Churches of Christ around the world have an opportunity to be part of an organized, church-sponsored, long-term evangelistic effort in China.

Please pray for the team. The first "wave" of six disciples is slated to arrive in September, 2008, God willing, with more disciples to follow later.

If you know of others who might be well-suited to join us for a year in China, have them contact

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Leaders needed in the Poconos, PA (USA)

A brother is reaching out to ministers, leaders, teachers, and deacons. There is a need for brothers and sisters to help lead this small church in the poconos of PA, USA

For more info email

A sister who needs brothers and sisters.

I like your group Encouraging the World, I think it's very good job you're doing there :-) I'm (sister) from Belgrade, Serbia (that would be Eastern Europe ;-) ) and I was hoping you could help me a bit here... coming out from the communism regime that lasted for over 50 years, my country is not really spiritual one, I mean there is a very strong christian orthodox tradition here, but not many true believers... there used to be an ICOC church here few years ago, but since 2003 I'm the only one here. So I was hoping you could send a message to all the members of the group, informing them that Belgrade is also in desperate need for a mission team. Country is at the moment going through transition process on its way to join EU, so there are many job opportunities. :)it's also very fun place to live :-)once again, great job encouraging the world! Take care!and thanks, in advance

for more info!!!