Stories from the Field
Amid the many struggles Christians face in Central Asia, a story of courage and unwavering faith shines a light on Jesus’s powerful love.
Despite the challenges and dangers of being a devout Christian in Central Asia, Zarina* led a life dedicated to her family, church and students. A woman of steadfast faith, she was beloved in the community. Suddenly, however, her life changed when she was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.
God used a Bible study run by World Challenge’s partners in Liberia to reach the most unlikely of men: a preacher who did not know Christ.
Sabarto was a preacher in his church and a staunch observer of all religious traditions. Despite this, he knew very little about the Bible and what it actually said about God.
One woman’s tragic loss has been met by the heavenly Father who provides and yet also meets us in our grief.
“Malawi continues to face a severe epidemic,” USAID noted, “There are an estimated 1.1 million Malawians living with HIV and over 771,000 orphaned children, many due to AIDS.” While medical measures have increasingly helped stem the spread of HIV and better the lives of those already living with it, countless families have already been severely impacted by the disease.