World Challenge Stories

  • How Should We Pray?

    Rachel Chimits

    Many Christians may feel that they “don’t pray well,” but this begs the question of what we actually mean when we say that and how can we grow into a people of prayer.

    In his sermons, David Wilkerson focused on common issues that trouble the hearts of many believers, and he pointed out a deep and disconcerting problem with prayer in more than one.

  • Refugees in Algeria

    Rachel Chimits

    God has not forgotten a people living in one of the planet’s harshest environments, largely ignored by the rest of the world.

    When refugees come up in conversation, many listeners may think only about the crisis in Syria and the many people who have fled the war-torn Middle East.

  • Do Miracles Still Happen Today?

    Rachel Chimits

    In the Western world, miracles seem to be an anomaly but what if they shouldn’t be?

    Miraculous signs and wonders can make some believers uneasy, particularly after they’ve observed televangelists like Benny Hinn whose “healing” services are more akin to an episode of TLC’s Long Island Medium than anything else.  

    Skepticism is easy after even one scam artist is caught making money off of people desperate for hope and healing.

  • Building Wells and Unity

    Benjamin Demblowski

    Brazil’s drought-stricken regions are experiencing new life through the hard work of World Challenge’s partner.

    A lack of water affects everything in a community from basic health and sanitation to education and employment.

    Clean water, as a basic human need, is foundational to building healthy communities. Meeting the physical need for water opens doors for people to receive what they thirst for most: living water.

  • The Wives of ISIS

    Kelly Wilkerson

    Syria is now the questionable home to mothers and children who are either forgotten, ignored or condemned.

    “There’s only one exit,” our guide tells us at the place where we’re staying. “If you need to evacuate, don’t turn left outside. That part of the street belongs to Assad.”

  • Those Hidden in Ireland

    Rachel Chimits

    World Challenge partners in the Emerald Isle reach out to one mother weighted down by a cancer prognosis and deep worries for her children.

    Can people still be deeply caught in poverty if they live in a wealthy, Western nation?

    Most would say, “Yes, of course” because we’ve all seen someone beside the road with a cardboard sign who is clearly homeless.