Stories from the Field
Before she came to know Jesus, Grandma Fon was believed to be disturbed by a malicious ghost.
She was very sick and went to treatment everywhere she could, but she wasn’t recovering. Each treatment or doctor seemed to have no affect on her sickness. That was why neighbors and friends said it must be an angry spirit.
Jesus told his disciples that the harvest is ready but the workers are few, and World Challenge is working to equip more believers for that harvest.
People who have never heard the gospel and often don’t even know anyone who is a Christian belong to ‘unreached people groups’ and are often called ‘frontier people.’ Many live in countries where the culture or government is hostile to Christianity.
The Nubian people can be traced back to Moses and even Noah, and yet the vast majority of them today have never heard the gospel.
Most any Sunday school class features the story of Noah and the ark at some point. The familiar words are “Then the Lord said to Noah, ‘Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation.’” (Genesis 7:1, ESV).
Today, we are used to having the freedom to choose what we want to do in college. Sometimes we fail, but we have a second chance to do things better. Most importantly, we can follow our dreams.
For many people in Albania during Communism, however, none of these things were true. The lack of this freedom directed the course of their life. For some, this reality could feel crushing; but our hope is in God, who sees the desires of our hearts and fulfills them in his perfect time.