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  • Uprooting Bitterness with Forgiveness

    Rachel Chimits
    February 4, 2021

    One young lady in Eswatini shares about her journey to restore relationships with her family who has survived the HIV epidemic.

    More than one in every four people is carrying a persistent and deadly disease in Eswatini. “Despite its small population size,” Avert reported, “Eswatini has the highest HIV prevalence in the world and has been greatly affected by the epidemic.”

  • A Home of Prayer and Blessing

    Rachel Chimits
    February 2, 2021

    Our partners in Guatemala are working to give widows in need safe houses but, even more than that, a home where they are welcomed and loved.

    “Ive seen how widows are forced into poverty,” wrote Elisabeth Braw for Foreign Policy, “evicted from their homes, denied their rights, and often rendered invisible and voiceless.”

  • Lost Then Found Again

    Rachel Chimits
    January 28, 2021

    A little boy lost his parents, but thanks to our partners, not all hope was lost for him to be reunited with his family.

    Zidane was six years old when he was brought to World Challenge’s partners in Burundi. The Ehikirezi transition center and Pacifique work tirelessly to make a safe haven for orphaned and abandoned children but also to reunite them with family whenever it is possible.

  • A Key in Small Hands

    Rachel Chimits
    January 26, 2021

    Our partners in Asia are working together to make sure that children have access to educational opportunities as part of loving their communities.

    During the height of the pandemic in Asia, some children approached World Challenge’s partners and told them, We want to keep learning. Our schools are closed, and we do not have books. We’re bored staying at home.” 

  • Giving Up the Streets

    Rachel Chimits
    January 21, 2021

    One young man experienced the transformation that only Christ can bring that took him off the streets and back to his childhood home.

    “I spent over five years as a street child in Nairobi and Mombasa, in Kenya,” Moses Ogutu wrote for Young African Magazine.

  • Healing Both Heart and Home

    Rachel Chimits
    January 14, 2021

    A girl who seemed both lost within herself and separated from every outside connection has awakened to faith and new life.

    Lenka* was 14 years old when she was brought to the Ehikirezi center, World Challenge’s partners in Burundi. A local administrative leader had found her on the street. As soon as the team saw her, they began praying. It was clear they would need wisdom and a gentle hand with this poor girl.

  • Changing From the Inside Out

    Rachel Chimits
    January 7, 2021

    God’s redemption and transformation of one man who was considered ‘hopeless’ by his neighbors has begun to change his entire village.

    Kenya is making headway toward reducing severe poverty in their nation, working steadfastly toward their people have more opportunities. While some are worried that this work might become easily undone, the upward climb has brought great hope to many locals.

  • Stepping Out Onto a New Road

    Rachel Chimits
    January 5, 2021

    World Challenge’s partners in Lithuania are helping families in need find hope and food in the middle of what has been a very challenging season.

    The Union of Pentecostal Churches of Lithuania support a feeding center in their city. Particularly in this current season, food aid is extremely important.