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Do Miracles Still Happen Today?

Rachel Chimits
July 16, 2019

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.

Those Hidden in Ireland

Rachel Chimits
July 11, 2019

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.

God’s Greatest Commands

World Challenge Staff
June 17, 2019

When Priya* and her husband accepted Christ, their neighbors weren’t excited. Vicious gossip began circulating, and the pressure to convert back to Hinduism became intense.

“At times,” she confessed, “I wanted to give up and become Hindu again.”

World Challenge partners came to Priya’s church and talked about living as a light for God in the neighborhood.

Training Pastors in Kenya

Rachel Chimits
July 3, 2019

Church leaders in sub-Saharan Africa are hungry to know more about God’s Word and how to help their communities.

The words “Bible school” may invoke images of college-like campuses, solemn meetings between scholars and chapel prayer times.

For some in the West, this may be the only way they’ve seen or heard of theological training be done, but for many church leaders in other parts of the world, the experience is quite different.

Arrested in the Church: Part 2

Rachel Chimits
June 27, 2019

Finally free from Kenyan jail, one World Challenge partner is still faced with overwhelming prejudice and the grindingly slow refugee process.

The police who had dragged Abdi out of church took him to his house first. More police and investigators arrived, and they combed his house while they held him at gunpoint.

Arrested in the Church: Part 1

Rachel Chimits
June 26, 2019

One Somali man had an incredible journey from being an agnostic refugee to being redeemed by Christ and becoming a World Challenge partner.

As the church service drew to a close, Abdi noticed several men closing in on him. They pushed through the normal Easter crowd until they were in ring around him, and one tried to grab his arm.

“What are you doing?” he asked, uneasy. “Who are you?”

“We need you to come outside with us.”

How to Make Our Faith Grow

Rachel Chimits
June 25, 2019

We can be told to “just have more faith” or even pray for more faith, but there are also specific steps we can take to help strengthen our faith.

“Faith is on the rise,” reports The Guardian magazine, “and 84% of the global population identifies with a religious group.”

The article more or less touts this as a positive statistic, but its stance only brings up the real questions: “What are people putting their faith in?” and “How does this faith help people?” 

A Prayer for Ukraine

Rachel Chimits
June 21, 2019

Gary Wilkerson and Nicky Cruz offered a conference to refresh pastors in Ukraine and over 10,000 church leaders arrived to hear them.

Chernivtsi, or Cernăuți as it is called by the Romanians, has been called “Jerusalem upon the Prut” for its strategic location between Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia.

It has traditionally been a cosmopolitan city, home to many Romanians, Germans, Russians, Poles, Hungarians, Roma and Jews.