World Challenge’s partners are finding creative ways to support and bless church leaders in some of the world’s countries that are most closed off to the West and any Christian influence.
*Sita’s husband had to find work, so like many people in their region, he went to Dubai. With its booming tourist economy, this major Middle Eastern city almost always had companies looking to hire. He went with another purpose, though; Sita’s husband was going to help a church in Dubai.
The church in eSwatini rallied to save a girl’s life and then continued to meet a grave need in their nation.
Timothy Myeni, the Nkilongo Member of eSwatini’s parliament, bluntly stated to their prime minister on March 31st, “We are living in fear, violence is escalating in this country and we don’t know what will happen tomorrow.”
As horrible as the news has been in Ukraine, the church there and abroad is rallying in prayers for the Lord’s mercy and praise to God’s power and providence over even current events.
“This verse has been on my mind the last few days,” one of our partners in Ukraine named Nina said in the wake of Russia’s first attacks.
One community in Cambodia is taking biblical concepts and using them to start proactively transforming their village for the better.
How often do you give thanks for a good road? If we’re being honest, most of us would likely admit that we’ve spent more time cursing the occasional potholes of our city streets than we’ve spent thanking God for the miles of smooth, solid roads linking those potholes.
World Challenge partners are working to help those believers who are facing an uncertain future after their nation fell to the Taliban.
Few of us will be able to sponge away the images of desperate Afghans clinging to the landing gear of planes taxiing down Kabul’s airport runways. Some chose to fall to their deaths rather than be trapped in a country that was swiftly being taken over by the Taliban.
World Challenge’s Partners in Ukraine are sharing the gospel by following Jesus’ example of compassion.
In many communities, the local church is best equipped to step in and care for people. In small towns and villages, local pastors already know the people well. When an urgent need comes up, a well-prepared local church can be there to help.