A Land Seeped with Martyrs’ Blood
In most Middle Eastern countries, Christians are a vanishingly small minority. They face constant pressure to convert back to Islam, and this comes hand in hand with a great deal of persecution.
Where There Once Was No Church
God is building his church in some of the most closed nations in the world through daring conviction of his children who put their lives in danger to share the gospel.
Abdul was unfamiliar with the good news of Jesus until a friend shared it with him. He recalled, “This message stuck to my heart, and I thought about it for weeks and continued to meet him.” Every time they met, Abdul had more questions for his friend, and his longing to know more grew.
A Compassionate Heart for Women
Throughout his ministry, Christ showed a compassion for women that was highly unusual for his culture, and our partners are echoing that heart two thousand years later.
Persecuted but Not Abandoned
An Afghan Christian family flees from the Taliban and finds hope in a new place, thanks to World Challenge’s partners in the Middle East.
When Nelum* discovered that her husband, Amjad*, an Afghan worker and father of three, secretly was reading the Bible every day after work, she was shocked and frightened. How could he risk their future and their very lives studying the book of a banned, foreign religion?
At the Heart of Prayer
The Lord is reaching people through our partners in the Middle East through the miraculous peace found only in communion with his Son.
Those Who Love God in Afghanistan
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.
A Voice Calling in Dreams and Visions
God is reaching refugees out of the Middle East through dreams of his Son and through the outreaches of World Challenge’s partners.
It was not an easy year for ministries and individuals in Turkey and Greece as the countries were impacted by the pandemic and long lockdown periods.
Lashes that Brought Us to Christ
Christ reached one young man through a violent interrogation at the hands of those who claimed to follow the same god as him.
One of the highlights on any development trip abroad is the chance to meet the people we’re helping and working alongside. This most recent time in Turkey, I was able to visit several refugees’ homes and hear stories of how they escaped Syria and came to faith in Christ.