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On the Wings of Petition

Rachel Chimits
May 13, 2021

World Challenge’s partners are reaching out to the children of the Roma community to help them grow towards their heavenly Father.

Ema’s father died when she was three years old. For any child, this would be a devastating loss, but it was especially so for Ema and her family as Roma who depended heavily on her father’s presence to protect them and his income to support them.

Around the World: Volume Nine

From the economic hardship caused by socialism in Eastern Europe to Christians targeted by terrorism in the Congo, World Challenge partners are helping to rebuild lives while spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. Watch some of the work they're doing in this latest installment of Around the World.

The Children of Spring

Rachel Chimits
May 11, 2021

World Challenge’s partners are working to help the children of Middle Eastern refugees with educational aid and food.

The Arab Spring in the early 2010s may seem like a distant memory for those outside of the Middle East, but for many Syrians, it still looms large over everyday life.

The Unfailing Love of God

World Challenge Staff
May 6, 2021

One young man shares how his good, Christian upbringing couldn’t save him from addiction and wild living; only Christ in the center of his life could transform him.

World Challenge’s partners in Eswatini run a recovery center, helping men and women find healing from addictions and discover new life in Christ. One young man in their program shared his story of redemption with us.

Stitching a New Future

Rachel Chimits
April 29, 2021

In India, God is reaching out and providing for families in need through some of the simplest means: career training for women.

One young lady in India shared with our team her daily struggles for the last couple years, which were sadly exacerbated by the pandemic. 

Rebuilding Broken Families

Rachel Chimits
April 27, 2021

God is healing a nation shattered by war and oppression by transforming and restoring one family at a time.

When Diana found out that officials were coming to take her son away from her and her husband to put him in a foster care home, she was forced to confront a hard truth about her life: She and her husband had become alcoholics. They needed help.

Escaping the Cloud of Smoke

Rachel Chimits
April 22, 2021

Kicking a drug addiction is one of the hardest struggles a person can face, but no obstacle is too great for the redeeming power of Christ.

Thabani was already regularly drinking alcohol when he was introduced to something ‘even better’: marijuana. Like many people his age, he began routinely smoking. “Alcohol and marijuana were the order of the day in my life,” he explained. “Marijuana would make me feel at ease. I enjoyed every day with a joint in my hand.”

When Men Forgot God

Rachel Chimits
April 20, 2021

Russia is facing a crisis of addiction among its youth, but believers are working to help reverse this trend from the ground up.

Sergei started using hard drugs as a young teen, and his addiction swiftly ramped up to the point where he had to quit school. By the time he turned 22, he knew his addiction was already out of hand. He was certain that if he didn’t find help, he wouldn’t wake up one of these mornings. 

Food and Hope in a Box

World Challenge Staff
April 15, 2021

The pressures of the pandemic in the United States has caused unexpected food scarcity for many families, but churches are responding to the needs of their communities.

As we pass the one year mark of the worldwide pandemic, the story emerging is one that the church has known all along: more profound than our human differences are God-given commonalities like the need for food, water, shelter and hope.