The church in South Asia has gathered around one woman in a way that almost certainly saved her life.
World Challenge’s partners in Bangladesh work in one of Dhaka’s small neighborhood communities where almost everyone is considered a lower caste Hindu. The people who live in the neighborhood are mostly poor day laborers making a living by shining shoes, selling cow and goat skins or driving trucks.
God is reaching refugees from all camps in Turkey through World Challenge’s partners as these families dream of returning home.
“The Kurds are sometimes called the world’s largest nation without its own independent state.” The Economist reported this spring, “Some 30m or [sic] them are scattered mostly across Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey.
Those who have experienced tremendous loss are finding God’s heart of compassion and healing within the church.
World Challenge’s partners, Triumphant Mercy, in Lebanon met Nadira when she passed in front of their window at the new community center. She stopped and chatted with the center’s workers, asking them what they do. She started to share her grief and hopelessness, so they invited her to join their trauma healing group that had just started.
God is redeeming and restoring lives among Peru’s widows through a ministry that is dedicated to loving them and celebrating their wisdom and servant-hearts.
Pictured above are the women who have received Christ this year. World Challenge’s partner in Peru, Calvary La Semilla, is producing fruit; and we are excited watch these beautiful ladies grow in their faith.