refugees

Seeking God in a Foreign Land

Andreas Steffensen

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.

Lashes that Brought Us to Christ

Andreas Steffensen

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.

A Hope and a Future

Rachel Chimits

The Middle East is filled with refugees right now who are seeking safety, and the church is providing places for those who have lost their homes to heal and rest.

Like ministries all over the world, World Challenge’s partners in Israel were very much affected by the pandemic. One team who works with refugees in Northern Israel had over 30 women and children in their shelter on lockdown, and it was very challenging to minister to their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. 

The Children of Spring

Rachel Chimits

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.

Loving the Foreigners as Ourselves

Rachel Chimits

The world’s refugee crisis has only been buried by the pandemic news, but people seeking refuge from war and terror are still in need of help.

The COVID-19 pandemic closed many countries’ borders to protect people, but this also left many refugees stranded, separated from other family members or stuck in camps with limited access to aid.

Longing to Go Home and Back in Time

Rachel Chimits

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are trying to build new lives for themselves even while they mourn the people and homes they have lost.

With Lebanon’s economy and government in an uproar, many refugees are confronted with the possibility of having to flee again. Others are finding that, although ISIS no longer directly threatens them, quieter dangers are stalking their families.