God is using World Challenge’s partners in the United States to help the next generation join the church body with all of their unique gifts and strengths.
“My father left when I was about ten, and he is not in my life,” Angel told our partners. Before he was even in middle school, he had already joined a gang, been in fights and tried drugs. “I knew of God as a creator, but I viewed him as an angry God that was disappointed in me.”
Reading, Pennsylvania might seem like the city to escape from for young people, but World Challenge’s partners are discipling youth leaders who are passionate about bringing God’s light to their city.
Amid the ordinary news updates about Tik Tok challenges wreaking havoc on Reading, Pennsylvania’s schools is a far larger issue that looms over many of these students’ futures.
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.
World Challenge’s partners in the United States are joining together with local companies to bless their communities.
During the early part of the COVID pandemic, the CEO of Good Life Companies approached World Challenge’s partners in Reading, Pennsylvania with a heart to give back to the community.
The Great Physician came to heal the sick, and he continues to do his powerful work in the United States’ prisons.
One of World Challenge’s partners in the United States, a husband and wife team, have a ministry in the prisons reaching out to inmates with the gospel. Sadly, COVID-19 restrictions have kept Chaplain Mario and Barbara from being able to enter the facilities the last few months.
Local ministries are reaching out to the abandoned and ignored in the United States with food and community.
Every Friday, World Challenge’s partners in Florida, Sharing Hope, prepare lunches and pack bags of groceries with canned goods, fruit, vegetables, bread and pastries. They also prepare 50 bags of children’s lunches with hot dogs, juice, fruit and other goodies.