Widows & Orphans

God Who Is Always Good

World Challenge Staff

For the widows in Albania, life is never easy, and yet many of them have a glorious faith and peace in their Heavenly Father who provides for them. 

One of our partners in Albania work with widows, seeking to bless these dear women with food packages as well as spiritual and medical care. Many of the widows are quite elderly, have serious health concerns and live by themselves in poor conditions.

Reaching Out to the Lost

World Challenge Staff

In Central Asia, our partners are taking care to those who have been broken by a sinful world and showing them the hope of the gospel. 

When our partners in India first met Saanvi* in March 2021, they could clearly see the cruel marks of oppression etched into every crease of her face. Her expressions were grim more often than not, but truthfully, her life had given her little to smile about.

The Ongoing Work in Ukraine

World Challenge Staff

World Challenge’s partners are continuing to help families and widows who refuse to leave their homeland, even as it is torn apart by war.

Ludmyla was born in 1949, in the city of Kozyatyn in the Vinnitsa region of Ukraine. She was educated for working at the railway station, which she did for her entire life until her retirement. She adopted and raised one daughter. For thirteen years she has been a widow and took care of her father, a WWII veteran who is in a wheelchair.

The Long Road Upward

World Challenge Staff

God is reaching and restoring the lives of widows, one elderly woman in particular, through unexpected means: a posho vegetable shop. 

Terebinth has worked in Uganda for years, helping communities rebuild after years of war and tragedy had torn neighborhoods and families apart.

The God of All Comfort

World Challenge Staff

God is consoling the broken hearts of those who have lost loved ones and giving them hope for the future.

Rana* arrived at a conference held by World Challenge’s partners, and she sat and wept the entire time. Concerned, members of the team approached her and asked her what had happened. Tearfully, Rana explained that her husband had died only eight months earlier.

The Path Forward

Morgan Pracht

World Challenge’s partners in Kenya are helping abandoned kids create a better future. 

Joshua was very young, probably not yet a teenager, when he was abandoned to live on the streets of Kenya’s capital city. Sadly, that’s not uncommon. It’s estimated that there are as many as 300,000 kids living on the streets in Nairobi and other big cities across the country. Those kids lead difficult lives. Consistent meals are hard to come by, and fights and violence are very common.