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  • Tell Me a Tale of Triumph

    World Challenge Staff

    When we’re invited to explain why we follow God, how do we tell this story and why do we tell it the way we do?

    Ryan Holiday is the kind of self-made wonderchild that America absolutely loves. His life is the one that many aspire to and parents push their children to attain.

  • A Place at Home

    Morgan Pracht

    World Challenge’s partners in Kenya are providing refuge for girls threatened with forced child marriage.

    For many young girls in parts of Kenya, the questions of who and when they marry is not up to them. A legal battle against child marriage has been fought for decades in Kenya. Underage marriage was banned in 1990 and was more heavily criminalized by a law passed in 2014, but that has done little to stop the practice.

  • Dancing for Joy Together

    World Challenge Staff

    “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand” (Philippians 4:4-5, ESV). 

    Scriptures often discuss celebration, and God actually instituted several holidays for his people to rest and worship him. The art of celebration is a regular practice in the Old Testament, and it is echoed in the future wedding feast of the Lamb discussed in Revelation.

  • Shining with an Otherworldly Light

    World Challenge Staff

    God has given us a gift that he demands we take full advantage of and yet we seldom truly grasp what it is and how to make the most of that gift.

    When I was in high school, some family friends took me white water kayaking for eight days on Idaho’s Salmon River, also known as “The River of No Return” thanks in part to the steep granite gorges that it’s carved through the Clearwater and Bitterroot Mountains.

  • A Song in the Silence

    World Challenge Staff

    No matter how great the obstacles, God continues to call his own out of the darkness into the light of new life.

    A few nations in Southeast Asia have had some of the world’s strictest Coronavirus lockdowns, which has made ministry very difficult for the past two years; but as we’ve seen worldwide, God has in no way been limited by the lockdowns or other restrictions.

  • The Road to God and One Another

    Steve Otradovec

    One community in Cambodia is taking biblical concepts and using them to start proactively transforming their village for the better.

    How often do you give thanks for a good road? If we’re being honest, most of us would likely admit that we’ve spent more time cursing the occasional potholes of our city streets than we’ve spent thanking God for the miles of smooth, solid roads linking those potholes.