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  • The Water of Life

    Rachel Chimits
    October 8, 2019

    Those infected with HIV have many challenges ahead of them, but one of the most basic is the absolutely essential need for clean water. 

    Rhoda lives in some of the most remote areas of Kenya. During the dry season, “kaskazi” monsoons or hot northeast winds from the Persian Gulf make the normally arid savannahs a veritable dust bowl.

  • Running the Race Without Shame

    Rachel Chimits
    October 7, 2019

    God calls us to an abundant life in him, but many of us seem to get tripped up on our past and the deep heart wounds that hide there.

    A lot of people are at least passingly familiar with Charles Dickens’s classic A Christmas Carol. Very few have probably read the book, though, which is unfortunate since many of the finer nuances were cut out in translation to film.

  • Women With (Not in) Pornography

    Rachel Chimits
    October 4, 2019

    The discussion around pornography frequently focuses on men, and women who struggle in this area are often left unacknowledged and wondering if they’re alone in their painful addiction.

    At dinner with some friends and friends-of-friends, I turned to the woman beside me and asked what I felt was a fairly innocuous, get-to-know-you question. “So, what do you do for a living?”

    “I’m an erotic romance author.”

  • The Great Commission’s Call

    World Challenge Staff
    October 3, 2019

    A wide view of World Challenge’s recent growth and missional work to bring God’s good news to the nations.

    This year has already been one of incredible blessings, a time to witness the Holy Spirit’s movement. So far in 2019, we are equipping churches in 23 countries and engaged in 52 overall.

  • Bicyclists in Malawi

    Steve Voyen
    October 1, 2019

    God is using World Challenge supporters and trainers to empower pastors in southeast Africa.

    World Challenge is based in beautiful Colorado Springs, in the shadows of the Rockies. Almost every time I or my team members hit the hiking paths around our sunny—or frequently snowy—city, we are bound to encounter intrepid bicyclists aggressively challenging the same mountain trails.

  • Turning Around on the Racetrack to Burnout

    Rachel Chimits
    September 27, 2019

    One of the Ten Commandments is to keep the Sabbath holy, but modern society has chosen to ignore this with terrible consequences.

    In 1793, the French revolutionaries decided to do away with the calendar as Europe had known it. They wanted a “rational” calendar not based on the state-church that had supported the royal family and supposed divine right of kings.

  • The Spiritually Hungry in Lithuania

    Rachel Chimits
    September 26, 2019

    God is reaching out to those who have lost nearly everything in this small Eastern European country.

    World Challenge’s partner churches in Lithuania have a motto in their city outreaches to widows and those trapped in inner-city poverty: Food kitchen ministries must not stop with feeding people.

    Eating will temporarily satisfy a physiological human need, but people who come to the church kitchen should get much more.

  • To Heal or Not to Heal

    Rachel Chimits
    September 25, 2019

    When we pray for healing, God sometimes cures someone; but sometimes he doesn’t, and we’re left with the question, “Why?”

    When my father started college, he was still an unbeliever. He swung by his dorm room only to find a skinny guy on the other bed, reading a massive Bible that had so many highlighted passages that it looked like a stained-glass window.

    Ignoring the “weirdo,” my father settled into college life.