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  • Righteous Roots for the Darkest Storms

    Rachel Chimits
    May 1, 2020

    God allows tribulations to come into our lives for a very important purpose, but what can we do to prepare for these moments beforehand?

    The pear tree outside my childhood bedroom window was a pretty thing, if somewhat pathetic.

    It had the misfortune of an unusually small root-ball when my family bought it. One morning, I opened my curtains to discover I could see nothing but a dancing maze of green and shadows.

  • Coronavirus in the Middle East

    World Challenge Staff
    April 30, 2020

    Already hard-hit by economic woes, Lebanon is staggering under the COVID quarantines, so how are World Challenge partners responding?

    We serve Syrian refugees and other vulnerable people in Lebanon. For the last couple years, we have been focusing on education, psychosocial support, counseling and vocational training.

  • When God Is Not on Our Side

    Rachel Chimits
    April 29, 2020

    Sometimes we step up to claim a promise or following a calling God gave us but suddenly feel like he’s absent, so why isn’t he supporting us?

    Right after Moses passes the mantle of leadership to Joshua and he in turn leads Israel into the Promise Land, a strange interlude is recorded.

  • Prayer and a Light for Ukraine

    Bruce Mir
    April 23, 2020

    While Ukrainian church leaders are building up new believers in the love and security of God, the coronavirus is shaking their nation with fear and uncertainty.

    God has really been growing his church the last few years since the revolution here in Ukraine, and we’ve been privileged to come alongside many open hearts that are now experiencing God and his love for the first time.

  • The Prayers That Shake Kingdoms

    Rachel Chimits
    April 22, 2020

    Praying is a crucial part of the Christian life, and we need communication with the Lord to flourish, so how do we pray with power and passion?

    Most Christians have heard of Jim Elliot, and those who aren’t Christians are usually able to summon up a few details about him — “Isn’t that the guy who tried to contact a secluded native people group somewhere in South American and got killed?” — even if they view him as an anthropological disruption rather than a hero of the faith. 

  • Handling COVID-19 in Uganda

    Kent Nolley
    April 21, 2020

    Africa has not featured heavily in much of recent news, but they are still being deeply impacted by the specter of the coronavirus.

    In the middle of March, the coronavirus came into Uganda, and it has devastated our economy like it has for many other countries in the world. The problem that we have here is that there are no government structures in place to deal with it.