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  • When Is It Okay for Me to Judge?

    Rachel Chimits
    September 28, 2020

    We often hear that we shouldn’t judge others, but does this mean that we shouldn’t speak up if we notice sin or problems in someone else’s life?

    David Wilkerson wrote about a small but jarring experience he once had in a bank. He’d walked in to make a withdrawal from his account. All was moving along as per usual until the teller handed him the cash he had requested.

  • Living on Top of the World

    Rachel Chimits
    September 25, 2020

    Greatness in achievement and position is something that our culture idolizes, but how does Christianity support or contradict that goal?

    The Battle of Thermopylae is one of the best Western examples of ultra-macho greatness. In it, 300 Spartans and 700 Thespians held the pass against a Persian force that historians believe numbered between 100,000 and 150,000 strong.

  • God Granting Freedom From Addiction

    Rachel Chimits
    September 24, 2020

    One young man staying with World Challenge’s partners in Eswatini shares his journey to freedom from the pain and addiction that haunted him for many years.

    Simiso grew up in a small village in the Shiselweni region of Eswatini. His mother raised him alone, though she told him who his father was, and he was able to get to know some of his father’s family.

  • Single Dads in Eastern Europe

    Anna Kozlyuk
    September 22, 2020

    God is providing for two single-parent families in ways that neither could have predicted only a few short years ago.

    Life has been hard for parents this year with the COVID-19 pandemic closing parks and schools. For those unused to having their children home all day long and for kids who suddenly found themselves stuck indoors day after day, the lockdowns proved to be a tough and, in some cases, discouraging season.

  • Block 38’s Cleanliness Campaign

    Rachel Chimits
    September 21, 2020

    One community in the Philippines banded together to transform their neighborhood so successfully that even their city's government took notice.

    Block 38 is a lively, urban-poor community located in Mandaluyong City. The neighborhood is congested with more than 16,000 citizens crowded into narrow lanes and small houses. 

    Crooked alleyways are crammed with sari-sari stories, food stalls and packs of children running between pedestrian traffic.

  • When Rivers Move Mountains

    Rachel Chimits
    September 18, 2020

    We might feel like we have no impact on the world at large or even the people and events around us, but we must never underestimate what God may be doing through us, if we’re following his lead.

    Perhaps one of the greatest influences on Martin Luther’s life was a man named Johannes von Staupitz, the vicar-general of the Augustinian order and Luther’s confessor.

  • The Courage of an Ambassador

    World Challenge Staff
    September 17, 2020

    Several believers in Kyrgyzstan are learning how to be a more powerful witness in their communities as they work to bless their neighbors.

    When a drop falls into still water, it creates circles far bigger than the size of a drop itself. We want to tell you a story of one little drop named Dilaram*.

  • The Love of Compassion and Charity

    Rachel Chimits
    September 15, 2020

    In Kenya, some children are finding a safe place to stay and go to school thanks to World Challenge’s partners.

    Agape Hope Children Center was established to take care of orphans and other vulnerable youngsters in Nairobi, Kenya. Close to 150 children live at the orphanage and are educated at the center’s school. Another 500 children are part of the food program, and World Challenge’s support has empowered the center to impact the lives of the whole community.