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World Challenge Stories

  • Sharing Knowledge, Joy and Life

    Rachel Chimits
    January 21, 2020

    Community makes an enormous difference in believers’ lives, and one young mother is growing into a new life with the help of her church.

    When the World Challenge team first met her, Grace was a shy and timid believer. She described herself as a typical housewife who was only concerned about her own household and had very little to do with her community.

  • The Call to Spread God’s Word in Macedonia

    Rachel Chimits
    January 16, 2020

    God is reviving the church in one of the oldest homes of Christianity through individual stories like this one.

    About 19 years ago, Jimmy felt like he was being called to Macedonia.

    His parents were pastors in Nigeria, and he had briefly spent some time abroad in Eastern Europe, but nothing about this call God was urgently placing on his heart made logical sense.

  • When We Are One of the Unnamed

    Rachel Chimits
    January 15, 2020

    Defining what is service to God can be difficult, especially when we’re not in a quintessential Christian position or relatively unknown, so what counts in God’s eyes?

    The deacon Philip was what we might consider a very, very “good” Christian. He preached in Samaria, exorcised evil spirits, then evangelized to the Ethiopian eunuch and was teleported off by the Holy Spirit.

  • Helping Refugees in Turkey

    Rachel Chimits
    January 14, 2020

    For those who have been forced to flee from their homes, God offers hope and light in some very dark places.

    As conflict flares up in the Middle East, refugees are pouring out of war-torn areas. Their flight often takes them into Turkey since it is more stable socially and politically.

  • The Heavy Cost of Saying, “Yes”

    Rachel Chimits
    January 13, 2020

    Despite being one of the smallest answers or action we can give others, agreeing to engage with people is often costly, so how many of us say, “Yes”?

    In Foshan, China, two-year-old Wang Yue wandered into an alley-market behind her family’s house while her parents were working. She toddled forward, looking around curiously.

  • Feeling All Your Little Broken Pieces

    Rachel Chimits
    January 10, 2020

    Nothing is worse than feeling helpless in the face of danger, but what if God had a very specific plan for us in the moments when we’re powerless.

    One cold evening, my friend and I walked out of the theater, laughing about some scene in Thor: Ragnarok and then paused at the sight of blue and red flashing lights down the street.

    “Wonder what all the police are doing, blocking the road,” my friend said.