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  • An Uprising in Lebanon

    Rachel Chimits
    December 17, 2019

    World Challenge’s partners are caught in the middle of the Middle East’s most current uprising, but they are holding on to God’s promises to work in the midst of their troubles.

    The Arab Spring exploded in 2011, and it has lingered in the Middle East ever since. Now, though, rumblings of protest are threatening to resurrect the violence that characterized the revolution from several years ago.

  • Our Dedication to the Good Work

    Gary Wilkerson
    December 16, 2019

    I’ve been doing this for a long time. I’ve seen life and death hang in the balance in countries that are enduring civil war, in communities where families are starving and in cities where little children are living underground in sewers. If it were not for the Lord—his mighty power and outstretched hand of love and mercy—I would have given up in despair long ago. But I’m still trusting in faith that, through Jesus Christ, we will continue to see lives transformed.

  • From One Kingdom to Another

    Rachel Chimits
    December 12, 2019

    Tragedy, by every earthly standard, struck one missionary family, but for their church and community, it has become a reminder of legacy and God’s sovereignty.

    Brendan and Melissa Perrott both had successful careers and a comfortable home in Edmonton, Canada. The parents of two toddlers, they were the family with the picture-perfect life.

    However, Brendan and Melissa felt called to leave everything behind.

  • Evidence of the Resurrection: The Appearances

    Evan Wilkerson
    December 11, 2019

    The most important claim for Christianity is that Jesus has risen, a claim that have been tested and tried throughout the history of Christianity.

    The claim that Jesus rose from the dead is the reason the church still stands.

    When Jesus’ followers witnessed him die on a cross, they were utterly defeated. Yet, only three days later, the triumphant news, “I have seen the Lord!” would begin to rapidly spread (John 20:18). 

  • Advent: To Sing the Song of Mary

    Rachel Chimits
    December 6, 2019

    The second Sunday of Advent turns to examine Mary’s faith and how believers can learn from her choices.

    Malachi’s an odd little book, only four chapters long and at the tail end of the Old Testament. It’s not much fun to read, to be quite honest. There’s lots of rebelling, judgment and general unhappiness.

  • When the Light Shines Through

    Natasha Likollari
    December 5, 2019

    In one of Albania’s Roma villages, gospel living is changing the face of the town and people’s outlook on their future.

    Latif is a leader in the Roma, or gypsy, community. He has served God for more than 15 years in his village, and his home has become a community center and church where people from the village gather. Everyone knows his door is open anytime, and God has done incredible work to heal many of his hometown’s troubles.

  • Maintaining the Engine of Discipline

    Rachel Chimits
    December 4, 2019

    Getting into a self-disciplined routine can feel so difficult but seem so easy for others, so what’s the secret to success?

    “I’ll never forget the feelings I experienced when two shiny new keys were pressed firmly into my trembling hands,” Gary Richmond recalled in his book A View from the Zoo. “They weren’t just any keys. These keys gave me access to all the cages at the Los Angeles Zoo.”