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World Mercy Ministries


Esteeming the heart and history of our founder David Wilkerson

From his humble beginnings as a country preacher called to New York City to minister to gangs, David Wilkerson always had a heart to share the gospel and help those in need.

World Challenge continues to build upon the legacy of David Wilkerson with World Mercy Ministries. Mission efforts that reach around the world to provide life giving programs and to bring the Gospel to those in most desperate need.


God is a Father to the fatherless

For over forty years World Challenge has been privileged to partner with and substantially support dozens of children’s homes,daycares and feeding programs specifically for orphans and street children all across the globe. Meeting the needs of anywhere from thirty to several hundred children at a time, orphans are provided a local place of refuge where practical needs are met with both human love and the Love of God.


Responding to the ongoing needs of widows

Widows and orphans — both are identified in Scripture as precious to the Father heart of God. Our Lord looks on these with tenderness and concern — and he implores us to do the same: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world” (James 1:27).

Every widow we help has a tragic story. Husbands have disappeared — some walking out, some dying from disease, some the victims of violence. Widow’s Fund responds to the ongoing needs of widows, and the abandoned elderly in meaningful and practical ways.


Extending God’s love to the spirtually thirsty

Because of who He is and what He’s done, we are compelled to “go!” (Matthew 28:19)

We extend His love to everyone we meet; introducing them to the One who offers true hope. We outreach and evangelize to spiritually thirsty neighborhoods, discipling and mentoring new believers to become healthy, passionate Jesus followers.

Long-term Missionaries

Supporting missionaries all over the world

Mark 16:15: “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation.”

The heart of World Challenge is to show Christ’s love. In obedience to the Holy Spirit promptings, we help missionaries that God connects us with who care for the sick, befriend the lonely, and introduce spiritually impoverished people to the One who releases us all from the power of sin.

World Mercy Ministries is a joint mission... Jesus and you. Without His blessing and your support these ministries could not exist.

Thank you for extending the love of Christ to so many in need.

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Learn more about the life of David Wilkerson in his bestselling book The Cross and The Switchblade.

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