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Overcoming Strife With Generosity

Rachel Chimits
September 3, 2019

One Filipino church’s rough start in their new community turned out to be a perfect blessing for opening people’s hearts to God’s truth.

World Challenge partners’ work in the Philippines has sought to show people how they can have godly community through education and relationships.

A huge part of this has been helping people see how salvation should affect not only their own lives but also their families and neighborhoods.

Hammer and Nails in God’s Service

Rachel Chimits
August 29, 2019

One man in Nicaragua was stripped of his job only to find an unexpected opportunity to know and serve his God.

At 52 years old, Eduardo’s main focus was providing for his two daughters. He worked in the free trade zone and had labored in a sweat shop for nearly 13 years until he was suddenly let go.

When he asked why, he was told, “Oh, we’re downsizing.”

The Prodigal Son Comes Home

Rachel Chimits
August 27, 2019

After receiving an unexpected and devastating medical verdict, one party boy’s life was completely turned upside down.

Arjun’s parents were believers of God and attended a local church planted by World Challenge’s partners. They were so pious and sure that God loved them that it disgusted Arjun.

New Life on the Mountaintops

Benjamin Demblowski
August 22, 2019

God’s work in Haiti’s remote villages is spreading through local teams and people’s invested interest in new life in Christ.

The Haitian mountainside had to be around 115 degrees when you factor in the heat index. My shirt looked like I had just walked through a thunderstorm downpour, but there wasn’t a cloud in the sky.

Building a Bamboo Bridge

Evelyn Olaes
August 20, 2019

The people of one village were motivated by the idea of God’s care for them to take on a major project and improve their home.

The tiny village Sitio Gulod literally means “hilltop.” The ivy-covered, stone walls around the town overlook lush fields and dense jungle which hum with the constant symphony of insects and birds. The dirt roads are muddy more often than not and sometimes are even below standing water.

A River Versus a Stone

World Challenge Staff
August 19, 2019

Merushe didn’t want to go to some Christian church. She’d been a Muslim all her life, and she’d die a Muslim.

There was just one little problem: the church had children services with skits and stories from their Bible, and her darling granddaughter loved it.

What was a poor Muslim grandmother to do?

She’d endure anything for her sweet mbesë, even these Christians.

A Blessing in Egypt

Mark Buzzetta
April 20, 2020

“In that day Israel will be the third, along with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth. For the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will say, “Blessed be Egypt, my people…” (Isaiah 19:24-25 NLT).

My name is Samira. I live in a village in Egypt. I am 29 years old, a Christian, a mother of 3 beautiful children. I am a widow.