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  • Abandoned Children of Burundi: God’s “Royal Pearls”

    Roger Hayslip
    February 19, 2018

    The Nationwide Witness of a Restorative Family Ministry

    There’s a wonderful phrase used in Burundian culture: “Eh’lkirezi” means “Look at the royal pearls.”  The phrase dates back to the time of kings and queens, describing a breastplate reserved for royalty.  Yet today these precious words are used to describe Burundi’s abandoned children, thanks to an amazing ministry partnering with World Challenge.  Across Burundi, Eh’lkirezi Children’s Home represents a powerful miracle taking place for hundreds of youngsters.

  • Pray for the Florida Tragedy

    Gary Wilkerson
    February 15, 2018

    We are grieved at the senseless loss of life at the school shooting in Florida. Let us all pray for the wounded and for the families who lost their loved ones in such a shocking and unexpected manner. The Bible says that Satan comes to kill, steal and destroy. Evil seems to relentlessly march on in its most vile form. Let us engage in spiritual warfare, through prayer, against the powers of darkness in this world. We believe in the power of prayer. We believe prayer changes things. We believe things need to change. We know the God who can change anything.

  • Your Mission... If You Choose to Accept It

    Gary Wilkerson
    October 16, 2017

    A month ago, I had lunch with the evangelist Nicky Cruz, and we had the joy of leading our waitress to Jesus. In turn, she asked if we would pray for her coworker, a woman with pancreatic cancer. We gladly prayed for the sick woman, laying hands on her as Scripture instructs, and immediately she felt dizzy and had to sit down.

    Nicky and I could see she was experiencing the power of God from head to toe. We knew that what Jesus began 2,000 years ago is still going strong: His miracles haven’t ceased, and his healing breaks through despite the evil one’s plans to steal, kill and destroy.

  • Sharing Hope Ministry - Ocala, Florida

    Roger Jonker
    October 13, 2017

    Why are you so passionate in helping the poor?

    Their answers were all similar in nature.  “I knew what it was like growing up poor.” “I wasn’t as poor; however, I know the feeling and understand what it was like to go hungry.” ”Love for the children.” This was the standard reply I received from many of the volunteers. 

    John Morales admits that when he first started feeding the poor with World Challenge’s Raven Truck Ministry in NYC he had a negative attitude towards the homeless. He projected the behavior of a few of those that were engaged in hustling onto all homeless people. Once he got personally involved with the homeless population his attitude changed.

  • My Prayer for Las Vegas

    Gary Wilkerson
    October 3, 2017
    Pray for Las Vegas


    "There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery, they employ violence so that bloodshed follows bloodshed. Therefore the land mourns and everyone who lives in it languishes" (Hosea 4:2-3a).

    Let us all take some time to pray for the families grieving over such horrific sudden loss of their loved ones. We mourn and languish with them. In times like these, it is the task of the politician to attempt to legitimize ways to decrease such instances. It is the task of law enforcement to attempt new means and methods to discover and disrupt future attacks. But as people of God, we hold a power that the world cannot offer. We have a God who hears and who acts on behalf of those prayers. If ever a change is needed, it's now and prayer changes things.

  • Ministering to Those Affected by Hurricane Irma

    World Challenge Staff
    September 19, 2017

    Hurricane Irma affected at least 1,200 Clay County Florida homes with at least 300 people marooned by the rising floodwaters. The Springs Church Jacksonville, along with support from World Challenge, reached out to its community to minister not only spiritually but practically as well. Two semi-trucks with supplies including diapers, water, food and cleaning supplies were given to those in need.

  • Coming Together in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

    Jim Palumbo
    September 11, 2017

    The incredible charity we are witnessing as people come together in the wake of hurricane Harvey’s devastation is praiseworthy. Citizen heroes are performing unbelievable feats of selflessness to save lives, and keep people safe.

    One of our board members (on the right) went to survey the aftermath and lend a hand where possible. He caught up with these brave boat captains from south Texas who took time off of work and trailered their boats to Houston at their own expense to rescue people from flooded neighborhoods. After this photo was taken near Buffalo Bayou, they loaded their boats on trailers, answering a call for help from officials in nearby Katy, Texas.

  • Pray for Houston

    Gary Wilkerson
    September 5, 2017
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    Hurricane Harvey, the largest rainfall event in US history, has dumped nearly 25 trillion gallons of rain, 19 trillion on Texas. This is enough rain to cover the entire United States nearly 1/2 inch deep. To think of it another way, if the Mississippi River were emptying into Houston, it would take 18 days for it to equal the volume of rain left behind by Hurricane Harvey. It may take weeks to drain and years for the people there to rebuild.

  • Strong Arms to Help the Least of These

    Roger Hayslip
    August 21, 2017

    Rescuing and Sheltering “Toss-aways” Worldwide

    Imagine yourself a young boy with a severe physical disability. Your parents make it clear they don’t want you. Eventually, your mother sells you to passing gypsies for a pitiful price.

    In turn, those gypsies sell you to the Russian mob, who force you and similar children to beg on the streets all day. Your captors strip away some of your clothes to fully expose your physical deformity, so passersby will be more inclined to give to you. Every night, you’re forced to give your earnings to a ruthless boss. You literally have no hope—no one to advocate for you, and nowhere to turn for help. You want to die.