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  • Spiritual and Physical Bridges

    Rachel Chimits
    March 14, 2019

    God provided a practical answer to people’s incredible hunger for the Word.

    Eswatini, known as Swaziland until its king changed the name last year, is a country in southern Africa about the size of New Jersey and where many of its people live in poverty and fear of HIV.  

    One rugged corner of Eswatini is known as Ngwempisi, after the river that carves through its hills. For many tourists to the region, the river is a kayaking attraction.

  • Kings of the Court

    Rachel Chimits
    March 12, 2019

    “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them” (Matthew 18:20).

    Chauncey LaBrie serves at the Calvary Worship Center as the prison and inner-city outreach pastor. 

  • Uganda’s Steadfast Mother

    Rachel Chimits
    March 8, 2019

    After twelve years of suffering, one women's life was redeemed and renovated by God, and she became a community leader.

    The Second Congo War was one of the deadliest conflicts worldwide since World War II, and its impact has rippled through Africa long after its official end in 2003.

  • A Town in India Renewed

    Rachel Chimits
    February 28, 2019

    “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not lose heart.” Galatians 6:9 NKJV

    The village would remind most of us of a maze, but one with mud walls as high as a man’s head. Only these walls are part of people’s homes.

    During the heavy seasonal rains, the houses would erode to expose straw and sticks used to reinforce the mud. The walkways become shin-deep sludge, and in the doorways, children poke out their heads to watch the rain. 

  • Close Call in Cambodia

    World Challenge Staff
    February 26, 2019

    One girl narrowly escapes trafficking as the church takes action. 

    Cambodia is a country that has been wracked by wars instigated by both outside countries and internal unrest. As cities and economies attempt to recover, unscrupulous outside businesses often come in to exploit the people for cheap labor. 

    Many children in Southeast Asia have lost their parents to the conflicts that have repeatedly swept the region, diseases like HIV and factory accidents.