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Disciples Who Make Disciples

Andreas Steffensen
May 13, 2019

God makes a way for his children and gives them his favor, no matter how desperate their situation.

In Acts chapter 3, Peter and John are entering the temple, and a lame beggar asks them for money. Peter responds, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you.”

Pause there. This is a very strange response.

In the chapter before, we’re told the believers had everything in common and shared money with any who had need. Surely Peter or John could’ve run down the street and asked for some money to get this poor beggar through the day.

Instead Peter says, “I’ll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!”

The formerly lame man goes leaping and dancing into the Temple, praising God.

Multiplying Churches in the Congo

Andreas Steffensen
May 3, 2019

How the belief in change for one man has extending to his entire town and beyond into neighboring villages.

Driving at breakneck speeds down dusty, unpaved roads, we approach a military checkpoint. Our regional coordinator sits in the back of the aging Land Cruiser, his head thumping the roof every time we hit a pothole.

We’re all covered in the fine, red dust ubiquitous in East Africa, but the alternative is closing the A/C-less car’s windows and succumbing to the stifling heat.

Cantina is ahead, a town at the heart of a vast Congolese wilderness teeming with militant groups. Some are former perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide; others are Islamic radicals that fled Uganda.

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.

However, for locals, it presents an often deadly obstacle. 

Serious Dedication

World Challenge’s partner in the Ngwempisi region wanted to create a revival of hope for the beleaguered local people. They announced a Sunday meeting and set up a tent beside the river, hoping to bless the area. 

Prayer Answered with a Snake

World Challenge Staff
March 26, 2019

God is providing for church planters in Northern Cambodia through some of the most unusual and marvelous means.

“Creator God,” Daly prayed, “please bless us with meat for our younger brother’s birthday. We have so little, but you give us everything we need day by day, and—”

A piercing scream stopped her cold. 

She leaped to her feet and dashed toward the sound. With ten adopted children around the house, there was no lack of shrieks and shouts, but this one had a tone of terror that cut like broken glass. 

The other children came running to join Daly as she called for whomever had screamed. Finally, the little girl burst from the bushes on the other side of their field, her face locked in horror. 

“Sat pua!” she cried as she ran. “Snake—a big snake!” 

Haiti’s Growing Churches

Benjamin Demblowski
March 20, 2019

God is awakening believers in Haiti to new ways that he wants to renovate their lives and work.

Flying over Cap-Haïtien on one of Haiti’s breathlessly clear days reveals lush green mountain tops that effortlessly roll down into golden coastlines and gem-like tropical waters. At first glance, one would think this must be paradise. 

However, the scene on the ground is a very different view. 

Exiting the small airport, I was instantly mobbed by overly enthusiastic men frantically vying to take my luggage. They probably hoped that I’d let them escort me to my destination and capitalize on what they would consider a rich foreigner.