COVID-19

The True Love of Saying “No”

Steve Otradovec

World Challenge’s partners are helping others see how setting boundaries can be not only loving but also an opening for the gospel.

Many believers assume that relationship boundaries are unloving and therefore unchristian. A popular idea is that self-sacrificial living should mean having no defenses or lines that shouldn’t be crossed, but it ignores many verses in the Bible that order us to have discernment and enforce consequences for sinful behavior.

A Need for Acceptance

Morgan Pracht

World Challenge’s partners are working to build a meaningful community for widows in northern Egypt.

For Talia*, a woman from a small village in northern Egypt, loneliness had become a way of life.

Earlier this year, Talia lost her husband to COVID-19. He was healthy and young, so his death was unexpected. Life for a widow in the rural villages of Egypt is difficult under any circumstances, but the fact that Talia’s husband died of COVID-19 made it exponentially worse.

As We Face Each Calamity

World Challenge Staff

Few will argue that 2020 was a difficult year. 

After the initial waves of COVID-19, general buzz on the internet was that the pandemic was hitting people harder than we’d realized it might, even if they never caught the virus. Now studies are substantiating our sense of the impact.

A Venerable Stand in Peru

Rachel Chimits

The church is stepping up to care for society’s most vulnerable and often overlooked people groups, especially during the pandemic.

In a COVID-19 report, BBC News noted, “The latest figures out of Peru mean its death rate per capita is now one of the highest, if not the highest, in the world.”

Breaking the Law with the Word

Rachel Chimits

As the pandemic tightens India’s borders, laws are potentially going to be passed that could make life for believers even harder. 

Fardeen* is a retired teacher and widower with a son and a daughter. A model citizen, he holds a respected position in the community and has always been concerned with school legislation and the education system in India. 

A Good Samaritan in the Mountains

World Challenge Staff

Believers in South Asia are working to be a sweet aroma among their neighbors but most of all to their Father in heaven.

Pastor Shalva* in South Asia was recently introduced to Community Health Evangelism through our World Challenge partner. He became very interested in the concepts of reaching the whole person for Christ and started implementing this into his own ministry. 

Good Life Companies Give Back

Nancy Lennert

World Challenge’s partners in the United States are joining together with local companies to bless their communities. 

During the early part of the COVID pandemic, the CEO of Good Life Companies approached World Challenge’s partners in Reading, Pennsylvania with a heart to give back to the community.