development programs

Through the Eyes of a Child

World Challenge Staff

A new community center and school in Lebanon becomes a refuge to the delight of many local children.

Remodeling a building into a community center and school would be an incredible task, but to accomplish this in just a few months might require a miracle. However, World Challenge partners in Lebanon were determined to do just that so they could receive 300 new students.

Spirit of Healing in Brazil

Rachel Chimits

Out of desperation, one little girl cried out to God to heal her father and her family.

Walking down a dusty sunbeaten road outside of Fortaleza, you might not realize that you’re only a half an hour drive from those gorgeous white beaches where the world’s top athletes played volleyball in the 2016 Olympics. 

Uganda’s Steadfast Mother

Rachel Chimits

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.

Prayer Answered with a Snake

World Challenge Staff

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. 

Kings of the Court

Rachel Chimits

“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. 

Haiti’s Growing Churches

Benjamin Demblowski

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.