Eswatini

The Unfailing Love of God

World Challenge Staff

One young man shares how his good, Christian upbringing couldn’t save him from addiction and wild living; only Christ in the center of his life could transform him.

World Challenge’s partners in Eswatini run a recovery center, helping men and women find healing from addictions and discover new life in Christ. One young man in their program shared his story of redemption with us.

Escaping the Cloud of Smoke

Rachel Chimits

Kicking a drug addiction is one of the hardest struggles a person can face, but no obstacle is too great for the redeeming power of Christ.

Thabani was already regularly drinking alcohol when he was introduced to something ‘even better’: marijuana. Like many people his age, he began routinely smoking. “Alcohol and marijuana were the order of the day in my life,” he explained. “Marijuana would make me feel at ease. I enjoyed every day with a joint in my hand.”

Uprooting Bitterness with Forgiveness

Rachel Chimits

One young lady in Eswatini shares about her journey to restore relationships with her family who has survived the HIV epidemic.

More than one in every four people is carrying a persistent and deadly disease in Eswatini. “Despite its small population size,” Avert reported, “Eswatini has the highest HIV prevalence in the world and has been greatly affected by the epidemic.”

Learning How to Love and Be Loved

Rachel Chimits

God is slowly redeeming and healing one young man’s life after it spun out of control and left him aching for true connection.

Our partners in Eswatini run a Teen Challenge center that helps many of the country’s impoverished and troubled youth and young adults find the transforming power of Christ while providing them a safe haven where they can heal from addictions and abuse.

God Granting Freedom From Addiction

Rachel Chimits

One young man staying with World Challenge’s partners in Eswatini shares his journey to freedom from the pain and addiction that haunted him for many years.

Simiso grew up in a small village in the Shiselweni region of Eswatini. His mother raised him alone, though she told him who his father was, and he was able to get to know some of his father’s family.

A Charge to Bless the Prisoners

Rachel Chimits

World Challenge partners and the church in Eswatini are finding ways to reach those who are in prison with God’s Word and forgiveness.

World Challenge’s partners in Eswatini have begun a special outreach called Potter’s Prison Ministry, believing that God has incredible plans for those who are currently behind bars.

This ministry has seen incredible growth this year.