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Autistic Children, Abandonment and Appointments With God

Rachel Chimits
October 17, 2019

Two mothers struggling to raise their children with autism ended up finding strength in God and church community.

“Nothing about autism is easy,” one contributor to Huffpost commented. “You can embrace it; you can find coping mechanisms and you can find small ways to make daily life a little easier. But that doesn't make autism easy.”

Escaping from the Battlefields of Iraq

Rachel Chimits
October 15, 2019

One woman’s struggle to protect her children in the Middle East has taken them hundreds of miles from home.

ISIS’s reign over Iraq was brutal in the rifts it caused between cultural subgroups and devastation it wrecked on innocents. Civilians were used as human shields; chemical attacks ravaged entire towns; Iraqi soldiers caught in the battles against religious extremists were tortured and executed.

Freedom on Wheels

Rachel Chimits
October 10, 2019

Without a wheelchair, life can be very hard for those with limited mobility, but some are reaching out to them with a gift that will open new doors and opportunities.

Imagine having to crawl to get anywhere in your home.

Imagine most business owners taking one look at you and shaking their heads, no matter how qualified you were. “No. We don’t have any work for you.”

The Water of Life

Rachel Chimits
October 8, 2019

Those infected with HIV have many challenges ahead of them, but one of the most basic is the absolutely essential need for clean water. 

Rhoda lives in some of the most remote areas of Kenya. During the dry season, “kaskazi” monsoons or hot northeast winds from the Persian Gulf make the normally arid savannahs a veritable dust bowl.

The Great Commission’s Call

World Challenge Staff
October 3, 2019

A wide view of World Challenge’s recent growth and missional work to bring God’s good news to the nations.

This year has already been one of incredible blessings, a time to witness the Holy Spirit’s movement. So far in 2019, we are equipping churches in 23 countries and engaged in 52 overall.

Bicyclists in Malawi

Steve Voyen
October 1, 2019

God is using World Challenge supporters and trainers to empower pastors in southeast Africa.

World Challenge is based in beautiful Colorado Springs, in the shadows of the Rockies. Almost every time I or my team members hit the hiking paths around our sunny—or frequently snowy—city, we are bound to encounter intrepid bicyclists aggressively challenging the same mountain trails.

The Spiritually Hungry in Lithuania

Rachel Chimits
September 26, 2019

God is reaching out to those who have lost nearly everything in this small Eastern European country.

World Challenge’s partner churches in Lithuania have a motto in their city outreaches to widows and those trapped in inner-city poverty: Food kitchen ministries must not stop with feeding people.

Eating will temporarily satisfy a physiological human need, but people who come to the church kitchen should get much more.

Life From the Ashes

Rachel Chimits
September 24, 2019

God is working through the church in Burundi to help widows and orphans survive great emotional and economic hardship.

“My husband abandoned me and our two children,” one woman in Burundi shared with a World Challenge partner. “He’s a ‘pastor’ and now on his third wife.”

Feet That Carry the Gospel

Rachel Chimits
September 16, 2019

World Challenge partners are working to make sure one very special Cambodian girl can make it through school. 

When Rachana was a baby, her feet were unusually large. Her parents examined them then shrugged. They had no money to take her to a doctor, so like many Cambodian parents, they simply made do as best they could.