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The Start of a New Life

Rachel Chimits
July 1, 2021

Children in Kenya are being offered a new lease on life and a chance to know God by World Challenge’s partners.

In places shaken by unrest, children are often the first to suffer and the ones to carry the marks of it longest afterward. 

Wandering but Not Lost

Rachel Chimits
May 27, 2021

One lady’s generous heart toward orphaned children in Kenya ultimately turned her life toward her own heavenly Father.

Tembea

(verb) Swahili

 To walk around, often without a specific purpose or without a particular destination in mind. To wander aimlessly.

The Love of Compassion and Charity

Rachel Chimits
September 15, 2020

In Kenya, some children are finding a safe place to stay and go to school thanks to World Challenge’s partners.

Agape Hope Children Center was established to take care of orphans and other vulnerable youngsters in Nairobi, Kenya. Close to 150 children live at the orphanage and are educated at the center’s school. Another 500 children are part of the food program, and World Challenge’s support has empowered the center to impact the lives of the whole community.

Orphans Choosing One Another

Rachel Chimits
September 1, 2020

Two sisters have survived heartbreaking events and are drawing closer to one another as they trust God for a brighter future.

Tara Winkler volunteered at an orphanage in Cambodia, excited to be able to help children in need. The longer she spent there, though, the more she began noticing strange things. Children were catching mice to eat because they were so hungry, despite money pouring in to support the organization.

A New Home and Life in Moldova

Rachel Chimits
November 18, 2019

In one of Europe’s poorest countries, one young man finally found a safe home and also humanity’s Savior.

The first thing you will notice about a Moldovan orphanage is its silence.

Children in these institutions are often not allowed outside, forced to lay in their cots and ignored by workers who only address their most basic needs.

Mercy in the Slum

Rachel Chimits
May 29, 2019

In Kenya’s grittiest and most impoverished sector, God is bringing incredible change to people’s hearts and lives.

As the sun rises on the eastern part of Kenya’s capital, it brings to light one of the world largest slums: Mathare.

The third largest in Africa, this slum is home to some 500,000 people scraping together a living in grinding poverty.

An Orphan Turned Mother

Rachel Chimits
June 4, 2019

Many of Lithuania’s children have grown up without families, but one woman is working to give them a home.

Reda spent four years in a children’s home during the Soviet occupation of Lithuania. Later, as a young adult, she was moved to a dormitory with other children like herself. No one seemed to care about them, and they had to find jobs and otherwise prepare for the adult world alone.

Compassion’s Light in Kenya

Mark Buzzetta
April 15, 2019

One woman lost everything and turned her loss into blessings for others.

Mathare is the third largest slum in Africa and sixth in the entire world. It is here, though, where God’s love is shining brightly through a lady whom I had the honor of meeting in person.