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Turning a Filipino Saul to Paul

Rachel Chimits
June 24, 2019

An ex-Muslim helped one woman see the truth of God’s Word, which sparked her passion to do the same for others.

Carmelita absolutely could not stand these filthy evangelicals.

She could’ve sworn they’d put some kind of Bible study near her house just to drive her half crazy. People would walk past her house holding Bibles all the time, and it was unbearable. Then there came the knock on her door.

Several people smiled as she opened up, stoking the flames of her righteous indignation. “Ma’am, our church has become too big for the house where we’re meeting, and we were wondering if you would be so kind as to let us meet in your home?”

The pure nerve of these fools! Furious, she chased them off her porch.  

Protecting Mothers and the Unborn

Rachel Chimits
May 22, 2019

In the Philippines, church workers are helping educate pregnant women about how to keep themselves and their babies healthy.

Pregnancy usually means extra doctor visits to make sure the mother and baby stay healthy.

Some women, however, don’t have this option because either they live in a remote village or it’s not traditional practice. They often don’t realize the many health benefits that preventative care can offer both them and their child.

In the Philippines, World Challenge partners have begun offering “mothers’ classes” for pregnant women in rural or poorer areas. 

Sacrificing for Love of the Philippines

Rachel Chimits
May 8, 2019

God gave Maria a task most would have rejected, but she obeyed and has seen great rewards for her faithfulness.

If God asked you to leave your job right now, would you do it?

For many who are their family’s primary breadwinner or barely making ends meet for themselves, this would be an extremely hard question.

Before taking a leap of faith like this, most people would have some serious soul-searching to do in order to make sure that it was genuinely God’s voice they heard.

Either way, it’s a question where some might just respond, “No, I can’t...” 

A Frightening Call

Maria had a good job that offered her benefits and paid well. Unlike nearly a fourth of the Philippines’ population, she was comfortably above the poverty level.

The Promise of a Mansion

Rachel Chimits
May 2, 2019

In a fairytale life gone wrong, one young Filipino woman finds a true rescuing hero in her heavenly Father.

Krystal’s parents came to her and explained that she could finish high school, but that was all. She needed to find work to help support the family.

In the Philippines, this scenario was nothing strange, particularly for low-income families. At age 18, Krystal dutifully started work in Quezon, one of many poor, young women toiling in minimum wage jobs.

Everything changed when a handsome man approached her. He told her she was beautiful, striking among all the others, and he invited her into the wealthy, upperclass circles of his life.

A fairytale in the making…right? 

Rebuilding Communities in the Philippines

Rachel Chimits
March 6, 2019

God restored one man’s heart and give him the strength to not only dream again for his community but also take action.

As the Philippines prepare for their elections, their police forces are also gearing up to deal with riots and gun violence that have erupted during the last two elections.

Thanks to gang wars, drug running and terrorist groups, the Philippines deal with twice as much gun violence as the United States. A national cry is rising for the government to deal with the corruption and resulting deaths.

Others feel as if it’s no good trying to fight against the seemingly overwhelming wave of violence.