Brazil’s drought-stricken regions are experiencing new life through the hard work of World Challenge’s partner.
A lack of water affects everything in a community from basic health and sanitation to education and employment.
Clean water, as a basic human need, is foundational to building healthy communities. Meeting the physical need for water opens doors for people to receive what they thirst for most: living water.
Church leaders in Brazil are looking for ways to build up children and teenagers as vital ministry workers.
The ministry of Jacob’s Well extends throughout northern Brazil, sharing the gospel alongside helping people get access to the clean water but also teaching them new agricultural practices, hygiene lessons and other community skills.
Reading lessons are one of their programs, meant to combat the high levels of illiteracy in Brazil’s rural areas.
When Priya* and her husband accepted Christ, their neighbors weren’t excited. Vicious gossip began circulating, and the pressure to convert back to Hinduism became intense.
“At times,” she confessed, “I wanted to give up and become Hindu again.”
World Challenge partners came to Priya’s church and talked about living as a light for God in the neighborhood.
After the horrific atrocities inflicted by the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia’s people are looking for the author of healing and new life.
The Khmer Rouge was one of the most brutal episodes in human history.
Communist dictator Pol Pot decided, in the wake of the Vietnam War, that Cambodia needed to become a socialist paradise, independent from all outside influences.
World Challenge workers are helping families protect their young daughters from cultural pressure to marry too early.
According to the Human Rights Watch, “Bangladesh has the highest rate of child marriage of girls under the age of 15 in the world, with 29 percent of girls in Bangladesh married before age 15…”
World Challenge partners in Sub-Saharan Africa are faced with another outbreak of one of the worst diseases in modern history.
This June, the first Ebola deaths occurred in Uganda.
The infections in Uganda confirmed that the deadly outbreak has spread for the first time beyond the Democratic Republic of Congo.