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Once Sealed. Now a Mission Field!

Benjamin Demblowski
January 21, 2019

A once-closed door is open! God has opened it for Christians like you and me, in America, to help transform Cuba for Christ. Decades of socialism and tight government control left many Cuban men and women helpless to solve their own problems. Yet God has a very different plan for the nation of Cuba.

Over the past several months, several pastors have caught a God-sized vision for the future of Cuba. They began working to bring economic and social rejuvenation to their depressed communities. They’re sharing it with their house churches, the place where godly change begins . . . and spreading it.

From Listening to Leading

World Challenge Staff
April 14, 2018

Opportunities to Preach the Gospel Open Up for a Bangladeshi Women’s Care Group

Like many women in underdeveloped nations, the women of a Bangladeshi community were isolated, unheard and illiterate. Without the ability to read and write, small things, like going to the market for goods, were an ordeal. They would get robbed by sellers as they didn’t understand basic arithmetic. Going home shortchanged and unable to meet their immediate needs.

Agents of Change

World Challenge Staff
May 15, 2018

An Open Window of Blessing in Albania

Transformation starts with the unassuming message that Jesus loves you. Those three profoundly simple, but potent words have the power to change the course of history, but they can also humbly save a family by first touching the life of an innocent child. In our most recent trip to the Balkan region of eastern Europe, we were blessed to hear about the story of a little girl who helped to restore her family through the love of Jesus Christ.

A Prayer Answered, A Dream Fulfilled

Steve Otradovec
May 21, 2018

Gospel Hope and Healing in a Cambodian Village

A sick day can spell disaster for any rural family in Northern Cambodia.  That’s why Sokha was gripped by fear when her working husband fell ill.  She watched his limbs swell severely—a condition that worsened for over a year.  Desperate for a cure, the couple spent all their money seeking help to no avail.  They watched helplessly as their children went hungry day after day.  With no income and no answers, all the couple could do was cling to survival. 

A Small Change, a Lasting Result

World Challenge Staff
June 13, 2018

A change of heart brings lasting change to a rural community in Southern Asia

In a rural village in Southern Asia*, Mrs. Nirmala lived a Christian life with little impact in her community because she didn’t believe she could help her neighbors. And it didn’t seem that they wanted her help, slandering her and her family. “With that attitude towards me, how can I make a difference?” she thought.

Love Thy Neighbor

Sarah Steffensen
June 15, 2018

Churches in Omaha, NE seek to change their communities from the inside out.

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31). Loving family or friends is something that really comes easily to most. Being dedicated to God before all else? It’s a daunting task even for the most devoted. Loving your neighbors? It is much more difficult than loving your family and friends!

What if isolation became the exception and not the rule? What if neighbors began to think they do have the power to change and move from discouragement to a place of power? What if what Jesus said to us, began to be lived out by us in earnest?

Let me share an example of what can happen when!