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Gospel Fire in the Middle East

Rachel Chimits
June 14, 2019

From a fatherless street kid to father-figure for refugee children, one man tells about God's incredible work in his life and in Lebanon.

Muhammad’s father died when he was young, and he grew up more or less on Beirut’s streets. His mother sent him to a nearby church’s Sunday school in hopes that it would keep him out of trouble.

As he grew older, he had more and more questions for the Sunday school teachers who seemed like the only people in his world with the patience and kindness to listen.

He tried to be a good Muslim and study the Quran, but he was disturbed by what he found in it.

Stranger in a Strange Land

Rachel Chimits
June 13, 2019

Part of World Challenge’s domestic mission work is reaching refugees making their home in the United States.

The Refugee Project released a shocking statistic: “Nearly 69 million people have been displaced from their home due to war, persecution or violence. That’s one of every 111 people on the planet.”

In 2017, the United States had over 280,000 refugees enter, the majority of them from Asian countries where governments are cracking down on Christian churches. 

A Barrier of Tests

Many U.S. citizens might be shocked to learn how difficult it is for a refugee to enter the country.

The Wives of ISIS

Kelly Wilkerson
July 12, 2019

Syria is now the questionable home to mothers and children who are either forgotten, ignored or condemned.

“There’s only one exit,” our guide tells us at the place where we’re staying. “If you need to evacuate, don’t turn left outside. That part of the street belongs to Assad.”

We landed in Qatar less than 24 hours before and were warned not to eat in public or carry water bottles, despite the air’s parching dryness. The entire land is in the grip of Ramadan, one of Islam’s most important religious observances.

Looking down at the bustling, dusty road, it’s hard to imagine pieces of this city belonging to a subset of al-Qaeda, one of the world’s most dangerous terrorist groups