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Young Leaders Rising Up

World Challenge Staff

Reading, Pennsylvania might seem like the city to escape from for young people, but World Challenge’s partners are discipling youth leaders who are passionate about bringing God’s light to their city.

Amid the ordinary news updates about Tik Tok challenges wreaking havoc on Reading, Pennsylvania’s schools is a far larger issue that looms over many of these students’ futures.

Food and Hope in a Box

World Challenge Staff

The pressures of the pandemic in the United States has caused unexpected food scarcity for many families, but churches are responding to the needs of their communities.

As we pass the one year mark of the worldwide pandemic, the story emerging is one that the church has known all along: more profound than our human differences are God-given commonalities like the need for food, water, shelter and hope. 

Good Life Companies Give Back

Nancy Lennert

World Challenge’s partners in the United States are joining together with local companies to bless their communities. 

During the early part of the COVID pandemic, the CEO of Good Life Companies approached World Challenge’s partners in Reading, Pennsylvania with a heart to give back to the community.

A Spirit Set Free Behind Bars

Rachel Chimits

The Great Physician came to heal the sick, and he continues to do his powerful work in the United States’ prisons.

One of World Challenge’s partners in the United States, a husband and wife team, have a ministry in the prisons reaching out to inmates with the gospel. Sadly, COVID-19 restrictions have kept Chaplain Mario and Barbara from being able to enter the facilities the last few months.

Food and Love for Our Neighbors

Rachel Chimits

Local ministries are reaching out to the abandoned and ignored in the United States with food and community.

Every Friday, World Challenge’s partners in Florida, Sharing Hope, prepare lunches and pack bags of groceries with canned goods, fruit, vegetables, bread and pastries. They also prepare 50 bags of children’s lunches with hot dogs, juice, fruit and other goodies.

Running the Good Race

Rachel Chimits

Pastors around the world need encouragement, refreshment and prayer from their fellow believers.

Recently, Gary Wilkerson, Kelly Wilkerson, Nicky Cruz and Carter Conlon were invited along with other pastors and leaders to speak at a pastors’ conference in Kenya.