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  • How We Escape Binding Sins

    World Challenge Staff

    Many of us struggle with problems that have such a grip on us that we feel like we’ll never shake them off, so how do we find freedom?

    Bill Wilson was a polite young man on the verge of getting shipped off to France for World War I. He was invited to a party before being deployed where someone handed him his first cocktail. He took one sip, and the rest was history.

  • Mother and Child Saved

    World Challenge Staff

    One woman shares her journey of redemption and healing here, thanks to a Teen Challenge center in Russia that partners with World Challenge.

    My name is Natalya. I was born in Novokuznetsk in 1981. At that time, my mother and father were working at the steel plant. My parents are wonderful people; they have tried to give their best to us.

  • Meditating on God’s Goodness

    World Challenge Staff

    Our partners in the Slavic world have expressed their gratitude for the support, prayers and gifts that make ministry possible and bless workers in the kingdom of God.

    World Challenge’s partners who work in several former soviet states, MIR Ministries, tirelessly serve widows with food distribution, volunteer visitation, evangelism and pastoral care.

  • A Place in the Kingdom of Heaven

    World Challenge Staff

    God is using World Challenge’s partners in the United States to help the next generation join the church body with all of their unique gifts and strengths.

    “My father left when I was about ten, and he is not in my life,” Angel told our partners. Before he was even in middle school, he had already joined a gang, been in fights and tried drugs. “I knew of God as a creator, but I viewed him as an angry God that was disappointed in me.”

  • Known, Wanted and Loved

    Morgan Pracht

    In the long-term aftermath of Romania’s revolution, World Challenge’s partners are providing a home for kids who don’t have family of their own.

    Up until 1989, Romania was under the control of one of the world’s most oppressive Communist regimes. Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu was eventually overthrown and executed, but the timing of this political turmoil could not have been worse for Romania’s most vulnerable populations.

  • The Great and Terrible Command

    World Challenge Staff

    God’s order for us to forgive those who harm us can feel unbearable to obey at times, but they are worse consequences if we ignore his commands.

    Gary Leon Ridgway was a truck factory worker and a rigidly religious man, but in 2003, he would become known for something else altogether.