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  • Prayer Answered with a Snake

    World Challenge Staff
    March 26, 2019

    God is providing for church planters in Northern Cambodia through some of the most unusual and marvelous means.

    “Creator God,” Daly prayed, “please bless us with meat for our younger brother’s birthday. We have so little, but you give us everything we need day by day, and—”

    A piercing scream stopped her cold. 

  • Bucharest’s Lost Children

    Patrick Dow and Alicia Dow
    March 21, 2019

    Romania’s capital has an enormous orphan population desperately seeking their true Father.

    Nicky Cruz recently joined with Gary Wilkerson and the World Challenge team for a pastors’ conference as well as several city-wide crusades in Romania.

  • Haiti’s Growing Churches

    Benjamin Demblowski
    March 20, 2019

    God is awakening believers in Haiti to new ways that he wants to renovate their lives and work.

    Flying over Cap-Haïtien on one of Haiti’s breathlessly clear days reveals lush green mountain tops that effortlessly roll down into golden coastlines and gem-like tropical waters. At first glance, one would think this must be paradise. 

    However, the scene on the ground is a very different view. 

  • Unseen in the Middle East

    Rachel Chimits
    March 19, 2019

    God is reaching out and caring for those who are considered a burden by their society.

    You are driving down a rural backroad in the Middle East. To pass through a check-point on the road, you must have cigarettes and spare change.

    The soldiers are friendly, smiling and waving through the car windows. They’ll accept the cigarettes and coins as ‘gifts’ and not ask too many questions as you drive through, especially if your car has a license plate from the right countries. 

  • Tea for Freedom

    Andreas Steffensen
    March 18, 2019

    One man in Bangladesh found economic liberty with the help of godly community.

    Bangladesh’s minimium wage workers toil in grindingly difficult jobs for an average monthly salary that is the equivalent of $63.

    Amolla was one of these workers, supporting his family of six. If any of the children got sick, they had to visit a kabiraj, an unregistered medical practitioner.

  • A Vision for Macedonia

    March 15, 2019

    While many younger people are fleeing the Balkans, God is calling one World Challenge scholarship student and others like him back to their homeland.

    I come from east Macedonia, and I was raised up in a Christian family. All of my life, I’ve known who God is. I was baptized in the Holy Spirit when I was eleven and then baptized in water when I was fifteen. 

  • Spiritual and Physical Bridges

    Rachel Chimits
    March 14, 2019

    God provided a practical answer to people’s incredible hunger for the Word.

    Eswatini, known as Swaziland until its king changed the name last year, is a country in southern Africa about the size of New Jersey and where many of its people live in poverty and fear of HIV.  

    One rugged corner of Eswatini is known as Ngwempisi, after the river that carves through its hills. For many tourists to the region, the river is a kayaking attraction.

  • Kings of the Court

    Rachel Chimits
    March 12, 2019

    “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them” (Matthew 18:20).

    Chauncey LaBrie serves at the Calvary Worship Center as the prison and inner-city outreach pastor.