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  • New Life After the LRA

    Rachel Chimits
    March 26, 2020

    World Challenge partners in Uganda are working to help those who have escaped Kony’s reign of terror find healing and new life in Christ.

    Esther was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army in 1994. Three years before, Joseph Kony had launched his brutal campaign supposedly to defend Acholi tribal rights in Northern Uganda, leaving a wake of thousands murdered or mutilated.

  • Showing Mercy During the Pandemic

    Rachel Chimits
    March 25, 2020

    Will Christians, freed from the fear of death, be the first to answer if overburdened hospitals and government security networks cannot care for everyone?

    In his writings, David Wilkerson explored a couple of misconceptions that many modern-day believers share with their ancient counterparts. “The Jews believed that if God was pleased with you, you would always be blessed and never suffer.

  • Switched at Birth and Adopted Twice

    Natasha Likollari
    March 24, 2020

    One girl was stolen from her birth family and left searching for a true home until she entered World Challenge’s partner-church in Albania.

    Albania in the 1970s, caught under the boot of Enver Hoxha and his sharply Stalinist ideas of government, was not a friendly place for those who did not match the mold of mainstream society.

  • Prayer for Believers Amid the Pandemic

    World Challenge Staff
    March 20, 2020

    God commands us to lay our worries before him, and many brothers and sisters around the world are doing just that as the coronavirus spreads. Let’s join them and pray!

    Several of our partners around the world have reached out to World Challenge and asked for prayer during this COVID-19 pandemic.

    In Cambodia, our partners have been notified that all schools are now closed, and the country’s New Year celebrations are canceled.

  • Responding to COVID-19 Around the Globe

    Rachel Chimits
    March 17, 2020

    Churches, international believers and World Challenge partners are reaching out to one another for information and encouragement during this epidemic.

    Our news has been filled with alarming reports concerning COVID-19, the most recent coronavirus strain, in recent weeks.

    People are being ushered into quarantines; entire countries have been trying to close their borders; the rapid transmission of this newest influenza has caused public fears to run rampant.

  • Escaping a Demonic Curse

    World Challenge Staff
    March 16, 2020

    God gave one woman and her family freedom from a curse that was consuming them with fear and conflict.

    Lately, you’ve been having terrible headaches. You schedule a doctor’s appointment; she asks a lot of questions, examines your head and then suggests that they run a few more tests.