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  • Caring for the Homeless in Lithuania

    Rachel Chimits
    June 12, 2019

    One woman is working hard to make sure that those often neglected by her hometown have somewhere safe to go. 

    Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius, is the country’s largest city and famous for its historical architecture. Mark Buzzetta, Director of World Challenge’s Mercy Missions, wasn’t there to see castles and museums, though. Instead, he was looking for a food kitchen.

  • Youth in the Heart of Africa

    Arthur Manirambona
    June 11, 2019

    Concern for the young people and future of Burundi is what drives one young man, a World Challenge scholarship student at Summit.

    I am from Bujumbura, the capital city* of Burundi in East Africa.

    Raised in a non-Christian family, I started drinking when I was 6 years old. It’s not uncommon for people to start drinking at an early age with the traditions in our community.

  • Running the Good Race

    Rachel Chimits
    June 6, 2019

    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. 

  • An Orphan Turned Mother

    Rachel Chimits
    June 4, 2019

    Many of Lithuania’s children have grown up without families, but one woman is working to give them a home.

    Reda spent four years in a children’s home during the Soviet occupation of Lithuania. Later, as a young adult, she was moved to a dormitory with other children like herself. No one seemed to care about them, and they had to find jobs and otherwise prepare for the adult world alone.

  • A Beautiful Home

    Rachel Chimits
    May 30, 2019

    God brought one young woman out of a seemingly hopeless spiral and then blessed her with an incredible surprise.

    Ashley was a cheerleader at her high school. Popular, pretty, she had ambitious dreams for a future in the medical field.

    Life was buzzing right along between her family and friends, figuring out who was secretly crushing on whom, prepping for the next prom and keeping abreast of the most recent gossip about that hot new kid in her class.

  • Mercy in the Slum

    Rachel Chimits
    May 29, 2019

    In Kenya’s grittiest and most impoverished sector, God is bringing incredible change to people’s hearts and lives.

    As the sun rises on the eastern part of Kenya’s capital, it brings to light one of the world largest slums: Mathare.

    The third largest in Africa, this slum is home to some 500,000 people scraping together a living in grinding poverty.

  • Seeing Blessings in Guatemala

    Rachel Chimits
    May 28, 2019

    World Challenge partners help widows in Latin America receive back their sight. 

    Rosa feels along the brick wall of her kitchen. Only the size of a living room in many Americans’ houses, her home is simple and clean. At least, she hopes it’s clean. She’s swept like always, bumping the broom between the table and chairs’ legs.

    Something clatters cross the floor, and she pauses, trying to squint through grainy gloom at whatever’s fallen.