World Challenge Stories
The gospel is reaching lost souls, and the church is growing in some of the most hostile environments in the world thanks to God’s faithfulness.
World Challenge’s partners in South Asia are seeing much fruit with community health evangelism ministries in towns that are normally closed to the gospel.
People have countless reasons for leaving church or ‘church-hopping’, and many of these reasons seem to be based in scripture, but are they actually? What are legitimate reasons to leave a church?
In her book Journey Inward, Journey Outward, Elizabeth O’Connor wrote about a unique challenge that faces all Christians in their own community.
World Challenge’s partners are helping others see how setting boundaries can be not only loving but also an opening for the gospel.
Many believers assume that relationship boundaries are unloving and therefore unchristian. A popular idea is that self-sacrificial living should mean having no defenses or lines that shouldn’t be crossed, but it ignores many verses in the Bible that order us to have discernment and enforce consequences for sinful behavior.
World Challenge’s partners in India are working to help widows and their daughters discover the hope and purpose God has for their lives.
Amara* was crushed when her husband died from COVID-19 in April. She was left to support her two children as well as their grandmother alone. As if the grief and being the home’s sole source of income weren’t enough, she also had to contend with enormous medical bills from her husband’s hospitalization.
God is moving miraculously in the churches of Southeast Asia as a testament to his glory as many people come to faith in him.
New believers are finding physical freedom through faith. One pastor, who is a World Challenge partner in Southeast Asia, shared that he and his church have witnessed incredible miracles during home visits. One involved a woman named Miss Toon who is 50 years old.