“He who wants to be great among you, must be the servant of all”
No one needs the Good News more than the poor. Especially those in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya, the world’s densest concentration of impoverished people. Three out of four people in a city of four million are packed into nine massive slums. Families are forced to live in inhuman spaces—typically 8 people in a 12’ x 12’ dirt-floor room with no running water or toilet. To rent such space costs about $8 a month—and most households earn only $1 a day. Slum life here may be the world’s most oppressive existence on a mass scale.
Churches in Omaha, NE seek to change their communities from the inside out.
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31). Loving family or friends is something that really comes easily to most. Being dedicated to God before all else? It’s a daunting task even for the most devoted. Loving your neighbors? It is much more difficult than loving your family and friends!
What if isolation became the exception and not the rule? What if neighbors began to think they do have the power to change and move from discouragement to a place of power? What if what Jesus said to us, began to be lived out by us in earnest?
Let me share an example of what can happen when!
Myron from Omaha, NE
A change of heart brings lasting change to a rural community in Southern Asia
In a rural village in Southern Asia*, Mrs. Nirmala lived a Christian life with little impact in her community because she didn’t believe she could help her neighbors. And it didn’t seem that they wanted her help, slandering her and her family. “With that attitude towards me, how can I make a difference?” she thought.
Gospel Hope and Healing in a Cambodian Village
A sick day can spell disaster for any rural family in Northern Cambodia. That’s why Sokha was gripped by fear when her working husband fell ill. She watched his limbs swell severely—a condition that worsened for over a year. Desperate for a cure, the couple spent all their money seeking help to no avail. They watched helplessly as their children went hungry day after day. With no income and no answers, all the couple could do was cling to survival.
For the protection of our partner, her face has been blurred and all names changed.
Sunaina from India
A positive future for communities in America
An Open Window of Blessing in Albania
Transformation starts with the unassuming message that Jesus loves you. Those three profoundly simple, but potent words have the power to change the course of history, but they can also humbly save a family by first touching the life of an innocent child. In our most recent trip to the Balkan region of eastern Europe, we were blessed to hear about the story of a little girl who helped to restore her family through the love of Jesus Christ.
The gospel will always be at the forefront of World Challenge’s mission. And in strife-torn regions like this one, your gifts help us partner with local ministries to support humble servants such as Samir to bring Christ’s truth and love to the world’s most unreached people.