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  • From Listening to Leading

    World Challenge Staff
    April 14, 2018

    Opportunities to Preach the Gospel Open Up for a Bangladeshi Women’s Care Group

    Like many women in underdeveloped nations, the women of a Bangladeshi community were isolated, unheard and illiterate. Without the ability to read and write, small things, like going to the market for goods, were an ordeal. They would get robbed by sellers as they didn’t understand basic arithmetic. Going home shortchanged and unable to meet their immediate needs.

  • Billy Graham – A Passion for People’s Souls

    Gary Wilkerson
    February 21, 2018

    "My life is an example to many…I declare your glory all day long. And now, in my old age, don't set me aside. Don't abandon me when my strength is failing" (Psalm 71:7-9, NLT).

    Billy Graham passed away today at 99 years old. He was truly an example to many. More than any person known, he declared the glory and power of God to generations. He was publicly known for his passionate gift of evangelism, yet we also see in him one who, as his physical strength failed, cried out to God for deeper intimate fellowship.

  • Abandoned Children of Burundi: God’s “Royal Pearls”

    Roger Hayslip
    February 19, 2018

    The Nationwide Witness of a Restorative Family Ministry

    There’s a wonderful phrase used in Burundian culture: “Eh’lkirezi” means “Look at the royal pearls.”  The phrase dates back to the time of kings and queens, describing a breastplate reserved for royalty.  Yet today these precious words are used to describe Burundi’s abandoned children, thanks to an amazing ministry partnering with World Challenge.  Across Burundi, Eh’lkirezi Children’s Home represents a powerful miracle taking place for hundreds of youngsters.

  • Pray for the Florida Tragedy

    Gary Wilkerson
    February 15, 2018

    We are grieved at the senseless loss of life at the school shooting in Florida. Let us all pray for the wounded and for the families who lost their loved ones in such a shocking and unexpected manner. The Bible says that Satan comes to kill, steal and destroy. Evil seems to relentlessly march on in its most vile form. Let us engage in spiritual warfare, through prayer, against the powers of darkness in this world. We believe in the power of prayer. We believe prayer changes things. We believe things need to change. We know the God who can change anything.

  • Your Mission... If You Choose to Accept It

    Gary Wilkerson
    October 16, 2017

    A month ago, I had lunch with the evangelist Nicky Cruz, and we had the joy of leading our waitress to Jesus. In turn, she asked if we would pray for her coworker, a woman with pancreatic cancer. We gladly prayed for the sick woman, laying hands on her as Scripture instructs, and immediately she felt dizzy and had to sit down.

    Nicky and I could see she was experiencing the power of God from head to toe. We knew that what Jesus began 2,000 years ago is still going strong: His miracles haven’t ceased, and his healing breaks through despite the evil one’s plans to steal, kill and destroy.

  • Sharing Hope Ministry - Ocala, Florida

    Roger Jonker
    October 13, 2017

    Why are you so passionate in helping the poor?

    Their answers were all similar in nature.  “I knew what it was like growing up poor.” “I wasn’t as poor; however, I know the feeling and understand what it was like to go hungry.” ”Love for the children.” This was the standard reply I received from many of the volunteers. 

    John Morales admits that when he first started feeding the poor with World Challenge’s Raven Truck Ministry in NYC he had a negative attitude towards the homeless. He projected the behavior of a few of those that were engaged in hustling onto all homeless people. Once he got personally involved with the homeless population his attitude changed.

  • My Prayer for Las Vegas

    Gary Wilkerson
    October 3, 2017
    Pray for Las Vegas


    "There is swearing, deception, murder, stealing and adultery, they employ violence so that bloodshed follows bloodshed. Therefore the land mourns and everyone who lives in it languishes" (Hosea 4:2-3a).

    Let us all take some time to pray for the families grieving over such horrific sudden loss of their loved ones. We mourn and languish with them. In times like these, it is the task of the politician to attempt to legitimize ways to decrease such instances. It is the task of law enforcement to attempt new means and methods to discover and disrupt future attacks. But as people of God, we hold a power that the world cannot offer. We have a God who hears and who acts on behalf of those prayers. If ever a change is needed, it's now and prayer changes things.

  • Ministering to Those Affected by Hurricane Irma

    World Challenge Staff
    September 19, 2017

    Hurricane Irma affected at least 1,200 Clay County Florida homes with at least 300 people marooned by the rising floodwaters. The Springs Church Jacksonville, along with support from World Challenge, reached out to its community to minister not only spiritually but practically as well. Two semi-trucks with supplies including diapers, water, food and cleaning supplies were given to those in need.