World Challenge Stories
World Challenge’s partners are offering help and hope to widows in the war-torn villages of Ukraine.
In many parts of Ukraine, like other cultures around the world, women who have been widowed rely on family members to care for them. Sadly, that family support system is not always in place. Some widows have no family at all, and others have relatives who live too far away or are unable to take care of them.
When we approach the Lord in prayer, how do we make requests of him and are we possibly treating him like a megalomanic whom we must appease?
Kimberly Perlin is a licensed clinical social worker in Maryland. She had just set up her new website when one of her clients of many years abruptly called her up. He informed her that he wanted to terminate therapy. Naturally, she asked why. His reasoning was out of the ordinary, to say the least.
Reading, Pennsylvania might seem like the city to escape from for young people, but World Challenge’s partners are discipling youth leaders who are passionate about bringing God’s light to their city.
Amid the ordinary news updates about Tik Tok challenges wreaking havoc on Reading, Pennsylvania’s schools is a far larger issue that looms over many of these students’ futures.
When tragedy strikes, we are often tempted to believe that God doesn’t love us, but World Challenge’s partners in Peru are working to show the Lord’s love to widows through the care of the church.
Rosa married young and with hopes of building a vivacious family. In her community high in the mountains of Peru, a good home and many children were considered signs of divine blessing or the spirits looking upon you benevolently, depending on who you asked.
World Challenge’s partners are working to build a meaningful community for widows in northern Egypt.
For Talia*, a woman from a small village in northern Egypt, loneliness had become a way of life.
Earlier this year, Talia lost her husband to COVID-19. He was healthy and young, so his death was unexpected. Life for a widow in the rural villages of Egypt is difficult under any circumstances, but the fact that Talia’s husband died of COVID-19 made it exponentially worse.