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  • Stepping Out Onto a New Road

    Rachel Chimits
    January 5, 2021

    World Challenge’s partners in Lithuania are helping families in need find hope and food in the middle of what has been a very challenging season.

    The Union of Pentecostal Churches of Lithuania support a feeding center in their city. Particularly in this current season, food aid is extremely important.

  • Russia, the Virus Year and a Dream

    Rachel Chimits
    December 31, 2020

    Our partners live in a nation well acquainted with hard work and unrelentingly tough circumstances, but they are also seeing God’s grace and provision in miraculous ways.

    Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Russia has reported extraordinarily low mortality rates. A group of doctors, however, have been creating a “memory list” of colleagues’ names who have died from the virus, despite official figures saying otherwise.

  • From Fear to Freedom

    Rachel Chimits
    December 22, 2020

    In Bosnia, one Roma boy who knew little else except anxiety and rejection began to experience God's love and freedom.

    Thousands upon thousands of Roma people live in Bosnia-Herzegovina, but they are the invisible population.

    The government estimates that anywhere between 10,000 and 60,000 Roma are unregistered, which makes accessing schools, hospitals and public resources where they might otherwise receive the help they need far more difficult.

  • An Opportunity for Education

    Rachel Chimits
    December 17, 2020

    Our partners in some of the most restrictive Asian countries are working to help children in remote villages be able to go to school and connect their families with the church.

    Education can make all the difference in helping a family break the cycle of poverty, especially in Asia where a high emphasis is placed on children caring for their elderly parents.

  • Christ’s Blood Shed in Love

    Rachel Chimits
    December 15, 2020

    God’s sacrifice to save his people reaches the hearts of the lost in some of the most unexpected places, in this case through a wedding party.

    In Central Asia, there is a story about a weaver who imprudently fell in love with a princess, but then many great loves seem ill advised to those on the outside.

  • From Desperate to Daring Blessing

    Natasha Likollari
    December 10, 2020

    One Roma lady and her family in Albania went from crippled by poverty to helping their neighbors survive the economic downturn.

    Daily living for a Roma woman is a seemingly endless gauntlet of obstacles and challenges. One dear Roma lady who is involved in our team is Hena. Her name means “the moon,” but her life has not been that bright.

  • Feeding the Children of Ireland

    World Challenge Staff
    December 8, 2020

    World Challenge’s partners on the Emerald Isle are working to help the children of low income families have a warm meal as they learn more about their true Savior.

    In September, I was in prayer about what direction to take for Feed Cork, whether to develop a social enterprise to help fund our efforts or to grow our community outreach.

  • The Second Sunday of Advent

    Rachel Chimits
    December 4, 2020

    As Christmas quickly approaches, many of us harbor hopes for a better, brighter holiday than ever filled with joy, but how do we hold on to that hope through the holidays and beyond? 

    The holidays seem to herald their approach these days through the Hallmark channel.