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  • Going Back to the Water Source

    Rachel Chimits
    May 29, 2020

    Jesus says, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matt 5:8), so how do we get our hearts in that condition?

    I once heard a missionary from Russia tell this story.

    There was a little village in a remote area, far away from major cities like Moscow or St. Petersburg. The surrounding land was all farms, and the locals specialized in growing pumpkins and squash.

  • Crackdowns on Churches in Asia

    World Challenge Staff
    May 28, 2020

    Believers in Asia are experiencing growing hardships as a result of government control expanding over churches and ministry leaders.

    During a recent visit to one country in Southeast Asia, I had the opportunity to meet with twenty Hmong pastors from multiple villages throughout the country. 

  • The Way Church Is Flying

    Rachel Chimits
    May 27, 2020

    The church going remote changed the way believers have connected in this season, but what kinds of long-term effects will this have?

    Few migrations are more famous in North America than the Monarch butterfly’s majestic, 3,000-mile, multigenerational journey from Canada to Mexico.

  • The Ultimate Showdown: Peacekeeping VS. People-pleasing

    Rachel Chimits
    May 22, 2020

    People who hate conflict often cling to the verses where God says that peacemakers are blessed, but what does living that out actually look like?

    In C.S. Lewis’s satirical science fiction novel That Hideous Strength, a young married couple Mark and Jane find themselves key players in a grand and terrible academic experiment, ironically named N.I.C.E., to disprove the existence of God. Betrayed by the people he has trusted, Mark sits in a cell, awaiting execution.

  • Caught Inside but Not Isolated

    Natasha Likollari
    May 19, 2020

    Internet access isn’t always a given, even in Europe, so partners in Albania are working to make sure that everyone has the correct information but also stays encouraged.

    Since the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Albania, the government has taken very strict measures to contain the disease and protect people. This situation caught us all unprepared; but for Roma communities, more than anyone, this lockdown is like the end of the world.

  • A Tribute to Ravi Zacharias

    World Challenge Staff
    May 19, 2020

    It is utterly delightful to imagine the face-to-face meeting of Jesus Christ and Ravi Zacharias, anticipated for decades on one side and eternally known on the other.

    The curiosity, the questions, the elated conversation, tears and consolation — this meeting of the Lord and one of his most faithful servants could fill the heart of any observer to the point of bursting with joy.