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  • God's Intimate Relationship with the Incarcerated

    Roger Jonker
    February 23, 2017

    At World Challenge, we’re always encouraged when we receive news of the amazing work the Holy Spirit does in prisons.  We were blessed tremendously to read the following letter written by an inmate to WC president Gary Wilkerson.  It has been edited and abridged slightly for length: 

    I’m currently incarcerated in California’s Valley State Prison.  I’m writing to share a testimony of how the Lord used your father’s book Hungry for More of Jesus as well as your newsletters to minister to me.  I also want to share with you the work He has been doing behind these walls—how He is raising up a generation of men who look to walk as the bride of Christ, who hear the voice of God and obey, and who are hungry for an intimate relationship with Him.

  • Seats of Honor for “The Least of These”

    Gary Wilkerson
    February 20, 2017

    Caring for the Abandoned Elderly in former Soviet Bloc Nations

    Hannah (not her real name) was crying uncontrollably when she arrived at House of Hope. Life as she knew it had just ended. Her adult son, whom she adopted as a boy, was driving Hannah somewhere when he suddenly stopped the car, shoved his elderly mother out, and disappeared from her life.

  • A Stirring for a New Generation

    Gary Wilkerson
    February 2, 2017

    Before beginning this year, with over 20 pastors’ and leadership conferences scheduled, I prayed earnestly that God would anoint the message and mightily stir the hearts of God’s called ministers. I didn’t want to just preach a nice word and receive pleasant applause but have nothing of real transformation ensue. I wanted to see a move of God in these pastors, churches and even nations.

  • Hope and Light in the Ukraine

    Roger Jonker
    October 6, 2016

    Bruce and Deborah Crowe along with their 8 children are full time missionaries to the Ukraine but also minister in Belarus and Russia, regularly. They have lived in the Ukraine for 8 years and feel called to bring the gospel to the former Soviet Union.

    They live in an extremely poor area and with the major upheaval of the past few years most continue to suffer economically. Pensioners are somehow expected to survive on less than $40 a month. The winter months are very hard for Ukrainians, especially widowers. 

  • Restoring Hope in Louisiana

    Roger Jonker
    September 19, 2016

    The recent flooding in Louisiana has affected over 40,000 homes and has caused the local government to declare disasters in twenty communities. We recently sent team members to see what we can do to help. Though the amount of devastation caused by the flooding is great they came back with wonderful reports of local churches meeting the needs of their neighbors. One pastor who was so moved to impact his community had already led his church to “show up every fifth Sunday of the month with work clothes and tools as they have church in the neighborhood” As much as natural disasters can devastate the lives of our neighbors, we know that God grants his body the opportunity to go and bring His love to their lives.