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  • Heart of Healing for Burundi

    Iteka Santi
    April 12, 2019

    Burundi is called the heart of Africa, and when you look at it on a map, you can see why. The small country is shaped very much like our body’s most vital organ. 

    Learning to Lead by Serving

    When I was in school, I thought I would be a doctor because I was good in science.

  • New Life in Uganda

    Rachel Chimits
    April 11, 2019

    One village sent out someone to track down help for them, and today their lives are transformed.

    In February, heat shimmers over the road. This is Uganda’s summer season, and temperatures soar to 95 degrees or higher at midday. This heralds the beginning of the Lira sub-region’s rainy season. 

    Orumo’s residents are gathered under a mango tree as Steve Voyen, World Challenge’s director of Sub-Saharan development programs, and Dan, Uganda’s development director, pull up. 

  • The Word in Your Language

    Rachel Chimits
    April 10, 2019

    “I have also undertaken to translate the Bible into German. That was necessary for me; otherwise I might have died someday imagining that I was a learned man. Those who think themselves scholars should try to do this work.” —Martin Luther

  • Helping Hands for U.S. Students

    Rachel Chimits
    April 9, 2019

    Local churches, nonprofits and businesses have joined forces with their school district to help underprivileged students with spectacular results.

    A few years ago, the Federal Department of Education found that 94 percent of teachers pay for classroom materials or students’ supplies out of their own pocket.

    On average, these teachers spent around $480 with some footing a bill as large as $1,000 for school necessities.

  • Lost in Cambodia’s Jungle

    World Challenge Staff
    April 8, 2019

    One woman fought a tremendous but losing battle to provide for her family alone until she met the God who saves.

    Sokun, her husband and their three young children lived a village near the border of Cambodia and Thailand. The family had little income but were still making ends meet; Sokun sold vegetables in the local market, and her husband worked as a logger. 

  • The Healing of Washing Hands

    Rachel Chimits
    April 5, 2019

    “You must serve only the Lord your God. If you do, I will bless you with food and water, and I will protect you from illness…. I will give you long, full lives” (Exodus 23:25).

    In the Lira region of Uganda, people were consistently afflicted with health issues that could sometimes turn deadly. Violent stomach illnesses and skin infections were often considered an unfortunate but unavoidable part of life. 

  • Through the Eyes of a Child

    World Challenge Staff
    April 2, 2019

    A new community center and school in Lebanon becomes a refuge to the delight of many local children.

    Remodeling a building into a community center and school would be an incredible task, but to accomplish this in just a few months might require a miracle. However, World Challenge partners in Lebanon were determined to do just that so they could receive 300 new students.

  • Spirit of Healing in Brazil

    Rachel Chimits
    April 1, 2019

    Out of desperation, one little girl cried out to God to heal her father and her family.

    Walking down a dusty sunbeaten road outside of Fortaleza, you might not realize that you’re only a half an hour drive from those gorgeous white beaches where the world’s top athletes played volleyball in the 2016 Olympics. 

  • The Orphans of Romania

    Rachel Chimits
    March 29, 2019

    God moved one man’s heart in a way that has now saved over one hundred abandoned children.

    In the 1980’s, Romania was one of the most tightly controlled Communist nations in Eastern Europe under the iron fist of Nicolae Ceaușescu. During his rule, he decided to increase the population in order to build his tax base, and all forms of birth control were outlawed.