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  • The Wives of ISIS

    Kelly Wilkerson
    July 12, 2019

    Syria is now the questionable home to mothers and children who are either forgotten, ignored or condemned.

    “There’s only one exit,” our guide tells us at the place where we’re staying. “If you need to evacuate, don’t turn left outside. That part of the street belongs to Assad.”

  • Those Hidden in Ireland

    Rachel Chimits
    July 11, 2019

    World Challenge partners in the Emerald Isle reach out to one mother weighted down by a cancer prognosis and deep worries for her children.

    Can people still be deeply caught in poverty if they live in a wealthy, Western nation?

    Most would say, “Yes, of course” because we’ve all seen someone beside the road with a cardboard sign who is clearly homeless.

  • When Disappointment is Good

    Rachel Chimits
    July 9, 2019

    Nothing seems more undesirable than hard times and unanswered questions, but God always has a plan and purpose for these moments in his children’s lives.

    Disappointment seems like the gateway emotion to a lot of worse ones: bitterness, anger, depression and more. By that logic, God wouldn’t want Christians to experience disappointment. Why expose us to what only breeds bad things in our hearts?

    The only problem is that Jesus regularly disappointed people.

  • Cambodia’s God of Life and Peace

    Rachel Chimits
    July 5, 2019

    After the horrific atrocities inflicted by the Khmer Rouge, Cambodia’s people are looking for the author of healing and new life.

    The Khmer Rouge was one of the most brutal episodes in human history.

    Communist dictator Pol Pot decided, in the wake of the Vietnam War, that Cambodia needed to become a socialist paradise, independent from all outside influences.

  • Making a Multi-Generational Church

    Rachel Chimits
    July 4, 2019

    Church leaders in Brazil are looking for ways to build up children and teenagers as vital ministry workers. 

    The ministry of Jacob’s Well extends throughout northern Brazil, sharing the gospel alongside helping people get access to the clean water but also teaching them new agricultural practices, hygiene lessons and other community skills.

    Reading lessons are one of their programs, meant to combat the high levels of illiteracy in Brazil’s rural areas. 

  • Training Pastors in Kenya

    Rachel Chimits
    July 3, 2019

    Church leaders in sub-Saharan Africa are hungry to know more about God’s Word and how to help their communities.

    The words “Bible school” may invoke images of college-like campuses, solemn meetings between scholars and chapel prayer times.

    For some in the West, this may be the only way they’ve seen or heard of theological training be done, but for many church leaders in other parts of the world, the experience is quite different.