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The Door to a New Life

Rachel Chimits
June 4, 2020

One brave girl survived years of abuse and then found a way to reunite with her brothers as God opened the way for her to discover a new life.

The story of Mia’s life is one of a redeemed past opening doors to a new future.

Her mom remarried when she was fairly young, and from that moment on, Mia’s life wasn’t the same anymore.

Block 38’s Cleanliness Campaign

Rachel Chimits
June 2, 2020

One community in the Philippines banded together to transform their neighborhood so successfully that even their city's government took notice.

Block 38 is a lively, urban-poor community located in Mandaluyong City. The neighborhood is congested with more than 16,000 citizens crowded into narrow lanes and small houses. 

Crooked alleyways are crammed with sari-sari stories, food stalls and packs of children running between pedestrian traffic.

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. 

A Second Chance at Life

Rachel Chimits
May 21, 2020

World Challenge’s partners in Swaziland are helping one very special woman find her way into God’s healing and care.

Growing up, Claudia was constantly on the move. Her parents’ jobs took the family from country to country, and her young life was a blur of one new school after another. She focused on her studies, though, and was very academically gifted, so she finished high school at age 15.

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.

Addressing COVID-19 in India

World Challenge Staff
May 14, 2020

Even though lockdown measures may be lifting for countries in Europe and America, others are still grappling with the coronavirus. 

Of course, the hot topic on most everyone's mind at this time is COVID-19. That is no different here in India. Most of the country was waiting anxiously to hear what decision the Prime Minister would make about the deadline for the "curfew" imposed earlier.

Overcoming COVID in Cuba

Benjamin Demblowski
May 12, 2020

Life on this Caribbean island has become anything but paradise since the coronavirus lockdowns began, but locals are bringing heaven to earth as they care for one another.

Since March 24th, the Cuban government has shut down all tourism, hotels, schools and local transportation services in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. Borders have also been shut down, cutting off major sources of supplies and the ability for many to find work.