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The Love of Compassion and Charity

Rachel Chimits
September 15, 2020

In Kenya, some children are finding a safe place to stay and go to school thanks to World Challenge’s partners.

Agape Hope Children Center was established to take care of orphans and other vulnerable youngsters in Nairobi, Kenya. Close to 150 children live at the orphanage and are educated at the center’s school. Another 500 children are part of the food program, and World Challenge’s support has empowered the center to impact the lives of the whole community.

A Survivor of Chernobyl

Rachel Chimits
November 16, 2020

In Russia and the former Soviet states, the word “liquidator” needs no explanation. These people are a mix of survivor, victim and hero.

When the Chernobyl reactor blew highly radioactive graphite and ash across the nearby towns and forest, the Soviet government called in liquidators to contain the disaster.

Consumed From the Inside Out

Rachel Chimits
September 8, 2020

One ministry in Kyrgyzstan works with tuberculosis patients to share with them the hope and healing message of Christ’s death and resurrection.

In some cultures, tuberculosis (TB) is associated with witchcraft or familial curses. This is due in part to ignorance about how TB is spread and it often being associated with HIV, poverty, drug use, homelessness, imprisonment or being a refugee.

Loving the Foreigners as Ourselves

Rachel Chimits
September 3, 2020

The world’s refugee crisis has only been buried by the pandemic news, but people seeking refuge from war and terror are still in need of help.

The COVID-19 pandemic closed many countries’ borders to protect people, but this also left many refugees stranded, separated from other family members or stuck in camps with limited access to aid.

Orphans Choosing One Another

Rachel Chimits
September 1, 2020

Two sisters have survived heartbreaking events and are drawing closer to one another as they trust God for a brighter future.

Tara Winkler volunteered at an orphanage in Cambodia, excited to be able to help children in need. The longer she spent there, though, the more she began noticing strange things. Children were catching mice to eat because they were so hungry, despite money pouring in to support the organization.

The Power of Mercy in Pakistan

World Challenge Staff
August 27, 2020

God’s power is setting people free in Central Asia as doors to the gospel open through the simplest acts of kindness and compassion.

As Jesus was traveling from one place to another, every time he encountered people on his way, they were touched by the presence of the Lord in some way.

Freedom From Spirits in Cambodia

Rachel Chimits
August 20, 2020

Superstition and custom often weigh down people heavily, but one lady and her family has found relief through meeting Christ.

About 95 percent of Cambodians identify as Theravada Buddhist, though their particular version of Buddhism generally includes local ancestor worship, shamanism, and animism. A typical home there has one or more spirit houses, small shrines to keep good spirits and appease bad spirits so that they don’t harm the residents.