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Around the World: Volume Seven

In this episode of around the world, 90% of the population of Burundi heard the Gospel amid COVID-19 precautions, a widow experiences the delivering power of God as her granddaughter is freed from a demon, and a fatherless teenager finds freedom from addiction in Swaziland. These are just a small sampling of what God is doing through your partnership with World Challenge.

A Garden of God’s Word

Rachel Chimits
December 3, 2020

One woman decided that if God had changed her heart, he could change her life and her community’s life, and she set out to see it happen.

Edang was doing pretty well for herself. She worked for the nearby zoo and had been there for 14 years. The tourist trade in the Philippines made for lively business, and who doesn’t love seeing animals?

Learning How to Love and Be Loved

Rachel Chimits
November 24, 2020

God is slowly redeeming and healing one young man’s life after it spun out of control and left him aching for true connection.

Our partners in Eswatini run a Teen Challenge center that helps many of the country’s impoverished and troubled youth and young adults find the transforming power of Christ while providing them a safe haven where they can heal from addictions and abuse.

God Heals the Demon Possessed

Rachel Chimits
November 19, 2020

Spiritual attacks and hauntings are not unheard of in Cambodia, but the Holy Spirit gave light and new life to one precious lady and her granddaughter.

Being troubled or even possessed by spirits is an accepted possibility in Cambodia. Workers have claimed to have fainted in large groups because of a spiritual attack on the factory where they work. Buddhist monks regularly visit homes to help protect its inhabitance from vengeful spirits.

A Tale of Two Wives

Rachel Chimits
November 17, 2020

One widow is following God’s calling to witness to his goodness, especially to those neighbors who have left the church.

In Uganda, a country that has already weathered several economic downturns, government restrictions in response to COVID felt like an extra affliction to many locals. For others, though, it was merely one more opportunity for God to move.

A Spirit Set Free Behind Bars

Rachel Chimits
November 12, 2020

The Great Physician came to heal the sick, and he continues to do his powerful work in the United States’ prisons.

One of World Challenge’s partners in the United States, a husband and wife team, have a ministry in the prisons reaching out to inmates with the gospel. Sadly, COVID-19 restrictions have kept Chaplain Mario and Barbara from being able to enter the facilities the last few months.

The Bridge to Evangelism

Rachel Chimits
November 3, 2020

Churches in Burundi are multiplying as people learn how to step forward in faith and better care for themselves and one another.

When we read about Jesus’ miracles in the gospels, it’s hard not to search for a pattern, to see if there’s some kind of checklist or criteria for receiving healing and restoration from God. One particular incident that throws a monkey wrench in any potential pattern is Jesus’ healing of the 10 lepers.