Egypt is the most populous country in the Arab world and the second-most densely populated nation on the African continent, and nearly all of the country's people are packed into the cities of Cairo and Alexandria.
According to government studies, nearly 22 million Americans are addicted to alcohol or drugs.
Jerry Nance, director of Global Teen Challenge, points out that the world is in an epidemic of addiction. No matter where he goes—India, the Netherlands, Vietnam, America—he has found that drugs are the modern method of drowning out pain and hopelessness.
The Bible speaks regularly and strongly about how God’s people are to care for those who are less fortunate, and it’s clear that we are meant to care for each other in times of need.
Social distancing and quarantine in India may be what’s ordered, but for many families, it’s simply not possible.
Esther was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army in 1994. Three years before, Joseph Kony had launched his brutal campaign supposedly to defend Acholi tribal rights in Northern Uganda, leaving a wake of thousands murdered or mutilated.
Several of our partners around the world have reached out to World Challenge and asked for prayer during this COVID-19 pandemic.
In Cambodia, our partners have been notified that all schools are now closed, and the country’s New Year celebrations are canceled.
Albania in the 1970s, caught under the boot of Enver Hoxha and his sharply Stalinist ideas of government, was not a friendly place for those who did not match the mold of mainstream society.
This past December, we shared our Lebanese partners’ situation and prayers as they navigated the uprising that was beginning to shake their country.
Now, over two months later, the pains and protests wracking the country seem to have only intensified, and solutions seem nowhere in sight as Lebanon’s economy bottoms out.
Most children don’t expect their parents to start needing help and care until well into their golden years.
The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found that the vast majority of adult children don’t begin providing care for their parents until they’re well into their own 60s and 70s.