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  • Sharing Knowledge, Joy and Life

    Rachel Chimits
    January 21, 2020

    Community makes an enormous difference in believers’ lives, and one young mother is growing into a new life with the help of her church.

    When the World Challenge team first met her, Grace was a shy and timid believer. She described herself as a typical housewife who was only concerned about her own household and had very little to do with her community.

  • When We Are One of the Unnamed

    Rachel Chimits
    January 15, 2020

    Defining what is service to God can be difficult, especially when we’re not in a quintessential Christian position or relatively unknown, so what counts in God’s eyes?

    The deacon Philip was what we might consider a very, very “good” Christian. He preached in Samaria, exorcised evil spirits, then evangelized to the Ethiopian eunuch and was teleported off by the Holy Spirit.

  • Helping Refugees in Turkey

    Rachel Chimits
    January 14, 2020

    For those who have been forced to flee from their homes, God offers hope and light in some very dark places.

    As conflict flares up in the Middle East, refugees are pouring out of war-torn areas. Their flight often takes them into Turkey since it is more stable socially and politically.

  • The Heavy Cost of Saying, “Yes”

    Rachel Chimits
    January 13, 2020

    Despite being one of the smallest answers or action we can give others, agreeing to engage with people is often costly, so how many of us say, “Yes”?

    In Foshan, China, two-year-old Wang Yue wandered into an alley-market behind her family’s house while her parents were working. She toddled forward, looking around curiously.

  • Feeling All Your Little Broken Pieces

    Rachel Chimits
    January 10, 2020

    Nothing is worse than feeling helpless in the face of danger, but what if God had a very specific plan for us in the moments when we’re powerless.

    One cold evening, my friend and I walked out of the theater, laughing about some scene in Thor: Ragnarok and then paused at the sight of blue and red flashing lights down the street.

    “Wonder what all the police are doing, blocking the road,” my friend said.

  • Street Kid Turned Neighborhood Evangelist

    Pacifique Nzoyisenga
    January 9, 2020

    World Challenge’s partners in Burundi run a children’s home and school so abandoned children can experience God’s love and care as well as grow into strong adults.

    When I first found Mukamarakiza, he was living on the streets in Ngozi.

    He’d been abandoned early and was 11 years old when we met, but unfortunately this is nothing unusual. Street children in Burundi are common, especially in the larger towns.

  • Not Knowing What the Future Holds

    Rachel Chimits
    January 8, 2020

    As we make plans for the future, how do we react to unexpected developments, danger and anything that threatens us?

    Accomplished high school athlete, Joni Eareckson Tada knew what her future held. At least, she thought she did until she dove into the Chesapeake Bay, hit her head on the sandy bottom and suddenly couldn’t move her hands or legs.

    Joni had just become a quadriplegic.