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  • The Wisdom of Ages in India

    Rachel Chimits
    January 29, 2019

    As one woman in India learns about God, her entire village is changing. 

    “Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge...” (Proverbs 1:5-7a ESV)

  • Expanding in Swaziland

    Rachel Chimits
    January 28, 2019

    The gospel is spreading through Africa’s smallest country in new and innovative ways.

    Eswatini, which was known as Swaziland until its king changed the name last year, is a country in southern Africa about the size of Massachusetts andwhere many of its people live in poverty and fear of HIV.  

  • The God Who Cares

    Steve Otradovec
    January 25, 2019

    “Evangelism without social action is irrelevant to human need, and social action without evangelism is flowers without fruit.” —Dr. Gordon Moyes

    In a Northern village of Cambodia, not far from the Thai border, the World Challenge poverty solutions team was at work to change people’s perception of the gospel. 

    In this training, the team emphasized that God’s word offers life-changing solutions to real-life situations and challenges. 

  • Once Sealed. Now a Mission Field!

    Benjamin Demblowski
    January 21, 2019

    A once-closed door is open! God has opened it for Christians like you and me, in America, to help transform Cuba for Christ. Decades of socialism and tight government control left many Cuban men and women helpless to solve their own problems. Yet God has a very different plan for the nation of Cuba.

  • Making a Legacy

    Rachel Chimits
    January 16, 2019

    "And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions.” (Joel 2:28 NLT)

  • Continuing to Pray for California

    Rachel Chimits
    January 15, 2019

    “The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” (Psalms 34:17-18 NLT).

    Since the Golden State’s fires have been contained, they have also died down in the news, but for thousands of displaced people, the tragedy is anything but over.

  • Blerta Kamberi: Loving Albania

    Rachel Chimits
    January 10, 2019

    God is raising up leaders to help heal his people in the Balkans.

    Loving society’s most marginalized can often feel like an overwhelming task, but for Blerta Kamberi, it has become her heart’s desire and her full-time job. 

    Blerta is a leader of CHE Albania, one of World Challenge’s ministry partners in the Balkans, and she focuses on serving the Roma community, sometimes called gypsies. 

  • To Write of God’s Love

    Natasha Likollari
    December 29, 2018

    God’s answer to the hidden desire of one Roma woman’s heart.

    The Roma community in Europe is often classified as the most economically depressed. Unemployment, untreated medical issues and unforgiving living conditions are constant problems they must face. 

    These are not the only obstacles for members of the community. Lack of education and illiteracy is another, particularly for those who have aged out of the school system.

  • Life Transformed

    Rachel Chimits
    December 27, 2018

    Making inroads with a Muslim neighborhood through community classes.

    With a population of about 164 million people, Bangladesh is one of the most unreached countries in the world, with 88 percent of people being Sunni Muslims and another 10 percent being Hindu.