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Giving Up the Streets

Rachel Chimits
January 21, 2021

One young man experienced the transformation that only Christ can bring that took him off the streets and back to his childhood home.

“I spent over five years as a street child in Nairobi and Mombasa, in Kenya,” Moses Ogutu wrote for Young African Magazine.

Healing Both Heart and Home

Rachel Chimits
January 14, 2021

A girl who seemed both lost within herself and separated from every outside connection has awakened to faith and new life.

Evelyne was 14 years old when she was brought to the Ehikirezi center, World Challenge’s partners in Burundi. A local administrative leader had found her on the street. As soon as the team saw her, they began praying. It was clear they would need wisdom and a gentle hand with this poor girl.

Changing From the Inside Out

Rachel Chimits
January 7, 2021

God’s redemption and transformation of one man who was considered ‘hopeless’ by his neighbors has begun to change his entire village.

Kenya is making headway toward reducing severe poverty in their nation, working steadfastly toward their people have more opportunities. While some are worried that this work might become easily undone, the upward climb has brought great hope to many locals.

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.

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.

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.

A Gift in the Time of Need

Rachel Chimits
October 14, 2020

In Kenya, our partners are working to support families who have children with special needs and who have been affected by the COVID lockdowns.

Being the parent of a special needs child is a daily challenge, but in Kenya while many facilities are closed and resources are limited thanks to COVID, it can feel overwhelming some days.

Bringing News to the Borderlands

Rachel Chimits
October 13, 2020

As the Congo continues to struggle with COVID, our partners are working to spread helpful information and the gospel message of hope.

World Challenge’s partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been planning to educate communities about COVID-19 as one of our community development activities in the Beni region.