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  • Faithfulness and Steadfastness in Missions

    Anna Kozlyuk
    February 25, 2021

    World Challenge’s partner in Bosnia has steadily working with the Roma community to help them hear the full gospel of salvation, hope and healing.

    Most people think of Europe and assume that everyone there enjoys the same extraordinarily high standard of living. For an entire people group, this is often not the case. Living as a Roma anywhere in Europe is a daily challenge.

  • The Author of Sorrow and Joy

    Rachel Chimits
    February 23, 2021

    World Challenge’s widow program in Uganda is helping women find freedom and joy once again through prayer and the Spirit’s healing.

    When Filda’s husband was murdered, she felt joy quietly pack up its bags, nod to her from the door and then step out into Uganda’s shimmering heat.

  • Binding Up the Brokenhearted

    Natasha Likollari
    February 16, 2021

    A church in Albania is working to bring God’s light and new life to the Roma community, and they share how he is transforming one lady’s relationships with her family.

    When you step into a Roma community, everyone around you has a story of incredible hardship that they have survived.

  • Candle Flame of Selfless Love

    Rachel Chimits
    February 9, 2021

    A couple in Central Asia is being drawn by their heavenly Father into a radical love for their community.

    The gospel of Matthew details an odd story about a failed healing being brought to Jesus. A man pulls out of the crowd and says to Christ, “‘Lord, have mercy on my son, for he has seizures and he suffers terribly. For often he falls into the fire, and often into the water. And I brought him to your disciples, and they could not heal him.’” (Matthew 17:15-16, ESV).

  • Uprooting Bitterness with Forgiveness

    Rachel Chimits
    February 4, 2021

    One young lady in Eswatini shares about her journey to restore relationships with her family who has survived the HIV epidemic.

    More than one in every four people is carrying a persistent and deadly disease in Eswatini. “Despite its small population size,” Avert reported, “Eswatini has the highest HIV prevalence in the world and has been greatly affected by the epidemic.”

  • A Home of Prayer and Blessing

    Rachel Chimits
    February 2, 2021

    Our partners in Guatemala are working to give widows in need safe houses but, even more than that, a home where they are welcomed and loved.

    “Ive seen how widows are forced into poverty,” wrote Elisabeth Braw for Foreign Policy, “evicted from their homes, denied their rights, and often rendered invisible and voiceless.”

  • Lost Then Found Again

    Rachel Chimits
    January 28, 2021

    A little boy lost his parents, but thanks to our partners, not all hope was lost for him to be reunited with his family.

    Zidane was six years old when he was brought to World Challenge’s partners in Burundi. The Ehikirezi transition center and Pacifique work tirelessly to make a safe haven for orphaned and abandoned children but also to reunite them with family whenever it is possible.