World Challenge Stories
If we knew that our spiritual walk with Christ was going to be hard and take a long time, would we be quick to take it on or would we avoid God?
Elizabeth Gilbert wrote Eat Pray Love, which exploded into bestseller fame and unexpectedly catapulted her into the spotlight. In her TED Talk, she talked frankly and humbly about creative genius and the work of being a writer.
Known as the ‘hope of the prophets,’ this first marker of Advent is a reminder that God does not ignore our world’s darkness and that we strain toward a future hope not yet realized.
Most people in the U.S. are at least vaguely acquainted with the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, if only from popular culture references or the cult classic movie Tombstone.
As leaders of ministries, churches or general communities, do we help and prepare future leaders or try to stop and silence them because they’re different?
Martin Luther wrote to his longtime mentor and friend Spalatin upon receiving the church’s summons to the Diet of Worms. Given the vitriol that the Pope and Rome was spewing forth, this meeting looked like the end of the road.
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.
God gave us free will, but what are we choosing to do with it, and how will the consequences echo throughout our lives into eternity?
Pastor Joe McKeever wrote about a person he met as a young man who changed much in his life without ever realizing it.
Spiritual attacks and hauntings are not unheard of in Cambodia, but the Holy Spirit gave light and new life to one precious lady and her granddaughter.
Being troubled or even possessed by spirits is an accepted possibility in Cambodia. Workers have claimed to have fainted in large groups because of a spiritual attack on the factory where they work. Buddhist monks regularly visit homes to help protect its inhabitance from vengeful spirits.
Admitting our follies and mistakes is already hard, and it becomes even harder when people treat us differently as a result, but what does the Bible say for when we really mess up?
“Once when I told my story at a missions conference, a woman informed me I had a demon,” wrote George Verwer, international director of Operation Mobilization.
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.