Christian life

A Thief Reborn and Transformed

Steve Voyen

God is the only one who can completely change a hard heart, and he has done exactly this in one man who lived wildly and dangerously.

Emanuel Rop lives in the Rift Valley, in an area that borders two tribes called Kipsigis and Luos. He is 45 years old, and nothing about his life these days with his wife and four children would hint of his wild past before meeting God.

Known, Wanted and Loved

Morgan Pracht

In the long-term aftermath of Romania’s revolution, World Challenge’s partners are providing a home for kids who don’t have family of their own.

Up until 1989, Romania was under the control of one of the world’s most oppressive Communist regimes. Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu was eventually overthrown and executed, but the timing of this political turmoil could not have been worse for Romania’s most vulnerable populations.

The Great and Terrible Command

World Challenge Staff

God’s order for us to forgive those who harm us can feel unbearable to obey at times, but they are worse consequences if we ignore his commands.

Gary Leon Ridgway was a truck factory worker and a rigidly religious man, but in 2003, he would become known for something else altogether.

A Garden in the Desert

Steve Voyen

The Community Transformation ministry located in Western Kenya reaches hundreds of people spread across the Rift Valley region with the transformative power of the gospel.

Many of the Rift Valley community members have experienced salvation in Jesus Christ as a direct result of their involvement with World Challenge’s partners.

Transforming Children’s Lives

Rachel Chimits

Our partners in Albania are working with the children of Europe’s most persecuted ethnic group to introduce them to Jesus and help them through school.

Growing up is hard, especially the transition from child into adult. Nothing complicates an already tricky phase of life like instability at home, trouble at school and illness.