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  • Through the Eyes of a Child

    World Challenge Staff
    April 2, 2019

    A new community center and school in Lebanon becomes a refuge to the delight of many local children.

    Remodeling a building into a community center and school would be an incredible task, but to accomplish this in just a few months might require a miracle. However, World Challenge partners in Lebanon were determined to do just that so they could receive 300 new students.

  • Spirit of Healing in Brazil

    Rachel Chimits
    April 1, 2019

    Out of desperation, one little girl cried out to God to heal her father and her family.

    Walking down a dusty sunbeaten road outside of Fortaleza, you might not realize that you’re only a half an hour drive from those gorgeous white beaches where the world’s top athletes played volleyball in the 2016 Olympics. 

  • The Orphans of Romania

    Rachel Chimits
    March 29, 2019

    God moved one man’s heart in a way that has now saved over one hundred abandoned children.

    In the 1980’s, Romania was one of the most tightly controlled Communist nations in Eastern Europe under the iron fist of Nicolae Ceaușescu. During his rule, he decided to increase the population in order to build his tax base, and all forms of birth control were outlawed.   

  • Prayer Answered with a Snake

    World Challenge Staff
    March 26, 2019

    God is providing for church planters in Northern Cambodia through some of the most unusual and marvelous means.

    “Creator God,” Daly prayed, “please bless us with meat for our younger brother’s birthday. We have so little, but you give us everything we need day by day, and—”

    A piercing scream stopped her cold. 

  • Bucharest’s Lost Children

    Patrick Dow and Alicia Dow
    March 21, 2019

    Romania’s capital has an enormous orphan population desperately seeking their true Father.

    Nicky Cruz recently joined with Gary Wilkerson and the World Challenge team for a pastors’ conference as well as several city-wide crusades in Romania.

  • Haiti’s Growing Churches

    Benjamin Demblowski
    March 20, 2019

    God is awakening believers in Haiti to new ways that he wants to renovate their lives and work.

    Flying over Cap-Haïtien on one of Haiti’s breathlessly clear days reveals lush green mountain tops that effortlessly roll down into golden coastlines and gem-like tropical waters. At first glance, one would think this must be paradise. 

    However, the scene on the ground is a very different view. 

  • Unseen in the Middle East

    Rachel Chimits
    March 19, 2019

    God is reaching out and caring for those who are considered a burden by their society.

    You are driving down a rural backroad in the Middle East. To pass through a check-point on the road, you must have cigarettes and spare change.

    The soldiers are friendly, smiling and waving through the car windows. They’ll accept the cigarettes and coins as ‘gifts’ and not ask too many questions as you drive through, especially if your car has a license plate from the right countries.