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  • Close Call in Cambodia

    World Challenge Staff
    February 26, 2019

    One girl narrowly escapes trafficking as the church takes action. 

    Cambodia is a country that has been wracked by wars instigated by both outside countries and internal unrest. As cities and economies attempt to recover, unscrupulous outside businesses often come in to exploit the people for cheap labor. 

    Many children in Southeast Asia have lost their parents to the conflicts that have repeatedly swept the region, diseases like HIV and factory accidents. 

  • A History of Faith

    Eh Shu
    February 19, 2019

    With a World Challenge scholarship, a Karen refugee is pursuing God’s calling into the unknown.

    I was born in Burma, but I’m not Burmese. I’m of the Karen. Really, my story begins long before I was born.

    Adoniram Judson was the reason my family was Christian long before they came to the United States.

  • Mongolia: A New Spiritual Frontier

    Steve Otradovec
    February 18, 2019

    Mongolia may be often forgotten by the outside world, but its believers are crying out for the Holy Spirit to sweep their country like a powerful wind.

    A Deep Darkness

    During the World Challenge team’s time in Mongolia, we started discussing how deep-rooted cultural beliefs impact behavior with our new Mongolian friends.

  • The Wisdom of Ages in India

    Rachel Chimits
    January 29, 2019

    As one woman in India learns about God, her entire village is changing. 

    “Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance, to understand a proverb and a saying, the words of the wise and their riddles. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge...” (Proverbs 1:5-7a ESV)

  • Expanding in Swaziland

    Rachel Chimits
    January 28, 2019

    The gospel is spreading through Africa’s smallest country in new and innovative ways.

    Eswatini, which was known as Swaziland until its king changed the name last year, is a country in southern Africa about the size of Massachusetts andwhere many of its people live in poverty and fear of HIV.  

  • The God Who Cares

    Steve Otradovec
    January 25, 2019

    “Evangelism without social action is irrelevant to human need, and social action without evangelism is flowers without fruit.” —Dr. Gordon Moyes

    In a Northern village of Cambodia, not far from the Thai border, the World Challenge poverty solutions team was at work to change people’s perception of the gospel. 

    In this training, the team emphasized that God’s word offers life-changing solutions to real-life situations and challenges.