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  • A Reflection on George Floyd and Our Nation’s Pain

    Rachel Chimits
    June 5, 2020

    The people of the United States are being wracked by grief and anger once more over the prevalent issue of racism; in this hour, how can followers of Christ respond?

    The death of one man in Minneapolis has become the poignant reminder of lifelong and often ignored discrimination that many American citizens of color face every day. From this moment there rose a cry for justice to be done.

  • The Door to a New Life

    Rachel Chimits
    June 4, 2020

    One brave girl survived years of abuse and then found a way to reunite with her brothers as God opened the way for her to discover a new life.

    The story of Mia’s life is one of a redeemed past opening doors to a new future.

    Her mom remarried when she was fairly young, and from that moment on, Mia’s life wasn’t the same anymore.

  • I Wish I Was Someone Else

    Rachel Chimits
    June 3, 2020

    When we struggle with the unlikable parts of ourselves, what do we wish we could change and how do we take this out on others?

    If you’re anything like me, the rule against coveting in the Ten Commandments is easy to brush off.

    “You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor's” (Exodus 20:17, ESV).

  • Block 38’s Cleanliness Campaign

    Rachel Chimits
    June 2, 2020

    One community in the Philippines banded together to transform their neighborhood so successfully that even their city's government took notice.

    Block 38 is a lively, urban-poor community located in Mandaluyong City. The neighborhood is congested with more than 16,000 citizens crowded into narrow lanes and small houses. 

    Crooked alleyways are crammed with sari-sari stories, food stalls and packs of children running between pedestrian traffic.

  • Going Back to the Water Source

    Rachel Chimits
    May 29, 2020

    Jesus says, “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God” (Matt 5:8), so how do we get our hearts in that condition?

    I once heard a missionary from Russia tell this story.

    There was a little village in a remote area, far away from major cities like Moscow or St. Petersburg. The surrounding land was all farms, and the locals specialized in growing pumpkins and squash.

  • Crackdowns on Churches in Asia

    World Challenge Staff
    May 28, 2020

    Believers in Asia are experiencing growing hardships as a result of government control expanding over churches and ministry leaders.

    During a recent visit to one country in Southeast Asia, I had the opportunity to meet with twenty Hmong pastors from multiple villages throughout the country. 

  • The Way Church Is Flying

    Rachel Chimits
    May 27, 2020

    The church going remote changed the way believers have connected in this season, but what kinds of long-term effects will this have?

    Few migrations are more famous in North America than the Monarch butterfly’s majestic, 3,000-mile, multigenerational journey from Canada to Mexico.