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“Please Bring the Gospel to Our Village!”

Andreas Steffensen – October 15, 2018

Do you ever wonder if your prayers and financial support for World Challenge really make a difference?  Look no further than a “Macedonian call” from a rugged desert vista in the hills of Kenya. “Please bring the Gospel to our village,” a local chief from the Samburu tribe pleaded with our team.  “We have no…

Growing Food and Faith in Impoverished Brazil

Ben Demblowski – September 17, 2018

The world may not see the desperate circumstances of the rural poor—but God has not forgotten these precious ones.  We have prayed for new opportunities to bring gospel hope to Latin America, and we were blessed to be introduced to Pedro, Cassia, and Robson in tiny Red Malhada, Brazil. These passionate church leaders were excited…

Ebola Crisis Strikes the D.R. Congo

World Poverty Solutions Staff – August 24, 2018

The recent Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has taken over 60 lives. One of those lives was a congregant of our local church partner. We plan to aid in stopping this crisis by extending much-needed training and preventative measures to 60 local churches at the epicenter of the crisis. Part of…

12 Faces of Missions – August

World Poverty Solutions Staff – August 17, 2018

August Evelyn from the Philippines In 2006, Evelyn followed the call of God on her life to do cross-cultural mission work with an unreached Muslim people group in Southern Philippines. Evelyn was a novice in the field, had little knowledge of the local language, and was thrust into full dependency on the Holy Spirit, who…

Tremendous Need After Catastrophic Flooding in Laos

World Poverty Solutions Staff – August 3, 2018

Last week, a catastrophe occurred in Southern Laos displacing more than 6000 people in hours. A newly constructed dam collapsed under immense pressure from heavy monsoon rains. Nearly 5 billion cubic meters of water were released. This torrent of water and mud has swallowed entire villages, demolished roads, and drenched food sources – devastating lives….

Sparks of Hope Become Currents of Change

Andreas Steffensen – July 16, 2018

Miracles Take Place in Africa The jungles of war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo teem with warring rebel groups. Some are former perpetrators of the Rwandan genocide. Some are Islamic militants who fled Uganda. Altogether, more than 70 armed groups operate in the region, making prospects for peace grim. Yet in the nearby village of Cantina,…

12 Faces of Missions – July

World Poverty Solutions Staff – July 13, 2018

Kavuo is pictured in the center, wearing a purple skirt and light blue shirt. July Kavuo from the D.R. Congo Due to the ongoing armed conflict in the D.R. Congo, scores of people have fled their ancestral villages for the relative security of larger towns. But the migration from villages to towns, while undoubtedly saving…

Sustainable Hope to Combat Disaster

Andreas Steffensen – July 12, 2018

How Pastors in Malawi are United in Overcoming Poverty and Disaster I recently followed up on an invitation to visit Malawi in southern Africa. Francis, a local ministry leader and I had slowly been getting to know each other via text messages and emails. He’d told me about his work strengthening rural pastors, amidst the…

An Unlikely Catalyst for Change

Steve Otradovec – July 11, 2018

Lasting change in one of the few remaining communist countries in the world In this Southeast Asian country, Christians, while tolerated in major urban hubs, still face daily hardship and persecution from communist hard-liners who see religion as a threat to their way of life. Mr. Phoum is a former atheist and Soviet-trained livestock farmer….

The Captivity of Broken Belief

Ben Demblowski – July 10, 2018

Changing Minds Leads to God-inspired Hope for the Future Isaiah 48:17 “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.” World Poverty Solutions was invited to share its vision for sustainable development with a group of 30 pastors from Burundi. One of the pastors…

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