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  • Wisdom With Bangladeshi Money

    Rachel Chimits
    August 11, 2020

    World Challenge partners in South Asia are using financial classes to help introduce people to the gospel.

    “Money is a big deal in the Bible,” points out Chris Cagle, financial coach and writer for The Gospel Coalition. “We’re given more instruction in the Bible about money (more than 2,000 verses) than almost anything else.

  • Moving From the U.S. to the Middle East

    Rachel Chimits
    August 6, 2020

    In parts of the world that are racked by war and violence, World Challenge’s partners are offering survivors a listening ear and a message of hope.

    The Swahili word tutapona means “we will be healed.”

    The word would come to have deep significance for Carl and Julie Gaede. They were living in Wisconsin with their two daughters, working as psychotherapists. Life was good and pretty normal, but they began to feel as if they needed to be doing something…else.

  • COVID-19 in the Navajo Nation

    Rachel Chimits
    August 4, 2020

    World Challenge partners are working in the Navajo Nation to see relief from the coronavirus outbreak there, so what is in the future for them?

    The Navajo Nation is home of the largest Native American tribe, covering 27,000 square miles in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah with over 250,000 Navajos living both inside and outside this territory.

  • Say It Like You Mean It

    Rachel Chimits
    August 3, 2020

    Bad apologies are easy to find and even easier to produce, but what exactly makes a genuinely good apology?

    One golden example of how not to make amends would be our dearly beloved Justin Bieber. He has left these glorious tidbits indelibly inscribed on social media and the internet for all posterity.

  • Loving Neighbors in Liberia During COVID-19

    Rachel Chimits
    July 30, 2020

    As the pandemic lingers, the church in Africa is looking for ways to support the vulnerable in their communities and weather this social and economic storm.

    Like many countries in Africa, Liberia did not begin to experience the coronavirus pandemic until later than Asia and the West. The first cases cropped up in the beginning of April, and for a while, it looked like the lockdown was effectively flattening their curve.

  • Freedom From All Sin Ever?

    Rachel Chimits
    July 29, 2020

    The Bible tells us that we’re free from sin but what exactly does that freedom entail?

    In the Lord of the Rings’ second volume, The Two Towers, Frodo and Sam are a journey to destroy the One Ring, a terrible weapon of evil. They’re joined, rather unwillingly, by Sméagol who held the ring before Frodo and was corrupted by it. One night, Sam awakes to the sound of Sméagol quite literally debating with his own alter ego, Gollum.