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Becoming a Businesswoman in India

Rachel Chimits
January 29, 2020

God and Christian community helped bring one woman into a place of dignity as she learned how to run her own business.

Maanvi* had never had children. Perhaps it was a small blessing since her husband has a mental disability and she has spent her time caring for him and working to provide for them both over the many years of their marriage.

Kyrgyzstan: Crossroad of the Middle East and Asia

Rachel Chimits
January 27, 2020

Despite cultural discouragement and restrictive laws, believers are working to empower locals and introduce them to a God who cares in this small central Asian country. 

Kyrgyzstan is a country of astonishing history and breathtaking landscapes.

On the northwest border of China, its soaring peaks rival Switzerland’s mighty Alps. Here several branches of the ancient Silk Road met, and Persian, Turkish, Russian and Asian cultures blended.

Sharing Knowledge, Joy and Life

Rachel Chimits
January 21, 2020

Community makes an enormous difference in believers’ lives, and one young mother is growing into a new life with the help of her church.

When the World Challenge team first met her, Grace was a shy and timid believer. She described herself as a typical housewife who was only concerned about her own household and had very little to do with her community.

The Call to Spread God’s Word in Macedonia

Rachel Chimits
January 16, 2020

God is reviving the church in one of the oldest homes of Christianity through individual stories like this one.

About 19 years ago, Jimmy felt like he was being called to Macedonia.

His parents were pastors in Nigeria, and he had briefly spent some time abroad in Eastern Europe, but nothing about this call God was urgently placing on his heart made logical sense.

Helping Refugees in Turkey

Rachel Chimits
January 14, 2020

For those who have been forced to flee from their homes, God offers hope and light in some very dark places.

As conflict flares up in the Middle East, refugees are pouring out of war-torn areas. Their flight often takes them into Turkey since it is more stable socially and politically.

Street Kid Turned Neighborhood Evangelist

Pacifique Nzoyisenga
January 9, 2020

World Challenge’s partners in Burundi run a children’s home and school so abandoned children can experience God’s love and care as well as grow into strong adults.

When I first found Mukamarakiza, he was living on the streets in Ngozi.

He’d been abandoned early and was 11 years old when we met, but unfortunately this is nothing unusual. Street children in Burundi are common, especially in the larger towns.

Stitching a New Story

Rachel Chimits
January 2, 2020

A young woman in India felt her life had effectively come to a close until she met people who were ready to show her Christ’s compassion.

Yahvat* married her husband six years ago. Her family was quite poor, but she was hopeful for her future with this marriage.

However, he neglected her. She hoped that things would improve with time, but instead the problems lingered, and no amount of prayers at the temples or incense or offerings seemed to improve her situation.