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1 WORLD CHALLENGE EMPOWERING EQUIPPING ENCOURAGING IMPACT AND VISION REPORT 2017

2 EMPOWERING EQUIPPING ENCOURAGING The vision of World Challenge is to evangelize the lost; empower, equip and encourage Christians in their daily faith; and bring biblical solutions to poverty within reach of every poor community around the world.. World Challenge is a nondenominational Christian organization committed to communicating the truths of Scripture and the person of Jesus Christ in an accurate, clear, and practical manner leading people to an understanding of God s love and plan for their lives. With God s provision and following biblical principles, World Poverty Solutions brings lasting change to the whole person and communities mentally, physically, socially, financially and spiritually.

3 EMPOWERING EQUIPPING ENCOURAGING WORLD CHALLENGE Dear Friends, It is our privilege to present to you the ministry of World Challenge dedicated to bringing the hope of God s love to the world through the uncompromised message of the gospel. For 46 years World Challenge has been feeding, clothing, educating and sharing the love of Christ with hundreds of thousands of people around the globe. We pray that your life will be truly enriched by reading about God s great works and by having an opportunity to share in them. I am utterly amazed at the outpouring of charity and generosity by the faithful ministry partners of World Challenge. We pray you will rejoice to see how your prayers and gifts placed in the miracle-working hands of Jesus are touching individual lives and entire communities, making a profound difference throughout the world. Gary Wilkerson President, World Challenge, Inc.

4 EMPOWERING EQUIPPING ENCOURAGING OVERVIEW Through David Wilkerson, World Challenge took its first steps in Since then, we have made great strides across the globe to share the gospel. When we consider where we were then and where we are now, a clear pattern emerges a pattern of empowering, equipping and encouraging Christians, evangelizing the lost and reaching out to empower those in physical and spiritual poverty.

5 EMPOWERING EQUIPPING ENCOURAGING GO THEREFORE AND MAKE DISCIPLES OF ALL THE NATIONS, BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER AND OF THE SON AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. MATTHEW 28:19

6 GOSPEL MESSAGE World Challenge is dedicated to proclaiming the truth of the gospel in such a way that God is glorified. MESSAGE INFLUENCE 2017: 600,000+ World Challenge Pulpit Series Daily Devotionals Prayer Ministry Weekly Audio and Video Podcast Sermons

7 WORLD MERCY MINISTRIES CARING FOR THOSE IN NEED Orphan Care Widows Fund Long-term Missionaries

8 EMPOWERING EQUIPPING ENCOURAGING A LIVING LEGACY From his humble beginnings as a country preacher called to New York City to minister to gangs, David Wilkerson always had a heart to share the gospel and help those in need. World Challenge continues to build upon the legacy of David Wilkerson with World Mercy Ministries. Mission efforts that reach around the world to provide life giving programs and to bring the Gospel to those in most desperate need.

9 WORLD MERCY MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS 2017: 56 PEOPLE FED MONTHLY 2017: 5,292 PEOPLE REACHED DURING NATURAL DISASTERS 2017: 34,459

10 WORLD MERCY MINISTRIES IMPACT STORY These bright, cheerful ladies are a small representation of many girls and young women being rescued from a nightmarish life of sex trafficking in Mumbai, India. They are introduced to Christ while they are being trained in marketable skills that will replace their cycle of abuse and hopelessness with dignity, self-worth, confidence and empowerment.

11 2018 A VISION FOR IMPACT 2018 OUR VISION FOR GREATER IMPACT Ireland Over 200 families are being fed weekly. 2 government organizations are vetting us to place a major food bank in all 23 counties with gospeldriven feeding programs operated by churches Belarus Our partner in Ukraine is expanding our ministry to widows in Belarus Kenya We continue vital support supplying food to 18 widows

12 PASTOR S CONFERENCES RENEWING YOUR PASSION FOR CHRIST

13 PASTOR S CONFERENCES BRINGING A CLEAR AND UNCOMPROMISING MESSAGE OF THE CROSS TO ENCOURAGE PASTORS From the heart of Gary Wilkerson, Renewing Your Passion For Christ pastors conferences are intended to bring a clear and uncompromising message of the cross to encourage pastors. With the tides of culture creating currents of conflict and persecution in churches around the globe, Gary helps pastors focus on turning life s impossible circumstances into life-changing opportunities through developing a renewed trust in Jesus and the application of biblical truth. Gary speaks to the heart to equip and inspire pastors so they can share the truth of the gospel not only with their congregation but with the unsaved of their communities as well.

14 PASTORS CONFERENCES CONFERENCES 2017: 18 PASTORS AND LEADERS REACHED 2017: 4,000 COUNTRIES 2017: 18 Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Peru, Italy, Netherlands, Jordan, Ireland, France, Spain, Egypt, Poland, Portugal, Albania, Canary Islands, Nicaragua, El Salvador, USA.

15 2018 A VISION FOR IMPACT 2018 OUR VISION FOR GREATER IMPACT 23 CONFERENCES 19 COUNTRIES 5,000 PEOPLE REACHING Philippines, Mexico, Kenya, Tanzania, Finland, Scotland, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Romania, USA, France, Ireland, Israel, Russia, Colombia, Ecuador (Nigeria and Zambia pending) Some conferences are expanding to include evangelistic crusades, including 4 crusades in the USA.

16 LAYING NEW GROUNDWORK WITH A VISION FOR A FUTURE OF IMPACT

17 WORLD POVERTY SOLUTIONS 2017 OUR YEAR OF GREATEST IMPACT

18 WORLD POVERTY SOLUTIONS 2017 LAYING NEW GROUNDWORK We re on a mission to bring poverty solutions within reach of every poor community worldwide. In 2017, we laid some important groundwork to prepare for creating a greater impact for years to come. In doing so, we strengthened our partnerships in the field. We thought strategically about how to help exponentially more people. In all this planning, we ve never seen breakthroughs and blessings as we have this year. The Holy Spirit has pour out a double portion. We are so grateful for your prayers and support to which make all this possible.

19 WORLD POVERTY SOLUTIONS World Poverty Solutions, a ministry of World Challenge, is working to help alleviate poverty globally. With your help we aim to bring poverty solutions within reach of every poor community worldwide. In doing so we share Christ s love in serving the poor by building longterm relationships, domestically and internationally, to implement sustainable solutions that train and lift people to a thriving life mentally, physically, socially, financially and spiritually. Our unique funding partnership with World Challenge enables 100% of all public donations to fund poverty alleviation education and project costs.

20 WORLD POVERTY SOLUTIONS NATIONS INVOLVED 2017: 15 Laos Cambodia Philippines India Bangladesh Dominican Republic Haiti Kenya Uganda Democratic Republic of Congo Albania Burundi El Savador Nepal USA

21 WORLD POVERTY SOLUTIONS CHURCH PARTNERSHIPS 2017: 805 CHURCHES PLANTED 2017: 227 COMMUNITIES INVOLVED 2017: 302

22 WORLD POVERTY SOLUTIONS IMPACT STORY Healing never came for Torn Pheoun and his family when they called on evil spirits to cure their illnesses. Then Pastor Vireak arrived in their Cambodian village bringing help through World Poverty Solutions. Pointing out God s natural provision, Vireak offered practical teaching in health and agriculture and as people applied the lessons, village life changed. Now they are healthier, with better incomes, and meet regularly to help one another. Torn says, I have a vision to share the Good News with the whole village and other villages.

23 2018 A VISION FOR IMPACT 2018 OUR VISION FOR GREATER IMPACT We hear a clear call from God to increase our missions efforts. Time is short and we are believing for greater things. Please consider helping make these advancements a reality through your generous and sacrificial giving. Gary Wilkerson, President

24 2018 A VISION FOR IMPACT THE START FROM 15 TO 50 COUNTRIES IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS Laos: Training teams for community development ministry in 50 house churches Cambodia: Training 12 house church planters and multiplying house churches from 45 to 65 Philippines: Expanding ministry locations from 3 to 6 communities and training 2 new coordinators Albania: Working with our local partner to explore reaching neighboring countries Burundi: Leading a seminar with 30 churches to empower Christians to reach their communities in the world s poorest country Democratic Republic of Congo: Training in 9 communities to empower people as committee members and community evangelists Kenya: Moving forward in formalized partnership with Full Gospel Churches of Kenya approximately 3,500 churches with potential impact on several hundred thousand people 7 NEW COUNTRIES FOR EXPANSION 2 in West Africa 2 in Latin America 2 in North Africa/Middle East 1 Partner in Bangladesh

25 2018 A VISION FOR IMPACT IMPACT STORY In Kenya, we have initiated trainings through a 200,000-member microfinance enterprise that focuses on empowering women. We will begin pilot programs in 3 counties, eventually expanding to 42 of Kenya s 47 counties.

26 STEWARDSHIP WORLD CHALLENGE 2016 YOUR SUPPORT TO WORLD CHALLENGE BRINGS LASTING CHANGE TO COMMUNITIES WORLDWIDE, HELPING SPREAD THE GOSPEL AND GIVE DIGNITY TO THE POOR THROUGH BIBLICALLY BASED EDUCATION ON HEALTH, FINANCES, AGRICULTURAL TECHNIQUES AND FAMILY LIFE! DONATE TODAY Total Revenue 15,000,000 12,000,000 9,000,000 6,000,000 3,000, worldchallenge.org 1125 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Suite 321, Colorado Springs, CO USA worldchallenge.org

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