LEAD STORY: New Beginnings
New. What comes to mind when you read that word? Is it excitement? Trepidation? Longing? Dread? For many the idea of “new” means a paradox of feelings, a mixture of loss and hope.
We just finished the holiday season and are now between last Christmas and next – only 356 shopping days away.

You might not live from Christmas to Christmas like some, but we all tend just to wait for major life events, living for them. For some, it’s as simple as getting through the work week to the weekend. We all have an “in between” that we are enduring to get to the next event...
2019 New Year’s Greeting (Video)
Dean says, "As president of One Challenge, I love how God is working through you to make a difference around the world. He’s using your teamwork to change lives to raise up indigenous leaders to multiply healthy churches and to bring hope into broken communities."

"It’s amazing what God did last year and that gives us great hope for what he has in store for 2019. God can do remarkable things when his people trust him and invest in others together. Happy New Year for all of us at One Challenge!"
Why should we be involved in Global Missions? (Video)
Hélder Favarin is an evangelist, pastor, and One Challenge mission worker in Granada, Spain. As part of the Faithbridge church’s Above & Beyond series, Hélder presents this message of God’s global work and how we are called to be a part of it, both here AND there.
Prayer Focus for January 2019 … Happy New Year from OC
God is in the business of transforming lives. It’s thrilling to watch him change people from the inside out and use them to transform communities. In his sovereignty, he weaves together our efforts for his glory.

Dean Carlson, OC President, says, “I was recently reminded of this truth by Kevin , one of the first African friends I made after joining OC’s Swaziland team 30 years ago. When I began investing in Kevin’s life, no one could have imagined the powerful trajectory his life would take…”
New Beginnings … Celebration of New Assignments
For many, the words “new year” are quickly followed by “resolutions.” To One Challenge, “new year” is followed by “celebrations.”

Here at OC, we are celebrating the 13 new assignments and the people who said “yes” to God’s calling in their lives in 2018.
Operation Golden Christmas
This holiday season eleven of our US-MC workers served with Operation Golden Christmas, a ministry initiative of Crossroads Ministry. The mission of Crossroads Ministries is to help meet the spiritual and emotional needs of the elderly who reside in our communities’ care centers...