Experience poverty, respond by faith

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,
I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink,
I was a stranger and you invited me in,
I needed clothes and you clothed me,
I was sick and you looked after me,
I was in prison and you came to visit me.”

Matthew 25:35-36 (NIV)

The Matthew 25 Challenge is a week-long challenge that Christians can sign up with their families. Each day, you will take up a new challenge, step out of your comfort zone and engage in what Jesus teaches in Matthew 25: caring for the least among the brothers and sisters, and understanding the needs of those living in poverty.

We encourage you to call on your congregation to care for the world, take up this brand new family-friendly challenge and support the poor.

Sign up for the Matthew 25 Challenge now!


During Lent, around Good Friday or any other days chosen by the church


  • During the challenge, participants will receive a daily challenge every morning for them to experience the hardships of poor children throughout the day. Every night, after completing the daily challenge, they can watch a World Vision video sharing and pray for the world’s needy together
  • A pastor or small group leader will serve as a facilitator to forward the “6-Day Challenge Information” by phone to participants every day and remind them to pray every night
  • Gather on Day 7 to share and pray together. Churches can invite World Vision staff to share a message or introduce activities before/after the challenges

*If your church service is held on Saturday, please start the challenge on the previous Sunday.


Donate the money saved from the Light Dinner on Day 1 to support World Vision to provide emergency food, nutrition and livelihoods assistance for starving families and children in South Sudan and Somalia.


Fill out the enrolment form (download) and invite the congregation, families and friends to join.

Church Promotion:

  • Make use of our PowerPoint presentation and video to promote the event in church premises, worship bulletins, the church website and group chats
  • Recruit facilitators to forward the messages throughout the 6-Day Challenge

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