The Challenge newspaper is distributed internationally:
• Africa (South Africa, Malawi, Kenya and Zimbabwe)
• South America
• United Kingdom and Europe
• United States
Challenge Prison Ministry
The Prison edition is distributed in prisons throughout the United States and Canadian prisons.
The Challenge Prison Ministry was born in 2011 to reach the U.S. prison system which is a vast mission field. Challenge wanted to bring the Good News to prisoners who are desperate for hope. Additionally, to assist the prison chaplains by reinforcing their tireless efforts as they serve the prison community.
Prison Ministry Mission Statement: Our mission is to share the Gospel with those imprisoned and our vision is to provide support to prison chaplains and to those who respond.
As of today, the Challenge newspaper is in over 360 prisons throughout the United States and Canada. The response to these newspapers has been immense. Chaplains inform us that the prison edition disappears from their shelves.
Prisoners write and tell us how the articles have encouraged them to learn more about Jesus and His saving grace. These prisoners are hungry to know that they too can be forgiven and redeemed.
Challenge forges partnerships with the prison Chaplains to promote discipleship of inmates and their families. Many prisoners respond to a notice placed in the prison edition for Crossroads Prison Ministry (CPM). All requests for more biblical material like Bibles and Bible studies are sent on to CPM to correspond with the prisoners' request. In 2018 alone, we have received over 1160 prisoner responses to the gospel message which is included in every Challenge newspaper.