Charissa Koh

Charissa is a WORLD reporter who often writes about poverty fighting and prison reform, including profiling ministries in the annual Hope Awards for Effective Compassion competition. She is also a part of WORLD's investigative unit, the Caleb Team. Charissa resides with her husband, Josh, in Austin, Texas. Follow her on Twitter @CharissaKoh.

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Getting in the poverty-fighting zone

Compassion | A program to encourage development of blighted areas makes slow progress
by Charissa Koh
Posted 1/08/20, 03:18 pm

A Texas town with a population of about 10,000, is growing wildly just northeast of Austin. The capital city’s high housing prices have pushed families away from downtown to places like Manor, where they can afford a decent house and avoid a lengthy commute.

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Books of counsel

by Charissa Koh
Posted 1/02/20, 04:12 pm

Passions of the Heart: Biblical Counsel for Stubborn Sexual Sins

John D. Street

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Blessings by the dozen

Marriage | Zack and Judy Guess raised a large family, but the task came with challenges
by Charissa Koh
Posted 12/31/19, 03:45 pm

(Ninth in a series on long marriages.)

Zack Guess’ mother died when he was 19. His father died five years later. With his parents gone, he developed a close relationship with an older couple at his church and often visited them at their home.

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