Niger

Our vision is to make disciples where Christ is least known.

  • We live in a world permeated by an evil that has invaded and corrupted every aspect of life, leaving mankind separated from the Creator and trapped in sin. We are convinced that the gospel changes everything and sets us free. God has called SIM to help bring this life-changing message to Niger.
  • We are convinced no one should live and die without hearing the Good News. Yet more than 17 million people are living and dying without Christ in Niger.
  • We believe we are called to mobilise his servants to bring the message of salvation to Niger. We are called by God from all corners of the earth to serve as a diverse ministry team.

Niger

Our vision is to make disciples where Christ is least known.

  • We live in a world permeated by an evil that has invaded and corrupted every aspect of life, leaving mankind separated from the Creator and trapped in sin. We are convinced that the gospel changes everything and sets us free. God has called SIM to help bring this life-changing message to Niger.
  • We are convinced no one should live and die without hearing the Good News. Yet more than 17 million people are living and dying without Christ in Niger.
  • We believe we are called to mobilise his servants to bring the message of salvation to Niger. We are called by God from all corners of the earth to serve as a diverse ministry team.

Come and Serve

Christian Education

The Christian Education ministry seeks to reach children, one of Niger’s most vulnerable groups, with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Evangelism & Discipleship

Because we are convinced that no one should live and die without hearing God’s good news, SIM Niger desires to be involved in evangelism and discipleship ministries in communities where He is least known.

Medical Ministries

In one of the poorest countries in the world with few doctors per capita, we desire to express Jesus’ love and compassion by providing quality medical care while taking the opportunity to share God’s good news to those living and dying without Him.

Christian Education

El ministerio de educación cristiana busca alcanzar a los niños, uno de los grupos más vulnerables, con las buenas nuevas de Jesucristo.

Evangelism & Discipleship

Because we are convinced that no one should live and die without hearing God’s good news, SIM Niger desires to be involved in evangelism and discipleship ministries in communities where He is least known.

Medical Ministries

In one of the poorest countries in the world with few doctors per capita, we desire to express Jesus’ love and compassion by providing quality medical care while taking the opportunity to share God’s good news to those living and dying without Him.

Communities where He is least known

Zarma/Songhai

The Zarma people belong to a larger West African group known as the Songhai. The two groups treat each other as cousins and frequently intermarry. The Songhai live in Mali and down into Niger, along the Niger River. They also extend into northern Nigeria along the Niger River Valley and into northern Benin. The Songhai language is divided into several dialects that include Kaado, Zarma, Koyraboro Senni, and Dendi. Zarma is the largest.

The Songhai are descended from the noble Askia Mohammed and were part of the ancient Songhai Empire. The original roots of the Zarma are unknown, but it is believed that they came from elsewhere and adopted the Songhai language and culture. The Songhai/Zarma is the second largest group in Niger and live in an area that consists mainly of sandy plateaus and thin soils. It is a savannah region with average temperatures around 90ºF/32ºC for much of the year. Most Songhai/Zarma are fishermen or subsistence farmers, but many are involved in politics and government. The Songhai/Zarma are Muslim with a strong undercurrent of traditional
religion. Very few are followers of Jesus.

Prayers

1

Pray for the people living in numerous towns and villages, including the Songhai/ Zarma, Fulani, Gourma, Tamajaq, Hausa, Manga, Arab, and Boubou people, who are living and dying without hearing the good news of Jesus Christ.

2

Pray for Nigerien Christians and evangelists living in areas off-limits to expatriates due to security issues. Pray for their safety and for courage in sharing the good news with those living and dying without Him.

3

Pray for Nigerien churches to catch a vision for missions and be a light in a country
where more than 90 percent of the population still has not heard of Jesus.

4

Pray for our Training In Ministry Outreach (TIMO) team living among Fulani communities. Pray that they will quickly learn the language and culture, and be able to share the good news with their neighbours.

5

Pray for our many personnel needs: directors for the Fistula and Leprosy Centres and Galmi Hospital, doctors, teachers for Sahel Academy, and many other missionaries.

6

Pray for a movement of Christian schools across Niger, resulting in the spread of the gospel nationwide.


Stories from this Country

Making cancer treatment a reality

In a place where treatment is out of reach for most, donations have made a way for Galmi Hospital to give hope to some Nigeriens

New wells bring typhoid relief to Niger villages

With an alarming typhoid rate, Galmi Hospital research is spurring new prevention measures

Being one in a million: hope through occupational therapy in Niger

Occupational therapy helping Nigeriens regain mobility and engage with their world in new ways.

Danja Fistula Center Brings Hope

Salome is the first person in her Nigerien family to attend school.

Nigeriens read Tamajaq New Testament for first time

After 30 years of hard work, the New Testament in Tamajaq is complete.

Stories from this Country

Making cancer treatment a reality

In a place where treatment is out of reach for most, donations have made a way for Galmi Hospital to give hope to some Nigeriens

New wells bring typhoid relief to Niger villages

With an alarming typhoid rate, Galmi Hospital research is spurring new prevention measures

Being one in a million: hope through occupational therapy in Niger

Occupational therapy helping Nigeriens regain mobility and engage with their world in new ways.

Danja Fistula Center Brings Hope

Salome is the first person in her Nigerien family to attend school.

Nigeriens read Tamajaq New Testament for first time

After 30 years of hard work, the New Testament in Tamajaq is complete.