Benin

In a spirit of collaboration, we see Benin churches becoming mature, missional and dynamic, filled with disciples obedient to the Word of God, imitators of Christ, dependent on the Holy Spirit and full of compassion. In unity, disciples of all ages serve according to their gifts and for the glory of God.

Benin

In a spirit of collaboration, we see Benin churches becoming mature, missional and dynamic, filled with disciples obedient to the Word of God, imitators of Christ, dependent on the Holy Spirit and full of compassion. In unity, disciples of all ages serve according to their gifts and for the glory of God.

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Medical and Social Work

Medical work has been part of SIM ministries since the beginning. Discover more about it...

Well Drilling

Showing the way to the Living Water by drilling wells in villages.

English training

Using English training to read the Word of God.

Development and relief

Showing God's love to marginalized populations.

Community Services

Equipping the Church for community services.

Church Leadership Training

Train servant leaders who love the Lord Jesus and who are competent in various ministry skills.

International Leadership and Services

SIM International Leadership and Services facilitates SIM’s task of extending the kingdom of God by giving leadership and support, defining policy and best practices, and providing administrative services.

Pacific2Nations

This ministry aims to empower a movement of Pacific people, rising up and going into the nations, proclaiming the Gospel and demonstrating God's love and power.

Mobilisation for Christs Global Mission

We want to mobilise more people, prayer, and funds for Christ’s global mission, especially to those who live and die without Christ in South Asia.

Church Partnerships

To facilitate more churches in Australia to fulfill Christ’s global mission and cross-cultural mission locally.

University Ministry

This ministry seeks to reach out to the 2.5 million university students enrolled in 170 universities in Thailand.

Missionary Kid Education

We need multiple solutions for schooling. These include home schooling, home school cooperatives, boarding, supporting MK schools, scholarships for those from new sending contexts, and more.

Radical Grace

This ministry compassionately cares to those suffering with AIDS in Thailand.

Church Planting in Thailand

Looking for church planters with long-term perspectives.

Mobilisation Ministry

To send Filipino missionaries locally and to our other SIM countries through tent-making and traditional means. We desire to send workers to communities where Christ is least known.

Discipling and Training Mongolian Churches

This ministry is to equip Mongolian leaders with leadership skills, godly character, and capacity for impacting the society.

Mobilising Missionaries and Churches

To empower and mobilise Korean and East Asian missionaries and churches in reaching out through various ministries to communities who don’t know Christ in SIM’s strategic areas.

Words of Hope

Equipping pastors and leaders of city and rural churches to be faithful to God's Word and the gospel in their ministry to others.

Trauma Healing

SIM Trauma Healing is a church and community-based outreach that equips believers with integrated biblical and mental health principles to care for victims of trauma in their communities.

Youth Training Centre

This ministry is using the avenue of teaching English to students as a means to build relationships with them and share the gospel.

Medical and Social Work

Medical work has been part of SIM ministries since the beginning. Discover more about it...

Well Drilling

Showing the way to the Living Water by drilling wells in villages.

English training

Using English training to read the Word of God.

Development and relief

Showing God's love to marginalized populations.

Community Services

Equipping the Church for community services.

Church Leadership Training

Train servant leaders who love the Lord Jesus and who are competent in various ministry skills.

International Leadership and Services

SIM International Leadership and Services facilitates SIM’s task of extending the kingdom of God by giving leadership and support, defining policy and best practices, and providing administrative services.

Pacific2Nations

Este ministerio apunta a capacitar a un movimiento del Pacífico, levantándose y yendo a las naciones, proclamando el Evangelio y demostrando el amor y el poder de Dios.

Mobilisation for Christs Global Mission

Queremos movilizar a más personas, oración, y fondos para la misión global de Cristo, especialmente donde viven y mueren sin Cristo en el sur de Asia.

Church Partnerships

Facilitar que más iglesias en Australia cumplan la misión global de Cristo y la misión transcultural localmente.

University Ministry

Este ministerio busca alcanzar a los 2.5 millones de estudiantes universitarios matriculados en 170 universidades en Tailandia.

Missionary Kid Education

La educación de niños misioneros es una barrera significativa al Evangelio al moverse en áreas de Tailandia donde Cristo es menos conocido.

Radical Grace

This ministry compassionately cares to those suffering with AIDS in Thailand.

Church Planting in Thailand

Looking for church planters with long-term perspectives.

Mobilisation Ministry

Enviar a misioneros filipinos localmente y a otros países SIM por medio de la fabricación de tiendas de campaña y medios tradicionales. Deseamos enviar obreros a las comunidades donde Cristo es menos conocido.

Discipling and Training Mongolian Churches

Este ministerio es para equipar a los líderes mongoles con habilidades de liderazgo, carácter piadoso, y capacidad para impactar la sociedad.

Mobilising Missionaries and Churches

Capacitar y movilizar misioneros e iglesias coreanas y chinas para alcanzar a través de varios ministerios a las comunidades que no conocen a Cristo en áreas estratégicas del SIM.

Words of Hope

Equipando a pastores y líderes de iglesias locales para que sean fieles a la Palabra de Dios y al Evangelio.

Trauma Healing

SIM Trauma Healing is a church and community-based outreach that equips believers with integrated biblical and mental health principles to care for victims of trauma in their communities.

Youth Training Centre

This ministry is using the avenue of teaching English to students as a means to build relationships with them and share the gospel.

Communities where Christ is least known

Waama

The Waama people are located primarily in Benin’s northwestern province and number around 117,000. Natitingou is their cultural centre, but a smaller group of Waama is found across the border in northern Togo.
The Waama are subsistence farmers, using basic agricultural methods. Corn, yams, bananas and peanuts are grown for personal use, and coffee, cocoa and cotton are produced mainly for export. Often, they keep cattle for their hides and manure, but the animals are almost never milked or consumed for meat. Cattle are also used in sacrifices and as marriage payments. Marriages are customarily arranged while the girl is still an infant, often to an older man with multiple wives.
The Waama follow traditional ethnic beliefs and practices, adoring many gods. They have shrines for their ancestral spirits in their family compounds, where an appointed elder makes sacrifices for the family to gain their favor. They are fiercely attached to their three-month initiation, which occurs every three years. So as not to disturb the spirits, absolute silence is expected during this period, putting them in conflict with other ethnic and religious groups in the area, especially churches which play music.
The New Testament is available in Waama, as is the “Jesus” film. There are few Waama Christians (around 2 per cent of the population), and the existing evangelical churches tend to use French or the Ditammari language. The literacy rate is below 10 per cent.

Prayers

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Pray for labourers willing to learn the Waama language and go to these communities where Christ is not known.

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Pray for labourers willing to learn the Waama language and go to these communities where Christ is not known.

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Pray for key Waama believers and leaders who boldly profess Jesus and are capable of discipling others.

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Pray for key Waama believers and leaders who boldly profess Jesus and are capable of discipling others.

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Pray for literacy teachers and radio speakers for SIM broadcasts.

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Pray for literacy teachers and radio speakers for SIM broadcasts.

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Pray for God to call more Weno missionaries, evangelists and translators to join the new ministry initiative.

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Pray for God to call more Weno missionaries, evangelists and translators to join the new ministry initiative.

5

Pray for Yom believers as they celebrate and read the recently completed Yom Bible.

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Pray for Yom believers as they celebrate and read the recently completed Yom Bible.

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