Bolivia

Almost 120 years after the first missionaries came to Bolivia to reach the unreached people groups of the Andes, the Bolivian church is increasingly engaging in missions. More and more Bolivians are responding to God's call to make disciples. At the same time there are several communities within this beautiful, diverse country where the good news of Jesus Christ is not known.

Therefore, as a team we work with the local church in mobilisation, disciple-making and reaching the least reached of Bolivia. Read our stories to know more about our work.

Bolivia

Almost 120 years after the first missionaries came to Bolivia to reach the unreached people groups of the Andes, the Bolivian church is increasingly engaging in missions. More and more Bolivians are responding to God's call to make disciples. At the same time there are several communities within this beautiful, diverse country where the good news of Jesus Christ is not known.

Therefore, as a team we work with the local church in mobilisation, disciple-making and reaching the least reached of Bolivia. Read our stories to know more about our work.

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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

Tacana and Tipnis areas

Many villages of the Tacana people and the Tipnis region have no gospel witness. SIM mission workers support local pastors so that their churches will reach other communities with the gospel.

Flying in small aircraft is often the only reliable way to reach villages that are frequently isolated by flood plains or unpredictable river travel. Traditional beliefs are another barrier to gospel outreach.

SIM Bolivia is looking for effective ways to address the groups’ spiritual and physical needs. An SIM family is pastoring Tacana pastors. Another SIM family will join a mission partner to provide air transport and medical support, reaching remote communities with the gospel.

Miners of Potosí

Ask a Potosi miner, “Who rules inside the mine?” and he will tell you, “El Tio.”

While miners may believe in God, they also believe that the pernicious Tio rules supreme underground, either allowing them to find minerals or keeping minerals hidden. He can protect or harm. They trust that devotion to the Tio, shown through sacrifices and offerings, will placate him, providing success and safety. Even so, miners die or are wounded in the dangerous conditions within the mines.

SIM is reaching out to miners and others in Potosi through a medical clinic, occupational therapy, English classes and community involvement, in order to begin to overcome barriers and resistance to the gospel. SIM missionaries also reach out to Potosi’s professional class, which lacks an appropriate witness.

Prayers

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Pray for workers to join us in reaching those without Christ.

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Pray for workers to join us in reaching those without Christ.

2

Pray for Perspectives, Equipping Servants International and theological training to prepare gospel workers to reach their own people and beyond.

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Pray for Perspectives, Equipping Servants International and theological training to prepare gospel workers to reach their own people and beyond.

3

Pray for churches to turn away from legalistic attitudes and embrace the gospel of grace.

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Pray for churches to turn away from legalistic attitudes and embrace the gospel of grace.

4

Pray for God to use SIM’s medical ministry, English classes and other creative outreaches to bring people closer to Him.

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Pray for God to use SIM’s medical ministry, English classes and other creative outreaches to bring people closer to Him.

5

Pray for partner ministries including COPROMEC that produces Sunday school material, Mosoj Chaski radio that reaches Quechuas and Camp Kewiña.

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Pray for partner ministries including COPROMEC that produces Sunday school material, Mosoj Chaski radio that reaches Quechuas and Camp Kewiña.

6

Pray for the government of Bolivia. Pray for peace, joy, and justice in this country.

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Pray for the government of Bolivia. Pray for peace, joy, and justice in this country.

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Pray to the Lord to send more workers into this field.

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Pray to the Lord to send more workers into this field.

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