East African Office

By faith we see East African mission-minded churches fully engaged in global outreach, sending their missionaries to join mission communities around the world. Our purpose is to serve East African churches as they participate in global missions.

The East African Office helps African churches mobilise, equip, train and send East African missionaries around the world to serve with SIM and its partner mission agencies in gospel ministry.

East African Office

By faith we see East African mission-minded churches fully engaged in global outreach, sending their missionaries to join mission communities around the world. Our purpose is to serve East African churches as they participate in global missions.

The East African Office helps African churches mobilise, equip, train and send East African missionaries around the world to serve with SIM and its partner mission agencies in gospel ministry.

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Ingessena and Least Reached

This ministry proceeds from our conviction that no one should live and die without having a chance to hear, understand, and believe the gospel. Our aim is to introduce people to Christ.

Youth Workers Toolkit

SIM Kenya is preparing a training book set to equip youth leaders across East Africa to reach young people more effectively.

Sports Friends Kenya

Convinced that no one should live and die without hearing God’s good news, SIM Sports Friends Kenya are making disciples through sports.

Life Challenge Mission to Muslims

Life Challenge is uniquely focused and passionately committed to motivate, train and equip the Church to present the gospel to Muslims. Do you have a vision to equip the African church to reach Muslims for Christ?

Theological and Missional Education

We serve and equip churches for mission through theological and missiological education, working to see biblically grounded, spiritually mature church leaders equipping the Body of Christ to reach and disciple those living without Him.

Children's and Youth Ministry

The population of Botswana has a large proportion of young people, and there is great opportunity to reach them through sports ministry, schools work, early childhood development centres and mental health support.

Highest Honour / S.H.I.N.E. Africa Discipleship and Counselling

'Highest Honour' and 'S.H.I.N.E. Africa' desire to fill the current gap in training and materials that can bring deep heart-transforming biblical discipleship in African shame-oriented contexts.

Theological and Medical Training

In Botswana, theological and medical training are both areas where mission workers can help to support existing structures, bringing valuable Christian understanding and knowledge.

Remote Area Dweller Ministry

The San are considered to have the oldest culture in the world. Our aim is to complete the Bible translation and oral translation of Bible stories into the San language of !Xoon.

Mobilisation and Evangelism

In order to take the message of Christ to the least-reached in Botswana and around the world, we are currently focusing on the mobilisation of local Christians for mission work, evangelism to Asian expatriate workers, and the establishment of a Christian resource centre.

Mobilisation for Christ's 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.

Radio Hope

Radio "Ondas de Esperanza" ("Radio Hope") proclaims the gospel in Ecuador through quality Christian radio programming.

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.

Ingessena and Least Reached

Este ministerio procede de nuestra convicción de que nadie debería vivir y morir sin tener una oportunidad de oír, entender, y creer en el Evangelio. Nuestra meta es presentarles a Cristo a las personas.

Youth Workers Toolkit

El SIM Kenia está preparando un conjunto de libros de entrenamiento para equipar a los líderes juveniles a través de África Oriental para alcanzar a los jóvenes más efectivamente.

Sports Friends Kenya

Convinced that no one should live and die without hearing God’s good news, SIM Sports Friends Kenya are making disciples through sports.

Life Challenge Mission to Muslims

Life Challenge is uniquely focused and passionately committed to motivate, train and equip the Church to present the gospel to Muslims. Do you have a vision to equip the African church to reach Muslims for Christ?

Theological and Missional Education

We serve and equip churches for mission through theological and missiological education, working to see biblically grounded, spiritually mature church leaders equipping the Body of Christ to reach and disciple those living without Him.

Children's and Youth Ministry

The population of Botswana has a large proportion of young people, and there is great opportunity to reach them through sports ministry, schools work, early childhood development centres and mental health support.

Highest Honour / S.H.I.N.E. Africa Discipleship and Counselling

'Highest Honour' and 'S.H.I.N.E. Africa' desire to fill the current gap in training and materials that can bring deep heart-transforming biblical discipleship in African shame-oriented contexts.

Theological and Medical Training

Nuestra meta es completar la traducción bíblica y oral de las historias bíblicas al idioma San llamado !Xoon.

Remote Area Dweller Ministry

Nuestra meta es completar la traducción bíblica y oral de las historias bíblicas al idioma San llamado !Xoon.

Mobilisation and Evangelism

In order to take the message of Christ to the least-reached in Botswana and around the world, we are currently focusing on the mobilisation of local Christians for mission work, evangelism to Asian expatriate workers, and the establishment of a Christian resource centre.

Mobilisation for Christ's 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.

Radio Hope

Radio Ondas de Esperanza proclama el Evangelio por medio de una programación de radio cristiana.

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.

Communities where Christ is least known

Fulani people groups

The Fulani population is made up of 40 million people in 20 West African countries. The East African Office has already sent out five missionary families to serve amongst the Fulani. At a recent conference held in Addis Ababa about the Fulani, eight more candidates expressed interest in such work.

 

Prayers

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Pray for increased capacity for the East African Office to send and train missionaries.

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Pray for increased capacity for the East African Office to send and train missionaries.

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Pray for more East African workers who are passionate for the gospel.

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Pray for more East African workers who are passionate for the gospel.

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Pray for God to call Christian professionals from East African countries to serve Him globally.

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Pray for God to call Christian professionals from East African countries to serve Him globally.

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Pray for young men and women to take decisive action in response to God’s leading for them to serve in missions.

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Pray for young men and women to take decisive action in response to God’s leading for them to serve in missions.

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