Ethiopia

Compelled by God’s love and by the reality that millions of people live and die without knowing Christ, we strive to expand the Church’s capacity to make disciples and multiply churches in communities where Christ is least known, so that the triune God alone may be genuinely worshipped by every person.

Ethiopia

Compelled by God’s love and by the reality that millions of people live and die without knowing Christ, we strive to expand the Church’s capacity to make disciples and multiply churches in communities where Christ is least known, so that the triune God alone may be genuinely worshipped by every person.

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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

Children and youth

Well over half of Ethiopia (approximately 102 million people) are under the age of 20. As a result of rapid population growth, migration to urban areas and the availability of technology and the Internet, most of these young people have limited opportunities to come to know Christ and become his followers.

Vulnerable

The urban population has increased to around 20 per cent in this primarily rural country and the rate of change is increasing. Poverty and abuse remain major issues, especially among newcomers to urban areas. Girls and homeless street boys are at risk of being trafficked.

Prayers

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Pray for business leaders, community leaders and church leaders who have significant roles in their contexts and are strategically placed to have an impact where Christ is least known.

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Pray for business leaders, community leaders and church leaders who have significant roles in their contexts and are strategically placed to have an impact where Christ is least known.

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Pray for children and youth ministries in Ethiopian churches, communities and projects, that they will have sufficient people and resources to serve families needing biblical discipleship.

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Pray for children and youth ministries in Ethiopian churches, communities and projects, that they will have sufficient people and resources to serve families needing biblical discipleship.

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Pray for recruitment of excellent teachers who can serve at Bingham Academy with a passion for making disciples among students and advancing missions outreach.

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Pray for recruitment of excellent teachers who can serve at Bingham Academy with a passion for making disciples among students and advancing missions outreach.

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Pray for greater interdependent teamwork and healthy ministry relationships.

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Pray for greater interdependent teamwork and healthy ministry relationships.

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Pray for churches and their leaders to become more willing to care about and show Christ’s love to neighbours in their communities.

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Pray for churches and their leaders to become more willing to care about and show Christ’s love to neighbours in their communities.

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Pray for teaching, disciple making and mentoring initiatives in Orthodox communities.

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Pray for teaching, disciple making and mentoring initiatives in Orthodox communities.

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Pray for healthy church partnerships and ongoing, effective disciple-making initiatives.

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Pray for healthy church partnerships and ongoing, effective disciple-making initiatives.

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