Remote Area Dweller Ministry
Our aim is to complete the Bible translation and oral translation of Bible stories into the San language of !Xoon.
These ministries take place to the remote Area Dwellers of the Kalahari Desert as we evangelise and disciple believers in the truth of God’s word.
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Pray for our workers as they minister in very isolated settings.
Pray that as local people translate scripture passages orally these words would touch and transform their hearts.
Pray for successors for this ministry as several long-term workers will soon retire.
Pray the Lord would encourage more to support this ministry financially.
We want to see missionary service inquiries grow through our active, professional, and intentional use of social media to increase inquiry responses and online donations. Our main goals are twofold: to increase online activity to two inquiries per day, and to grow online giving from 40% to 60% of total receipts.
SIM Canada believes these goals can be achieved by more effective use of social media that will draw more ‘GO-ers’ and ‘GIVE-ers’ to the website. This will be done through providing more constant and consistent information for social media platforms to engage more people in God’s work through storytelling, as well as challenge more people to serve through constant and targeted promotion of ministry opportunities.
We are seeking a dedicated staff person or consultant to train and mentor new members in their communication.
Pray that we may engage the right staff person or hire the best social media agency to perform this role.
SIM Canada is embarking on a long-term strategy to boost missionary numbers in our churches through several objectives.
For churches who currently have relationships with SIM missionaries, SIM Canada will implement a "Stronger Together" plan where churches will be invited to participate in the processing, sending, monitoring, mentoring, and supporting of missionaries from their own churches.
For churches who financially support SIM Canada’s activities but who do not have any missionaries from their congregation, we desire to engage these churches to embrace a new paradigm of missions and their role in it. This often begins by increased engagement in a project and, over time, active involvement in ministries.
Pray that the team of six will identify strategic churches and begin building meaningful relationships with them.
Pray that churches will be receptive to the engagement strategies employed by the church engagement team.
Rural Church Planting
Our aim is to equip and gather Christians in key rural areas to establish churches. We also actively evangelise through friendship and Bible-based ministries.
Many areas of Paraguay are unreached by the gospel and have no evangelical witness. These areas also suffer from a lack of resources and services. Are you a doctor, nurse, teacher, mechanic, or other? Many different gifts and talents are helpful to opening doors to the gospel in these communities and meeting physical needs. Presently a doctor, an eye doctor, an appliance repairman, a retired school principle / handyman, a youth pastor, and others are serving and teaching in the countryside. If you feel called to Paraguay but do not see your profession or gifts mentioned please contact your nearest SIM office to see how you might put them to good use for the love of Christ in Paraguay.
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For the Lord to raise up evangelists and church planters from existing rural SIM churches to go to communities where He is not known.
For our missionaries to have the health and stamina required for rural living.
For our missionaries to have a growing dependence on the Holy Spirit and an increasing boldness to call on God for the seemingly impossible.
Our goal as a ministry team is to see missionaries flourishing with quality administration and member care. If you have skills in administration and a desire to facilitate multiple ministries, then this is your ministry area.
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Pray for people to come and assist in administration for the growth of ministries to least-reached areas of Ecuador.
Pray for clarity with regards to the vision and direction of SIM Ecuador.
Pray for our leadership team and their decisions for the future.