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Stories from this Country

Following God’s call to the Middle East

While many young people in their 20s move to new cities for their jobs, Will* has moved to a new continent. He is preparing to serve God in the Middle East.

Bringing sports ministry to some of the world's highest mountains

We may have been shivering 12,800 feet above sea level in the little mountain town of Ayaviri, but the warm welcome we received from our Andean brothers and sisters in Christ was unlike any other.

From drug addict to disciple: Finding Jesus through football

When the ace student from Malawi ended up in prison, his whole life was over--or so he thought. In fact, through an unexpected encounter with Christian members of a ministry-based soccer team, Patrick's spiritual life was just about to begin.

Ecuador and Ghana: Cross-cultural friendship produces a great harvest

Thomas responded to his missionary call after meeting an Ecuadorian mission team whose presence in Ghana spoke to him deeply - and they challenged him to go where Christ has not been known.

Past Dividing Lines: Ministering to India's Transgenders

Last week we visited several homes that really felt like shades and shadows. I followed Anna through the crowds of a wholesale bazaar, jostled with cows and carts, to the vicinity where dark narrow alleyways and stairwells led to the separate homes of 5 or 6 transgenders (TGs) under her care.

Sharing the light of Christ with Filipino Muslims

It’s midday on a Tuesday. The day care for young children that Jo and two others run in a neighbourhood of Manila is coming to a close. Time for a break!

Loving the children Jesus loves

When I began working with foreign, English-speaking women on parole, I had no idea it would include ministering to children. But when several women brought their children to the Bible study, we had to get creative.

Taliban widow finds hope in Christ

One fateful day, after the violence came to her own doorstep, Aadab was left alone with two young children, no husband… and an opportunity to change her life. On that day, she realised she could only find safety for her family by escaping.

UN World Refugee Day: Reaching modern-day Hagars

The well-known story of Hagar in the book of Genesis is being repeated over and over again today. In recent years, many of them have come to Europe after being expelled from their countries because of war or in an attempt to find a better future.

Teachers: Affecting eternity, one student at a time

Teachers are urgently needed in Ecuador! The education of missionary children is one of the greatest factors affecting a missionary’s duration, location and effectiveness. Read more about how teachers make it possible for missionary parents to stay on the field, and ask God if you can fill a need for MK teachers in Ecuador.

A way in the desert for widows

After their husband's death, widows in Burkina Faso were often left on their own with no material or moral support. Many times their in-laws would take their children or even accuse them for the death of their husband, saying that they had a "bad spirit."

Clean water, living water

Six years ago, after decades of drinking water with a dangerously high concentration of arsenic in it, Jalal's body finally began to succumb to severe symptoms of arsenicosis, or arsenic poisoning.

Key of the kingdom

Enraged at his Christian wife for going to a church conference, the Muslim husband locked up the house as soon as she left, declaring to the neighbors that his wife would never enter his home again. To make his point, he threw the key into the river as he headed to his girlfriend's house for the week.

"It touched my heart"

PbeeMai was like any other twenty-year-old: looking for validation from his peers, wanting to be well-liked and popular. But he saw something different – something perhaps even worthwhile – in the way Brian welcomed students into his home and built relationships with them.

Galmi Hospital: Going where no believer has gone before

This is an amazing profession, working at Galmi Hospital. I used to dream about becoming an astronaut. But here, rather than exploring barren planets devoid of life, we get to venture into unchartered territories where there are living beings made in the image of God.

Sharing the light of Jesus with villagers in Niger

As soon as I get out of the car, I am greeted by six kids eager to learn. Their first question is: "Did you bring the video?"

Transformed by short-term missions

For many years, I have felt that the Lord was calling me to something. I prayed for wisdom and clarity but a restless and unsettled feeling plagued me.

Planting seeds of hope

The Esan region of northeast Thailand is often described as one of the hardest places to do ministry in Thailand. Christians are few and far between, Buddhism is strong, and drug addiction is widespread.

Light at the end of the tunnel

I took a deep breath and reconsidered my options. The most appealing choice for me would require us to backtrack several miles to the place we took the shot cut and then climb over a high mountain pass.

"The Story of Hope" brings joy to rural Ecuador

The Bible is the Word of God, but we could easily call it the "Book of hope." Through the many stories in the Bible we see God at work and his plan of salvation through Jesus Christ unfolding across its pages. As a result of SIM Ecuador's "Story of Hope" ministry in rural Loja, Christian believers participated in a special biblical training presentation that introduced important concepts in new and unforgettable ways.

Stories from this Country

Following God’s call to the Middle East

While many young people in their 20s move to new cities for their jobs, Will* has moved to a new continent. He is preparing to serve God in the Middle East.

Bringing sports ministry to some of the world's highest mountains

We may have been shivering 12,800 feet above sea level in the little mountain town of Ayaviri, but the warm welcome we received from our Andean brothers and sisters in Christ was unlike any other.

From drug addict to disciple: Finding Jesus through football

When the ace student from Malawi ended up in prison, his whole life was over--or so he thought. In fact, through an unexpected encounter with Christian members of a ministry-based soccer team, Patrick's spiritual life was just about to begin.

Ecuador and Ghana: Cross-cultural friendship produces a great harvest

Thomas respondió al llamado misionero por un equipo de ecuatorianos que eran un testimonio de que aún ellos podían ir a otro lugar donde Cristo no ha sido conocido.

Past Dividing Lines: Ministering to India's Transgenders

Last week we visited several homes that really felt like shades and shadows. I followed Anna through the crowds of a wholesale bazaar, jostled with cows and carts, to the vicinity where dark narrow alleyways and stairwells led to the separate homes of 5 or 6 transgenders (TGs) under her care.

Sharing the light of Christ with Filipino Muslims

It’s midday on a Tuesday. The day care for young children that Jo and two others run in a neighbourhood of Manila is coming to a close. Time for a break!

Loving the children Jesus loves

When I began working with foreign, English-speaking women on parole, I had no idea it would include ministering to children. But when several women brought their children to the Bible study, we had to get creative.

Taliban widow finds hope in Christ

One fateful day, after the violence came to her own doorstep, Aadab was left alone with two young children, no husband… and an opportunity to change her life. On that day, she realised she could only find safety for her family by escaping.

UN World Refugee Day: Reaching modern-day Hagars

The well-known story of Hagar in the book of Genesis is being repeated over and over again today. In recent years, many of them have come to Europe after being expelled from their countries because of war or in an attempt to find a better future.

Teachers: Affecting eternity, one student at a time

La educación de los hijos de misioneros es uno de los factores más importantes que afecta la duración, ubicación y estrategia de un misionero en el campo ministerial. Lea cómo los maestros hacen posible que los padres misioneros permanezcan en el campo para seguir promoviendo el Reino de Dios.

A way in the desert for widows

After their husband's death, widows in Burkina Faso were often left on their own with no material or moral support. Many times their in-laws would take their children or even accuse them for the death of their husband, saying that they had a "bad spirit."

Clean water, living water

Six years ago, after decades of drinking water with a dangerously high concentration of arsenic in it, Jalal's body finally began to succumb to severe symptoms of arsenicosis, or arsenic poisoning.

Key of the kingdom

Enraged at his Christian wife for going to a church conference, the Muslim husband locked up the house as soon as she left, declaring to the neighbors that his wife would never enter his home again. To make his point, he threw the key into the river as he headed to his girlfriend's house for the week.

"It touched my heart"

PbeeMai was like any other twenty-year-old: looking for validation from his peers, wanting to be well-liked and popular. But he saw something different – something perhaps even worthwhile – in the way Brian welcomed students into his home and built relationships with them.

Galmi Hospital: Going where no believer has gone before

This is an amazing profession, working at Galmi Hospital. I used to dream about becoming an astronaut. But here, rather than exploring barren planets devoid of life, we get to venture into unchartered territories where there are living beings made in the image of God.

Sharing the light of Jesus with villagers in Niger

As soon as I get out of the car, I am greeted by six kids eager to learn. Their first question is: "Did you bring the video?"

Transformed by short-term missions

For many years, I have felt that the Lord was calling me to something. I prayed for wisdom and clarity but a restless and unsettled feeling plagued me.

Planting seeds of hope

The Esan region of northeast Thailand is often described as one of the hardest places to do ministry in Thailand. Christians are few and far between, Buddhism is strong, and drug addiction is widespread.

Light at the end of the tunnel

I took a deep breath and reconsidered my options. The most appealing choice for me would require us to backtrack several miles to the place we took the shot cut and then climb over a high mountain pass.

"The Story of Hope" brings joy to rural Ecuador

La Biblia es la palabra de Dios, y quizás también podríamos llamarla el libro de la Esperanza. Podemos ver a Dios obrando, y Su plan de salvación a través de Jesús desenvolverse a lo largo de sus páginas. Esto es lo que muchos cristianos han entendido en un pueblo rural de la provincia de Loja. Continúa leyendo para conocer un testimonio del poder de la palabra de Dios en los corazones de Su pueblo, equipándoles para compartir mejor sobre la esperanza que hay en ellos.