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Tanzania

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Like the widow knocking, Tanzanian team hopes for return

It takes a certain toughness to keep praying the same old prayer. SIM's team who once worked in Tanzania have encountered this kind of test as they pray to...

From the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro

I awoke to the sound of the wind howling through camp. The walls of my tent shook violently as I glanced at my watch. It was just after midnight; in about an...

Speaking without words

Sometimes I fail to realise that God is the One who is truly at work. He doesn’t need me to say a single word in Swahili to move in the lives around us.

Sudan and South Sudan

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The Mabaan Church stands for peace

In early December 2020, fighting broke out in the southern region of our Mabaan County between two groups of young men. Pastor Andrew felt called to...

When it doesn’t add up: Help needed at the clinic in South Sudan

The SIM Doro clinic is in desperate need of doctors and nurses as staff try to deal with a huge rise in patients, many of them refugees living in makeshift...

A story in the shadows

Some stories are hidden. And many of those unknown stories are about people going to hidden corners of the world and bearing great light.

Kenya

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How beautiful are the feet...

Elijah has spent his life sharing the gospel in his community. At the age of 78, he is not slowing down. While some may spend their retirement with more...

God didn't give up on Joy

CW: child abuse. After the scars of her childhood, Joy found safety and acceptance on a football team. That's where she met Jesus: in the hands and feet of...

Pray the Lord will supply our needs

For African mission workers, support raising on the continent can be challenging, even without complications like COVID-19 and interest in international...

Ethiopia

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Jesus washed my feet

There was a lack of love in Sara's young life. Abandoned as a baby, her adoptive mother could not love Sara as much as her own children. While attending a...

The fork in the road

There's an untrodden road that leads to communities where Jesus isn't known. Watch this reflection on the old path behind and the new one ahead in Ethiopia.

I can hear you

Addis, Yohannes, and Joseph lost their hearing during childhood. When they moved to Addis Adaba for better opportunities, they found it difficult to gain...

East African Office

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East Africa Service Center

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