West African Office

WAO envisions partnering with churches to send missionaries who are qualified and equipped for cross-cultural missions all over the world to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in communities where He is least known. 

Goal

Mobilise prayer, people and churches in West Africa to send out West African missionaries, and strengthen their prayer and financial support through productive partnerships

Objectives

  1. Empower 5 cross-cultural mission mobilisers in each West African country to stir and wake up the body of Christ to fulfil their mission mandate. 
  2. Catalysing and commissioning in collaboration with likeminded organisations by developing at least one partnership in each West African country.
  3. Process missionary candidates by ensuring that all normal personnel procedures are completed within one month from the inquiry date. 
  4. Ensure adequate prayer and financial support for the missionaries by putting in place a prayer team per West African country that meets at least once a week.
  5. Seek an appropriate ministry placement and maintain regular communication between the receiving field and sending entity for each candidate within 6 months of the inquiry date.
  6. Mobilise, motivate and equip at least 5 local churches and ministries in West Africa to go into global missions.

West African Office

WAO envisions partnering with churches to send missionaries who are qualified and equipped for cross-cultural missions all over the world to make disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ in communities where He is least known. 

Goal

Mobilise prayer, people and churches in West Africa to send out West African missionaries, and strengthen their prayer and financial support through productive partnerships

Objectives

  1. Empower 5 cross-cultural mission mobilisers in each West African country to stir and wake up the body of Christ to fulfil their mission mandate. 
  2. Catalysing and commissioning in collaboration with likeminded organisations by developing at least one partnership in each West African country.
  3. Process missionary candidates by ensuring that all normal personnel procedures are completed within one month from the inquiry date. 
  4. Ensure adequate prayer and financial support for the missionaries by putting in place a prayer team per West African country that meets at least once a week.
  5. Seek an appropriate ministry placement and maintain regular communication between the receiving field and sending entity for each candidate within 6 months of the inquiry date.
  6. Mobilise, motivate and equip at least 5 local churches and ministries in West Africa to go into global missions.

Come and Serve

Advance Mission

Mobilisation of Malawian churches for the sending of Malawians into cross-cultural ministry, leading to the establishment of sending agencies in Malawi, one of which could be SIM.

AfriGO and Allons-y ! Magazines

AfriGO and Allons-y ! are communication tools in English and French to encourage involvement and participation of all West African churches and Christians.

Americas Leadership & Development Conference

This conference will bring together the SIM directors who serve in Latin America to provide leadership development and training.

Apurímac Church Planting and Discipleship

Under the Christian organization AIDIA, Peruvian believers and SIM missionaries seek to see churches planted and believers discipled into mature Christians in the rural villages of Apurímac. In this region only 8 percent of the villages have an evangelical church.

Asunción Conference Center

The aim of this Conference Center in Asunción is to provide a place where rural SIM missionaries may stay and rest when in the capital city.

Biblical Literature

Creation or translation and printing and making available of Biblical literature in the north of Mozambique.

Bingham Academy

This ministry provides quality Christian education for the children of missionaries and others who seek to make a kingdom impact in Ethiopia.

Branding and Marketing Initiative

Our goal for this initiative is that SIM would have a much higher profile within the US evangelical community so that our inquiries for service and ultimately new applicants would increase significantly.

Building Peace & Reconciliation

BRiCC is a community centre in central Jos that aims to build peace and reconciliation through relationships.

Centro Evangélico de Medicina do Lubango Women's Health Centre

The intent of Centro Evangélico de Medicina do Lubango (CEML) is to build and equip a Women’s Health Centre on the hospital site.

Children’s Outreach & Discipleship

Our aim is to express Christ’s love and compassion to children and youth who live and die without Him.

Christian Camping Ministry

This project will enable the SIM Paraguay camping ministries to expand. It will better train counselors and leaders, to realize more effective camps through use of a property that is designed to house larger numbers of people for family camps or larger summer camps.

Christian Conferences Held in Namibia

The goal of this ministry is to provide teaching tools and materials to 1,400 Christian workers in Namibia and to provide Biblical teaching at the eight different Pastor’s Book Set (PBS) conferences.

Christian Education

Our aim is to transform Christian education and worldview development by improving several Christian schools that already exist.

Christian Education

The Christian Education ministry seeks to reach children, one of Niger’s most vulnerable groups, with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Christian School Ministry

Be part of a team! A Christian school in Villarrica is looking to share the good news with Paraguayans through English language and other opportunities.

Church Engagement

Recognising that missions organisations need to re-engage the church, SIM Canada is embarking on a long-term strategy to boost missionary numbers through several objectives.

Church Leadership Training

Many pastors don’t receive any ongoing development for their pastoral abilities, and most of them lack any formal training. Most of the pastors are eager to upgrade their knowledge of theology and through this ministry we help pastors access this education.

Church Leadership Training

Few of the church leaders in Mauritius have advanced biblical training. This ministry provides courses in biblical knowledge and evangelism for pastors and church leaders of various denominations.

Church Leadership Training

Train servant leaders who love the Lord Jesus and who are competent in various ministry skills.

Advance Mission

La movilización de las iglesias de Malawi para el envío de personas hacia el ministerio transcultural, llevando hacia el establecimiento de agencias de envío en Malawi, una de las cuales podría ser el SIM.

AfriGO and Allons-y ! Magazines

AfriGo y Allons-Y son herramientas de comunicación en inglés y francés para alentar el involucramiento y la participación de todas las Iglesias y cristianos de África Occidental.

Americas Leadership & Development Conference

This conference will bring together the SIM directors who serve in Latin America to provide leadership development and training.

Apurímac Church Planting and Discipleship

Under the Christian organization AIDIA, Peruvian believers and SIM missionaries seek to see churches planted and believers discipled into mature Christians in the rural villages of Apurímac. In this region only 8 percent of the villages have an evangelical church.

Asunción Conference Center

The aim of this Conference Center in Asunción is to provide a place where rural SIM missionaries may stay and rest when in the capital city.

Biblical Literature

La creación o traducción e impresión y fabricación disponible de literatura bíblica en el norte de Mozambique.

Bingham Academy

Este ministerio provee educación cristiana de calidad para los hijos de los misioneros y de otros que buscan tener un impacto del reino en Etiopía.

Branding and Marketing Initiative

Our goal for this initiative is that SIM would have a much higher profile within the US evangelical community so that our inquiries for service and ultimately new applicants would increase significantly.

Building Peace & Reconciliation

BRiCC is a community centre in central Jos that aims to build peace and reconciliation through relationships.

Centro Evangélico de Medicina do Lubango Women's Health Centre

The intent of Centro Evangélico de Medicina do Lubango (CEML) is to build and equip a Women’s Health Centre on the hospital site.

Children’s Outreach & Discipleship

Our aim is to express Christ’s love and compassion to children and youth who live and die without Him.

Christian Camping Ministry

This project will enable the SIM Paraguay camping ministries to expand. It will better train counselors and leaders, to realize more effective camps through use of a property that is designed to house larger numbers of people for family camps or larger summer camps.

Christian Conferences Held in Namibia

La meta de este ministerio es proveer herramientas de enseñanza y materiales a 1,400 obreros cristianos en Namibia y proveer enseñanza bíblica en las ocho diferentes a conferencias sobre el Conjunto de Libros para Pastores (PBS).

Christian Education

Our aim is to transform Christian education and worldview development by improving several Christian schools that already exist.

Christian Education

El ministerio de educación cristiana busca alcanzar a los niños, uno de los grupos más vulnerables, con las buenas nuevas de Jesucristo.

Christian School Ministry

Be part of a team! A Christian school in Villarrica is looking to share the good news with Paraguayans through English language and other opportunities.

Church Engagement

Reconocer que las organizaciones misioneras necesitan re-comprometer a la iglesia, el SIM de Canadá está embarcándose en una estrategia a largo plazo para impulsar los números de misioneros por medio de varios objetivos par alas Iglesias que actualmente tienen relaciones con misioneros del SIM.

Church Leadership Training

Muchos pastores no reciben ningún desarrollo continuo para sus capacidades personales, y la mayoría de ellos carece de entrenamiento formal. La mayoría de pastores están ansiosos de mejorar sus conocimientos de teología y por medio de este ministerio ayudamos a los pastores a tener acceso a la educación.

Church Leadership Training

Few of the church leaders in Mauritius have advanced biblical training. This ministry provides courses in biblical knowledge and evangelism for pastors and church leaders of various denominations.

Church Leadership Training

Train servant leaders who love the Lord Jesus and who are competent in various ministry skills.

Communities where He is least known

The Soninke

Three-quarters of the Soninke in Côte d'Ivoire practice their traditional ethnic religion. They are primarily animists, who believe that a spirit or force resides in every animate and inanimate object. They live in fear of evil spirits and constantly strive to appease them. The remaining one-quarter of the Soninke are Sunni Muslims, following the teachings of Mohammed. They faithfully adhere to the five essential "pillars," or duties, of Islam. These include affirming that "there is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet," praying five times a day while facing Mecca, giving alms generously, fasting during the month of Ramadan, and making at least one pilgrimage to Mecca, if possible.

The Soninke live primarily along the northern border of Côte d'Ivoire, as well as in Mali and Burkina Faso. Among all the Soninke in Côte d'Ivoire are only a few known Christians. Those who follow Jesus are severely persecuted; therefore, evangelising is extremely difficult. Most Soninke have not yet heard a clear presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ask the Lord to send forth laborers into Côte d'Ivoire to share Christ with the Soninke.

Prayers

1

Pray for the leaders of the WAO board and the local leadership. 

2

Pray for WAO missionaries serving the Lord to have adequate resources to continue with their ministries.

3

Pray for the Lord to call missionaries from West Africa who will have an impact on the world for Him.

4

Pray for God to provide mentors for our candidates going through the training process, and also for our active missionaries.

5

Pray for mobiliser teams to find creative ways to mobilise the Church in West Africa to support missionaries in prayer and with finances.

6

Pray for personnel for the many administrative tasks in the office.


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Demonstrating The Father’s Love To The Fatherless

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Gospel Hope Transforms Lives of Addicted Couple

Our partners in Mongolia are doing some astonishing gospel work among people with addictions, helping them out of their dependencies and into a living relationship with Jesus Christ. This is a first-person account of how one woman's life has been transformed.

Prabhouti’s Wedding

Traditionally, Prabhouti should have married years ago. Girls in her village are married early – sometimes as young as twelve years old – just like their mothers were before them.

Mustafa's Miracle

Through an incredible encounter of God’s power over witchcraft, Mustafa became a believer--and his friend Nabi made plans to kill him.

With God's Help, Kumari is Standing Against Giants in South Asia

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Choosing School

Ashish’s father is a farmer, as was his grandfather, and their grandfathers before that. Even as farming becomes less likely to sustain a family, Ashish and his parents planned on him becoming a farmer, too.

Blind Manglo has a vision for the future

In our finite existence and brokenness, we continue to find hope and meaning in a God of infinite hope. Manglo may not yet know Jesus as her Lord and Saviour, but the door to salvation has been opened.

Youth ministry San Francisco

Building bridges in the community through teamwork and a labor of love

"They called us insane!"

The harvest is ripe in the rural area of Loja province. Read more about a couple in a small village finding freedom in Christ and about the challenges they face in their community.

Where the sun doesn't shine - video

SIM Bolivia reaches out to the miners of Potosí and dreams of them going in the mines singing praises to the Lord.

The need for discipleship

Discipleship is vital for new believers and their personal growth in Christ. A missionary shares her experience.

Evaluating risk and caring for missionaries

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What if God calls you to be an architect?

Our professional callings are pre-ordained to be spheres of service to God.

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Peruvians learn about clean water and the Living Water

Life-threatening diseases are being tackled by a unique partnership between a water engineer, a dentist, a nurse and an evangelist in remote parts of Peru.

Loving the oppressor (and not only the oppressed)

The Bible talks about loving the oppressed – the widows and orphans, those who have suffered and have been treated unjustly. But what about loving the oppressors, the ones who have sinned against others? In Myanmar, the Bamar majority people are seen as oppressors and the perpetrators of some of the worst violations to human rights. These are the people Sandra and Tim want to share Jesus with.

Hindu Prayer Booklet

As many Hindus celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, many Christians will be praying that the True Light will be made known amongst them.

Stories from this Country

How One Young Refugee Encountered Christ

My father’s urgent nudging woke me from a deep sleep: “Get up! Get up! We’ve got to go,” he said and, with that, we set off in our truck in the blackest night.

Your skills: Tools in God's hands

Four short stories describe how missionaries are using their God-given skills in their ministries.

Demonstrating The Father’s Love To The Fatherless

An AIDS and HIV orphan finds hope in Christ through an SIM ministry

Going To Stay: Demystifying the Life of Missionary Mothers

Are are stay-at-home "missionary moms" really “missionaries”? Does their sometimes exhausting work on behalf of their families negate their role in building the Kingdom of God?

Gospel Hope Transforms Lives of Addicted Couple

Our partners in Mongolia are doing some astonishing gospel work among people with addictions, helping them out of their dependencies and into a living relationship with Jesus Christ. This is a first-person account of how one woman's life has been transformed.

Prabhouti’s Wedding

Traditionally, Prabhouti should have married years ago. Girls in her village are married early – sometimes as young as twelve years old – just like their mothers were before them.

Mustafa's Miracle

Through an incredible encounter of God’s power over witchcraft, Mustafa became a believer--and his friend Nabi made plans to kill him.

With God's Help, Kumari is Standing Against Giants in South Asia

SIM ministries are helping women caught in the sex trade stand up against crime and find hope

Choosing School

Ashish’s father is a farmer, as was his grandfather, and their grandfathers before that. Even as farming becomes less likely to sustain a family, Ashish and his parents planned on him becoming a farmer, too.

Blind Manglo has a vision for the future

In our finite existence and brokenness, we continue to find hope and meaning in a God of infinite hope. Manglo may not yet know Jesus as her Lord and Saviour, but the door to salvation has been opened.

Youth ministry San Francisco

Building bridges in the community through teamwork and a labor of love

"They called us insane!"

La cosecha está lista en el área rural de la provincia de Loja. Lea más sobre una pareja en un pueblo pequeño que encuentra libertad en Cristo y sobre los desafíos que enfrentan en su comunidad.

Where the sun doesn't shine - video

SIM Bolivia reaches out to the miners of Potosí and dreams of them going in the mines singing praises to the Lord.

The need for discipleship

El discipulado es esencial para los nuevos creyentes y su crecimiento personal en Cristo. Una misionera comparte su experiencia.

Evaluating risk and caring for missionaries

Risk is part of life, whether we stay home or become a missionary. And yet the parts of the world where Christ remains unknown are mostly the more dangerous ones.

What if God calls you to be an architect?

Our professional callings are pre-ordained to be spheres of service to God.

Skills for worship

Are we made simply for our own enjoyment or for something greater? Are our skills only for sale, or are they for worship?

Peruvians learn about clean water and the Living Water

Life-threatening diseases are being tackled by a unique partnership between a water engineer, a dentist, a nurse and an evangelist in remote parts of Peru.

Loving the oppressor (and not only the oppressed)

The Bible talks about loving the oppressed – the widows and orphans, those who have suffered and have been treated unjustly. But what about loving the oppressors, the ones who have sinned against others? In Myanmar, the Bamar majority people are seen as oppressors and the perpetrators of some of the worst violations to human rights. These are the people Sandra and Tim want to share Jesus with.

Hindu Prayer Booklet

As many Hindus celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights, many Christians will be praying that the True Light will be made known amongst them.