Nepal

SIM Nepal exists to glorify God together by partnering with and empowering local churches, organisations, and communities through diverse ministries.

As his followers and life-long students of language and culture, we:

  • Commit to partner with one another, local churches and organisations to promote Nepalis experiencing fullness of life through positive transformation.
  • Seek to humbly represent Him in character, word and action as a multi-ethnic, multi-skilled team, prayerfully serving as He leads in order to glorify Him through (and not limited to): health, education, development, disciple making, training & equipping ministries.
  • Cross barriers to demonstrate his love in communities where He is least known.

Nepal

SIM Nepal exists to glorify God together by partnering with and empowering local churches, organisations, and communities through diverse ministries.

As his followers and life-long students of language and culture, we:

  • Commit to partner with one another, local churches and organisations to promote Nepalis experiencing fullness of life through positive transformation.
  • Seek to humbly represent Him in character, word and action as a multi-ethnic, multi-skilled team, prayerfully serving as He leads in order to glorify Him through (and not limited to): health, education, development, disciple making, training & equipping ministries.
  • Cross barriers to demonstrate his love in communities where He is least known.

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Global Worker Support Fund

Around the world, people are being mobilised into mission from what we call the “emerging church.” Areas of Africa, Latin America, and South Asia that traditionally received mission workers are now raising up and sending out local workers to make disciples of Jesus.

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.

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.

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.

Latinoamericana

This ministry aims to engage Latin American churches to participate in Christ’s mission across cultures. The ministry partners and networks with churches and agencies to mobilise Latin American missionaries into crosscultural ministry to make Christ known and make disciples where he is not known.

Short-Term Exposure Ministry

Our goal is to take pastors, leaders of mission boards and missionary candidates for short-term exploratory trips to different countries where there is a great need for missionaries.

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.

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.

For Freedom

Anti-trafficking and exploitation ministries.

Ministerio Juvenil El Sendero

Alcanzando a los jóvenes entre 15 y 25 años de forma creativa.

Radio Frequence Vie

We envision the entire country of Cote d’Ivoire and beyond being reached with the gospel message through FM radio.

Street Kids

To invite the kids to give their life to Jesus and to disciple them.

Ministerios de Compasión

Iglesias expresando el amor y la compasión de Dios, sirviendo sus comunidades y extendiendo el evangelio a los más vulnerables entre ellos.

Zion Evangelical Bible Schools (ZEBS) Lesotho

Mantener y construir fuertes contactos en el país, específicamente en el distrito de Leribe, donde más de 50 líderes de iglesias Ama-Zioni han expresado un deseo de estudiar la palabra de Dios.

Youth Workers Toolkit

El SIM Kenia está preparando un conjunto de libros de entrenamiento para equipar a los líderes juveniles a través de África Oriental para alcanzar a los jóvenes más efectivamente.

Youth Ministry

Ministry to encourage teenagers to be disciples.

Youth Leader Training

The aim of this project is to train and inspire leaders to see that they are not alone. We desire to increase spiritual unity by offering personal mentoring, advice and training to local youth leaders, helping them start new initiatives, and as they face different challenges in their ministries.

Youth and Childrens Ministries

Para entrenar a los namibios dentro y fuera de las iglesias para alcanzar a los niños y a los jóvenes que están creciendo sin oír las Buenas Nuevas.

Wolofal Transliteration

This project aims to convert the Wolof-Roman-script Bible into Arabic script.

West Africans for Global Missions

The center of gravity for Christianity has shifted to the global south and this requires a paradigm shift in our response. The onus is now on the global south especially Africans to respond to this shift. The West African Office sees this need and has responded accordingly with the project-West Africans for Global Missions. As you read about project 95379, it is our prayer that you will join this 'call'.

Global Worker Support Fund

Around the world, people are being mobilised into mission from what we call the “emerging church.” Areas of Africa, Latin America, and South Asia that traditionally received mission workers are now raising up and sending out local workers to make disciples of Jesus.

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.

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.

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.

Latinoamericana

This ministry aims to engage Latin American churches to participate in Christ’s mission across cultures. The ministry partners and networks with churches and agencies to mobilise Latin American missionaries into crosscultural ministry to make Christ known and make disciples where he is not known.

Short-Term Exposure Ministry

Our goal is to take pastors, leaders of mission boards and missionary candidates for short-term exploratory trips to different countries where there is a great need for missionaries.

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.

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.

For Freedom

Anti-trafficking and exploitation ministries.

Ministerio Juvenil El Sendero

Alcanzando a los jóvenes entre 15 y 25 años de forma creativa.

Radio Frequence Vie

We envision the entire country of Cote d’Ivoire and beyond being reached with the gospel message through FM radio.

Street Kids

To invite the kids to give their life to Jesus and to disciple them.

Ministerios de Compasión

Iglesias expresando el amor y la compasión de Dios, sirviendo sus comunidades y extendiendo el evangelio a los más vulnerables entre ellos.

Zion Evangelical Bible Schools (ZEBS) Lesotho

Mantener y construir fuertes contactos en el país, específicamente en el distrito de Leribe, donde más de 50 líderes de iglesias Ama-Zioni han expresado un deseo de estudiar la palabra de Dios.

Youth Workers Toolkit

El SIM Kenia está preparando un conjunto de libros de entrenamiento para equipar a los líderes juveniles a través de África Oriental para alcanzar a los jóvenes más efectivamente.

Youth Ministry

Ministry to encourage teenagers to be disciples.

Youth Leader Training

The aim of this project is to train and inspire leaders to see that they are not alone. We desire to increase spiritual unity by offering personal mentoring, advice and training to local youth leaders, helping them start new initiatives, and as they face different challenges in their ministries.

Youth and Childrens Ministries

Para entrenar a los namibios dentro y fuera de las iglesias para alcanzar a los niños y a los jóvenes que están creciendo sin oír las Buenas Nuevas.

Wolofal Transliteration

This project aims to convert the Wolof-Roman-script Bible into Arabic script.

West Africans for Global Missions

The center of gravity for Christianity has shifted to the global south and this requires a paradigm shift in our response. The onus is now on the global south especially Africans to respond to this shift. The West African Office sees this need and has responded accordingly with the project-West Africans for Global Missions. As you read about project 95379, it is our prayer that you will join this 'call'.

Communities where Christ is least known

In Nepal, over 80% of people are Hindu, 10% Buddhist, 5% Muslim and 1.4% Christian.

People living in the Terai

The southern plains of Terai are home to more than 50% of the country’s population, with a variety of caste and ethnic backgrounds and languages. Agriculture is the main occupation. Challenges include poverty; ethnic inequalities between gender and caste; disasters (especially earthquakes, floods and fires); health and hygiene issues. Of the nearly one million Muslims living in Nepal, 97% live in the Terai. SIM is reaching out to Nepalis from different backgrounds and ethnicities in the Terai, demonstrating God’s love through a variety of transformative and
empowering ministries.

People living with disabilities

More than half a million people are known to be living with disabilities in Nepal. The actual number is higher, as many are segregated from society due to stigma and shame. The spiritual beliefs of Nepalis have traditionally regarded disability as punishment for bad deeds in a previous life. People with disabilities are often treated as objects of pity; some are neglected
and abandoned.

People with disabilities have more health problems, lower education levels, and higher unemployment. They also experience higher rates of abuse, discrimination and social exclusion.

Through partnerships with other organisations, SIMers are reaching out to those affected by disabilities by providing treatment, rehabilitation, vocational training, advocacy for inclusion and social participation, and psychosocial care and support.

Prayers

1

Pray for work permit/visas; it is not easy to get these documents.

1

Pray for work permit/visas; it is not easy to get these documents.

2

Pray for Christians, as persecution has been increasing.

2

Pray for Christians, as persecution has been increasing.

3

Pray for Muslim people living in the Terai to experience fullness of life in Him.

3

Pray for Muslim people living in the Terai to experience fullness of life in Him.

4

Pray for political stability and safety. 

4

Pray for political stability and safety. 

5

Pray for our various ministries, that Nepalis will be empowered and experience positive transformation.

5

Pray for our various ministries, that Nepalis will be empowered and experience positive transformation.

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"Naomi" is the project manager at Redlight Greenlight. She shares about some of the deep hurt she and the other carers try to support the girls to live with and grow from.

In hope of completeness

Our everyday language so readily offers up boundary lines between worlds known and unknown, moral and immoral. Yet it falls terribly short of expressing the shades and shadows of human experience. Last week we visited several homes that really felt like shades and shadows. I followed Malti di 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 six transgenders under her care.

Sports Friends moves to the megacity

Sports Friends has ministries in many of the far-flung corners of the world; from Peru, to Nigeria to Thailand. The mental scenes that correspond to those places might be something like a dusty plain with children playing football under a tree with wide, spreading branches. Or a field lined with palm trees, young girls avoiding monsoon-season puddles as they practice volleyball. And sure, these picturesque rural settings really are some of the places where Sports Friends works, but what about sports ministry in an urban context, where fields and courts are not in open spaces, but tucked amidst buildings and side streets?

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.

Celebrating Ezra's first graduates

The Ezra Project began in 2015 as the need for stronger church leadership and pastoral skills grew in many rural churches in an Asian country. The aim of the project is to provide church leaders with solid training in biblical teaching and strengthen their spiritual lives so that they can lead their flock with more precision according to the Word of God. Three years after its first modules launched, Ezra was able to celebrate its first batch of graduates!