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Seeds bearing fruit in the Sahel

Over many decades, SIM workers serving with the ‘Sowing Seeds’ project have transformed communities in the Sahel. One of them, Tony Rinaudo, shares his story with us.

'Finishing' well

Stephen and Heather are using their skills for mission at an age when many might be thinking of retiring. Discover their story.

Lives light up through windows like you and me

As we think about the impact of HIV in our world, Windows of Hope in Zimbabwe gives us a picture of how lives can change and how we can be involved in changing them.

Testing and care change futures like Yetunde's*

Spring of Life Centre, based at ECWA hospital in Egbe Nigeria, is changing people's futures through services geared to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Read Yetunde's* story to find out more.

Jewel shines with Shalom’s care

When Ratna, still a young girl, discovered she was HIV positive she thought her life no longer had any value. With care from SIM and Hope fo Life's partners 'Shalom', she began to shine again.

New videos tell story of hope

To celebrate their tenth anniversary, Hope for Life in Thailand have commissioned a series of videos documenting how God changed the nature of HIV care as they ministered His love. Read and watch their incredible story.

Equalise : World AIDS Day, 2022

This year we, are urged to ‘Equalise’– to deal with the inequalities that are hindering progress towards ending AIDS. For more than 20 years, across 12 countries, SIM's Hope for Life projects have been seeking to do just that.

From thief to coach

Read how Sports Friends' gospel ministry in Malawi helped change Chinkwita's life from thieving and terrorising to teaching and evangelising.

Choir hits all the right notes

A key achievement of cross-cultural worker Lawrence Jah’s ministry is launching the first African choir in a church that’s 50% white Scots and 50% from the rest of the world. Now, they are getting ready for Christmas…

Interactive culture kits help kids engage with mission

Discover a brilliant new learning and teaching resource, created and made available for free to help inspire the next generation into mission.

The Father’s heart for mothers in ministry

Cross-cultural work has many challenges, not least helping mothers and children navigate big life changes. How does SIM provide care for families whose calling leads them through unsettled circumstances?

‘Second chance’ pastor on track to see gospel growth

Hearing God's voice on a train led a businessman in the world of organised crime to become a Christian and church leader. Now, he wants to see the transforming grace he experienced touch the lives of others.

Those who cannot read are taught to teach the Bible

Helping unschooled women teach the Bible to kids was the last thing on SIM worker Sharon Samson's mind. But when she saw the need she eagerly used her skills to meet it - even though it took her nine years. Find out about the free-to-use curriculum she developed.

The gospel drop by drop

Deep in the Andes mountains of Peru, water engineer Lizzie White uses her skills to safeguard against waterborne diseases, and show local communities a church that both cares and brings gospel hope.

Christ-centred ministry spreads more and more light

Young Legends began as a bright idea in Cape Town. Now, this sports ministry is growing to shed gospel light across South Africa. Find out how it started, and how SIM is helping to rescue young lives from the shadows of hopelessness.

Will you pray for refugees in Europe?

HowWillTheyHear is a vital SIM partner ministry that reaches out with gospel hope to those who find themselves refugees in Europe. Each October, they ask us all to pray with them for 10 minutes a day, over 14 days. Find out why, and how to join in.

La educación en Ecuador le ha ayudado a Esther a compartir las buenas nuevas

Ser hijo de obreros misioneros conlleva muchos desafíos y alegrías, pero puede ser una vida muy enriquecedora. En esta historia, Esther King le cuenta a la líder del equipo MK de Ecuador, Rachel Wilson, cómo esa infancia ha impactado su vida.

Discipling the next generation for Christ

With 70 per cent of the country's population under the age of 30, Malawi's pastors are eager to be equipped for the task of reaching and helping a generation of young people. A recent event, sponsored by SIM, was set up to do just that.

Flood relief for Pakistan’s Sindh province

As the impact of serious flooding continues to be felt, SIM workers are partnering with others to bring hope and practical help to people who desperately need it. Find out what is happening and how you could get involved.

Ukraine Bible school reopens as war continues

Ministers of the gospel of peace continue to be encouraged and equipped as Odesa Bible College begins a new term.

SIM Stories

Seeds bearing fruit in the Sahel

Over many decades, SIM workers serving with the ‘Sowing Seeds’ project have transformed communities in the Sahel. One of them, Tony Rinaudo, shares his story with us.

'Finishing' well

Stephen and Heather are using their skills for mission at an age when many might be thinking of retiring. Discover their story.

Lives light up through windows like you and me

As we think about the impact of HIV in our world, Windows of Hope in Zimbabwe gives us a picture of how lives can change and how we can be involved in changing them.

Testing and care change futures like Yetunde's*

Spring of Life Centre, based at ECWA hospital in Egbe Nigeria, is changing people's futures through services geared to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. Read Yetunde's* story to find out more.

Jewel shines with Shalom’s care

When Ratna, still a young girl, discovered she was HIV positive she thought her life no longer had any value. With care from SIM and Hope fo Life's partners 'Shalom', she began to shine again.

New videos tell story of hope

To celebrate their tenth anniversary, Hope for Life in Thailand have commissioned a series of videos documenting how God changed the nature of HIV care as they ministered His love. Read and watch their incredible story.

Equalise : World AIDS Day, 2022

This year we, are urged to ‘Equalise’– to deal with the inequalities that are hindering progress towards ending AIDS. For more than 20 years, across 12 countries, SIM's Hope for Life projects have been seeking to do just that.

From thief to coach

Read how Sports Friends' gospel ministry in Malawi helped change Chinkwita's life from thieving and terrorising to teaching and evangelising.

Choir hits all the right notes

A key achievement of cross-cultural worker Lawrence Jah’s ministry is launching the first African choir in a church that’s 50% white Scots and 50% from the rest of the world. Now, they are getting ready for Christmas…

Interactive culture kits help kids engage with mission

Discover a brilliant new learning and teaching resource, created and made available for free to help inspire the next generation into mission.

The Father’s heart for mothers in ministry

Cross-cultural work has many challenges, not least helping mothers and children navigate big life changes. How does SIM provide care for families whose calling leads them through unsettled circumstances?

‘Second chance’ pastor on track to see gospel growth

Hearing God's voice on a train led a businessman in the world of organised crime to become a Christian and church leader. Now, he wants to see the transforming grace he experienced touch the lives of others.

Those who cannot read are taught to teach the Bible

Helping unschooled women teach the Bible to kids was the last thing on SIM worker Sharon Samson's mind. But when she saw the need she eagerly used her skills to meet it - even though it took her nine years. Find out about the free-to-use curriculum she developed.

The gospel drop by drop

Deep in the Andes mountains of Peru, water engineer Lizzie White uses her skills to safeguard against waterborne diseases, and show local communities a church that both cares and brings gospel hope.

Christ-centred ministry spreads more and more light

Young Legends began as a bright idea in Cape Town. Now, this sports ministry is growing to shed gospel light across South Africa. Find out how it started, and how SIM is helping to rescue young lives from the shadows of hopelessness.

Will you pray for refugees in Europe?

HowWillTheyHear is a vital SIM partner ministry that reaches out with gospel hope to those who find themselves refugees in Europe. Each October, they ask us all to pray with them for 10 minutes a day, over 14 days. Find out why, and how to join in.

La educación en Ecuador le ha ayudado a Esther a compartir las buenas nuevas

Ser hijo de obreros misioneros conlleva muchos desafíos y alegrías, pero puede ser una vida muy enriquecedora. En esta historia, Esther King le cuenta a la líder del equipo MK de Ecuador, Rachel Wilson, cómo esa infancia ha impactado su vida.

Discipling the next generation for Christ

With 70 per cent of the country's population under the age of 30, Malawi's pastors are eager to be equipped for the task of reaching and helping a generation of young people. A recent event, sponsored by SIM, was set up to do just that.

Flood relief for Pakistan’s Sindh province

As the impact of serious flooding continues to be felt, SIM workers are partnering with others to bring hope and practical help to people who desperately need it. Find out what is happening and how you could get involved.

Ukraine Bible school reopens as war continues

Ministers of the gospel of peace continue to be encouraged and equipped as Odesa Bible College begins a new term.