Senegal

Compelled by God’s great love and empowered by the Holy Spirit:

  • we cross barriers to proclaim Christ, living out the gospel among those who live and die without Him.
  • we disciple people into biblically healthy churches through diverse ministries.
  • we work together with churches to fulfil God’s mission across cultures locally and globally.

Strategic focus

We desire to see Wolof Bible studies, fellowships and churches established where Muslims would feel culturally comfortable. We believe that reaching the Wolof and Wolof speakers is an important step in seeing all communities in Senegal come to Jesus, believing that their spiritual influence would extend country-wide.

Senegal

Compelled by God’s great love and empowered by the Holy Spirit:

  • we cross barriers to proclaim Christ, living out the gospel among those who live and die without Him.
  • we disciple people into biblically healthy churches through diverse ministries.
  • we work together with churches to fulfil God’s mission across cultures locally and globally.

Strategic focus

We desire to see Wolof Bible studies, fellowships and churches established where Muslims would feel culturally comfortable. We believe that reaching the Wolof and Wolof speakers is an important step in seeing all communities in Senegal come to Jesus, believing that their spiritual influence would extend country-wide.

Come and Serve

Administration

A well-administered field enables long-term missionaries to reach the least reached.

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.

Administration

A well-administered field enables long-term missionaries to reach the least reached.

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.

Communities where He is least known

The Wolof

Our team is committed to learning the Wolof language and culture, and to demonstrating that it is possible to remain culturally Wolof and still follow Jesus. The Wolof are the largest and most influential people group in Senegal. With fewer than 200 believers scattered among the five million Wolof in the country, most still think of Christianity as a foreigner's religion. Those who do show an interest in Christianity experience intense family and social pressure to remain in Islam.

Readers of Arabic Script

The majority of students here attend Koranic schools, where Arabic script is taught. Yet, until recently, the Wolof New Testament was only available in Roman script (our traditional abc's.). Our team has partnered with another mission to publish Genesis, Exodus, Psalms, Luke, and Acts in Wolof, using Arabic script (called Wolofal). In the region of Kaffrine, surveys show that 70% of the men will be able to read these Wolofal Scriptures, as opposed to only 30% who can read the Roman Wolof Scriptures.

University Students

Many university students are enthusiastic about learning to speak English. Both our Dakar and Thiès teams have responded and are teaching high-quality English classes. This is a practical help to the students and also opens doors for relationships and conversations about culture, faith, and everything under the sun!  

Prayers

1

Pray for many Wolof to hear or read God's Word and put their faith in Christ.

2

Pray for the teachers on our team to teach not only the course material but also biblical truth.

3

Pray for wisdom for each leader, and God's blessing on each ministry, that all will be done with love and bring Him glory.


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.

Connecting Little By Little

Building relationships in a religious community of Loja Province of Ecuador can be challenging, but God connects His workers with those He is seeking out!

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!"

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

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.

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.

Connecting Little By Little

Formando relaciones en una comunidad religiosa de la provincia de Loja puede ser un reto. ¡Pero Dios conecta Su pueblo con aquellos que Él está buscando!

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.