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Hidden abilities

Shame culture in northern Ethiopia means many children with physical disability are hidden at home. Since 2014, the SIM team at Hidden Abilities has been showing families another way, welcoming them and giving them the expert care their children need.

Mek'ele Youth Centre: Home of opportunity

In 2021, the Mek'ele Youth Centre celebrates twenty years. We look back at how thousands of children, many of whom have come to know ‘MYC' as a second home, have been impacted

SIM Ethiopia 5F Agriculture Project

The 5F's agriculture project is located in the Awi region of Northern Ethiopia. Central to the Awi people is the Awi language, agriculture works, and the Orthodox religion.

God intended it for good

Sometimes, just sometimes, God can bring us through severe hardship and into a great position to impact the lives of others. This first of two parts shares the story of how many families afflicted by poverty in Kibera, Kenya, are finding life-changing support from one of their own. Their own 'Joseph'.

The saving of many lives

Long term support of a vulnerable child needs to consider the whole family. In the second of two parts, we take a look at how the Drug Fighters and SIM Kenya Children at Risk teams are partnering to help both children and parents.

Sports Friends Ethiopia Summer Camp 2019

Sports Friends works throughout the year equipping churches to make disciples of Jesus Christ among thousands of young people, their families and their communities. Camp is the icing on the cake for this ministry and you can be a part of it.

Long awaited fruit: The Kafa Bible

The Kafa Bible was dedicated in Bonga, Ethiopia, earlier this year! Read about this labour of love spanning more than 40 years and including a throng of persevering translators.

When God intervenes

SIM missionary Nikali first thought “What will happen to the ministry?” when the pandemic hit the Philippines. But God enabled it to move forward in ways that exceeded understanding.

“Nothing I would rather do”

For Geoffrey, serving in cross-cultural mission is not limited to geography. He feels the burden to preach the good news, which is why he'll be leaving Kenya to minister in the UK.

Oussie heals at SIM’s Alafia Clinic

Oussie* was ill and suffering from malnutrition when she began coming to Alafia clinic at age three. Now, at thirteen, she is a different person with a sense of belonging and care.

Mission dentist honoured in UK

Simon Stretton-Downes, serving long term in Liberia, has been honoured in the UK for dentistry services in Liberia.

Linking arms in Thailand

Chiang Mai and Ayutthaya occupy opposite ends of Thailand, but they are strung together by a common thread: SIM's Hope for Life Thailand. Now the Faithful Witness initiative is being introduced to the region and joining in their transforming work.

Seeing God’s glory in business

Kibir. It’s the Amharic word for glory. An SIM ministry by the same name is aiming to see the Ethiopian marketplace redeemed. They want to see businesses reflecting God’s kibir.

Volunteers develop online system to feed thousands

A newly developed website helped a SIM team feed hungry families in their city each week in a deadly COVID-19 hotspot: Peru.

Introverts wanted: There’s a place for you in church planting

Are you an introvert considering missions? We've got good news: you're not alone and you don’t have to be up front to serve Jesus in a church plant.

English conversation club connects with non-believers

Participants of El Sendero’s English conversation club REFF (Reflection, English, Friends and Fun), have found that, although it has been a different year, it has still been a beautiful one, as they use language to connect with non-believers.

A voice carried on the wind

Social media does not come naturally to Ato Tenkir. But radio ministry does. After 24 years in Ethiopian radio, he wants to add this new method to his media ministry toolkit and reach the new generation.

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 camps nearby.

Physiotherapist Kara prepares for lift-off

Although COVID-19 was a major roadblock to her plans, new mission worker and physiotherapist Kara never stopped trusting in God’s perfect timing.

Jean announces the good news on air

Jean believes radio and mass media are phenomenal means to reach those who would otherwise not hear the gospel or meet a Christian.

SIM Stories

Hidden abilities

Shame culture in northern Ethiopia means many children with physical disability are hidden at home. Since 2014, the SIM team at Hidden Abilities has been showing families another way, welcoming them and giving them the expert care their children need.

Mek'ele Youth Centre: Home of opportunity

In 2021, the Mek'ele Youth Centre celebrates twenty years. We look back at how thousands of children, many of whom have come to know ‘MYC' as a second home, have been impacted

SIM Ethiopia 5F Agriculture Project

The 5F's agriculture project is located in the Awi region of Northern Ethiopia. Central to the Awi people is the Awi language, agriculture works, and the Orthodox religion.

God intended it for good

Sometimes, just sometimes, God can bring us through severe hardship and into a great position to impact the lives of others. This first of two parts shares the story of how many families afflicted by poverty in Kibera, Kenya, are finding life-changing support from one of their own. Their own 'Joseph'.

The saving of many lives

Long term support of a vulnerable child needs to consider the whole family. In the second of two parts, we take a look at how the Drug Fighters and SIM Kenya Children at Risk teams are partnering to help both children and parents.

Sports Friends Ethiopia Summer Camp 2019

Sports Friends works throughout the year equipping churches to make disciples of Jesus Christ among thousands of young people, their families and their communities. Camp is the icing on the cake for this ministry and you can be a part of it.

Long awaited fruit: The Kafa Bible

The Kafa Bible was dedicated in Bonga, Ethiopia, earlier this year! Read about this labour of love spanning more than 40 years and including a throng of persevering translators.

When God intervenes

SIM missionary Nikali first thought “What will happen to the ministry?” when the pandemic hit the Philippines. But God enabled it to move forward in ways that exceeded understanding.

“Nothing I would rather do”

For Geoffrey, serving in cross-cultural mission is not limited to geography. He feels the burden to preach the good news, which is why he'll be leaving Kenya to minister in the UK.

Oussie heals at SIM’s Alafia Clinic

Oussie* was ill and suffering from malnutrition when she began coming to Alafia clinic at age three. Now, at thirteen, she is a different person with a sense of belonging and care.

Mission dentist honoured in UK

Simon Stretton-Downes, serving long term in Liberia, has been honoured in the UK for dentistry services in Liberia.

Linking arms in Thailand

Chiang Mai and Ayutthaya occupy opposite ends of Thailand, but they are strung together by a common thread: SIM's Hope for Life Thailand. Now the Faithful Witness initiative is being introduced to the region and joining in their transforming work.

Seeing God’s glory in business

Kibir. It’s the Amharic word for glory. An SIM ministry by the same name is aiming to see the Ethiopian marketplace redeemed. They want to see businesses reflecting God’s kibir.

Volunteers develop online system to feed thousands

A newly developed website helped a SIM team feed hungry families in their city each week in a deadly COVID-19 hotspot: Peru.

Introverts wanted: There’s a place for you in church planting

Are you an introvert considering missions? We've got good news: you're not alone and you don’t have to be up front to serve Jesus in a church plant.

English conversation club connects with non-believers

Participants of El Sendero’s English conversation club REFF (Reflection, English, Friends and Fun), have found that, although it has been a different year, it has still been a beautiful one, as they use language to connect with non-believers.

A voice carried on the wind

Social media does not come naturally to Ato Tenkir. But radio ministry does. After 24 years in Ethiopian radio, he wants to add this new method to his media ministry toolkit and reach the new generation.

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 camps nearby.

Physiotherapist Kara prepares for lift-off

Although COVID-19 was a major roadblock to her plans, new mission worker and physiotherapist Kara never stopped trusting in God’s perfect timing.

Jean announces the good news on air

Jean believes radio and mass media are phenomenal means to reach those who would otherwise not hear the gospel or meet a Christian.