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Come fly with me

Ever wonder what it’s like to travel into rural South Sudan with SIM? Let Tohru Inoue take you there.

‘Why did you leave New Zealand?’

When their neighbours ask, “Why did you leave New Zealand to work in our land?” Ben and Aislinn* reply with the truth: “Because we care about this country and love its people.”

Repurposing: Working smarter not harder

For +10 years, the VAMOS magazine has been a resource in Latin America for missions teachers, but in recent years SIM Latinoamerica has offered more material, classes, and adaptations. Read what the team has learned about getting the most from content.

Security becomes a ministry

In Pakistan, Christian security guards are opening up new opportunities in ministry for SIM.

Relief distribution leads to church plant

A church plant has grown from SIM South Africa’s distribution of food parcels, Christian literature and sanitary supplies to widows, abused women and orphans during the COVID-19 lockdown.

COVID-19: SIM Kenya helping the church

The SIM Kenya team has led a multi-pronged response to COVID-19, a once-in-a-generation issue. They reach out through virtual trainings to not only churches, but also radio and television, health associations, the inter-religious council, and many other avenues.

Still sharing hope with refugees

Five years ago, SIM UK launched HowWillTheyHear to share the gospel with refugees and migrants as more than a million crossed into Europe and safer parts of the Middle East to escape conflict and poverty.

Online courses mobilise mission workers in Latin America

A month before COVID-19 hit, leaders of the “Let’s Mobilize His Church” project had already planned and recorded their first online mobilisation course in Spanish. Production sped up, as interest grew during the pandemic. Read about their progress and ministry.

Don't look down on Timothy

Theological Education by Extension equips pastors with training on the road and in remote areas throughout South Sudan. Read how it's helped non-traditional students like Timothy overcome odds to learn how to handle scripture.

One click away

Many people use Google to find answers to everyday questions or even to make major decisions. An internet search can also lead people into cross-cultural ministry.

God in the tree

When Moses was chasing a wayward sheep, the burning bush bathed in light caught his eye and he met God. Read Dennis' own encounter with the light of the world.

The Taits serve Papua New Guinea

After a total of 11 years’ mission work in Papua New Guinea, Jill and Phil have seen God do "abundantly more than [they] expected.”

‘Strengthened through diversity’ in the SIM global family

SIM International Director Joshua Bogunjoko reflects on our value of diversity in teams and what that means for our perceptions and perspectives.

Galmi Hospital in need of director

SIM Niger’s Galmi Hospital is eagerly searching for a new director to complement their medical staff and ministry.

A year in the life of a Faithful Witness family

Nigerians Umar and Lebechi have now spent a whole year as gospel pioneers in West Africa with Faithful Witness. Hear about their journey to share Christ where he is least known.

God’s Word united my family

After losing her job during the pandemic, Tanya connected with an SIM-partnered church plant in Loja, Ecuador, and saw her family become united in Bible study. Read her testimony.

The guiding star

God guided SIM worker Angelica to a conversation about the stars with one Muslim colleague, so she could speak about the Christ Child and those who came to worship him through a star sighting.

I can’t preach but hand me a wrench

Most come out to South Sudan with the focus of mending broken bodies or guiding hurting hearts. Precious few have the desire to tinker or see how things work. But we need technically-minded mission workers.

Rice for 4,800

In the aftermath of many disasters, God provided powerfully for the hungry through a surprise donor to SIM Niger.

Partners in media ministry

A couple serving in Kenya helped refugee churches produce more than 100 sermons in five different languages.

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Come fly with me

Ever wonder what it’s like to travel into rural South Sudan with SIM? Let Tohru Inoue take you there.

‘Why did you leave New Zealand?’

When their neighbours ask, “Why did you leave New Zealand to work in our land?” Ben and Aislinn* reply with the truth: “Because we care about this country and love its people.”

Repurposing: Working smarter not harder

For +10 years, the VAMOS magazine has been a resource in Latin America for missions teachers, but in recent years SIM Latinoamerica has offered more material, classes, and adaptations. Read what the team has learned about getting the most from content.

Security becomes a ministry

In Pakistan, Christian security guards are opening up new opportunities in ministry for SIM.

Relief distribution leads to church plant

A church plant has grown from SIM South Africa’s distribution of food parcels, Christian literature and sanitary supplies to widows, abused women and orphans during the COVID-19 lockdown.

COVID-19: SIM Kenya helping the church

The SIM Kenya team has led a multi-pronged response to COVID-19, a once-in-a-generation issue. They reach out through virtual trainings to not only churches, but also radio and television, health associations, the inter-religious council, and many other avenues.

Still sharing hope with refugees

Five years ago, SIM UK launched HowWillTheyHear to share the gospel with refugees and migrants as more than a million crossed into Europe and safer parts of the Middle East to escape conflict and poverty.

Online courses mobilise mission workers in Latin America

A month before COVID-19 hit, leaders of the “Let’s Mobilize His Church” project had already planned and recorded their first online mobilisation course in Spanish. Production sped up, as interest grew during the pandemic. Read about their progress and ministry.

Don't look down on Timothy

Theological Education by Extension equips pastors with training on the road and in remote areas throughout South Sudan. Read how it's helped non-traditional students like Timothy overcome odds to learn how to handle scripture.

One click away

Many people use Google to find answers to everyday questions or even to make major decisions. An internet search can also lead people into cross-cultural ministry.

God in the tree

When Moses was chasing a wayward sheep, the burning bush bathed in light caught his eye and he met God. Read Dennis' own encounter with the light of the world.

The Taits serve Papua New Guinea

After a total of 11 years’ mission work in Papua New Guinea, Jill and Phil have seen God do "abundantly more than [they] expected.”

‘Strengthened through diversity’ in the SIM global family

SIM International Director Joshua Bogunjoko reflects on our value of diversity in teams and what that means for our perceptions and perspectives.

Galmi Hospital in need of director

SIM Niger’s Galmi Hospital is eagerly searching for a new director to complement their medical staff and ministry.

A year in the life of a Faithful Witness family

Nigerians Umar and Lebechi have now spent a whole year as gospel pioneers in West Africa with Faithful Witness. Hear about their journey to share Christ where he is least known.

God’s Word united my family

After losing her job during the pandemic, Tanya connected with an SIM-partnered church plant in Loja, Ecuador, and saw her family become united in Bible study. Read her testimony.

The guiding star

God guided SIM worker Angelica to a conversation about the stars with one Muslim colleague, so she could speak about the Christ Child and those who came to worship him through a star sighting.

I can’t preach but hand me a wrench

Most come out to South Sudan with the focus of mending broken bodies or guiding hurting hearts. Precious few have the desire to tinker or see how things work. But we need technically-minded mission workers.

Rice for 4,800

In the aftermath of many disasters, God provided powerfully for the hungry through a surprise donor to SIM Niger.

Partners in media ministry

A couple serving in Kenya helped refugee churches produce more than 100 sermons in five different languages.