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You’re never late to God’s mission

At an age when most workers are celebrating many years on the field and well established in ministry, Cindylou Barclay was just being introduced to Christianity. Read her testimony of how God uses people to fulfil his mission outside of traditional timelines.

I can hear you

Addis, Yohannes, and Joseph lost their hearing during childhood. When they moved to Addis Adaba for better opportunities, they found it difficult to gain employment, as many in the Deaf community do. But that's when they encountered the water project "Minch," where SIM workers serve.

United for youth ministry as the Body of Christ

God is teaching youth ministry team El Sendero to work together to reach young people as the body of Christ, despite their diverse strategies. Find out how this wake up call came during a holiday gathering.

Support those in need in the Ukraine crisis

In light of war in Ukraine, we've gathered a list of like-minded organisations that are assisting those in need in the country and refugees in nearby countries.

Three cyclones leave Madagascar suffering

On the heels of a prolonged drought, Madagascar has now been accosted by three cyclones within a month’s time. Working with partners, our SIM team in the area is acting to distribute aid to, visit with, and pray for the survivors.

An unlikely brotherhood

Nadeem, who could've been justified in disliking a Christian family, instead tried to befriend them. And praise God ⁠— this led to him becoming family.

Care reaches Malawi camps of Cyclone Ana survivors

In late January, Cyclone Ana devasted southern Malawi and left approximately 90 relief camps throughout the region. SIM is working with partners to care for survivors who’ve long been battered by disaster.

Back to Brazil

Daniel and Isabete left the workforce and after decades away have returned to their home country of Brazil as mission workers. Read about their "second career" investing in both the local church and global ministry.

Equipping nomadic believers

A training centre for a nomadic group in West Africa was started to help believers develop skills to teach and mentor their own people. Hear the story of two brothers who came to know Christ and have gained a deeper understanding of God's Word at the centre.

Broken vessels witnessing God’s work

We can think missions is making Christ attractive by the excellence of our work. But what happens when our brokenness becomes apparent? A former missionary surgeon suddenly found himself in this scenario when he could no longer operate.

Uruguay immigrants are putting down New Roots

Uruguay has a large immigrant population, and students from the vocational programme at the Biblical Seminary of Uruguay, a partner of SIM, realised many foreigners were finding it difficult to adjust to their new home. New Roots ministry was formed to assist these newcomers!

Flying hope and healing with SIMAIR

Across West Africa, SIMAIR serves remote communities with medicines, safe transport and the gospel message.

Learning the whole Bible to take the gospel around the world

Moore College Latin America (MOCLAM), a new ministry initiative of SIM Ecuador’s Words of Hope ministry, is equipping people to explain how the entire Bible points to Jesus and God’s redemptive plan.

Welcome to Lebanon

As one blow after another assails this nation, the phrase above often carries the meaning: “There’s been another problem. This is life here, what did you expect? ” When Miriam* arrived in September to teach at a big Christian school near the capital, she learned many things fast.

SIM summarizes core values centred on biblical truth

SIM leadership worked on a new summary of our core values in 2022. In the summary, that commitment to biblical truth remains central.

Meeting Christ on campus: international student ministry

International study can feel isolated and present difficulties living in the new culture. SIM’s Engaging the University ministry reaches out in love to cross cultural barriers and make international students feel at home.

Caring for children at risk

In West Africa, SIMaid is partnering with Caring for Kids to cure and prevent malnutrition in children.

Ethiopia: shining the Christ-light

Internal conflict in Ethiopia has raged on for a year, with conflict extended past the north to two neighbouring regions. Our team met to pray and sing "The Servant Song," which has articulated their hope in holding out the Christ-light for the country.

Memories of Christmas where it all began

SIM worker Kate, serving in the Middle East, shares some Christmas memories of her ministry in regions where Christ was born and the church was founded.

Rescue centre teens pursue recovery in person

God opened the door for trauma healing ministry to take place face to face in southern Ecuador after a year and a half of pandemic regulations and virtual meetings. This workshop offered 15 people at a rescue centre for sexually abused teens the opportunity to seek healing in Jesus.

SIM Stories

You’re never late to God’s mission

At an age when most workers are celebrating many years on the field and well established in ministry, Cindylou Barclay was just being introduced to Christianity. Read her testimony of how God uses people to fulfil his mission outside of traditional timelines.

I can hear you

Addis, Yohannes, and Joseph lost their hearing during childhood. When they moved to Addis Adaba for better opportunities, they found it difficult to gain employment, as many in the Deaf community do. But that's when they encountered the water project "Minch," where SIM workers serve.

United for youth ministry as the Body of Christ

God is teaching youth ministry team El Sendero to work together to reach young people as the body of Christ, despite their diverse strategies. Find out how this wake up call came during a holiday gathering.

Support those in need in the Ukraine crisis

In light of war in Ukraine, we've gathered a list of like-minded organisations that are assisting those in need in the country and refugees in nearby countries.

Three cyclones leave Madagascar suffering

On the heels of a prolonged drought, Madagascar has now been accosted by three cyclones within a month’s time. Working with partners, our SIM team in the area is acting to distribute aid to, visit with, and pray for the survivors.

An unlikely brotherhood

Nadeem, who could've been justified in disliking a Christian family, instead tried to befriend them. And praise God ⁠— this led to him becoming family.

Care reaches Malawi camps of Cyclone Ana survivors

In late January, Cyclone Ana devasted southern Malawi and left approximately 90 relief camps throughout the region. SIM is working with partners to care for survivors who’ve long been battered by disaster.

Back to Brazil

Daniel and Isabete left the workforce and after decades away have returned to their home country of Brazil as mission workers. Read about their "second career" investing in both the local church and global ministry.

Equipping nomadic believers

A training centre for a nomadic group in West Africa was started to help believers develop skills to teach and mentor their own people. Hear the story of two brothers who came to know Christ and have gained a deeper understanding of God's Word at the centre.

Broken vessels witnessing God’s work

We can think missions is making Christ attractive by the excellence of our work. But what happens when our brokenness becomes apparent? A former missionary surgeon suddenly found himself in this scenario when he could no longer operate.

Uruguay immigrants are putting down New Roots

Uruguay has a large immigrant population, and students from the vocational programme at the Biblical Seminary of Uruguay, a partner of SIM, realised many foreigners were finding it difficult to adjust to their new home. New Roots ministry was formed to assist these newcomers!

Flying hope and healing with SIMAIR

Across West Africa, SIMAIR serves remote communities with medicines, safe transport and the gospel message.

Learning the whole Bible to take the gospel around the world

Moore College Latin America (MOCLAM), a new ministry initiative of SIM Ecuador’s Words of Hope ministry, is equipping people to explain how the entire Bible points to Jesus and God’s redemptive plan.

Welcome to Lebanon

As one blow after another assails this nation, the phrase above often carries the meaning: “There’s been another problem. This is life here, what did you expect? ” When Miriam* arrived in September to teach at a big Christian school near the capital, she learned many things fast.

SIM summarizes core values centred on biblical truth

SIM leadership worked on a new summary of our core values in 2022. In the summary, that commitment to biblical truth remains central.

Meeting Christ on campus: international student ministry

International study can feel isolated and present difficulties living in the new culture. SIM’s Engaging the University ministry reaches out in love to cross cultural barriers and make international students feel at home.

Caring for children at risk

In West Africa, SIMaid is partnering with Caring for Kids to cure and prevent malnutrition in children.

Ethiopia: shining the Christ-light

Internal conflict in Ethiopia has raged on for a year, with conflict extended past the north to two neighbouring regions. Our team met to pray and sing "The Servant Song," which has articulated their hope in holding out the Christ-light for the country.

Memories of Christmas where it all began

SIM worker Kate, serving in the Middle East, shares some Christmas memories of her ministry in regions where Christ was born and the church was founded.

Rescue centre teens pursue recovery in person

God opened the door for trauma healing ministry to take place face to face in southern Ecuador after a year and a half of pandemic regulations and virtual meetings. This workshop offered 15 people at a rescue centre for sexually abused teens the opportunity to seek healing in Jesus.