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Transformed to serve: Peru's prison ministry

While in prison, Laura* became a regular at the English-speaking Bible study for women in Lima, Peru. As a foreigner, she had been lured there by a ‘too good to be true’ offer and trapped far from her family. Yet through the SIM Prison Ministry, Laura found friendship and evidence of God's love.

Lois fights to care for family

Lois*, a 50-year-old widow, has met severe difficulties, but since involvement with SIM’s HIV ministry, God has provided resources to sustain her during COVID and HIV complications.  

COVID increases vulnerabilities for people living with HIV

When Fai* arrived in Thailand as a migrant, she was unwell from HIV. By God’s hand, she connected with the local SIM Hope for Life ministry, through which she got access to treatment. But the COVID-19 restrictions disrupted her medication.

Spring of Life counselling needs funds to persist in HIV ministry

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to financial concerns for Spring of Life counselling centre. While they’ve pressed on in making HIV testing and care accessible in the community, the limited funding has left them unsure of what ministry will look like beyond 2021.  

Pray the Lord will supply our needs

For African mission workers, support raising on the continent can be challenging, even without complications like COVID-19 and interest in international missions. Still, many are giving and going themselves knowing the obstacles.

Fire damages ELWA campus roof and machines

A fire broke out in the ELWA campus powerhouse of SIM Liberia on Friday, Nov 5. The roof suffered the most damage, and thankfully, no one was hurt.

Not ready to retire: the old mission worker in Masai lands

An old man named Elijah from Kenya’s Masai lands has been at missions work since he was about 20. Ever since then, he’s been travelling around his community telling people about his Saviour. And he's still not interested in stopping.

God didn't give up on Joy

CW: child abuse. After the scars of her childhood, Joy found safety and acceptance on a football team. That's where she met Jesus: in the hands and feet of the coaches, in Scriptures tossed in conversation, in study of his Word and through church.

SIM Ecuador missionary kids grow in Christ virtually

The challenges of COVID-19 gave birth to a new support team for SIM Ecuador missionary kids (MKs). The team formed to meet social, mental, and spiritual needs in addition to educational needs when children noticeably grappled with changes.

Will he be proud of me

Following God is hard. Sometimes it’s at odds with our desire to make our family proud. But when we follow, we often get to see people come to faith in Christ. Read the testimony of one person who came to the Middle East and saw the family of God expand.

Faithful in study, fluent in hope

Sometimes the language learning phase for mission workers can seem like a detour. But language coach Candace who serves Faithful Witness teams sees it as a ministry in and of itself.

Giants in the grocery store

Many do not know the full lives SIM retirees have led, especially those who have now passed away. But they continue to inspire as giants of faith.

SIM Doro Clinic team

The diverse team at SIM Doro Clinic serve more than 150,000 people from many different tribes within the local village and refugee camps. In this video the clinic manager talks us through a whistlestop tour of the clinic.

Meet the SIM Doro clinic chaplain

Pastor Bulis is a local pastor who serves as chaplain of the SIM Doro Clinic, South Sudan. In this short video we see how he has the unique opportunity to daily support, teach and pray with patients at the clinic.

Sports Friends VIDEO: Daniel the Shoemaker

At one sports camp in Nigeria, young people had the opportunity to learn vocational skills — such as shoemaking! Daniel’s time at camp not only showed him Christ’s love, but also launched his career as a shoemaker in Jos, Nigeria.

Ingessana people discover the truth about Jesus

The truth could not be hidden from the Ingessana people, as many are turning to Jesus Christ as their saviour, even amidst extreme hardship.

Courageous mission

Despite incredible risks, Michael has been committed to these people who have never heard the gospel.

The nine year secondary education

Four years. That is how long it should have taken. But nine years after starting at Sudan Interior Church (SIC) School, the first students have finally graduated from their secondary school education.

Pastor Quaye sees his listeners

Pastor Sebastian Quaye took up the challenge of visiting the region he broadcasts to in the Grebo language for SIM Liberia’s ELWA Radio. It took nearly four days of round the clock travel by taxi, motorcycle, and on foot to reach Plebo City, Maryland County but every moment was worth it.

God in the everyday

Mercy Kambura, a writer for AfriGO, SIM and AIM's publication mobilising the African church for mission, finds stories in the mundane, exactly where God is working. Hear how her gift furthers the kingdom.

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Transformed to serve: Peru's prison ministry

While in prison, Laura* became a regular at the English-speaking Bible study for women in Lima, Peru. As a foreigner, she had been lured there by a ‘too good to be true’ offer and trapped far from her family. Yet through the SIM Prison Ministry, Laura found friendship and evidence of God's love.

Lois fights to care for family

Lois*, a 50-year-old widow, has met severe difficulties, but since involvement with SIM’s HIV ministry, God has provided resources to sustain her during COVID and HIV complications.  

COVID increases vulnerabilities for people living with HIV

When Fai* arrived in Thailand as a migrant, she was unwell from HIV. By God’s hand, she connected with the local SIM Hope for Life ministry, through which she got access to treatment. But the COVID-19 restrictions disrupted her medication.

Spring of Life counselling needs funds to persist in HIV ministry

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to financial concerns for Spring of Life counselling centre. While they’ve pressed on in making HIV testing and care accessible in the community, the limited funding has left them unsure of what ministry will look like beyond 2021.  

Pray the Lord will supply our needs

For African mission workers, support raising on the continent can be challenging, even without complications like COVID-19 and interest in international missions. Still, many are giving and going themselves knowing the obstacles.

Fire damages ELWA campus roof and machines

A fire broke out in the ELWA campus powerhouse of SIM Liberia on Friday, Nov 5. The roof suffered the most damage, and thankfully, no one was hurt.

Not ready to retire: the old mission worker in Masai lands

An old man named Elijah from Kenya’s Masai lands has been at missions work since he was about 20. Ever since then, he’s been travelling around his community telling people about his Saviour. And he's still not interested in stopping.

God didn't give up on Joy

CW: child abuse. After the scars of her childhood, Joy found safety and acceptance on a football team. That's where she met Jesus: in the hands and feet of the coaches, in Scriptures tossed in conversation, in study of his Word and through church.

SIM Ecuador missionary kids grow in Christ virtually

The challenges of COVID-19 gave birth to a new support team for SIM Ecuador missionary kids (MKs). The team formed to meet social, mental, and spiritual needs in addition to educational needs when children noticeably grappled with changes.

Will he be proud of me

Following God is hard. Sometimes it’s at odds with our desire to make our family proud. But when we follow, we often get to see people come to faith in Christ. Read the testimony of one person who came to the Middle East and saw the family of God expand.

Faithful in study, fluent in hope

Sometimes the language learning phase for mission workers can seem like a detour. But language coach Candace who serves Faithful Witness teams sees it as a ministry in and of itself.

Giants in the grocery store

Many do not know the full lives SIM retirees have led, especially those who have now passed away. But they continue to inspire as giants of faith.

SIM Doro Clinic team

The diverse team at SIM Doro Clinic serve more than 150,000 people from many different tribes within the local village and refugee camps. In this video the clinic manager talks us through a whistlestop tour of the clinic.

Meet the SIM Doro clinic chaplain

Pastor Bulis is a local pastor who serves as chaplain of the SIM Doro Clinic, South Sudan. In this short video we see how he has the unique opportunity to daily support, teach and pray with patients at the clinic.

Sports Friends VIDEO: Daniel the Shoemaker

At one sports camp in Nigeria, young people had the opportunity to learn vocational skills — such as shoemaking! Daniel’s time at camp not only showed him Christ’s love, but also launched his career as a shoemaker in Jos, Nigeria.

Ingessana people discover the truth about Jesus

The truth could not be hidden from the Ingessana people, as many are turning to Jesus Christ as their saviour, even amidst extreme hardship.

Courageous mission

Despite incredible risks, Michael has been committed to these people who have never heard the gospel.

The nine year secondary education

Four years. That is how long it should have taken. But nine years after starting at Sudan Interior Church (SIC) School, the first students have finally graduated from their secondary school education.

Pastor Quaye sees his listeners

Pastor Sebastian Quaye took up the challenge of visiting the region he broadcasts to in the Grebo language for SIM Liberia’s ELWA Radio. It took nearly four days of round the clock travel by taxi, motorcycle, and on foot to reach Plebo City, Maryland County but every moment was worth it.

God in the everyday

Mercy Kambura, a writer for AfriGO, SIM and AIM's publication mobilising the African church for mission, finds stories in the mundane, exactly where God is working. Hear how her gift furthers the kingdom.