Holistic Development and HIV and AIDS Treatment

We desire to go where Christ is not known and demonstrate His love in practical ways, serving the poor and marginalised communities where Christ is least known. We encourage local churches to build relationships with and serve their local communities.

Where people come to Christ through our ministry, we link them with a local fellowship or believer to be discipled. For clients, communities and churches, we serve/partner with them to ensure holistic change and to see them empowered to make decisions and be more proactive in solving social, health, economic, spiritual and environmental problems.

We desire improvement in health awareness and health behaviors, including providing cleaner, safer living environments and access to safe drinking water and hygienic toilets. We desire improved addiction awareness, addiction prevention, and assistance to clients and their families in remaining addiction-free.

We desire that HIV and AIDS awareness improve and for churches to engage in HIV and AIDS care and support. We desire an increase in productive livelihood skills and employment and for more people able to afford their basic needs and utilize savings/credit appropriately. We hope communities would respect the presence of the church and recognize it as a catalyst for community wellbeing. 

Prayers

1

Pray for clients to come to know Jesus and follow Him through our ministry. 

2

Pray for staff to reflect Christ’s love to those we minister to as we seek to alleviate human suffering, facilitate empowerment and improve health, livelihood and equality for those who are marginalised or living in poverty. 

3

Pray for good relationships with local churches, communities and government. 

4

Pray for political stability and that regional events will not adversely affect our ministry. 


Stories about this Ministry

Filling empty spaces

When Jyoti was first diagnosed with HIV, she was already pregnant with her daughter. The government hospital referred her to Shalom, whose workers offer the love of Christ, care, counselling, support and community. Shalom has been the one constant source of comfort to Jyoti since.

An audience of 150,000 and growing

For gifted evangelists such as Getachew, the movement of 16 different Sudanese tribes from hard to reach areas into a single refugee area, presents a wonderful opportunity. It's an opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with many more people.

The masked shiners of La Paz

SIM workers Randy and Dani Davis are establishing a church called Kayaparu ("at His feet") amongst one of Bolivia's least-reached communities - the shoe shiners of La Paz.

Going where there is no gospel in Asia

"Julie" is part of a small team hoping to bring the word of God and maybe, one day, the first church among the Central Asian minority we call "Cheuasai."

Chileans to China

When Hans and Carmen Ziefle went to Chile as SIM missionaries in 1994, the Lord had put a strong desire in their hearts to mobilise Chileans to the mission field.

Filling empty spaces

When Jyoti was first diagnosed with HIV, she was already pregnant with her daughter. The government hospital referred her to Shalom, whose workers offer the love of Christ, care, counselling, support and community. Shalom has been the one constant source of comfort to Jyoti since.

An audience of 150,000 and growing

For gifted evangelists such as Getachew, the movement of 16 different Sudanese tribes from hard to reach areas into a single refugee area, presents a wonderful opportunity. It's an opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with many more people.

The masked shiners of La Paz

SIM workers Randy and Dani Davis are establishing a church called Kayaparu ("at His feet") amongst one of Bolivia's least-reached communities - the shoe shiners of La Paz.

Going where there is no gospel in Asia

"Julie" is part of a small team hoping to bring the word of God and maybe, one day, the first church among the Central Asian minority we call "Cheuasai."

Chileans to China

When Hans and Carmen Ziefle went to Chile as SIM missionaries in 1994, the Lord had put a strong desire in their hearts to mobilise Chileans to the mission field.

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