Engaging and supporting West African workers for cross-cultural missions
Our goal is to collaborate with churches and training partners to prepare and equip West African workers for cross-cultural missions. We will work with SIM entities and partners to enable those whom God is calling to find appropriate ministry placements. We will work with churches and other organizations to ensure that workers are supported, developed, and cared for in the areas of
* financial need
* ministry training
* professional skills
* children's education
* spiritual vitality (such as attending spiritual life conferences)
* team dynamics and relationships
* family problems
Pray for God to meet MK educational needs for WAMO missionary families.
Pray for a deeper understanding of receiving entities who accept Global South missionaries on their teams.
WAMO needs a member care person, and we have an appointee who has skills and gifts in this area. Pray for her to find partners and funding to be able to minister full-time.
All of our WAMO missionaries come from countries in the lower income bracket and serve cross-culturally at significant personal cost. Pray that this project will help open the way for others to help WAMO missionaries in relation to their health and evacuation needs and service fees for the various SIM offices.
Investing in new leaders and new ministries
At SIM, we joyfully live out the motto, “From anywhere to everywhere!” We work to welcome followers of Jesus from every nation to serve on our multi-ethnic teams, making disciples of Jesus Christ around the world.
To this end, we are entering new countries for ministry and rejuvenating our work in countries where we have served for years. Our aim is to develop new leaders and leadership teams, and to come alongside emerging ministry locations with strategic support in finance, personnel, projects and communication.
Come and Serve
Pray for country directors with the vision and leadership skills to take our teams forward in every country.
Pray for wisdom in providing good ministry infrastructure for seven countries in the region. Pray for that new and small countries where SIM ministers will flourish and become independent in ministry.
Pray for wisdom in providing good ministry infrastructure for seven countries in the region from CSEA Regional Service Centre.
International Leadership and Services
Have you ever thought what it takes for someone from Australia to serve as a missionary to Kenya? How about sending someone from Korea to Ecuador? Or from Nigeria to Canada? It takes more than a plane ticket.
SIM has been sending missionaries to communities where Christ is not yet known since 1893. Today, more than 4000 workers from over 60 different nationalities serve in over 70 countries. SIM’s vision and purpose is consistent across all of its mission sites. This unity as well as ability for people from any country to participate in God’s plan for this world are prayerfully guided by SIM’s International Leadership and Services.
Through their ministry of leadership and support services, barriers are cleared for those whom God is calling to serve cross-culturally. These are a few of the vital resources provided to the mission:
• Global leadership and mission training
• Cross-cultural ministry development in 70+ countries
• Worldwide personnel, financial and technical support to remote mission locations
• Direction and planning for the expansion and long-term sustainability of SIM priority ministries
• Multi-lingual communication resources needed to share the gospel
From stories of restoration for widows through savings groups in India, to sharing the good news with unreached coal miners in the treacherous mountains of Bolivia, the Kingdom work of SIM and its partners is transforming communities today. From courageous teams re-entering an area devastated by terrorist activity in Nigeria, to trauma healing for the marginalised mothers of disabled children in Niger, we bear witness to the impact of God’s hand moving among the least-reached. And in all of SIM’s ministries, one can glimpse the imprint of the global leadership and support services that have made local initiatives a success for over a century.
Come and Serve
If you would like to serve with us, please talk to us and let us know!
Pray for unity, courage, wisdom, and discernment for the International Director and his Leadership Team. Pray for the Deputy International Directors as they mentor, support, encourage, develop, and give accountability to our SIM leaders.
Pray for effective mentoring and discipling at all levels of leadership, especially for wisdom in developing and encouraging SIM’s upcoming leaders.
Pray for our teams at International Leadership and Services who do vital coordinating and support work in the areas of personnel, finance, projects, communication, archives, operations, administrative support, and information systems.
Pray for the Ministry Point Persons as they work alongside the International Leadership Team to sharpen our ministry priorities and multi-country ministries.
Pray for the ongoing growth and development of all SIM workers in all aspects of their lives and ministry. Pray that mission personnel will be equipped to live and work in an increasingly hostile ministry environment.
Donate to this Ministry
If you would like to financially support this ministry, you can give online by using the donate button below.
Let’s Mobilise His Church
Empowering cross-cultural mission mobilisers to awaken the West African body of Christ to her wholehearted mission mandate and mobilising and equipping the local church for its ministry into global missions - the Great Commission.
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Pray for funding to start this ministry.
Pray for mobilising resources that are needed for this ministry.
Pray for logistics for workshops and training sessions.
Pray for wisdom to find current and potential mobilisers and pastors interested in missions.
AfriGO and Allons-y ! Magazines
AfriGO and Allons-y ! are print and digital publications which aim to encourage involvement and participation in world missions of all African churches and Christians.
Pray that magazines AfriGO and Allons-y ! would be effective tools to mobilise churches, pastors and individuals into missions in Africa.
Pray for African writers to contribute to AfriGO and Allons-y !.
Pray for cooperation among SIM and church leaders to assist in the distribution of this magazine for a wider readership.