Community Services

SIM seeks to meet the needs of the communities it serves in. This opens doors to share the love of Jesus Christ with others. ODD (Open Door Development) started in 2012 to equip the Church to do community services. Seven years later, the village is equipped with running water, road repairs are frequently organized with the help of local churches and villagers, and an agricultural school tests new ways to have a more efficient way of using resources to grow plants.

You can learn more about who they are, what their goal is, and how they want to achieve it by visiting their website: http://www.opendoordevelopment.org/ or visit their Facebook page : Open Door Development

Come and Serve

Engineer/technical person to assist with the design, fabrication and testing of shallow well drilling equipment.  Assist with the setup of several well drilling teams.  Participate in fabrication and testing of Ag equipment, solar installation and other technical projects
Agriculture technician: looking for someone to work with existing Open Door Development agriculture initiatives.  Can focus on areas of training or testing or design and fabrication of ag tools.

Prayers

1

Please pray for the Living Water shallow well drilling initiative.  ODD wants to take its experience over the last seven years with a single drilling team and expand to 30+ teams in the region.  Please pray for the advancement of the technical aspects of drilling and for good community partners.  Please pray that the Living Water Initiative will provide many opportunities to share the gospel across religious and cultural lines.

2

Please pray for the Fencing Micro-credit programme.  ODD is fabricating its own fencing and plans on offering fencing for gardens and fields.  Good fences allow for fields to be protected, soil to be improved and crops to be planted earlier which increases production and improves food security.

 


Stories about this Ministry

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God’s providence is perfect

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SIM responds to cyclone disaster

Cyclone Idai has brought devastation to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. SIM’s Disaster Relief Fund is being mobilised to help survivors.

SIM missionary forerunner called home

It is fitting that Andrew finished his missionary career in a similar fashion to how he began it, as a pioneer of new ministry ventures for SIM, empowering people to serve in those least-reached places of the world where people are living and dying without knowing Christ.

Loving our neighbours at a cost

Crossing cultural barriers to demonstrate concern for minorities in China

Launching the project “Let's Mobilise His Church” in Spanish

Mobilisation is not just about sending missionaries, but also about encouraging all the people of God to participate in the mission of God.

The Leaders of Sudan

With a deep desire to care for its children, the Sudan Interior Church has partnered with SIM to start a primary school, that educates and disciples those whom we pray will be the future leaders of South Sudan.

Multiplying help for the brokenhearted

God wants to heal the brokenhearted. Read more about the local facilitators who were trained to support wounded people and to teach others with the "Healing the Wounds of Trauma" program

Danja Fistula Center Brings Hope

Salome is the first person in her Nigerien family to attend school.

Trading death for life

His name is Adam, and he was a witch doctor.

Crossing Barriers with Coffee

A cup of coffee is so much more than a person's preferences – “milk or sugar?” Inviting a friend to share a cup of coffee is inviting someone to share life, the highs and the lows, and everything in between.

To Life at ELWA Hospital

Dr. Rick Sacra Named 2018 AMH Gerson L’Chaim Prize winner, Proceeds to Benefit ELWA Hospital in Liberia

God's plan for devastated Doro

Missionaries returned to the South Sudan settlement of Doro, just three months after the compound was destroyed by fighting between rival armed groups.

Cultivating a generous spirit

Let us accept that the itinerary and ministry of Elisha described in II Kings 4:8-17 fits the profile of a 21st century missionary. The question then is: Whose responsibility is it to care for Elisha?

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Life is tough for families coping with disabilities in Kenya. Working with the local church, Sports Friends Kenya believes it can make a long-term transformation in their lives.

God’s providence is perfect

Cera is a small ceramic community in the rural area of Loja Province. Read more about how God brought the Barbee family there to launch a missional business together with a small group of believers who are eager to make an impact in their own community.

From the overpass to the job market

Twice Lily* found herself standing on the overpass, wondering what to do with her life and how to make ends meet, as busy city traffic whizzed underneath. But God was about to do something good in Lily's life through CUP (Children's Uplift Program).

From the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro

I awoke to the sound of the wind howling through camp. The walls of my tent shook violently as I glanced at my watch. It was just after midnight; in about an hour, our team would make the final push for Uhuru Peak, the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania—Africa’s tallest mountain.

Longing to breathe free

Pastor Shravan has been in a terrible place of bondage to drug addiction. And now his life mission is to prevent anyone he can from staying in that dark, destructive place. Along with workers from the Urban Development Project (UDP), which helps connect and train slum churches to meet the needs of their communities, Pastor Shravan hopes to help others break free from drug and substance abuse in his city.

"Can I ask you a question about Jesus Christ?"

“Can I ask you a question about Jesus Christ?” That's what Ken asked me as we sat down in our living room, where I keep a Bible in the local language on display.