Bolívia

Almost 120 years after the first missionaries came to Bolivia to reach the unreached people groups of the Andes, the Bolivian church is increasingly engaging in missions. More and more Bolivians are responding to God's call to make disciples. At the same time there are several communities within this beautiful, diverse country where the good news of Jesus Christ is not known.

Therefore, as a team we work with the local church in mobilisation, disciple-making and reaching the least reached of Bolivia. Read our stories to know more about our work.

Bolívia

Almost 120 years after the first missionaries came to Bolivia to reach the unreached people groups of the Andes, the Bolivian church is increasingly engaging in missions. More and more Bolivians are responding to God's call to make disciples. At the same time there are several communities within this beautiful, diverse country where the good news of Jesus Christ is not known.

Therefore, as a team we work with the local church in mobilisation, disciple-making and reaching the least reached of Bolivia. Read our stories to know more about our work.

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"Pastors' Book Set" Conferences Held in Namibia

The goal of this ministry is to provide teaching tools and materials to 1,400 Christian workers in Namibia and to provide Biblical teaching at the eight different Pastor’s Book Set (PBS) conferences.

Administration

Our goal as a ministry team is to see missionaries flourishing with quality administration and member care.

Advance Mission

Mobilisation of Malawian churches for the sending of Malawians into cross-cultural ministry, leading to the establishment of sending agencies in Malawi, one of which could be SIM.

Americas Leadership & Development Conference

This conference will bring together the SIM directors who serve in Latin America to provide leadership development and training.

Apurímac Church Planting and Discipleship

Under the Christian organization AIDIA, Peruvian believers and SIM missionaries seek to see churches planted and believers discipled into mature Christians in the rural villages of Apurímac. In this region only 8 percent of the villages have an evangelical church.

Asunción Guest House & Conference Centre

The aim of this Guest House & Conference Centre in Asunción is to provide a place where rural SIM missionaries may stay and rest when in the capital city as well as providing a large meeting place.

Biblical Literature

Creation or translation and printing and making available of Biblical literature in the north of Mozambique.

Bingham Academy

This ministry provides quality Christian education for the children of missionaries and others who seek to make a kingdom impact in Ethiopia.

Building Peace & Reconciliation

BRiCC is a community centre in central Jos that aims to build peace and reconciliation through relationships.

Centro Evangélico de Medicina do Lubango Women's Health Centre

The intent of Centro Evangélico de Medicina do Lubango (CEML) is to build and equip a Women’s Health Centre on the hospital site.

Children’s Outreach and Discipleship

Our aim is to express Christ’s love to the children and youth of Guinea.

Christian Camp Ministry

Camp is an important tool in reaching and discipling youth and leaders in Paraguay. It is the hope to develop more effective camps, utilizing the location, size and design of the camp property and buildings.

Christian Education

Our aim is to transform Christian education and worldview development by improving several Christian schools that already exist.

Christian Education

The Christian Education ministry seeks to reach children, one of Niger’s most vulnerable groups, with the good news of Jesus Christ.

Christian School Ministry

Centro Educativo Internacional is a Christian school that shares the good news with Paraguayans through English language and other opportunities.

Church Engagement

SIM Canada is embarking on a long-term strategy to boost missionarynumbers in our churches through several objectives.

Church Leadership Training

Many pastors don’t receive any ongoing development for their pastoral abilities, and most of them lack any formal training. Most of the pastors are eager to upgrade their knowledge of theology and through this ministry we help pastors access this education.

Church Leadership Training

Few of the church leaders in Mauritius have advanced biblical training. This ministry provides courses in biblical knowledge and evangelism for pastors and church leaders of various denominations.

Church Leadership Training

Train servant leaders who love the Lord Jesus and who are competent in various ministry skills.

Church Partnerships

To facilitate more churches in Australia to fulfill Christ’s global mission and cross-cultural mission locally.

"Pastors' Book Set" Conferences Held in Namibia

La meta de este ministerio es proveer herramientas de enseñanza y materiales a 1,400 obreros cristianos en Namibia y proveer enseñanza bíblica en las ocho diferentes a conferencias sobre el Conjunto de Libros para Pastores (PBS).

Administration

Un campo misionero bien administrado permite a los misioneros de largo plazo alcanzar a los menos alcanzados.

Advance Mission

La movilización de las iglesias de Malawi para el envío de personas hacia el ministerio transcultural, llevando hacia el establecimiento de agencias de envío en Malawi, una de las cuales podría ser el SIM.

Americas Leadership & Development Conference

This conference will bring together the SIM directors who serve in Latin America to provide leadership development and training.

Apurímac Church Planting and Discipleship

Under the Christian organization AIDIA, Peruvian believers and SIM missionaries seek to see churches planted and believers discipled into mature Christians in the rural villages of Apurímac. In this region only 8 percent of the villages have an evangelical church.

Asunción Guest House & Conference Centre

The aim of this Guest House & Conference Centre in Asunción is to provide a place where rural SIM missionaries may stay and rest when in the capital city as well as providing a large meeting place.

Biblical Literature

La creación o traducción e impresión y fabricación disponible de literatura bíblica en el norte de Mozambique.

Bingham Academy

Este ministerio provee educación cristiana de calidad para los hijos de los misioneros y de otros que buscan tener un impacto del reino en Etiopía.

Building Peace & Reconciliation

BRiCC is a community centre in central Jos that aims to build peace and reconciliation through relationships.

Centro Evangélico de Medicina do Lubango Women's Health Centre

The intent of Centro Evangélico de Medicina do Lubango (CEML) is to build and equip a Women’s Health Centre on the hospital site.

Children’s Outreach and Discipleship

Our aim is to express Christ’s love to the children and youth of Guinea.

Christian Camp Ministry

Camp is an important tool in reaching and discipling youth and leaders in Paraguay. It is the hope to develop more effective camps, utilizing the location, size and design of the camp property and buildings.

Christian Education

Our aim is to transform Christian education and worldview development by improving several Christian schools that already exist.

Christian Education

El ministerio de educación cristiana busca alcanzar a los niños, uno de los grupos más vulnerables, con las buenas nuevas de Jesucristo.

Christian School Ministry

Centro Educativo Internacional is a Christian school that shares the good news with Paraguayans through English language and other opportunities.

Church Engagement

Reconocer que las organizaciones misioneras necesitan re-comprometer a la iglesia, el SIM de Canadá está embarcándose en una estrategia a largo plazo para impulsar los números de misioneros por medio de varios objetivos par alas Iglesias que actualmente tienen relaciones con misioneros del SIM.

Church Leadership Training

Muchos pastores no reciben ningún desarrollo continuo para sus capacidades personales, y la mayoría de ellos carece de entrenamiento formal. La mayoría de pastores están ansiosos de mejorar sus conocimientos de teología y por medio de este ministerio ayudamos a los pastores a tener acceso a la educación.

Church Leadership Training

Few of the church leaders in Mauritius have advanced biblical training. This ministry provides courses in biblical knowledge and evangelism for pastors and church leaders of various denominations.

Church Leadership Training

Train servant leaders who love the Lord Jesus and who are competent in various ministry skills.

Church Partnerships

Facilitar que más iglesias en Australia cumplan la misión global de Cristo y la misión transcultural localmente.

Communities where Christ is least known

Tacana and Tipnis areas

Many villages of the Tacana people and the Tipnis region have no gospel witness. SIM mission workers support local pastors so that their churches will reach other communities with the gospel.

Flying in small aircraft is often the only reliable way to reach villages that are frequently isolated by flood plains or unpredictable river travel. Traditional beliefs are another barrier to gospel outreach.

SIM Bolivia is looking for effective ways to address the groups’ spiritual and physical needs. An SIM family is pastoring Tacana pastors. Another SIM family will join a mission partner to provide air transport and medical support, reaching remote communities with the gospel.

Miners of Potosí

Ask a Potosi miner, “Who rules inside the mine?” and he will tell you, “El Tio.”

While miners may believe in God, they also believe that the pernicious Tio rules supreme underground, either allowing them to find minerals or keeping minerals hidden. He can protect or harm. They trust that devotion to the Tio, shown through sacrifices and offerings, will placate him, providing success and safety. Even so, miners die or are wounded in the dangerous conditions within the mines.

SIM is reaching out to miners and others in Potosi through a medical clinic, occupational therapy, English classes and community involvement, in order to begin to overcome barriers and resistance to the gospel. SIM missionaries also reach out to Potosi’s professional class, which lacks an appropriate witness.

Prayers

1

Pray for workers to join us in reaching those without Christ.

2

Pray for Perspectives, Equipping Servants International and theological training to prepare gospel workers to reach their own people and beyond.

3

Pray for churches to turn away from legalistic attitudes and embrace the gospel of grace.

4

Pray for God to use SIM’s medical ministry, English classes and other creative outreaches to bring people closer to Him.

5

Pray for partner ministries including COPROMEC that produces Sunday school material, Mosoj Chaski radio that reaches Quechuas and Camp Kewiña.

6

Pray for the government of Bolivia. Pray for peace, joy, and justice in this country.

7

Pray to the Lord to send more workers into this field.


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