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. Five 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 5 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 program.  ODD is fabricating its own fencing and plans on offering fencing for gardens and fields through a micro-credit program over the next 3 years.  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

Taliban widow finds hope in Christ

One fateful day, after the violence came to her own doorstep, Aadab was left alone with two young children, no husband… and an opportunity to change her life. On that day, she realised she could only find safety for her family by escaping.

UN World Refugee Day: Reaching modern-day Hagars

The well-known story of Hagar in the book of Genesis is being repeated over and over again today. In recent years, many of them have come to Europe after being expelled from their countries because of war or in an attempt to find a better future.

A way in the desert for widows

After their husband's death, widows in Burkina Faso were often left on their own with no material or moral support. Many times their in-laws would take their children or even accuse them for the death of their husband, saying that they had a "bad spirit."

Clean water, living water

Six years ago, after decades of drinking water with a dangerously high concentration of arsenic in it, Jalal's body finally began to succumb to severe symptoms of arsenicosis, or arsenic poisoning.

Key of the kingdom

Enraged at his Christian wife for going to a church conference, the Muslim husband locked up the house as soon as she left, declaring to the neighbors that his wife would never enter his home again. To make his point, he threw the key into the river as he headed to his girlfriend's house for the week.

Taliban widow finds hope in Christ

One fateful day, after the violence came to her own doorstep, Aadab was left alone with two young children, no husband… and an opportunity to change her life. On that day, she realised she could only find safety for her family by escaping.

UN World Refugee Day: Reaching modern-day Hagars

The well-known story of Hagar in the book of Genesis is being repeated over and over again today. In recent years, many of them have come to Europe after being expelled from their countries because of war or in an attempt to find a better future.

A way in the desert for widows

After their husband's death, widows in Burkina Faso were often left on their own with no material or moral support. Many times their in-laws would take their children or even accuse them for the death of their husband, saying that they had a "bad spirit."

Clean water, living water

Six years ago, after decades of drinking water with a dangerously high concentration of arsenic in it, Jalal's body finally began to succumb to severe symptoms of arsenicosis, or arsenic poisoning.

Key of the kingdom

Enraged at his Christian wife for going to a church conference, the Muslim husband locked up the house as soon as she left, declaring to the neighbors that his wife would never enter his home again. To make his point, he threw the key into the river as he headed to his girlfriend's house for the week.

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

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