Equador

The vision of SIM Ecuador is to see a witness to Christ’s love where He is least known, disciples of Jesus expressing God’s love in their communities, and Christ-centred churches among all peoples.

 

Therefore, by faith we see:

  • Churches expressing God’s love and compassion, serving their communities and reaching out with the gospel to the vulnerable among them.
  • The church of Loja passionate to support gospel workers in Loja and the world. 
  • The people of God capable of serving effectively in ministry.
  • A church planting movement that reproduces communities of Jesus followers in least-reached, rural areas of the Loja province.
  • Families being transformed by the gospel in southern Ecuador.
  • Young people making disciples and modelling a holistic, Christ-centred life in their communities.
  • Missionaries flourishing beneath quality administration and member care.
  • Missionary kids grow up to be personal followers of Jesus.

Equador

The vision of SIM Ecuador is to see a witness to Christ’s love where He is least known, disciples of Jesus expressing God’s love in their communities, and Christ-centred churches among all peoples.

 

Therefore, by faith we see:

  • Churches expressing God’s love and compassion, serving their communities and reaching out with the gospel to the vulnerable among them.
  • The church of Loja passionate to support gospel workers in Loja and the world. 
  • The people of God capable of serving effectively in ministry.
  • A church planting movement that reproduces communities of Jesus followers in least-reached, rural areas of the Loja province.
  • Families being transformed by the gospel in southern Ecuador.
  • Young people making disciples and modelling a holistic, Christ-centred life in their communities.
  • Missionaries flourishing beneath quality administration and member care.
  • Missionary kids grow up to be personal followers of Jesus.

Come and Serve

"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.

AfriGO and Allons-y ! Magazines

AfriGO and Allons-y ! are communication tools in English and French to encourage involvement and participation of all West African churches and Christians.

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 Conference Center

The aim of this Conference Center in Asunción is to provide a place where rural SIM missionaries may stay and rest when in the capital city.

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 & Discipleship

Our aim is to express Christ’s love and compassion to children and youth who live and die without Him.

Christian Camping Ministry

This project will enable the SIM Paraguay camping ministries to expand. It will better train counselors and leaders, to realize more effective camps through use of a property that is designed to house larger numbers of people for family camps or larger summer camps.

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

Be part of a team! A Christian school in Villarrica is looking to share the good news with Paraguayans through English language and other opportunities.

Church Engagement

Recognising that missions organisations need to re-engage the church, SIM Canada is embarking on a long-term strategy to boost missionary numbers 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.

"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.

AfriGO and Allons-y ! Magazines

AfriGo y Allons-Y son herramientas de comunicación en inglés y francés para alentar el involucramiento y la participación de todas las Iglesias y cristianos de África Occidental.

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 Conference Center

The aim of this Conference Center in Asunción is to provide a place where rural SIM missionaries may stay and rest when in the capital city.

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 & Discipleship

Our aim is to express Christ’s love and compassion to children and youth who live and die without Him.

Christian Camping Ministry

This project will enable the SIM Paraguay camping ministries to expand. It will better train counselors and leaders, to realize more effective camps through use of a property that is designed to house larger numbers of people for family camps or larger summer camps.

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

Be part of a team! A Christian school in Villarrica is looking to share 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.

Communities where He is least known

Southern Cantons of Loja Province  

The town of Cariamanga in the rural area of Loja province is part of a new priority area of SIM Ecuador. Of the 77,000 people in Cariamanga, around 0.1% are forming Christ-centred communities. Many people remain strongly tied to Roman Catholicism, but they don't always know Roman Catholic doctrine very well. People practice a "folk-Catholicism," namely animistic beliefs mixed with traditional Catholic church life. Healers, shamans, and superstition are as important as the practices of the traditional church. These beliefs still impact the lives of evangelical believers, who face opposition when they deny the traditional beliefs of their family. Around 12-15% of this area’s population are illiterate. Youth continue to move to cities. The few small churches that exist need resources and training in evangelism, discipleship, church planting, and doctrine in order to make an impact in their communities. The churches need a vision for the lost and scattered people of their own region. A major obstacle are the many present sects, which distort the teaching of the gospel and confuse believers.

 

College Students and Youth 

The need for gospel proclamation among the thousands of university students and youth between 15 and 25 years old in the city of Loja is receiving a greater focus than ever before. There is a clear vision to disciple university students and establish a ministry in the two main university campuses in Loja. Students and young workers are looking for a brighter future, and through relationships, we seek to reach this community.

Prayers

1

Pray for believers in rural areas to be courageous ambassadors for Christ.

2

Pray for efforts in rural Loja Province to connect and support churches through teaching, resources and outreach.

3

Pray for wisdom and direction as we work with others to establish a ministry on the two university campuses.

4

Pray for continued work in urban areas alongside the local church.

5

Pray for wisdom as we consider new ministries to least-reached areas of Ecuador.


Stories from this Country

Sharing the light of Jesus with villagers in Niger

As soon as I get out of the car, I am greeted by six kids eager to learn. Their first question is: "Did you bring the video?"

Transformed by short-term missions

For many years, I have felt that the Lord was calling me to something. I prayed for wisdom and clarity but a restless and unsettled feeling plagued me.

Planting seeds of hope

The Esan region of northeast Thailand is often described as one of the hardest places to do ministry in Thailand. Christians are few and far between, Buddhism is strong, and drug addiction is widespread.

Light at the end of the tunnel

I took a deep breath and reconsidered my options. The most appealing choice for me would require us to backtrack several miles to the place we took the shot cut and then climb over a high mountain pass.

Lessons from a Peruvian prison

When I began working with foreign English speaking women on parole, I had no idea the work would include ministering to children, but when several women brought their children to the Bible study and we couldn’t provide child care, we had to get creative.

Sacrifice and obedience, even when it's difficult

Hellen is a single mother of nine children. She works very hard to provide for her children. Every day she sells charcoal in Acholi Quarter in Uganda.

Bringing art and beauty to Kenya's trash heaps

What business does a group of artists have, visiting a huge rubbish dump in Nairobi, sitting in tiny shacks with the trash sorters, and bringing art materials to their kids?

Trading death for life

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

From noodles to soccer balls

Aof had gone to church for many Sundays and had said many “Amens” to the prayers people had prayed for her – but nothing really worked until she challenged God herself.

The seed planter

This week we were privileged to hear the testimony of a man whose life was eternally changed by a simple question. We invited Martin to sit around a table on our back porch to share with us how the Lord saved him, and how God opened his eyes to the truth of the Gospel. This is Martin’s story.

Are there other Christians at my University?

Universities are places where the faith of Christians is put to the test. They need encouragement to know they are not alone as believers and how to share the gospel with their classmates. Read more about how young students are being impacted through the ministry at the Universities of Loja.

Encouraged and empowered: Helping women help themselves

Like most girls from her village, Khushboo grew up accepting the established gender roles. She would do housework in her parents’ home until the day she moved into her husband’s home, and she wouldn't leave their husband’s house until she was carried out – when she died.

Mark is making gospel connections in Ecuador

When you join any new community, it's a challenge to form relationships. With God, however, new relationships are often built in exciting and unexpected ways.

No longer an orphan

Rachel is 17 years old, living in extreme poverty and raised by a single mother when her father died.

Jonny speaks up for Jesus in Bolivia

Our founding fathers' goal was to share the gospel in places it had never been heard; now many missionaries want to help believers build a lifelong relationship with Jesus.

Dickens is spared for a purpose in Kenya

As his home life turned sour, Dickens decided that the streets were a better option for him. In just eight months, his environment turned him from a soft-spoken boy to a hardened thief.

Against All Odds

The road was blocked by a massive boulder, and there was no way around it; we would be walking the last one and a half kilometres. An hour late might still be considered “on time” in this culture, but we were now 90 minutes late.

Transforming Lives in Peru

My husband, Paris, and I lead a sports ministry through our church called “Fire Eagles,” and when some boys invited him to come to Fire Eagles games, Adam came. But he didn’t believe in God, and he told us he didn’t want to.

"I Have Seen The Power of God at Work"

The spiritual world was always real for Prang. But it was the world of dark, evil spirits.

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.

Stories from this Country

Sharing the light of Jesus with villagers in Niger

As soon as I get out of the car, I am greeted by six kids eager to learn. Their first question is: "Did you bring the video?"

Transformed by short-term missions

For many years, I have felt that the Lord was calling me to something. I prayed for wisdom and clarity but a restless and unsettled feeling plagued me.

Planting seeds of hope

The Esan region of northeast Thailand is often described as one of the hardest places to do ministry in Thailand. Christians are few and far between, Buddhism is strong, and drug addiction is widespread.

Light at the end of the tunnel

I took a deep breath and reconsidered my options. The most appealing choice for me would require us to backtrack several miles to the place we took the shot cut and then climb over a high mountain pass.

Lessons from a Peruvian prison

When I began working with foreign English speaking women on parole, I had no idea the work would include ministering to children, but when several women brought their children to the Bible study and we couldn’t provide child care, we had to get creative.

Sacrifice and obedience, even when it's difficult

Hellen is a single mother of nine children. She works very hard to provide for her children. Every day she sells charcoal in Acholi Quarter in Uganda.

Bringing art and beauty to Kenya's trash heaps

What business does a group of artists have, visiting a huge rubbish dump in Nairobi, sitting in tiny shacks with the trash sorters, and bringing art materials to their kids?

Trading death for life

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

From noodles to soccer balls

Aof had gone to church for many Sundays and had said many “Amens” to the prayers people had prayed for her – but nothing really worked until she challenged God herself.

The seed planter

This week we were privileged to hear the testimony of a man whose life was eternally changed by a simple question. We invited Martin to sit around a table on our back porch to share with us how the Lord saved him, and how God opened his eyes to the truth of the Gospel. This is Martin’s story.

Are there other Christians at my University?

Las universidades son lugares donde la fe de los cristianos es puesta a prueba. Necesitan ánimo para saber que no están solos como creyentes y que pueden compartir el Evangelio con sus compañeros de clase. Lea más sobre el impacto que el ministerio juvenil tiene en las universidades de Loja.

Encouraged and empowered: Helping women help themselves

Like most girls from her village, Khushboo grew up accepting the established gender roles. She would do housework in her parents’ home until the day she moved into her husband’s home, and she wouldn't leave their husband’s house until she was carried out – when she died.

Mark is making gospel connections in Ecuador

When you join any new community, it's a challenge to form relationships. With God, however, new relationships are often built in exciting and unexpected ways.

No longer an orphan

Rachel is 17 years old, living in extreme poverty and raised by a single mother when her father died.

Jonny speaks up for Jesus in Bolivia

Our founding fathers' goal was to share the gospel in places it had never been heard; now many missionaries want to help believers build a lifelong relationship with Jesus.

Dickens is spared for a purpose in Kenya

As his home life turned sour, Dickens decided that the streets were a better option for him. In just eight months, his environment turned him from a soft-spoken boy to a hardened thief.

Against All Odds

The road was blocked by a massive boulder, and there was no way around it; we would be walking the last one and a half kilometres. An hour late might still be considered “on time” in this culture, but we were now 90 minutes late.

Transforming Lives in Peru

My husband, Paris, and I lead a sports ministry through our church called “Fire Eagles,” and when some boys invited him to come to Fire Eagles games, Adam came. But he didn’t believe in God, and he told us he didn’t want to.

"I Have Seen The Power of God at Work"

The spiritual world was always real for Prang. But it was the world of dark, evil spirits.

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.