No one should live and die without hearing the good news of Jesus Christ. Yet, that is still a reality for many people today.
Less than five per cent of missionaries and mission funding go to places where people have never heard the gospel. The traditional approach to missionary mobilisation, support raising, and placement depends on the presence of other mission workers in locations, so cannot address this imbalance. SIM’s Faithful Witness in Forgotten Communities initiative is designed to send gospel workers where none exist.
What is the vision?
SIM has a history of more than 125 years of gospel work, first in Africa and now in more than 70 countries around the world. We know it is difficult to start work in areas where there are no missionaries. This initiative will support new ministry efforts in those areas, allowing SIM to launch and establish healthy, multicultural teams of faithful witnesses. They will demonstrate the goodness of Jesus Christ in communities where people currently live and die without ever having one Christian friend. Over the next two years, we will launch and support six teams of 12 to 15 faithful witnesses in new communities. We need three critical areas of support: prayer, finance, and people.