Connecting cultures through dreams
I am usually not a dreamer, but I had a dream where I decided to cut my hair. In my dream, as I turned my head sideways my face turned into one of the local people.
Sports Friends moves to the megacity
Sports Friends has ministries in many of the far-flung corners of the world; from Peru, to Nigeria to Thailand. The mental scenes that correspond to those places might be something like a dusty plain with children playing football under a tree with wide, spreading branches. Or a field lined with palm trees, young girls avoiding monsoon-season puddles as they practice volleyball. And sure, these picturesque rural settings really are some of the places where Sports Friends works, but what about sports ministry in an urban context, where fields and courts are not in open spaces, but tucked amidst buildings and side streets?
Filipino Christians provide relief goods during pandemic
Believers in the Philippines are carefully reaching out as the hands of Christ to those who are affected by the coronavirus.
When God intervenes
SIM missionary Nikali first thought “What will happen to the ministry?” when the pandemic hit the Philippines. But God enabled it to move forward in ways that exceeded understanding.
Sharing the light of Christ with Filipino Muslims
It’s midday on a Tuesday. The day care for young children that Jo and two others run in a neighbourhood of Manila is coming to a close. Time for a break!
New missions Centre carries SIM Philippines into new era
The time intensive plants take tending and patience, finally yielding a crop many years after planting. So it goes with ministry to minority religious groups in the Philippines.
Empowering indigenous people to worship through the arts
Filipino Christians find unique cultural avenues for expressing their faith.
Crossing barriers to Filipinos
Ibrahim, a former Filipino Muslim, and his wife Mae are crossing cultural and religious barriers in Mindanao to support Islamic communities and the people who serve them. Through local arts, storytelling and the House of Barnabas retreat centre they are hoping to introduce Muslim Filipinos to the prophet Isa (Jesus).
COVID increases vulnerabilities for people living with HIV
When Fai* arrived in Thailand as a migrant, she was unwell from HIV. By God’s hand, she connected with the local SIM Hope for Life ministry, through which she got access to treatment. But the COVID-19 restrictions disrupted her medication.
Saaw used to tell fortunes, make holy water for people, and consecrate their spirit shrines. But the spirits only brought her hardship and fear. Learn how she escaped and embraced peace in Christ.
Saaw and Dtang: Freeing a friend
Dtang had to drive past Saaw’s house on her way to the rice field each day. So, she told her about Jesus.
While I'm at homeschool
Watch this great video which gives you a flavour of what homeschool looks like for mission kids in Thailand. Could you be their next teacher?
Seeing a new future for Ayutthaya
Ayutthaya was once a mighty capital. Now it is a forgotten provincial town - and one with scarcely any Christian witness. But a few SIM cross-cultural workers and their local partners see something new happening in Ayutthaya. Watch this video to hear more about their vision.
Numbers - Accounting as Mission
Accountant Veronica is amazed at how God is using her gifts and skills
Gospel hope transforms lives of addicted couple
Our partners in Mongolia are doing some astonishing gospel work among people with addictions, helping them out of their dependencies and into a living relationship with Jesus Christ. This is a first-person account of how one woman's life has been transformed.
Misheels university students present Christmas
Lecturer and SIM worker, Misheel, had the chance to answer questions about the gospel, all because her students chose an astonishing subject for their group projects: Christmas.
A noble job: Engaging the universities
Engaging the Universities is reaching students and faculty around the world to share God’s love with them. Find out what it's like to live out the gospel as a professor in Mongolia.
Loving the oppressor (and not only the oppressed)
The Bible talks about loving the oppressed – the widows and orphans, those who have suffered and have been treated unjustly. But what about loving the oppressors, the ones who have sinned against others? In Myanmar, the Bamar majority people are seen as oppressors and the perpetrators of some of the worst violations to human rights. These are the people Sandra and Tim want to share Jesus with.
‘Why did you leave New Zealand?’
When their neighbours ask, “Why did you leave New Zealand to work in our land?” Ben and Aislinn* reply with the truth: “Because we care about this country and love its people.”
The Taits serve Papua New Guinea
After a total of 11 years’ mission work in Papua New Guinea, Jill and Phil have seen God do "abundantly more than [they] expected.”
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