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Sudan and South Sudan

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The Mabaan Church stands for peace

In early December 2020, fighting broke out in the southern region of our Mabaan County between two groups of young men. Pastor Andrew felt called to...

When it doesn’t add up: Help needed at the clinic in South Sudan

The SIM Doro clinic is in desperate need of doctors and nurses as staff try to deal with a huge rise in patients, many of them refugees living in makeshift...

A story in the shadows

Some stories are hidden. And many of those unknown stories are about people going to hidden corners of the world and bearing great light.

Kenya

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Peny dances in the desert

How one woman brings life through ministering the gospel to children in Kenya's desert region.

How beautiful are the feet...

Elijah has spent his life sharing the gospel in his community. At the age of 78, he is not slowing down. While some may spend their retirement with more...

God didn't give up on Joy

CW: child abuse. After the scars of her childhood, Joy found safety and acceptance on a football team. That's where she met Jesus: in the hands and feet of...

Tanzania

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Like the widow knocking, Tanzanian team hopes for return

It takes a certain toughness to keep praying the same old prayer. SIM's team who once worked in Tanzania have encountered this kind of test as they pray to...

From the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro

I awoke to the sound of the wind howling through camp. The walls of my tent shook violently as I glanced at my watch. It was just after midnight; in about an...

Speaking without words

Sometimes I fail to realise that God is the One who is truly at work. He doesn’t need me to say a single word in Swahili to move in the lives around us.

Ethiopia

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Those who cannot read are taught to teach the Bible

Helping unschooled women teach the Bible to kids was the last thing on SIM worker Sharon Samson's mind. But when she saw the need she eagerly used her skills...

Jesus washed my feet

There was a lack of love in Sara's young life. Abandoned as a baby, her adoptive mother could not love Sara as much as her own children. While attending a...

The fork in the road

There's an untrodden road that leads to communities where Jesus isn't known. Watch this reflection on the old path behind and the new one ahead in Ethiopia.

East Africa Service Center

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East African Office

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