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Bolivia

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Distance alters the Andersons' family and ministry

Ministry and family life take a different shape for the Andersons amidst the COVID-19 crisis, especially since they are separated from their 11-year-old son.

The Quechua connection

A simple Quechua conversation in a hospital led to a couple committing their lives to Jesus. It also led to a resilient friendship at the perfect time.

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...

Chile

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Chileans to China

When Hans and Carmen Ziefle went to Chile as SIM missionaries in 1994, the Lord had put a strong desire in their hearts to mobilise Chileans to the mission...

Ecuador

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Maria grows with First Fruits

SIM Ecuador’s First Fruits Family Garden project is helping economically needy families, especially hit by the COVID pandemic, by teaching them to grow...

God’s Word united my family

After losing her job during the pandemic, Tanya connected with an SIM-partnered church plant in Loja, Ecuador, and saw her family become united in Bible...

Missional fair-trade shop opens in US

While many businesses have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, an SIM missional business that partners with Latin American artisans has opened a...

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Exhausted Guatemalan workers receive refreshment during COVID-19

Jason and Mary Brink offer refreshing words and supplies to worn-out workers who are enduring lengthy shifts. Read about their ministry with security...

Launching the project “Let's Mobilise His Church” in Spanish

Mobilisation is not just about sending missionaries, but also about encouraging all the people of God to participate in the mission of God.

A new wave of Latino missionaries

Nearly every Latino candidate I meet wants to work in the unreached places of the world and do some of the hardest work. God is raising up a new wave of...

Paraguay

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Manuel trains Mbya Guaraní children in football

Manuel, a short-term SIM worker in Paraguay from Switzerland, is using his enthusiasm for sport to proclaim the gospel among Mbya Guaraní children.

The Gondeks serve Alto Refugio and Refugio Primavera

Johanna and Christoph had their professional lives mapped out in Germany. God shook up their plans and led them to Paraguay where they now thrive in new roles.

Embracing the Paraguayan Deaf

Shirley Anne once saw a significant need among the Deaf. Now she shares Jesus with them in long-term ministry. Read about her journey.

Peru

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Sprucing up Zoom youth group

Engaging young people in a church setting is difficult during the pandemic, but youth leaders in Latin America have begun to share ideas to make Bible study...

Sports Friends Peru alleviates hunger during COVID-19

SIM’s project to feed impoverished families in Peru during the pandemic is growing swiftly in Lima.

Parkinson’s patient affirms Peruvians with disabilities

As Christine came to terms with her early-onset Parkinson's Disease, the Lord enabled her to help those with disabilities or illnesses embrace their worth in...

Uruguay

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Uruguayan seminary equips church leaders despite COVID-19 complications

COVID-19 has generated a need for internet-based classes at the Biblical Seminary of Uruguay like countless other educational institutions. Find out how the...

New Uruguay mission school has vision for world missions

SIM has a commitment to see Uruguay reached for Christ. And through key partnerships with like-minded organisations, a new missionary training school called...