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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...

Peru

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Volunteers develop online system to feed thousands

A newly developed website helped a SIM team feed hungry families in their city each week in a deadly COVID-19 hotspot: Peru.

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.

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.

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Ecuador

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English conversation club connects with non-believers

Participants of El Sendero’s English conversation club REFF (Reflection, English, Friends and Fun), have found that, although it has been a different year,...

Teaming up with Pastor Efren

Efren is one of many pastors who have worked closely with SIM Ecuador's Words of Hope ministry after completing our 2.5-year mutual discipleship programme...

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...

Chile

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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...