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Zimbabwe

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Farming God's Way brings hope in Zimbabwe

Transformational farming techniques introduced by SIM workers are improving crop yields in Zimbabwe and bringing farmers and their families to Christ in...

Transforming the life of a widow

Thanks to God's work through Operation Neighbour Care in Zimbabwe, read how Sharon moved out of poverty to find dignity and hope as an entrepreneur market...

Lives light up through windows like you and me

As we think about the impact of HIV in our world, Windows of Hope in Zimbabwe gives us a picture of how lives can change and how we can be involved in...

Zambia

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Sendu’s story: How a Zambian youth center ignited a young man's faith

A gentle nudge from an auntie helped transform Sendu Limande’s life and turn him into a powerful force for the gospel.

Dee helps Zambian women launch ‘Mama Hygiene’ business

Dee has helped with a business initiative, which makes soap with a group of ladies in Kasempa, Zambia, and trains hospitals in hygienic practices while...

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Sewing seeds of hope

SIM worker Sarah Hopkins combines her creative sewing skills and therapy training to help people living in the Cape Town townships recover from trauma and...

Christ-centred ministry spreads more and more light

Young Legends began as a bright idea in Cape Town. Now, this sports ministry is growing to shed gospel light across South Africa. Find out how it started,...

Restoring hope and bringing life

God showed the Maphosas and the Haddads that children in southern Africa need good foundations for living healthy lives and avoiding dangerous illnesses....

Namibia

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How are shoeboxes bringing joy to children in Namibia?

In April 2023, SIM Namibia partnered with Samaritan’s Purse to distribute 7,200 shoeboxes boxes through their programme called Operation Christmas Child...

Hilary's plan for pupils

Hilary, serving as a teacher in Namibia, is adjusting to an online classroom of 27 six-year-olds due to the pandemic lockdown. Find out how her ministry...

Mozambique

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Cyclone Idai has brought devastation to parts of Mozambique

Cyclone Idai has brought devastation to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi. SIM’s Disaster Relief Fund is being mobilised to help survivors.

The Yao of Mozambique hear the gospel for first time

Eleven years ago, God placed a dream in our hearts to teach his Word to people in Mozambique who have never heard his message.

Mascarene Islands

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Malawi

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A Christmas Carol – Celebrating the love of Christmas with the India Diaspora

In Blantyre, Malawi, people from the Indian Diaspora came together to enjoy a special SIM Christmas programme.

SIM scholarships help persecuted couple become pastors

A young couple who were once persecuted for their faith in their home community responded by becoming pastors, with the help of an SIM scholarship. They now...

Gospel bears fruit in hard-to-reach places

SIM writer Lee Forland shares the joy of seeing how the good news is spreading and bearing fruit among the Yao people in the hard-to-reach rural areas of...

Madagascar

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God's the boss: Sarindra's story

Sarindra was amazed when God, having saved him from alcoholism, asked him to join in the work of spreading the gospel, not as a pastor, but as a technician....

Hospital seeks to serve more mums

Delivering new life into the world is an incredible blessing, but it can be devastating if the right care is not available. That's why staff at the SIM...

Successful surgery ends shame for E

Years of rejection end for a Malagasy woman, and a new life begins, as SIM surgeon Ted Watts successfully completes a difficult operation to repair her...

Botswana

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Angola

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Sao finds comfort and hope in Christ through palliative care team

Sao has been battling breast cancer since 2021. She lives in Angola, where life expectancy is just 62 and healthcare is far from perfect.  She has been from...

An audience with Angola’s president

SIM Canada’s Dr Stephen Foster, who has served in Angola for 42 years, shares about an opportunity for collaboration between the government and the church.