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Togo

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Senegal

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Senegal’s Kaffrine Scholarship: Investing in the future

Find out how this scholarship is equipping the next generation of Christians through education and discipleship.

Nigeria

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Spring of Life counselling needs funds to persist in HIV ministry

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to financial concerns for Spring of Life counselling centre. While they’ve pressed on in making HIV testing and care accessible...

From So-and-So to Somebody

An anointed team has been mobilised to bring the good news to the Fulani in northern Nigeria. Find out about the exciting work the Lord is doing through the...

Transformed by short-term missions

For many years, I have felt that the Lord was calling me to something. I prayed for wisdom and clarity but a restless and unsettled feeling plagued me.

Niger

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Recordings reach where we can't go

Find out how an SIM worker – one of a growing number of Tamajaq people who have become Christians – is helping the gospel take root in the heart of his people.

Lucia learns behind the lens

In her community, Lucia's photography has made her recognisable to many. All because of posting a shot of Niger a day on her Instagram account, which has...

'The Christians will come'

Moussa, a new believer, began experiencing persecution right before he and his wife were to welcome a new baby and have a customary celebration. But he...

Mali

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Amid challenges, God at work in Mali ministries

From the outside looking in, ministering in Mali is a formidable task.

Liberia

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Fire damages ELWA campus roof and machines

A fire broke out in the ELWA campus powerhouse of SIM Liberia on Friday, Nov 5. The roof suffered the most damage, and thankfully, no one was hurt.

Pastor Quaye sees his listeners

Pastor Sebastian Quaye took up the challenge of visiting the region he broadcasts to in the Grebo language for SIM Liberia’s ELWA Radio. It took nearly four...

ELWA Hospital encounters first COVID-19 cases

The Liberian hospital that grappled with the 2014 Ebola outbreak has now encountered its first two COVID-19 cases, both of which were fatal.

Guinea

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Ghana

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Physiotherapist Kara prepares for lift-off

Although COVID-19 was a major roadblock to her plans, new mission worker and physiotherapist Kara never stopped trusting in God’s perfect timing.

Aunty Dinah the ambassador

The story of the Kasena people of Chiana, Ghana, demonstrates how God is moving in the hearts of a formally unreached people group.

Pure devotion: Ghanaian child and widow care

Fela and his family minister to children and exiled widows in Gushegu, and leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, they provided them with food relief.

Côte d’Ivoire

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Jean announces the good news on air

Jean believes radio and mass media are phenomenal means to reach those who would otherwise not hear the gospel or meet a Christian.

Burkina Faso

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Benin

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Oussie heals at SIM’s Alafia Clinic

Oussie* was ill and suffering from malnutrition when she began coming to Alafia clinic at age three. Now, at thirteen, she is a different person with a sense...

Yom Bible published after almost 70 years

A ship bearing 4,000 copies of the Yom Bible arrived in Benin’s Cotonou Port at the beginning of August, marking the completion of an almost 70-year...

Forty-year Monkolé Bible translation project nears end

The long process of translating the Bible into Monkolé, a language indigenous to northern Benin, is drawing to a close.