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Multiplying impact through business as mission

Hikari was meditating on Matthew 21 when he heard God call him to serve. For Hikari and his family this meant moving to a different country with SIM's Faithful Witness initiative. In a place where the church is scattered and a religion besides Christianity is dominant, Hikari and his family needed a means to form relationships with those around them - they found this through business as mission.

A car ride and the gospel

Murray and his co-worker prayed that Maria would be open to hearing about the gospel on their drive. As they drove, the group passed a wall with a bible verse painted boldly on it's front, which sparked conversation about the bible and faith. This led the way for Murray to share about how central Christ is to faith and salvation.

Chinua and Esi share a journey through trauma: Loving mission workers well in all seasons 

Chinua*, Esi* and their family were on their way home when they began to doubt the safety of the road they were on. Eventually it became clear that this road was controlled by a terrorist group. Miraculously, the group let the family continue down the road. Chinua and Esi were able to process their experience through counselling.

Let the peoples praise you

Medical mission worker Anne-Sophie works in obstetrics at Galmi Hospital, it was here that she met cancer patient Aicha. Through years of treatment Anne-Sophie was able to share about Jesus. Because of the friendships made through Galmi, and the work of the Holy Spirit, Aicha and her husband came to know Christ.

From player to coach

Although Samuel lost his father at a young age, he discovered through Sports Friends that he has a Heavenly Father who cares for him very much.

Boko Haram victim discovers Jesus in a unique way

John's life was shaken when Boko Haram fighters pillaged his village and took his son. SIM mission worker Jeanne was stirred by the loss of life occurring due to this violence and began distributing SD cards with Christ-centred books and films. John received a card containing the JESUS film, which led him to put his faith in Christ.

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 Sports Friends camp Sara experienced the love that Christ has for her through a foot washing ceremony. She came to accept Christ as her saviour.

Because of Danja Hospital, I met Jesus

Mamane contracted leprosy as a child. The diagnosis began a downward spiral in his life until he learned about SIM's Danja Hospital. Mamane received both physical and spiritual healing here. While previously a muslim, this experience led Mamane to put his faith in Jesus Christ.

Innocence lost, Jesus found

Tia was trafficked by her own parents before being rescued. The pain of the past was a heavy burden, but Tia learned that her identity did not lay in the sins committed against her. She is a daughter of the king.

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 leisurely activities, Elijah continues to be very present in ministry.

How will they hear?

In Paraguay, the deaf population is one of the least reached. SIM mission worker Shirley Anne lives in Southern Paraguay and travels to surrounding villages teaching deaf as well as hearing individuals Paraguayan Sign Language (or LSPY). Her ministry is very relational and she incorporates bible stories into her lessons in order to share the gospel.

Vision of beauty

Ruthie was a talented netball player with great leadership potential. Her Sports Friends coach Chisomo was an encouragement to her, but Ruthie still had an emptiness inside her. It wasn't until participating in a Sports Friends camp that Ruthie was faced with the truth that although her earthly father was gone, she has a Heavenly Father who will never leave her.

You are missing something

Chesoa's life was missing something. He was headed down a violent path when he heard a Sports Friends coach teach out of 1 Corinthians. The gospel miraculously changed Chesoa's life. He is now a Sports Friends coach himself and a minister of hope for youth in central Malawi.

Harriet's story

Harriet became a Christian after experiencing the love of Christ through both a christian neighbour and a mission worker. Harriet endured many trials after giving her life to Christ, but she continues to live as a faithful witness by sharing Christ with her family and reading the bible with local Christians.

Inspiring things are happening

SIM worker Mary Haile serves out of a church in central London. One of her ministries includes teaching English as a second language to students from all over the world. Students are exposed to the bible through these lessons, including one participant who made a life-changing decision to follow Christ.

It took a team to care for Nestor

A long and painful stay at Bembéréké Hospital in Benin led Nestor to Christ. It took a team of people to both care for him and share the gospel with him.

Alvaro sees the truth of Jesus

Alvaro had struggled with alcohol all his life but changed completely after being told about Jesus when he came for new glasses

New youth club shares the gospel

More than 40 young people in northern Ghana are hearing the gospel through an exciting new youth club in Tumu.

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.

What do I do with the grief of war?

Every now and again, an event almost universally brings collective grief and mourning. Grief spills over and can’t be brushed aside.

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Multiplying impact through business as mission

Hikari was meditating on Matthew 21 when he heard God call him to serve. For Hikari and his family this meant moving to a different country with SIM's Faithful Witness initiative. In a place where the church is scattered and a religion besides Christianity is dominant, Hikari and his family needed a means to form relationships with those around them - they found this through business as mission.

A car ride and the gospel

Murray and his co-worker prayed that Maria would be open to hearing about the gospel on their drive. As they drove, the group passed a wall with a bible verse painted boldly on it's front, which sparked conversation about the bible and faith. This led the way for Murray to share about how central Christ is to faith and salvation.

Chinua and Esi share a journey through trauma: Loving mission workers well in all seasons 

Chinua*, Esi* and their family were on their way home when they began to doubt the safety of the road they were on. Eventually it became clear that this road was controlled by a terrorist group. Miraculously, the group let the family continue down the road. Chinua and Esi were able to process their experience through counselling.

Let the peoples praise you

Medical mission worker Anne-Sophie works in obstetrics at Galmi Hospital, it was here that she met cancer patient Aicha. Through years of treatment Anne-Sophie was able to share about Jesus. Because of the friendships made through Galmi, and the work of the Holy Spirit, Aicha and her husband came to know Christ.

From player to coach

Although Samuel lost his father at a young age, he discovered through Sports Friends that he has a Heavenly Father who cares for him very much.

Boko Haram victim discovers Jesus in a unique way

John's life was shaken when Boko Haram fighters pillaged his village and took his son. SIM mission worker Jeanne was stirred by the loss of life occurring due to this violence and began distributing SD cards with Christ-centred books and films. John received a card containing the JESUS film, which led him to put his faith in Christ.

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 Sports Friends camp Sara experienced the love that Christ has for her through a foot washing ceremony. She came to accept Christ as her saviour.

Because of Danja Hospital, I met Jesus

Mamane contracted leprosy as a child. The diagnosis began a downward spiral in his life until he learned about SIM's Danja Hospital. Mamane received both physical and spiritual healing here. While previously a muslim, this experience led Mamane to put his faith in Jesus Christ.

Innocence lost, Jesus found

Tia was trafficked by her own parents before being rescued. The pain of the past was a heavy burden, but Tia learned that her identity did not lay in the sins committed against her. She is a daughter of the king.

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 leisurely activities, Elijah continues to be very present in ministry.

How will they hear?

In Paraguay, the deaf population is one of the least reached. SIM mission worker Shirley Anne lives in Southern Paraguay and travels to surrounding villages teaching deaf as well as hearing individuals Paraguayan Sign Language (or LSPY). Her ministry is very relational and she incorporates bible stories into her lessons in order to share the gospel.

Vision of beauty

Ruthie was a talented netball player with great leadership potential. Her Sports Friends coach Chisomo was an encouragement to her, but Ruthie still had an emptiness inside her. It wasn't until participating in a Sports Friends camp that Ruthie was faced with the truth that although her earthly father was gone, she has a Heavenly Father who will never leave her.

You are missing something

Chesoa's life was missing something. He was headed down a violent path when he heard a Sports Friends coach teach out of 1 Corinthians. The gospel miraculously changed Chesoa's life. He is now a Sports Friends coach himself and a minister of hope for youth in central Malawi.

Harriet's story

Harriet became a Christian after experiencing the love of Christ through both a christian neighbour and a mission worker. Harriet endured many trials after giving her life to Christ, but she continues to live as a faithful witness by sharing Christ with her family and reading the bible with local Christians.

Inspiring things are happening

SIM worker Mary Haile serves out of a church in central London. One of her ministries includes teaching English as a second language to students from all over the world. Students are exposed to the bible through these lessons, including one participant who made a life-changing decision to follow Christ.

It took a team to care for Nestor

A long and painful stay at Bembéréké Hospital in Benin led Nestor to Christ. It took a team of people to both care for him and share the gospel with him.

Alvaro sees the truth of Jesus

Alvaro had struggled with alcohol all his life but changed completely after being told about Jesus when he came for new glasses

New youth club shares the gospel

More than 40 young people in northern Ghana are hearing the gospel through an exciting new youth club in Tumu.

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.

What do I do with the grief of war?

Every now and again, an event almost universally brings collective grief and mourning. Grief spills over and can’t be brushed aside.