East Africa Service Center

We offer vital support to SIM workers serving in East African Sending Office, Eritrea, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan and Tanzania.

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We offer vital support to SIM workers serving in East African Sending Office, Eritrea, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan and Tanzania.

Prayers

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The services to be a testimony in the quality of their work, as they support the countries in the region in reaching those living and dying without Christ.

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The services to be a testimony in the quality of their work, as they support the countries in the region in reaching those living and dying without Christ.

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Those working in the service centre to serve Him faithfully and grow in Him daily

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Those working in the service centre to serve Him faithfully and grow in Him daily

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