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By faith we see:

  • More than 75 million Muslims and least-reached people in Nigeria responding in faith to the Gospel message, transforming communities as they find freedom in Christ.
  • Missionary teams in every state in the north, partnering with the Church to reach the Hausa, Fulani and Kanuri, where less than 10% of the people are Christians.
  • The Church in one of Africa’s most influential and populous countries strengthened and equipped to transform society at every level, making a major impact in world mission this century.

尼日利亚

By faith we see:

  • More than 75 million Muslims and least-reached people in Nigeria responding in faith to the Gospel message, transforming communities as they find freedom in Christ.
  • Missionary teams in every state in the north, partnering with the Church to reach the Hausa, Fulani and Kanuri, where less than 10% of the people are Christians.
  • The Church in one of Africa’s most influential and populous countries strengthened and equipped to transform society at every level, making a major impact in world mission this century.

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Global Worker Support Fund

Around the world, people are being mobilised into mission from what we call the “emerging church.” Areas of Africa, Latin America, and South Asia that traditionally received mission workers are now raising up and sending out local workers to make disciples of Jesus.

International Leadership and Services

SIM International Leadership and Services facilitates SIM’s task of extending the kingdom of God by giving leadership and support, defining policy and best practices, and providing administrative services.

Trauma Healing

SIM Trauma Healing is a church and community-based outreach that equips believers with integrated biblical and mental health principles to care for victims of trauma in their communities.

Mobilising Missionaries and Churches

To empower and mobilise Korean and East Asian missionaries and churches in reaching out through various ministries to communities who don’t know Christ in SIM’s strategic areas.

Latinoamericana

This ministry aims to engage Latin American churches to participate in Christ’s mission across cultures. The ministry partners and networks with churches and agencies to mobilise Latin American missionaries into crosscultural ministry to make Christ known and make disciples where he is not known.

Short-Term Exposure Ministry

Our goal is to take pastors, leaders of mission boards and missionary candidates for short-term exploratory trips to different countries where there is a great need for missionaries.

Pacific2Nations

This ministry aims to empower a movement of Pacific people, rising up and going into the nations, proclaiming the Gospel and demonstrating God's love and power.

Church Engagement

SIM Canada is embarking on a long-term strategy to boost missionarynumbers in our churches through several objectives.

For Freedom

Anti-trafficking and exploitation ministries.

Youth Ministry El Sendero

Reaching young people between 15 and 25 years of age in creative ways.

Radio Frequence Vie

We envision the entire country of Cote d’Ivoire and beyond being reached with the gospel message through FM radio.

Street Kids

To invite the kids to give their life to Jesus and to disciple them.

Compassion Ministries

Churches expressing God's love and compassion, serving their communities, and reaching out with the gospel to the vulnerable among them.

Zion Evangelical Bible Schools (ZEBS) Lesotho

To maintain and build strong contacts in the country, specifically in the District of Leribe, where more than 50 Ama-Zioni church leaders have expressed a desire to study God’s Word.

Youth Workers Toolkit

SIM Kenya is preparing a training book set to equip youth leaders across East Africa to reach young people more effectively.

Youth Ministry

Ministry to encourage teenagers to be disciples.

Youth Leader Training

The aim of this project is to train and inspire leaders to see that they are not alone. We desire to increase spiritual unity by offering personal mentoring, advice and training to local youth leaders, helping them start new initiatives, and as they face different challenges in their ministries.

Youth and Childrens Ministries

Our goal is to train Namibians on how to reach out to children and young people who are growing up without hearing the good news of Jesus Christ.

Wolofal Transliteration

This project aims to convert the Wolof-Roman-script Bible into Arabic script.

West Africans for Global Missions

The center of gravity for Christianity has shifted to the global south and this requires a paradigm shift in our response. The onus is now on the global south especially Africans to respond to this shift. The West African Office sees this need and has responded accordingly with the project-West Africans for Global Missions. As you read about project 95379, it is our prayer that you will join this 'call'.

Global Worker Support Fund

Around the world, people are being mobilised into mission from what we call the “emerging church.” Areas of Africa, Latin America, and South Asia that traditionally received mission workers are now raising up and sending out local workers to make disciples of Jesus.

International Leadership and Services

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Trauma Healing

SIM Trauma Healing is a church and community-based outreach that equips believers with integrated biblical and mental health principles to care for victims of trauma in their communities.

Mobilising Missionaries and Churches

Capacitar y movilizar misioneros e iglesias coreanas y chinas para alcanzar a través de varios ministerios a las comunidades que no conocen a Cristo en áreas estratégicas del SIM.

Latinoamericana

This ministry aims to engage Latin American churches to participate in Christ’s mission across cultures. The ministry partners and networks with churches and agencies to mobilise Latin American missionaries into crosscultural ministry to make Christ known and make disciples where he is not known.

Short-Term Exposure Ministry

Our goal is to take pastors, leaders of mission boards and missionary candidates for short-term exploratory trips to different countries where there is a great need for missionaries.

Pacific2Nations

Este ministerio apunta a capacitar a un movimiento del Pacífico, levantándose y yendo a las naciones, proclamando el Evangelio y demostrando el amor y el poder de Dios.

Church Engagement

Reconocer que las organizaciones misioneras necesitan re-comprometer a la iglesia, el SIM de Canadá está embarcándose en una estrategia a largo plazo para impulsar los números de misioneros por medio de varios objetivos par alas Iglesias que actualmente tienen relaciones con misioneros del SIM.

For Freedom

Anti-trafficking and exploitation ministries.

Youth Ministry El Sendero

Alcanzando a los jóvenes entre 15 y 25 años de forma creativa.

Radio Frequence Vie

We envision the entire country of Cote d’Ivoire and beyond being reached with the gospel message through FM radio.

Street Kids

To invite the kids to give their life to Jesus and to disciple them.

Compassion Ministries

Iglesias expresando el amor y la compasión de Dios, sirviendo sus comunidades y extendiendo el evangelio a los más vulnerables entre ellos.

Zion Evangelical Bible Schools (ZEBS) Lesotho

Mantener y construir fuertes contactos en el país, específicamente en el distrito de Leribe, donde más de 50 líderes de iglesias Ama-Zioni han expresado un deseo de estudiar la palabra de Dios.

Youth Workers Toolkit

El SIM Kenia está preparando un conjunto de libros de entrenamiento para equipar a los líderes juveniles a través de África Oriental para alcanzar a los jóvenes más efectivamente.

Youth Ministry

Ministry to encourage teenagers to be disciples.

Youth Leader Training

The aim of this project is to train and inspire leaders to see that they are not alone. We desire to increase spiritual unity by offering personal mentoring, advice and training to local youth leaders, helping them start new initiatives, and as they face different challenges in their ministries.

Youth and Childrens Ministries

Para entrenar a los namibios dentro y fuera de las iglesias para alcanzar a los niños y a los jóvenes que están creciendo sin oír las Buenas Nuevas.

Wolofal Transliteration

This project aims to convert the Wolof-Roman-script Bible into Arabic script.

West Africans for Global Missions

The center of gravity for Christianity has shifted to the global south and this requires a paradigm shift in our response. The onus is now on the global south especially Africans to respond to this shift. The West African Office sees this need and has responded accordingly with the project-West Africans for Global Missions. As you read about project 95379, it is our prayer that you will join this 'call'.

Communities where Christ is least known

People of the North

An estimated 28 million Hausa live in Nigeria, with tens of millions more Fulani and Kanuri, with the vast majority professing Islam. Many Muslims are afraid to consider Christianity because they fear persecution. Indigenous missionaries are working among these people; however, many have never heard the Gospel. Additional workers are needed to bring the gospel message to the north, participate in holistic ministries of compassion, and encourage Nigerian missionaries in their outreach efforts.

Youth

It is estimated that almost half of Nigeria’s population of 175 million is 14 years of age or younger. A vast number of the youth are non-Christians, and are affected by non-Christian messages of society. Many youth from Christian families aren’t attending any church; some who do are nominal Christians. The Nigerian church has begun to address this reality by teaching them to live godly lives in a rapidly changing world. Workers are needed to assist the Church in reaching this community through genuine relationships.

prayers

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Pray for Nigeria’s millions of Muslims to consider the light of the Gospel and encounter Christ.

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Pray for Nigeria’s millions of Muslims to consider the light of the Gospel and encounter Christ.

2

Pray for care and discipling for Muslims who become Christians.

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Pray for care and discipling for Muslims who become Christians.

3

Pray for our new northern initiative, and missionaries for new ministry opportunities in the Islamic North while the region is still open to the Gospel (John 9:4).

3

Pray for our new northern initiative, and missionaries for new ministry opportunities in the Islamic North while the region is still open to the Gospel (John 9:4).

4

Pray for our new internship program to gain momentum and raise a new generation of workers to engage in world missions.

4

Pray for our new internship program to gain momentum and raise a new generation of workers to engage in world missions.

5

Pray for rebuilding of devastated communities and churches in the northeast and responding as Jesus would to famine and disease conditions in the region.

5

Pray for rebuilding of devastated communities and churches in the northeast and responding as Jesus would to famine and disease conditions in the region.

6

Pray for effective ministry to widows, orphans, people with disabilities, the abused, and other vulnerable communities.

6

Pray for effective ministry to widows, orphans, people with disabilities, the abused, and other vulnerable communities.

7

Pray for persecuted believers to endure hardship and practice love and forgiveness.

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Pray for persecuted believers to endure hardship and practice love and forgiveness.

8

Pray for peace and reconciliation between Christians and Muslims.

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Pray for peace and reconciliation between Christians and Muslims.

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Pray the Nigerian church to experience a powerful, Spirit-led revival.

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Pray the Nigerian church to experience a powerful, Spirit-led revival.

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Pray for our missionaries, as they live and minister in this high-stress environment.

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Pray for our missionaries, as they live and minister in this high-stress environment.

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Our everyday language so readily offers up boundary lines between worlds known and unknown, moral and immoral. Yet it falls terribly short of expressing the shades and shadows of human experience. Last week we visited several homes that really felt like shades and shadows. I followed Malti di through the crowds of a wholesale bazaar, jostled with cows and carts, to the vicinity where dark narrow alleyways and stairwells led to the separate homes of six transgenders under her care.

Sports Friends moves to the megacity

Sports Friends has ministries in many of the far-flung corners of the world; from Peru, to Nigeria to Thailand. The mental scenes that correspond to those places might be something like a dusty plain with children playing football under a tree with wide, spreading branches. Or a field lined with palm trees, young girls avoiding monsoon-season puddles as they practice volleyball. And sure, these picturesque rural settings really are some of the places where Sports Friends works, but what about sports ministry in an urban context, where fields and courts are not in open spaces, but tucked amidst buildings and side streets?

Prabhouti's Wedding

Traditionally, Prabhouti should have married years ago. Girls in her village are married early – sometimes as young as twelve years old – just like their mothers were before them.

Celebrating Ezra's first graduates

The Ezra Project began in 2015 as the need for stronger church leadership and pastoral skills grew in many rural churches in an Asian country. The aim of the project is to provide church leaders with solid training in biblical teaching and strengthen their spiritual lives so that they can lead their flock with more precision according to the Word of God. Three years after its first modules launched, Ezra was able to celebrate its first batch of graduates!