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Here are the latest news updates from SIM UK. We also produce a quarterly magazine called "Serving Him" and a weekly prayer email to help you stay in touch.

You’ve got mail

22 October 2020

Paula Beaton’s God-given gifts to provide administrative support within Serving In Mission are put to good use to encourage others during COVID-19.

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You will be my witnesses

15 October 2020

Read about SIM’s Faithful Witness initiative to share the gospel with people who have never heard of Jesus Christ.

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‘Aunty Dinah is truly an ambassador for Christ’

7 October 2020

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

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‘How I coped during COVID-19

1 October 2020

During her four-and-a-half years in Madagascar, teacher Naomi Coleman has experienced surprise school closures, random food shortages, temporary ‘don’t go out’ rules, nearby epidemics and…

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Voice of hope among the Hassaniya

30 September 2020

The stirring story of a family living among the Hassaniya-speaking Moors in Mali, west Africa, as part of a new Faithful Witness team.

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A beacon of hope for the future

24 September 2020

Read about The Good News Hospital in Madagascar’s exciting new vision to train Malagasy surgeons and secure its future.

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Raising a family on the mission field

16 September 2020

On any given weekend, *Rachel and Joshua take their sons to the desert and visit archaeological ruins where the children can run around and dig…

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Urgent: Flooding in Niger

7 September 2020

Severe flooding has covered Sahel Academy and the Bible school in more than five feet of water…

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Knowing where we’re going

4 September 2020

For the past six years, Keith Walker has been part of Serving In Mission’s International Leadership as Global Director for Strategic Development. Here, he shares…

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‘I’m so excited to see what the next 15 years will hold’

4 September 2020

As Bingham Academy in Ethiopia prepares to reopen on September 22, SIM UK worker Theresa Ebrahim-Adem says she has never felt “so at home” anywhere…

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How the gospel lens can fix our ‘cultural blindness’

26 August 2020

Riots in the USA over Black Lives Matter; a strident social media backlash in the UK – surely the dynamics driving this ugly clash aren’t…

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A tale of two cities

26 August 2020

Mapping intercultural ministry in the UK ‘Just because we live in a place, doesn’t mean we always know what’s going on,’ admitted one church leader…

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‘Be our eyes and ears’ to stop human trafficking

20 August 2020

COVID-19 has created a global health crisis affecting millions of people in every community where SIM workers live and serve. While SIM continues to help…

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Peter takes refugee ministry online

18 August 2020

Five years after a wave of refugees and migrants came to Europe fleeing war and economic hardship, the chaos of a global pandemic prompted many…

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Beirut crisis appeal

14 August 2020

In the aftermath of the Beirut explosion, our ministry partners have significant financial support needs – both for their compassionate programmes as they reach out…

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Anthropology, evangelism and me

13 August 2020

‘As a Christian studying for a degree in Social Anthropology, I spent a lot of time feeling nervous whenever Christianity came up in class. Within…

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Beirut explosion: Pray with us

13 August 2020

The massive explosion at Beirut’s port on August 4 has brought fresh devastation to the people of Lebanon. The blast left an estimated 4,000 wounded,…

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The power of a child’s prayer

12 August 2020

In the Bible, Josiah was made king at the age of eight and his faith in the Lord had a transformative influence on the nation…

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Shaping the future…

29 July 2020

One sure way to bring mission workers back home early is a lack of good educational options for their children and with the recent closure…

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Partner with SIM in its urgent response to COVID-19

28 July 2020

Coronavirus is continuing its spread across the world, with nearly 15 million confirmed cases in 188 countries and more than 600,000 deaths. Now health experts…

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Ministry in lockdown

28 July 2020

Like many SIM workers, Sherilyn and Deane Grainger had to suspend their usual ministry – working amongst refugees and migrants in Palermo, Sicily – because…

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United in prayer – at a distance

21 July 2020

‘People of prayer’ and ‘Dependent on God’ are two of SIM’s core values and we are thankful for local churches who are pivotal partners for…

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Room to grow

21 July 2020

Following a pause owing to lockdown, construction has restarted on building a new training centre that will help SIM workers in a South Asian country…

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Not only on a Sunday

14 July 2020

When SIM workers Peter and Claire-Lise Judkins first arrived in Castres, in the south west of France, they quickly set to work to help a…

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‘Chad is not an easy location’

13 July 2020

With its diverse population of hundreds of ethnic groups speaking 120 languages and dialects, it’s no surprise that Chad is sometimes called the “Babel Tower…

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Windows of hope

7 July 2020

Windows of Hope Zimbabwe in collaboration with Serving In Mission’s For Freedom anti-trafficking ministry recently held an awareness campaign and training for residents in rural…

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In the business of saving souls

3 July 2020

“As in most relationships here, it doesn’t take long for religion to come up in workplace conversations,” explains Barry*, a businessman who is sharing the…

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A different time

3 July 2020

“Holding on to memories of a place once called home and knowing things have changed since, can be a challenge,” says Josh Gibson, who has…

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Rainbow in the clouds

2 July 2020

Doctors Ted and Rachel Watts, along with their two young sons, are living in Mandritsara in northern Madagascar and serving with SIM UK at the…

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Spreading gospel hope

27 June 2020

SIM UK director Steve Smith reflects on the challenge of the COVID-19 crisis to our mission through the lens of how the gospel first came…

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Art with a gospel impact

26 June 2020

Loving your neighbour is one way to fulfil the Great Commission, but sometimes this involves stepping outside your comfort zone, says Justin Agnes, who served…

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Bringing Good News to hard places

23 June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is placing enormous stress on SIM workers and ministries around the world, especially in the areas of health care and education. By prayer,…

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Home is where the heart is

23 June 2020

Being caught in a pandemic and unable to serve in the usual way, Sarah Dorman is happy staying at home and to use these unprecedented…

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Life in lockdown

8 June 2020

Within months of arriving in Nigeria, the coronavirus pandemic forced Paul and Tricia Todd, sent from High Kirk Presbyterian Church in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, to…

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A channel for God’s love

6 June 2020

Caring for those who are suffering provides a unique opportunity to share the love and compassion of Jesus Christ. Responding to physical need through health-related…

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Battling COVID-19 in Liberia: ‘Jesus is our ever-present help’

19 May 2020

SIM UK’s Dr Mikey Bryant, who is serving at the ELWA Hospital in Liberia, says God is his refuge and strength during the current coronavirus…

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Venezuelan refugees in Peru receive weekly food aid

19 May 2020

COVID-19 has forced Peru into a state of emergency as the country basically comes to a standstill. With a curfew and quarantine of all non-essential…

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‘I learned what it really felt like to trust God’

19 May 2020

Read a testimony from a young SIM intern in Bolivia to encourage anyone exploring mission. “My last few weeks in Bolivia – spent tying up…

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Coronavirus: an opportunity to see faith in Christ at work

19 May 2020

Can we bring ourselves to see the coronavirus pandemic as ‘a severe mercy’? What is God doing through the fallout caused by COVID-19? All endeavours…

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First Bible translation in Ciyawo

8 May 2020

Revelation 7:9 gives us the amazing picture of a host of people before the throne of the Lamb, people from every nation and tribe and…

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Cross-cultural mission since 1893

3 May 2020

In 1893, three young men who founded SIM set out for the interior of the Sudan in west Africa, compelled to see souls saved for eternity. The next seven years…

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Take up a daily prayer and challenge this Lent

8 April 2020

Please join us in praying for the salvation of many refugees and migrants this Easter.

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Coronavirus cannot destroy our fellowship with the Lord

8 April 2020

Gathering together in person has long been the very lifeblood of Christ’s church. But because of the coronavirus, large group meetings have disbanded.

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