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Why Uruguay needs the hope of Jesus

6 June 2024

SIM is committed to seeing South America’s most secular country reached for Christ.

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Bolstering Bolivian believers

4 June 2024

Read how Jonny and Olga are serving and equipping the church in Bolivia.

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Dreaming of sundried tomatoes…

18 April 2024

Can you help a unique ministry that’s rooted in Farming God’s Way?

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God’s unfailing love for the dying

20 February 2024

Read about a palliative care team that gives hope in Christ to the terminally-ill in Angola.

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God in the everyday

13 February 2024

Read a lovely example of God at work in the everyday, from one of workers serving in Mexico…

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Encouraged, visit by visit

24 January 2024

The brokenness of the Middle East fills the news, but a centre for children with special needs is bringing hope to one region.

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Ten years of God’s faithfulness

16 January 2024

Joshua Bogunjoko, who’s led with integrity and grace in his role as SIM International Director, reflects on the past 10 years as he prepares to hand over the baton.

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‘They are used to hearing stories’

9 January 2024

The challenges of taking the gospel to the Tamajaq people of the Sahara Desert.

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Behind closed doors

2 January 2024

Sarah Allen is reaching out to the hidden and forgotten in one of the poorest countries in South America.

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A special time of year

18 December 2023

Making cookies is one of the highlights of celebrating Christmas in Nigeria…

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From foe to follower

6 December 2023

A story of repentance and baptism in Central Asia… 

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A first in Rochdale!

28 November 2023

A multi-lingual Christian bookshop is ‘a first’ in one of the most diverse towns in the north of England.

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Hippos and healing…

14 November 2023

Being on call for anaesthesia is never dull, says long-serving worker Michelle Proctor, living out her faith daily at a mission hospital in rural Zambia.

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Three projects get one home

6 November 2023

In 2019, SIM launched a building project to help create disciples in a country where Christians are in the minority. Give thanks that it’s now come to fruition.

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Esther’s Ghana mission

31 October 2023

Esther prayed daily for God to give her opportunities to serve him in Ghana and after four years of waiting, she experienced an incredible short-term mission she’ll never forget.

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Seeking to break the Circle of Silence

24 October 2023

Meet Donald and Becky, who serve with their family in central Mexico, helping to train up local church planters.

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Christ on Campus

10 October 2023

Student ministry not only connects with the next generation, but equips them to share the gospel with others – both at university and when they return home.

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Faithful in waiting, worship and witness

3 October 2023

Since 1893, faithful witnesses have followed God’s leading to make Jesus known in least-reached communities.

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We count on the Lord

26 September 2023

‘We are stewards of God’s money and we have a responsibility to spend it wisely.’

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Books that save lives

19 September 2023

For more than 30 years, Paul Todd has strived to help God’s kingdom grow in West Africa through his work to help provide books that encourage Nigerian Christians in their faith, witness, and ministries.

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‘You don’t teach like we do…’

22 August 2023

What does it means to be a Christian teacher?

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The gospel drop by drop

16 August 2023

Lizzie White’s water hygiene ministry is opening a door for the gospel in some of the least-reached communities of the Peruvian Andes.

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Hang up your capes: Jesus is the real hero

1 August 2023

Are we putting mission workers on a pedestal? Mission work isn’t unattainable – find out how all followers can be faithful witnesses.

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It’s 2am…

18 July 2023

SIM UK surgeon Ted Watts shares a moving account of how God is using the broken to make something beautiful at the hospital where he serves.

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Top of the pops for Gen Z

11 July 2023

A popular French band has joined forces with SIM to inspire a new generation to ‘Go’ into mission.

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We clinic by faith

4 July 2023

Despite many trials, God has always provided for SIM’s clinic in Doro, South Sudan. Even as their clinic doctor moves on to a new challenge, their attitude is an encouragement to all who work by faith.

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Happy landings

21 June 2023

A couple’s desire to return to serve overseas finally became a reality after two years of preparation.

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Together in translation

20 June 2023

Lives are changed when people are able to access the Bible in a language and format they clearly understand, says SIM UK worker Debbie Simpson.

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Opening doors through business ministries

6 June 2023

SIM Business Ministries harnesses workplace skills to reach out where other mission models cannot.

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A daily dose of Jesus

26 May 2023

‘Most of the people here are animists, which brings a lot of fear into their lives, but at the Good News Hospital, they hear the gospel…’

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A labour of love for Jesus

17 May 2023

Even though it requires dedication, determination and patience, Caitlin is learning Thai so she can tell others about Jesus.

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Sewing seeds of hope

17 May 2023

SIM worker Sarah is combining her creative sewing skills and therapy training to help people living in the Cape Town townships recover from trauma and discover hope in the gospel.

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Wow, what a visit!

10 May 2023

A SIM UK worker shares her inspiring story of showing Christ’s love in the Middle East.

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Gospel refuge for Ethiopia’s hidden children

27 April 2023

‘This is no ordinary house; it’s a house with a purpose; where children are offered hope, encouragement and, perhaps most important of all, love.’

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Come back next month…

12 April 2023

When the answers we seek don’t come quickly it can be tempting to give up. A woman’s decision to keep coming back to SIM’s Doro Clinic reminds us of the importance of faith.

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Napkin notes sketch route to Central Asia

28 March 2023

A quickly scribbled diagram on a napkin is a precious souvenir for a couple on the pathway to mission work in Central Asia.

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Cyclone Freddy devastates southern Malawi

21 March 2023

How you can help SIM’s Cyclone Freddy Relief Appeal.

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Luis lets his light shine

13 March 2023

God has given us the powerful tool of sports to share his love with young people all around the world, offering them a hope found only in Jesus Christ.

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The dress

6 March 2023

The Good News Hospital in Mandritsara offers free treatment to cure a condition that causes women to be shunned by their community. Here they are given a new life physically, but also a new eternal life, symbolised by the parting gift of a new dress…

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Board starts search for new Director

28 February 2023

SIM UK is looking for a new Country Director.

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Mummy and me

27 February 2023

Had there been no Faithful Witness team in place, a mother and daughter in Thailand might never have met a faithful witness for Christ.

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Inspired

22 February 2023

Read how a trip to Mozambique as a teenager led one SIM leader into mission.

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A hub of hope in Dhaka

15 February 2023

Read how a young mother’s life was transformed through a SIM programme for vulnerable women living on the streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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SIM mobilising relief aid for Turkey quake

7 February 2023

As the death toll from the earthquake in Turkey soars, find out how you can join us in supporting those affected at this tragic time.

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Born-again Kuba seeks God’s priorities in Poland

1 February 2023

Kuba was nearing 40 and wonders now whether he was having his ‘midlife crisis’ when he felt his heart for service was missing. But God was not going to let Kuba go and began slowly, drawing him back to himself…

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School’s out for Naomi

23 January 2023

For the past seven years, Naomi Coleman has played a vital role in helping colleagues on the field to thrive by teaching their children.

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‘Finishing’ well

17 January 2023

Retired couple Stephen and Heather show how you’re never too old to be involved in missions…

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A message from Ukraine

10 January 2023

‘Please tell the Christians in your country thank you. And please keep praying because we feel it — you are carrying us.’

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Choir hits all the right notes

3 January 2023

A key achievement of cross-cultural worker Lawrence Jah’s ministry with a Glasgow church is helping to launch its first African choir.

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The Macs’ Greek odyssey

12 December 2022

Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to share the hope of Christ for one family serving in Greece.

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Get in the game

6 December 2022

With Sports Friends ministries in many of the far-flung corners of the world, is now the right time to bring this amazing ministry to UK churches?

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The gospel that saves also sends

29 November 2022

Read why it’s a blessing for a local church to be part of God’s global mission.

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‘We’re just an ordinary family’

22 November 2022

Meet the Harrison family, who moved from their settled life in the UK, to a new exciting, but challenging, one on the mission field in Ethiopia.

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Sewing threads of hope

15 November 2022

Read how a group of Nigerian girls are learning about Jesus as they learn how to sew…

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‘Second chance’ pastor on track to see gospel growth

2 November 2022

Hearing God’s voice on a train led a businessman in the world of organised crime to become a Christian and church leader.

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Young legends success continues

26 October 2022

Many children and young adults now have a new sense of hope and purpose, thanks to a Christ-centred sports ministry in South Africa.

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Unlikely friends bring Nadeem to Christ

18 October 2022

Nadeem* is the second-known believer among his people after his life-changing encounter with SIM’s Faithful Witness workers.

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Our workers join Pakistan flood relief response

10 October 2022

SIM workers have been helping out with food and medical relief in the flood-hit Sindh province of Pakistan.

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Ukraine Bible school reopens

5 October 2022

Ministers of the gospel of peace continue to be encouraged and equipped as Odesa Bible College begins a new term.

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Bible translation: A labour of love

28 September 2022

With International Translation Day approaching, read how SIM workers achieved a milestone in Liberia.

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Mexico bound

20 September 2022

A family share why they are about to travel thousands of miles for a new life overseas.

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A message from SIM UK’s Director Steve Smith

13 September 2022

“The characteristic of a true sovereign is, to acknowledge that, in the administration of his kingdom, he (or she) is a minister of God” John…

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Radio Hope

29 August 2022

Read how Waves of Hope Radio Ministry team helped 90 children learn more about Jesus in rural Ecuador.

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When we pray, God works

24 August 2022

We believe prayer is the first and most important thing we can do in our efforts to recruit, prepare, and journey with Christians sent by churches to make disciples of Jesus where it’s most needed.

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The healing power of art

9 August 2022

“It was here in a watercolour class that God used colour and line — and women who didn’t even know him — to heal my heart.”

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Doing business God’s way

2 August 2022

Business is another tool in SIM’s toolbox to reach places where Christ is least known…

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Mustard seeds of faith continue to grow

21 July 2022

Sunday school materials translated into Arabic are providing the foundation for the next generation of gospel workers in the Middle East.

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True to our word

19 July 2022

Read how our commitment to biblical truth helps SIM embrace diversity.

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A dream is born

12 July 2022

The Lord is opening doors for sub-Saharan Africans to live and serve in North Africa.

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Called: Ted Watts

6 July 2022

The call to mission runs deep in surgeon Ted Watts.

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Pastor Nong’s ‘crazy’ plan kicks off

22 June 2022

In a rural village in northern Thailand, God placed a burden on pastor Nong’s heart to find a way to share Jesus with the local teenagers who often gathered together to play football.

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Back on the ward after 25 years

14 June 2022

A semi-retired doctor recalls the highs and lows of her two short-term medical missions in West Africa.

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Planting gospel seeds in central Benin

14 June 2022

Introducing someone to Jesus who knows nothing about him, and who has probably been told that Christianity is false and the Bible is corrupt, takes time.

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Home is where the heart is for Anaïs

25 May 2022

Anaïs encounters people with amazing, yet heart-breaking stories in her ministry, but tries to see God at work in each and every one.

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‘God shows no partiality’

20 May 2022

Intercultural churches are not a blueprint, they’re an outcome of living out Jesus’ teaching, says Steve Smith UK Director

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From camper to coach

17 May 2022

Read how one boy’s life was transformed through attending a Sports Friends camp.

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‘No regrets’ says mum on a mission

10 May 2022

Meet a mother and mission worker serving in West Africa, who shares the highs and lows of giving birth to her second child far away from the comforts of home.

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Seeing is believing

28 April 2022

A week spent helping a team of eye doctors helped put mission into focus for one SIM UK couple serving in southern Ecuador.

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On the front foot…

26 April 2022

Read an update on our Strategic Review and how we are committed to bolstering SIM UK for the future.

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 ‘Were it not for the training, I would have left teaching’

5 April 2022

Read how SIM is helping a headmaster be an ambassador for Christ in his rural school in Benin.

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The aroma of Christ

29 March 2022

Steve Smith, SIM UK Director, reflects on how this brilliant metaphor contrasts Christian and non-Christian responses to hearing the gospel.

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A gospel soap story

11 March 2022

ENGAGE worker Lawrence, from The Gambia, is learning new ways to serve cross-culturally in Glasgow – including how to do the washing-up!

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Help for cyclone victims

2 March 2022

SIM personnel have launched a response to the tragedy of disasters that have hit Madagascar.

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Resourcing the future: Your impact

28 February 2022

Here’s what your support during the 2021 Giving Weeks enabled!

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Seeing the gospel grow in France

22 February 2022

2022 is set to be another busy year for one of our families serving in France…

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Training nomadic believers

22 February 2022

Read how a training centre helped equip two brothers for a lifetime of serving Jesus among the nomadic herders of West Africa.

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‘Inspiring things are happening’

9 February 2022

SIM worker Mary Haile isn’t returning to her home in Ethiopia just yet – God hasn’t finished using her ministry at a central London church for amazing stories of restoration and reconciliation.

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How beautiful are the feet…

25 January 2022

At 78, Elijah can no longer walk long distances, but says he won’t stop sharing the gospel in the Maasai lands of Kenya…

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Flying hope and healing with SIMAIR

21 January 2022

Across West Africa, SIMAIR serves remote communities with medicines, safe transport and the gospel message.

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New year, new beginnings

11 January 2022

For SIM UK member Ted Watts, there was one major item in his diary for the beginning of a new year: “Start PAACS”. Ted is…

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Committed to community

22 December 2021

Read SIM International Director’s Christmas letter.

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‘I felt God telling me to go, 40 years ago…’

17 December 2021

SIM worker Barbara, 70, used a lifetime of experience as a nurse to serve refugees in Greece.

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Joyeux Noël – the gospel in France

7 December 2021

Peter and Claire-Lise Judkins have served in three very different settings over the past decade and the latest leg of their ministry is in a town near the Disneyland resort in Paris.

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From tequila to truth

2 December 2021

Read how SIM is helping to train local leaders and plant churches in a vastly unreached area of Mexico.

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Memories of Christmas where it all began

16 November 2021

As Advent approaches, SIM UK worker Kate shares some Christmas memories of her ministry in regions where Christ was born and the church was founded.

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Faithful in study, fluent in hope

4 November 2021

Sometimes the language learning phase for mission workers can seem like a detour. But language coach Candace, who serves our Faithful Witness teams, sees it as a ministry in and of itself.

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‘This training changed my life’

3 November 2021

The church in Bangladesh is tiny, but for the past 63 years, one SIM project has been providing support to isolated believers as they seek to follow Jesus.

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Are you a game changer?

2 November 2021

Cat Tongkao encourages others to use their skills and talents for sports ministry.

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Couple’s joy as home reopens

21 October 2021

Six years after tragedy struck, children are returning to SIM’s Mseleni Children’s Home in South Africa.

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Running water today, living water tomorrow

8 October 2021

Read how God is using water pumps as tools to open people’s hearts to the gospel.

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New Bible arrives in Benin

6 October 2021

SIM’s Hilary Deneufchatel moved back to France from Benin, praising God she had fulfilled her goal of helping the Monkolé people have access to the whole Bible in their own language.

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Brushing teeth with God

5 October 2021

Read how one SIM worker helped students make praying for their friends a daily habit they’ll never forget!

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Shalom House: A haven for survivors of trafficking

22 September 2021

The risk of human trafficking is very real for many people in the countries and communities where SIM works. Read about one SIM ministry that is helping survivors on their recovery journey.

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Home is where the gospel is

14 September 2021

Geaane, from the Netherlands, felt called to serve the Lord for a year in South Africa in 2015, but it soon turned into a long-term ministry that helps families living in the poorest communities

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‘Love them as yourself’

8 September 2021

As churches and communities across many countries are stepping up to serve Afghan refugees – alongside other displaced people – we’re highlighting a couple of…

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Harriet’s story

7 September 2021

How do you support a new believer who lost her sole source of income? An income that dried up when she stopped performing demonic healings…

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Praying with the Afghan church

2 September 2021

As updates on the situation in Afghanistan continue coming in, it could be all too easy to despair or give up hope.

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Teamwork in Thailand

31 August 2021

Two SIM ministries are partnering to bring hope and restoration to the people of Chiang Mai and Ayutthaya, Thailand.

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Hope for all nations

31 August 2021

Tony Thompson, who started Hope Church in Luton 18 years ago, reflects on the ongoing challenge of leading a multicultural church and how SIM UK can help with this ministry.

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Christian villages attacked in Nigeria

25 August 2021

Since 23rd July, there have been numerous attacks on predominantly Christian villages and communities surrounding Miango

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18 more and counting!

10 August 2021

The pandemic is not thwarting God’s plans for global mission, says Linda Hunt, Prayer Coordinator for SIM UK.

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A measure of success?

10 August 2021

God as active in our day-to-day lives as in the big events, say one couple serving in Ecuador.

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A new Bible translation!

29 July 2021

The Kafa Bible was dedicated in Bonga, Ethiopia, earlier this year. Read about this labour of love spanning more than 40 years.

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Back to normal?

20 July 2021

Pastor Wayne Sutton says the pandemic has given his church a profound wake-up call.

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Where is Christ least known?

15 July 2021

Where are the communities where Jesus is ‘least known’? asks SIM UK Director Steve Smith.

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All smiles after dental outreach

15 July 2021

Simon and Grace Stretton-Downes led a dental outreach in Liberia this summer – their biggest trip yet – treating patients who had endured pain for months, or even years.

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Passing on the baton

14 July 2021

The commitment to see God’s word spread in Niger will be the hallmark of Jonathan and Elaine Burts’ ministry as they retire to the UK…

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Power to transform

13 July 2021

God is doing amazing things in a township in Cape Town, where a SIM project is having a profound impact.

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God’s leading: Our Strategic Review

8 July 2021

Ella McCorquodale shares how God has led SIM UK throughout the Strategic Review process.

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‘Some people think that missions is for western people’

5 July 2021

Preparing to serve in Warwick, Geoffrey shares his heart for gospel mission.

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A divine appointment

1 July 2021

Covid could not thwart God’s plan to bring Ram Strestha and his wife Keshari, from South Asia, to serve in the UK.

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Mission dentist honoured with an OBE

14 June 2021

Simon Stretton-Downes, serving long term in Liberia, is honoured with an OBE for services to dentistry in Africa.

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A heart for mission to ‘forgotten’ communities

8 June 2021

Read why growing up in a community that had never heard the gospel gives SIM International Director Joshua Bogunjoko a heart for our pioneering Faithful Witness scheme.

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A simple solution to a complex problem

2 June 2021

Read how a SIM worker developed an online system to feed thousands of hungry families in Peru’s second largest city.

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Untouched by sunlight

1 June 2021

The mines of Potosi in Bolivia are dark places, but SIM believes no one is beyond the reach of God…

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Embracing intercultural ministry in your church

25 May 2021

More than 40 leaders in UK churches and half a dozen SIM workers leading multicultural teams in the UK and overseas, met online to participate in the inaugural workshop of SIM UK’s intercultural ministry training. Tim McMahon reports…

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A generation ready for mission

13 May 2021

In her role as Innovation Manager for SIM UK, Chloe Blainey says there are many exciting and creative possibilities of how the good news can be shared by the ‘next generation’ of mission workers

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Preparing for lift-off

6 May 2021

Covid-19 might have seemed like a major roadblock to her plans, but new mission worker Kara never stopped trusting in God’s perfect timing.

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The bigger picture

4 May 2021

Over the past five years, SIM UK has seen how God has enabled us to fulfil our vision to work with churches to send and…

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New academy opens

24 April 2021

A mission training school is preparing new believers in Europe for refugee ministry in their communities.

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Courageous calling

24 April 2021

Read the amazing conversion story of Tambaya Ibrahim, who travels across Niger to preach to the Fulani people.

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Holistic health care

20 April 2021

Read how SIM is helping empower women in rural east Africa as workers share the gospel with a least-reached community, alongside compassionate healthcare.

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A match made in heaven

15 April 2021

Veronica and Samson will soon join a Faithful Witness team in Thailand, but their story of faith and of marriage began in an astonishing way.

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Surgery training moves one step closer

13 April 2021

SIM UK surgeon Ted Watts gives an update on exciting plans to ensure mission-centred medical ministry continues in Madagascar.

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Couple’s happy ending

23 March 2021

When the pandemic closed down the country, 40 per cent of financial support trickled away for Kenyan mission workers Tony and Julia Mburu. Needing a fast solution to a shrinking bottom line, they revived an abandoned book-selling idea from years earlier.

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God is at work

23 March 2021

VIDEO: Join us in 12 months of pandemic praise. No boundary, quarantine or confinement can stop the work of God’s hands.

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Wraparound care

17 March 2021

How SIM UK support its most important God-given resource: Its people

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Teaching the love of Jesus

9 March 2021

SIM UK partners with TnT to develop seminal Sunday school materials in Arabic.

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The right Orientation

5 March 2021

Discover how our five-day Orientation programme introduces our workers to some important areas they need to keep learning and growing in, as they start serving in mission.

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Hiring now!

2 March 2021

Read how one SIM couple are helping job seekers in the aftermath of Covid-19.

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‘A young and vibrant couple’

23 February 2021

Today, there are no known believers in the Kayes region of Mali, which is predominantly inhabited by Hassaniya herdsmen. Living in this remote region on…

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Better together

27 January 2021

Meet the new SIM team passionate about sharing the gospel in Ghana.

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Still sharing hope with refugees

15 January 2021

Five years ago, more than a million people crossed into Europe and safer parts of the Middle East to escape conflict and poverty. Many of…

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From so-and-so to somebody

8 January 2021

Find out about the exciting work the Lord is doing through SIM’s Faithful Witness initiative among the Fulani in northern Nigeria.

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Unity and diversity

23 December 2020

Siegfried Ngubane, SIM’s Regional Director for Southern Africa, says the gospel is not confined to any single nation or tongue.

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Medical mission: Is it still needed?

23 December 2020

Fi McLachlan, Head of Christian Medical Fellowship Global, explains why there is still a need to raise health care personnel to go and serve in medical mission.

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Partners in media ministry

1 December 2020

Although 2020 has been a difficult year for our mission workers and their ministries, read how the Lord used COVID-19 to further the gospel work of one couple serving in Kenya.

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Your gifts of love

19 November 2020

Your generous donations helped SIM come to the rescue of two rural hospitals in southern Africa during COVID-19.

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Shared blessings – multicultural ministry in London

17 November 2020

Mary joins our ENGAGE programme, designed to help UK churches share the gospel with cross-cultural communities on their doorstep.

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Loving your neighbour in lockdown

10 November 2020

A pastor shares how his church joined forces with a charity to help those in need during COVID-19.

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Life-saving supplies help fight the virus

3 November 2020

Read how donations from supporters helped Serving In Mission protect the people of Egbe, Nigeria.

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Neither here nor there

27 October 2020

Read a Q&A with Cheryl Gibson, SIM UK’s Third Culture Kid Coordinator.

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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

Real inclusiveness means more than just being welcoming and friendly. It requires significant investment, personal sacrifice, and courageous leadership.

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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

The importance of education options to mission families cannot be understated.

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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

How do you disciple in rural France?

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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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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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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 is a unique opportunity to share the love and compassion of Jesus Christ.

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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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Is coronavirus an opportunity to see faith in Christ at work?

19 May 2020

What should we make of the coronavirus pandemic?

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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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From Nairobi to Niddrie – serving in Scotland

15 June 2018

Our first Kenyan mission worker to Scotland describes her journey to ministry and her work with Niddrie Community Church.

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