COVID-19 Update, 28 July 2020

We would like to share with you how SIM Australia is responding and caring for our mission workers during the global pandemic.

We are still actively engaged in our mission activity, while working within the new context that COVID-19 has engendered. While our ministries and projects may look different for some time, our commitment to Make the Gospel Global remains. Our Australian COVID-19 Taskforce meets regularly to review and manage our response.

Below is an update on how we are responding during this season.

Our Mission Workers
SIM is committed to caring for our workers in managing their individual circumstances. We are in touch with each of our workers, both here and abroad. We are currently working together with the leadership teams in the countries where our workers serve to care for our people and navigate the way forward.

We thank God for our mission workers and their commitment to mission. In the past few months, they have shown their great adaptability and flexibility in continuing to serve. To read more about how our mission workers have seen the faithfulness at God at work during the global pandemic, you can visit our blog here: sim.org.au/Connect/Blog.

‘By Prayer’
As we continue to navigate this global pandemic, we remain confident in the truth that God is faithful and sovereign in every circumstance.

Please join us in praying for our mission workers who have to extend their time in Australia and for those who are unable to leave their country of service to return home. Please pray that the peace of God would guard their hearts and minds as they face increased levels of anxiety due to many unknowns in their circumstances. Since SIM’s beginnings, the focus has always been to respond to the needs around us ‘By Prayer’. We appreciate your partnership as we lift up many prayer needs to the Lord during this time.

Coronavirus Prayer Points

Our supporters
Essential to the ongoing work of God’s global mission and a great blessing to our workers in uncertain times is our community of faithful prayer and financial supporters. We are so thankful for the generosity of our supporters who continue to give and faithfully commit themselves to God’s mission during this time. It was a testament to the faithfulness of God to see many people give to the SIMaid COVID-19 Emergency Fund to support health ministries in vulnerable communities in South Asia and Africa.

While there is uncertainty surrounding the current and ongoing circumstances in light of COVID-19, we have full assurance that God will still achieve His purposes in taking the Gospel to the world. We thank God for His leading and the faithful support of our partners as we adapt to this season ahead.

If you have any questions, please contact our Partner Relations team on 1300 746 580 or by emailing partner.relations@sim.org.au. Thank you for your partnership as we continue to serve in His global mission together.

In Him,
Mal Watts,
SIM Australia National Director