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Thursday, 16 March 2023
In 2004, Sharon’s husband passed away when she was six months pregnant with her second child. Sharon was heartbroken over the death of her husband and while she grieved, she worried about how she would provide for her children. After encountering SIMaid's Operation Neighbour Care, Sharon's life changed for the better. Read more...
Tuesday, 21 February 2023
Marlies serves as SIM Australia’s Disability Engagement Coordinator. In her role, Marlies provides support to mission workers or their children with disabilities. Read more...
Thursday, 9 February 2023
As the death toll from Monday’s (February 6) earthquakes in Turkey mounts, SIM’s workers in the region are helping mobilise aid to the affected region. Read more...
Wednesday, 8 February 2023
Around the world there are over 4,000 SIM workers serving in more than 70 countries who are motivated by the desire to share Jesus' love. In the countries and communities where our mission workers serve, the risk of human trafficking is very real for many people. SIM is committed to responding to the injustice of trafficking and exploitation as a natural expression of our discipleship in action. Read more...
Thursday, 15 December 2022
Two SIM mission workers have shared their reflections on experiencing Christmas in a different culture. Read more...
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
In Chad there is a least reached community living in a remote and impoverished region populated by half a million people. They work primarily as farmers and there are only four known local believers. Read more...
Tuesday, 13 December 2022
Thailand has a population of 71.5 million people and sadly, 88%* live in an unreached community. Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand, has been identified by SIM as one of the least reached places in the country. Read more...
Thursday, 24 November 2022
Across worker, Edwin, has seen God faithfully provide opportunities to share the Gospel with people from other religious backgrounds. Read more...
Wednesday, 9 November 2022
Over many decades SIM workers serving with the Sowing Seeds project have transformed communities in the Sahel. Motivated to demonstrate the love of Jesus, the SIMaid project in West Africa seeks to transform lives through agriculture and community health. Read more...
Wednesday, 19 October 2022
Pete serves with his family with SIM in Ivory Coast. Pete is passionate about using art to reach his local community and share about the love of Jesus. Read more..
Thursday, 13 October 2022
Hope for Life Thailand (HFLT), one of SIMaid’s Hope for Life HIV projects, outworks the compassion of Christ to those affected by or living with HIV. Read more...
Tuesday, 20 September 2022
SIM has over 4000 mission workers in more than 70 countries. As our workers serve to make the Gospel known in least reached communities, they are dependent on God and rely on His enabling through the Holy Spirit. One of our mission workers, Sil, shares how prayer has been foundational to her while serving cross-culturally. Read more...
Thursday, 15 September 2022
Sowing Seeds of Change in the Sahel
(SSCS), a SIMaid project in West Africa, seeks to facilitate the transformation of physical, social and spiritual life through agriculture and community health. Read how the health training program is transforming families. Read more...
Tuesday, 23 August 2022
Rae has served with SIM in Niger since 2018. As well as teaching high school maths at Sahel Academy, she was the Year 12 Homeroom teacher and involved with the school worship team and student prayer group. Rae shares how prayer has been foundational to her while serving in Niger. Read more...
Wednesday, 10 August 2022
CHETNA, a project in Asia that partners with SIMaid, seeks to support people who are facing stigmatisation because they have a disease. Motivated by the compassion of Christ, the heart of CHETNA is to improve the quality of life for people who have been diagnosed with chronic and life-limiting illnesses. Read more...
Thursday, 21 July 2022
Ruth has followed Jesus since she was young, as a missionary kid in West Africa and then as a teenager, university student and school teacher in Tasmania. In 2018, God led her to serve as an English teacher in Thailand and confirmed her heart to see the Thai people know the love of Christ. Read more...
Monday, 30 May 2022
Registration for ReachOut Conference is now open. Find out more...
Thursday, 26 May 2022
In Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, there is a large population of homeless mothers and children. It is difficult for these impoverished mothers to find safe employment. Children’s Uplift Program (CUP) seeks to protect and bring freedom to these women and children on the streets. Sonali is one student at CUP whose life was transformed after she came to the project. Read more...
Monday, 16 May 2022
SIMaid’s e3 Community Transformation
project supports holistic community development in West Timor. Find out about how the project has been enabling women to thrive through a recent initiative. Read more...
Monday, 16 May 2022
Martin and Lid serve with SIM in West Africa in outreach and prayer ministries. Find out how Martin and Lid faithfully outwork SIM's heart to be prayerfully dependent on God and be a bold witness to those who have never heard the Gospel. Read more...
Wednesday, 11 May 2022
In 2008, Warwick and Natalie went to West Africa to serve among a desert tribe who are one of the largest ethnic groups in the region. Now serving on the Home Ministry Team, Warwick and Natalie reflect on the journey they went on to serve in missions. Read more...
Tuesday, 3 May 2022
Nestor* arrived at the HFL Benin clinic after testing positive for HIV. Although he appeared to be in a stable condition, his lab results revealed other health problems. Find out how the HFL Benin team were able to help Nestor. Read more...
Wednesday, 27 April 2022
Meet two families who are preparing to serve with SIM Australia! The Meenks family are preparing to serve in Chiang Mai Thailand with Hope for Life Thailand. The Wilkins family are preparing to work amongst least reached desert tribes in West Africa. Find out more about these two families and their journey to serving in mission. Read more...
Thursday, 14 April 2022
Operation Neighbour Care (ONC) in Zimbabwe addresses extreme poverty by encouraging income-generating activities among people impacted by HIV. Read how the lives of one family were transformed after joining the micro-enterprise program. Read more...
Wednesday, 16 March 2022
After being delayed due to travel restrictions, praise God that Thomas and Joannah have arrived in Peru! Find out about their first few months on the field and the opportunities they have been given to share the Gospel so far. Read more...
Wednesday, 9 March 2022
In late January, Cyclone Ana devastated southern Malawi and left approximately 90 relief camps throughout the region. In partnership with local churches, SIM is working to care for survivors who’ve long been battered by disaster. Read more...
Monday, 21 February 2022
In the early ‘90s, Neil Sim left Western Victoria for short term service in Ethiopia. After returning to Australia and marrying his late wife, Lisa, the pair felt called to serve with SIM as long-term mission workers in Benin. Now, in partnership with local Australian churches, Neil helps others discern how they can serve in God’s global mission. Read more...
Wednesday, 9 February 2022
Nashe and Ndafara's mother sadly died due to birth complications after her twin sons were born. Praise God Vulnerable Children Interventions was able to assist the children in the family’s time of need. Read more...
Tuesday, 14 December 2021
Robyn teaches at Bingham Academy in Ethiopia, serving missionary families and children from the wider expatriate community. Here, Robyn reflects on the new Christmas traditions she has adopted since serving in Ethiopia. Read more...
Thursday, 25 November 2021
The FMTC Training Centre concentrates on teaching the Bible and literacy to local believers, to equip them with skills to make disciples and teach believers among their own families and communities in remote West Africa. Read how two brothers have been transformed by the training centre...
Tuesday, 9 November 2021
In June, a 10-month old boy named Roger was admitted to the Caring for Kids centre. He was suffering from severe malnutrition. The team were able to care for Roger and provide supplies to his mum to help him recover. Read his story...
Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Rosa first came to the university ministry in Peru after being invited to a free barbeque on campus that the team ran two years ago. Rosa then joined a Bible study group and became a regular member. She found that the Bible studies often confronted her beliefs and challenged her. Read how her life transformed..
Monday, 11 October 2021
Operation Neighbour Care in Zimbabwe supports holistic care for adults and vulnerable children affected by HIV in rural Gokwe. Tariro is one young man who received life-changing help from the ONC team. Read more...
Tuesday, 21 September 2021
Working alongside For Freedom, Windows of Hope in Zimbabwe has been hard at work identifying survivors of trafficking during COVID-19. The team are providing much needed care to men and women who have experienced the trauma of trafficking. One woman they have been able to support is Blessing*. Read her story...
Wednesday, 8 September 2021
After decades of drinking water with a dangerously high concentration of arsenic in it, Jalal's body finally began to succumb to severe symptoms of arsenic poisoning. The AAAP have since been working with Jalal to ensure he has access to arsenic-free drinking water and avoids further serious health problems. Read his story...
Tuesday, 24 August 2021
Jane, an international student at a university in Adelaide, was overjoyed to finally complete her Master’s degree. As she prepares to leave to return to Myanmar, Jane reflected on the impact her Christian university club had on her life. Read more...
Wednesday, 11 August 2021
Before attending the Children's Uplift Program, Sura overcame many difficulties in her life. Shortly after entering into an arranged marriage, her husband abandoned Sura and her young child. With no support, she was left to beg on the streets. Praise God Sura received an invitation that changed her life. Read more...
Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Before serving in his role as Mobilisation Director at SIM Australia, Steve Early was a mission worker in the south west highlands of Ethiopia. Here, he recalls the invitation that led him to the mission field. Read more...
Tuesday, 13 July 2021
In April 2021, various communities in West Timor suffered impact from Cyclone Seroja. Many families in coastal areas lost their homes and livelihoods. Praise God e3 has been able to help one affected community with long-term development. Read more...
Tuesday, 8 June 2021
Several years ago, SSCS’s farm manager Ayouba started to apply the management techniques he was learning on the demonstration farm in his own fields too. As a result, his crops produced more than ever before. One of his neighbours, Ado, noticed the difference and became curious. Read more...
Tuesday, 1 June 2021
Pete has faithfully served with his family for nearly ten years in Africa. In this next season, Pete is serving as the SIM Creative Arts Point Person. Here, Pete shares about the unique opportunities art provides when sharing the Gospel. Read more...
Thursday, 20 May 2021
Kelly is preparing to serve in a least reached community in central Africa that has had little to no opportunity to hear the Gospel. Here, Kelly reflects on her ten-year journey of getting to the mission field. Read more...
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
In Bangladesh, a man named Arif* was suffering from mysterious health problems. Arif had a wound on his foot that caused severe pain. It prevented him from doing much of his farming work, threatening the family’s livelihood. Arif saw several doctors but no one could help. Praise God Arif’s* life was transformed after receiving help from the AAAP. Read more...
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Serving on the mission field often adds complexity to the lives of the workers and comes at personal cost. In 2020, SIM Australia mission workers Brenden and Melanie*, who serve in Central Asia, faced a series of storms. Here, they reflect on how God’s faithfulness led through a challenging year. Read more...
Thursday, 8 April 2021
In 2008, Worou came to the HFL Benin clinic to take a test to find out if he was HIV positive. After the clinic confirmed his positive test result, they initiated antiretroviral (ARV) therapy and journeyed alongside him, organizing regular appointments to check to see how he was doing and ensure he was taking his ARV medication. Sadly, last year, Worou faced a health complication while he was in isolation for 21 days due to COVID-19 restrictions. Read more...
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
Olivia* returned to Australia last year after serving in West Africa for five years. When the impact of COVID-19 hit West Africa, due to border closures and the risk of being trapped without any means of evacuation, Olivia made the difficult decision to leave. While prayerfully seeking God’s leading for future ministry opportunities, praise God Olivia has been given many opportunities to minister cross-culturally in Australia. Read more...
Tuesday, 9 March 2021
When Amina* found out she was pregnant, it was the happiest day of her life. However, when it was time for her to meet her baby, Amina experienced a difficult and prolonged labour. Due to the various complications, Amina suffered incontinence due to obstetric fistula. Her husband left her due to her condition and Amina felt hopeless about her future. When Amina was introduced to the Danja Fistula Center, her life changed forever. Read more...
Tuesday, 9 February 2021
In Malawi, a 75-year-old man named Samuel* was struggling to provide food for his family. Samuel is often deemed not eligible to participate in income-generating activities, which makes it hard for him to buy basic necessities for his family. Praise God the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund was able to assist Samuel and his family. Read more...
Wednesday, 16 December 2020
Rae is a SIM Australia mission worker who serves as a teacher at an international Christian school in West Africa. Here, Rae reflects on what it looks like to celebrate Christmas and observe traditions in a different culture. Read more...
Thursday, 26 November 2020
Corey and Amber serve in Africa at a health centre that specialises in the health needs of some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world. Corey uses his skills to serve as the Property Manager and Amber was recently appointed as Project Manager for part of the health centre. Find out how Corey and Amber have continued to serve God faithfully during COVID-19. Read more...
Monday, 16 November 2020
Lucy, Louise and Lily* were orphaned at birth on the 8th of July, 2019. The triplets’ grandmother brought the babies into the Operation Neighbour Care (ONC) office, in desperate need of assistance to save their young lives. Read more...
Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Mike and Kerry Fischer had their flight booked in April to leave for long-term service with SIM in Peru. However, they were forced to delay their departure when international borders began to close. Despite the unexpected change of plan, they have seen God provide new ways to serve Him. Read more...
Thursday, 1 October 2020
From the tender age of five, Lotus* experienced many traumatic events that made her long for a safe place to belong. After being introduced to CUP by a former, Lotus has been provided a safe place to equip her to break the cycle of poverty. Read more...
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
SIM Australia member Christine Jeyachandran was diagnosed with early-onset Parkinson’s Disease when she was just 37. Coming to terms with her condition has enabled her to confront common misconceptions and, speak about disabilities from a Biblical standpoint. Read more...
Wednesday, 9 September 2020
Amena works as a daily wage labourer to provide for her family as her husband is disabled due to leprosy. Amena’s work suddenly stopped after the government introduced lockdown restrictions due to COVID-19. Read more...
Tuesday, 1 September 2020
Mal Watts, SIM Australia’s National Director, reflects on the impacts of COVID-19 and working remotely during this past season. Read more...
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
Munira is a widow who lost her husband to HIV and she has been on antiretroviral therapy since 2010. After her country went into lockdown due to COVID-19, she struggled to provide for her three children. After finding out about Munira’s struggle, Shalom was able to provide assistance to her and her family. Read more...
Thursday, 9 July 2020
In a socially distant, home-bound season, Filipino believers are carefully reaching out as the hands of Christ to those who are affected by the coronavirus and need food, protection and wages. Read more...
Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Tiyamike teaches sewing skills to women from low-income families so they can provide for themselves and their families. The nine-month program includes classes on basic tailoring and small business skills. Each class begins with prayer and a Bible study. Find out how Tiyamike is making a difference during COVID-19. Read more...
Thursday, 28 May 2020
With a curfew and quarantine of all non-essential workers, the coronavirus has created a desperate situation for many Peruvians, especially for the thousands of Venezuelan refugees, who don’t have access to government help or family support. SIM Peru has launched a relief project to provide food to those who need it the most. Read more…
Thursday, 28 May 2020
Mr Bahadur’s life was forever changed the day his wife was diagnosed with cancer. His family was already financially vulnerable before having to pay for medical care. However, the CHETNA team stepped in and made a variety of resources and care available to the family. After losing his income due to COVID-19, Mr Bahadur reached out again to CHETNA for help. Read more...
Monday, 18 May 2020
teaches sewing skills to women from low-income families so they can provide for themselves and their families. The nine-month program includes classes on basic tailoring and small business skills. Each class begins with prayer and a Bible study. Students receive a sewing machine when they graduate so they can begin their own business. Graduates can also return to Tiyamike
to receive sewing work for which they are paid per item. The ministry offers graduates this opportunity for two years while they are working on slowly building up their own tailoring businesses at home. Read more...
Monday, 18 May 2020
People under the age of 18 make up 51% of the Malawian population1. The youth of Malawi are growing up in a difficult economic climate and a culture that is saturated with high maternal deaths, domestic violence and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Read more...
Friday, 15 May 2020
is the aid and development arm of SIM Australia. The purpose of SIMaid is to practically demonstrate the love of God by helping to alleviate human suffering around the world. SIMaid’s Community Transformation projects work to see communities experiencing poverty transformed through holistic community development. One of SIM’s projects in this group is the e3 Community Transformation
in West Timor. Read more...
Friday, 15 May 2020
In Thailand, there is an estimated 480,000 people living with HIV 1. The youth of Thailand, those aged 15-24 years old, have the highest sexual transmission infection rate. This group is also less likely to access prevention and testing services. Read more...
Thursday, 14 May 2020
Just days before Peru went into lockdown following the coronavirus crisis, the owner of a printing business made a delivery that changed the course of his life. We hope you will be encouraged by how God is working in Peru! Read more...
Thursday, 14 May 2020
We are excited to share with you the meaning behind the new SIM Australia logo. Read more...
Wednesday, 13 May 2020
In a Zimbabwean village, a white van periodically paroles the community. The worn-out van has discoloured tyres because of all the times it has made its way down dusty roads. Life in a remote village can be hard with the threat of malnutrition and disease, but this van poses another deadly yet unspoken threat. This van snatches vulnerable people off the streets for organ trafficking. While many in the community are aware of what the van is doing, they feel ill-equipped to know how to respond to such an issue. The villagers find the bodies later and pray that the van never comes near one of their own family members...Read more
Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Traditionally, SIM has solely facilitated mission workers for overseas ministry. However, now many least reached people groups are living amongst us in Australia. To faithfully reach these people groups in our own backyard, SIM Australia has developed a local ministry called Across
. Read more...
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Anne-Sophie serves as a GP-obstetrician and chief medical officer at Galmi Hospital in West Africa. The country she works is one of the poorest in the world, with extreme draught causing malnutrition and disease. Anne-Sophie shares how she continues to remain obedient to God through the despair she is confronted with every day. Read more...
Monday, 9 March 2020
Bhai’s* family were filled with grief after a devastating incident took place involving his pregnant daughter-in-law. After partnering with CHETNA, Bhai’s grief became a catalyst for life-saving care in his community. Read more...
Thursday, 27 February 2020
SIM Australia mission worker, Maria, is using her background as an ethno-musicologist to equip local believers to evangelise through artistic mediums. One church she is journeying with has expressed how they feel they can finally “be fully Bla’an and yet follow Jesus with all of their lives.” Read more...
Thursday, 13 February 2020
When Minu* first walked through the doors of the Children’s Uplift Program in Bangladesh, she was living on the streets and struggling to support herself and her son. With no one to help her, Minu spent her days begging near shopping centres and religious meeting places. After being enrolled in CUP, Minu’s life took a dramatic change. Read more...
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Mike and Kerry Fischer will be moving to Peru next year as SIM missionaries to train church pastors and leaders in the southern Andes. Here, Mike reflects on a Peruvian nativity scene they purchased and how one Christmas tradition is impacted by culture. Read more...
Thursday, 7 November 2019
Three SIM Australia workers in different stages of their ministry journey, share how they have seen God’s faithfulness outwork through prayer. Read about how they sought to obey God’s voice as they said ‘yes’ to His global mission task. Read more...
Thursday, 7 November 2019
Mary* became paralysed after she caught a fever two years ago. After an encounter with a SSCS team member, Mary was able to have her life dramatically changed. Read more...
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
Christine Jeyachandran is often asked if she should be serving on the mission field after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease at the premature age of 37. Christine draws upon her personal experience to reflect on a new book Disability in Mission – The Church's Hidden Treasure
. Read more...
Thursday, 10 October 2019
After Chiku* found out he had mouth cancer, his family’s lives changed forever. A landless labourer living with his family in a straw hut, he was the main income earner. The family knew they would not be able to afford treatment. In Chiku’s community, people with cancer are neglected by their families due to the fear that it can be transmitted. However, the CHETNA team were able to bring care and truth to Chiku and his family. Read more...
Wednesday, 25 September 2019
In South Asia, Buddhist art is very important to the religion. Buddhist art containing teachings, meditations and beliefs that are carried through generations. A SIM missionary in South Asia is passionate about using art as a Christian evangelistic tool. Woking alongside a group of locals, she is equipping them to communicate the most important message of all, the Gospel. Read more...
Wednesday, 11 September 2019
Hilda, who celebrated her first birthday last month, lives a life that is very different to Australian infants. Although she was left in a vulnerable situation, the support SIM Zimbabwe gave her has transformed her life. Read more...
Thursday, 22 August 2019
Located in a South Asian city with a population of 16 million, the Urban Renewal Project (URP) aims to improve the lives of a large slum community. One service URP provides is one-room primary schools. These primary schools are free, allowing many children who are unable to afford education to attend. Niem is just one student whose life has transformed since attending URP. Read more...
Wednesday, 7 August 2019
While Galmi Hospital staff are confronted with overwhelming need every day, God is using the hospital for His greater good. One doctor from Galmi Hospital, Dr Megill, shares how one patient named Clement* impacted him. Read more...
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
In Benin, people with HIV often face stigmatisation and rejection by their family. In order to help those with HIV improve their quality of life and reintegrate into society, Hope For Life Benin provides practical support. Moudji*, who was infected with HIV through mother-to-child transmission, has been impacted by this support. Read more...
Thursday, 23 May 2019
SIM missionary workers, Morgan and Anna Powell, are dedicated to partnering with local Peruvian churches to see pastors equipped with a sound theological understanding of God’s Word, believers discipled and churches planted so that more people come to know Jesus personally. SIM Peru’s ministries have seen many pastors mature in their faith, including a group of four young men from Arequipa. Read more...
Wednesday, 15 May 2019
At the age of 20, Kole was pregnant, abandoned by her baby’s father and left without any financial support. She was also emotionally scarred from the trauma she had been through. However, Koli's life has transformed since she became a member of the Children's Uplift Program. Read more...
Thursday, 9 May 2019
Hope for Life Malawi is providing holistic care to those living with or impacted by HIV and AIDS. Aussie missionary and HFL Malawi program co-ordinator, Jacky Hammond, said, “With the declining funding worldwide for HIV projects, we felt we should have a stronger focus on making the ministry self-sustaining.” In order to hand the ministries over to the local church and make sure they could be financially resourced, the team have implemented a Goat Pass on Scheme. Rute* is one Malawian orphan who will receive a goat from the initiative. Read more...
Thursday, 28 March 2019
For over 30 years, this school in South Asia has strived to demonstrate Christ’s love and grace through a K-12 international school. With less than 1% of the population of this country in South Asia identifying as Christians, the international school team are also ministering to other schools through a training program. Steph, who graduated from the school in 2009, shares the significant role it played in her family’s lives. Read more...
Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Although it is estimated that 43,000 Bangladeshis are dying each year from arsenic-related diseases, many sufferers are keeping their diagnosis a secret. Bangladeshis with arsenicosis can be subject to stigma and be ostracised by their families. However, one member of AAAP shares how she is making a difference in the lives of victims. Read more...
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Sophie* is a missionary who runs a baking class so she can create relationships with women from the majority religion. However, in one of her first classes, Sophie encountered an issue that almost stopped her ministry. After responding to the situation with prayer, Sophie saw God move in a miraculous way. Read more...
Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Like many others in their village, Ruksana’s family had to battle the shame that is attached to death as a result of a disease. Sadly, instead of receiving the proper treatment for a sickness, many sufferers isolate themselves in fear of the stigma that will be placed on their families because of the illness. However, thanks to the assistance of SIM’s CHETNA project, the power of hope and education is creating a new ‘normal’ for families just like Ruksana’s. Read more...
Thursday, 24 January 2019
Children’s Uplift Program (CUP) is a hub of hope for women on the streets of Dhaka the capital of Bangladesh. CUP takes a holistic approach to working with children in high risk situations and recognises that to help them, they must also walk alongside their mothers. By providing support and vocational training to mothers, women are empowered to find alternative employment and create a more stable home environment for their children...
Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Our missionaries, D. and T., share about celebrating Christmas at Galmi in Niger, West Africa.
Thursday, 22 November 2018
As Omar Djoeandy finishes his chapter as National Director after fifteen years, we give thanks to the Lord for how He has blessed SIM's ministry in South Australia. In 2004, SIM had only 3 Members from South Australia. Today in 2018, God has grown that number to 14!
Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Hear from a young SIM Australia worker involved in student ministry in South Asia! Find out how God has used her to impact the next generation of Christians in the country where she is serving... and pushed her out of her comfort zone in the process!
Tuesday, 9 October 2018
Shalom (Hope for Life Asia) was established in 2001. Shalom has a vision of bringing transformation and hope to the lives of people in Asia that are infected or affected by the unfolding tragedy of HIV/AIDS.
Thursday, 4 October 2018
Two SIM Australia workers share about serving in West Africa and reflect on Omar's support during his National Directorship.
Tuesday, 25 September 2018
As SIM celebrates 125 years of making disciples where He is least known, we celebrate that God has brought nations into the light of His son! Paul Lukins shares below about SIM’s work amongst the Mursi – a nomadic and unreached people group in southern Ethiopia. Paul and his wife Carol, alongside their four children, spent 14 years serving with SIM in Ethiopia. Paul was responsible for a food security project and church planting in the local Mursi language. He remains passionate about seeing Mursi understand the Gospel in their heart language and understand God’s grace to them in Jesus!
Monday, 10 September 2018
SIM Australia's Projects Coordinator, Ross Britton, outlines SIM Australia's approach to transformational community development and some important principles for development work.
Tuesday, 21 August 2018
The timeline below is a glimpse of God’s work through SIM Australia's workers amongst the Fulani in West Africa. As SIM celebrates 125 years of mission, join us in praising God for the fruit that has come from this ministry over many years of faithful sowing!
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Find out how SIM is passing on God's love to Malawian orphans through the Goat Pass-On Scheme!
Tuesday, 17 July 2018
Will* is in his early twenties and preparing to serve with SIM in the Middle East. Since responding to God's call as a teenager, his posture has been that of Isaiah 6:8 - "Here I am, send me!"
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Meet Naomi! Naomi serves with SIM Australia and has spent the past 28 years in West Africa serving one of the world's poorest countries. She serves as the Project Director of the health side of the Sowing Seeds of Change in the Sahel project.
Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Young girls shouldn't know what the inside of a brothel room looks like...
Yet when Ruhi* was ten years old, her stepmother introduced her to the dark world of sex work. She took Ruhi to an apartment, invited over a client and then left the building.
Monday, 25 June 2018
Enraged at his Christian wife for going to a church conference, a husband locked up the hosue as soon as she left, declaring to the nightbours that his wife would never enter his home again. To make his point, he threw the key into the river as he headed to his girlfriend's house for the week...
Tuesday, 29 May 2018
It’s been a busy season in the Sunshine State for Jay Knight, SIM’s Queensland (QLD) Mission Mobiliser!
Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Coach Mhee lives in Thailand’s Esan region in the northeast, where Buddhism is strong and drug addiction destroys lives. Through his sports ministry, local boys develop their soccer skills and hear the life-changing Gospel of Christ.
Thursday, 10 May 2018
It is the love of Christ that compels the RLGL staff team as they invest in the lives of young women like Panna*, survivor of sexual abuse.
Wednesday, 25 April 2018
Learn more about crossing spiritual barriers to Buddhists in your community!
Sunday, 1 April 2018
In 1893, SIM’s founders also left their comforts behind to reach the least-reached in Africa. Fast forward to 2002 and after years of preparation, a couple from Victoria with their three young children landed in Benin, West Africa. This was the Sim family – the name a wonderful coincidence!
Monday, 26 February 2018
A returned short-term missionary from South Sudan shares her reflections about 'doing life' with women in South Sudan.
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Eliza* is the project manager at Redlight Greenlight. She shares about some of the deep hurt she and the other carers try to support the girls to live with and grow from.
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Meg Mucklestone is a long term supporter of SIM and shares about her journey with missions.
Wednesday, 20 December 2017
The Christmas story includes Mary - a young teenage girl who carried the burden of pregnancy and shame. This Christmas, read about a young Thai woman called KaJii who is journeying with Project Radical Grace. Like Mary, she also has experienced the shame of a surprise pregnancy. But KaJii is not alone - she has her family, the Radical Grace team and has glimpsed the love and grace of Christ!
Monday, 11 December 2017
The Daily Bread School and Vocational Centre operates in the heart of a South Asian slum city. Thanks to your generous partnership, Zayan* was able to receive a scholarship to study at the school which provides quality education to children living in poverty.
Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Ariko grew up as an orphan under his grandmother’s care. He lost his mother at childbirth and he transmitted the HIV virus. Although his grandmother loves him, she struggled to pay his school fees and provide for his basic needs. SIM’s Operation Neighbour Care (ONC) project has journeyed with Ariko and his grandmother for many years. They have helped support the family through a school scholarship, medical help, pastoral visits and providing Ariko with a goat for income generation.
Monday, 27 November 2017
Three bags of maize. That’s what single mother and subsistent farmer Miséria (meaning misery) used to produce each year before completing SIM’s Foundations for Farming course. After completing the course, Miséria was delighted last harvest when she yielded 29 bags of maize! Miseria is a new believer from the Yao people in Mozambique and has changed her name to Alegria, meaning joy!
Tuesday, 7 November 2017
Meet Penny Carpentier, heading off to Namibia soon to lecture at Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary (NETS). In this article, she discusses what happens when their are very few indigenous Christian academics teaching church leaders. She shares her vision of seeing more Namibians trained in Bible scholarship.
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
PbeeMai was fixated on becoming becoming the best at football. That was, before he encountered Jesus through the witness of a missionary in Thailand. Now PbeeMai uses his love for football to build relationships and share the Gospel with Thai kids.
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Fon’s story isn’t just about the experience of a poor orphaned girl who suffered abuse and was sick with HIV from her first husband, who was polygamous, though that certainly is part of it. Fon’s story intersects with a larger issue in Thailand: access to healthcare, particularly for migrants, and especially for undocumented ones.
Monday, 25 September 2017
Find out how SIM Australia can partner with your church to help broaden your church's influence and vision for cross-cultural mission!
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
Life is hard for Asian widows. Read the story of four women who joined a women's self help and savings group run by Chetna, a partner ministry of SIM. The women can now provide for themselves, their families and have learnt the power of community and what they're capable of when women come together.
Tuesday, 25 July 2017
July 18 was the date her husband left Miriam and her two children. July 18 was also the date she got her first job. Read about how transformational business is impacting the lives of people like Miriam in North Africa!
Tuesday, 4 July 2017
SIM Australia is excited to have SIM Zimbabwe Director, Caiphas, and his wife Sekai visit Australia this August!
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Jane* is part of a church-planting team with SIM in Central Asia hoping to start a church amongst a minority people group. She and her team mates look for ways to introduce Jesus that are culturally resonant.
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Mariama is twenty years old and was diasnosed with a rare cancer of the uterus. Through the Galmi Benevolent Fund, she has been able to receive chemotherapy treatment. Join us in praying for healing and for her to meet the Great Physician.
Monday, 22 May 2017
When Aysha* arrived at the Redlight-Greenlight (RLGL) aftercare home, she was deeply traumatised from a situation of sexual abuse. Her body resembled that of a wilted flower - bent and lifeless. The staff discovered that she was unable to do even simple tasks like finish a meal, draw a straight line or brush her teeth. In addition to this, they worried that she might have some extra difficulties in addition to trauma...
Monday, 15 May 2017
“Seeing girls take little steps of progress every week and seeing how God is working in their lives is the greatest joy of being Director of the Redlight-Greenlight aftercare home. The healing process is long but I have learnt to celebrate small victories such as ‘this girl smiled for the first time”, or “she spoke up for the first time…” (Leila*, Director of SIM’s Redlight-Greenlight Aftercare Home in South Asia))
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
David and Christine Jeyachandran serve with SIM Australia in Arequipa, Peru. Although many of the people they minister amongst are "religious", many have never read the Bible and fewer understand the amazing grace of Jesus! Find out how David is using an opportunity as a lecturer to share the Gospel in a university campus where Christ is least known!
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
SIM has a longstanding commitment to South Sudan and the East African region. Recent fighting over Christmas 2016 resulted in the need for SIM Doro’s team to evacuate. The team incurred hundreds of dollars of losses in assets when their homes and facilities were looted. A small team has returned to provide practical relief through food, medicine and other essential needs.
Saturday, 1 April 2017
Thirty one-year-old Daya* found herself completely stranded when her husband passed away. She felt hopeless, alone and unsure how she could provide for her two sons. She sunk into a deep depression. However, Daya’s life was completely turned around when Operation Neighbour Care (ONC) visited her village...
Thursday, 30 March 2017
Jenny Fallon is a friendly and well-known face in SIM circles. She currently serves as NSW/ACT Member Care Coordinator –a natural fit for someone with Jenny’s warmth and empathy. Jenny is able to support and care for our missionaries with the understanding of what it’s like to serve on the field. Jenny has many difference experiences of mission work and this year is celebrating thirty years since first arriving as a nurse in West Africa!
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
It is estimated that 77 million people in Bangladesh have been exposed to dangerously high levels of arsenic... discover how SIMaid is responding to human need and treating Bangladesh's Aresenic Epidemic.
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
MK education is crucial and strategic ministry which serves missionary families and allows them to stay on the field for longer.
Thursday, 9 February 2017
A spotlight on education and female empowerment in South Asia.
Learn more about SIM's Daily Bread School & Vocational Centre project which is providing education and vocational training to girls and women in the South Asian country where they operate.
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Neil Johnstone from Vision Radio's 20Twenty program interviews Dr Joshua Bogunjoko.
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Ninety five-year-old Grace Dixon has a reputation amongst many at SIM for being a faithful pray-er. She even catches the train part of the way to a prayer meeting to the other side of Sydney from where she lives! Grace shared her story as a missionary going to Asia after World War Two, and her service in South Asia. She also offers some advice to younger Christians and for those who struggle to be disciplined in their prayer life...
Thursday, 12 January 2017
The Man Behind the Cover of the 2016 SIM Effect Magazine
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
A Press Release from SIM International Director, Dr Joshua Bogunjoko about the evacuation of the SIM South Sudan team.
Sunday, 1 January 2017
SIM International Director, Dr Joshua Bogunjoko, visits Sydney.
Tuesday, 13 December 2016
Christmas time is often bitter-sweet for MKs. Hear from some of our MKs about what Christmas is like where they live. Find out how you can be praying for MKs this Christmas!
Monday, 12 December 2016
SIM Australia greatly valueour older missionaries who bring a wealth of experience and wisdom to the field. Read about the work of Ross Jones and how the Lord has used him for 28 years in Bible translation and continues to use him to reach students in their twenties.
Monday, 12 December 2016
Edson was one of the first HIV and AIDS orphans to be supported by SIM's Operation Neighbour Care when the project started in 2010. Today, Edson still has battles but thanks to his HOPE-shaped future, they are winnable battles.
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
Brad Kirkwood serves in Niger with his wife Andy and two kids.
Brad writes honestly about the challenges of poverty, sickness and suffering in Niger. Yet despite these confronting, every day challenges for people in Niger, he can say: the Lover never fails.
Monday, 21 November 2016
Paula is a HIV and AIDS orphan from Zimbabwe who was given a school scholarship from Operation Neighbour Care. She hopes that one day she can be a school teacher!
Monday, 10 October 2016
Asian women are particularly vulnerable to the stigma and disenfranchisement that often comes with HIV. Read about how SIMaid's Shalom project is offering support to women such as Jyoti.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Josh*, Renee* and their three children are from NSW, Australia. They live in a city in Central Asia where they work amongst an unreached minority people group.
Wednesday, 7 September 2016
An update on SIM's Home-based care program in Malawi
Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Anne-Sophie is a SIM Australia missionary serving God in Niger, West Africa. Anne-Sophie’s job by day (and often night) is obstetrics at Galmi Hospital. Galmi offers compassionate medical care as a bridge to sharing the love of Christ and proclaiming the Good News.
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
The emotional story of Anong, a Thai woman who contracted HIV. In her darkest hour, the Radical Grace team were able to walk alongside her family. Be encouraged by how SIM Thailand are strengthening families, loving all and bringing grace to Thai people living with HIV/AIDS.
Tuesday, 26 July 2016
The story of a single woman whose heart for the lost lead her to South Asia to share God's love with Muslim women from a local people group.
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
In response to the attack in Nice, France on 14 July, The National Council of Evangelicals of France (CNEF) had a national day of prayer in France and worldwide on Sunday, 17 July. Please pray for the families who are mourning, the many wounded, all those serving in law enforcement, and the authorities in France. The Council is calling on the many Christian communities in Nice and on the French Riviera to demonstrate in tangible ways the solidarity offered by evangelical Protestants. Please pray with us...
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
“In this photo I see places that are dark, and other places that are shining. I want God to spread light in all the dark places of my heart, so that there will only be light.”
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
David Jeyachandran shares about how God used his experience as computer technician in Sydney to serve Him in Peru. David and his wife, Christine, moved to Arequipa, Peru with their young family to build up the student movement group and reach Peruvian young people through teaching English.
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Listen to Bob Cole, SIM Australia's Deputy Director, as he speaks with Neil Johnson from Vision Radio about sex trafficking and abuse in South Asia.
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Congratulations to Diego Herrera, recipient of Sydney Missionary & Bible College's first scholarship through their 100 for 100 campaign.
Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Meet Lucie - twenty-something-year-old from Sydney and serving God short-term in La Paz, Bolivia with her Speech and Hearing Sciences Bachelor degree.
Monday, 6 June 2016
Twelve-year-old *Nisha arrived at the Redlight-Greenlight aftercare home so traumatised by sexual abuse she couldn't speak. Months later, Nisha gave a clear and confident statement in front of her rapist in court. Read about Nisha's incredible transformation through SIM's Redlight-Greenlight aftercare home in South Asia.
Monday, 23 May 2016
“I wanted to give young people the opportunity that my generation never had as a kid – to have a coach who cares for them and teaches them,” Pastor Pradit says. “I have seen the impact sports ministry has had over the last seven years – some of my kids are now studying Bible, one is a pastor already, and many lives have been transformed."
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
When Shilpa, survivor of terrible sexual abuse, first arrived at the Redlight-Greenligth aftercare home, she struggled to join in. Read how a teenage girl, lacking in confidence and with a full of anger, found herself on a path to healing.
Monday, 9 May 2016
As our camping ministry expands, we feel God has asked us to trust Him with an ambitious new vision for 2016. During the month of May, we’re praying that God would enable us to raise the funds to cover 3,100 camper scholarships at $65 each – the equivalent of 100 scholarships each day!
Sponsorship Update: 572 campers have been sponsored as at 9 May! 2528 campers are waiting for sponsorships. We can't do this alone. Will you please prayerfully consider partnering with us financially to reach this exciting new goal? Read more or Give.
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
Join SIM International for ten days of prayer for rest and renewal based on 2 Corinthians 4!
Thursday, 28 April 2016
SIM Ecuador is leading a response team to provide housing and other aid for those affected by the devastating April 16 earthquake. Read more...
Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Do you have experience in teaching or education? Are you passionate about passing on the Gospel to the next generation? Do you have a heart for God’s global mission? Find out about opportunities for teachers to serve with SIM!
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
When Darla's neighbour told her Mum about the Help for the Handicapped centre in a nearby town in West Africa, she was overjoyed. Despite being deaf and mute, Darla has been able to attend school and receive the support she needs. When she was diagnosed with a weak heart, the centre did more than Darla and her family could dream of - they arranged her to have surgery in Switzerland! Read more >>
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
"They came with a letter, asking for me by name," said Getachew. "When I told them I was the one they were looking for, they said: 'We want to discuss with you about Jesus... Nobody has ever told us the truth about Jesus the Messiah until now.'"
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
When was the last time you were thankful for the disease-free, clean water trickling out of the tap when you brushed your teeth?
Monday, 29 February 2016
"West African women are truly resilient! Most are doing their best in an environment where so much is against their success, not giving in to despair, and succeeding against tremendous odds."
A SIM missionary shares about the challenges facing women and female Christian leaders in West Africa.
Friday, 19 February 2016
In the midst of the frenzy of a million individual pursuits, rickshaw drivers tersely negotiating fares and tired mothers washing clothes on the balconies of haphazard tenements, no one noticed the girl with the swollen stomach sitting on the side of the road...
Friday, 19 February 2016
The United Nations’ World Water Day is held on the 22nd of March and draws attention to the need for WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) in developing countries.
Friday, 19 February 2016
Two communities in Saja, Western Ethiopia now have access to clean drinking water thanks to efforts of SIM’s Ethiopia Water program in collaboration with a local church.
Thursday, 8 October 2015
It’s taken 2 years to change a mind-set on ‘which soap to buy’.
But at last, with a lot of perseverance, the soap-making ladies on SIM’s Hope for AIDS Home Based Care project in Naotcha, Malawi have done it!
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
When people are abused or oppressed, they lose their voice. Poverty, Ignorance and Disease make society’s most vulnerable – children, women, people with disability – feel powerless.
SIM started our aid and development arm, SIMaid, to follow the call of Christ to empower the poor and vulnerable in society through education and opportunities...Read more...
Wednesday, 5 November 2014
Ekta* was rescued from sex trafficking in Asia and stayed at SIM’s ^Redlight-Greenlight
aftercare home in Asia for several months. “When I came to the Redlight Greenlight
aftercare home, I was not good… I was really a loser and I was scared of everyone,” Ekta said. Read more...
Wednesday, 1 October 2014
After years of enduring sexual abuse from her father, Resha^ summoned the courage to speak out. She ran to the nearest police station and told them the abuse she’d been enduring. Social services assigned her to SIM’s Girls off the Streets project, the Redlight-Greenlight
aftercare home in Asia. Resha’s father was arrested. Read more...
Wednesday, 11 June 2014
She was in love. He was a good looking man with a stable job. He promised her that he would marry her and look after her for the rest of her life.