SIM South Africa

Celebrating 125 years since the Gospel was first taken by SIM missionaries into the interior of Africa.

CYCLONE IDAI, MOZAMBIQUE

Cyclone Idai has brought devastation to parts of Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi and SIM’s Disaster Relief Fund is being mobilised to help survivors.

More than 300 people are confirmed dead in Mozambique and Zimbabwe1 but those totals are expected to rise as relief workers battle to reach the most hard-hit regions.

The cyclone, with winds of more than 106 mph and torrential rains, made landfall at the port of Beira on March 14 and then ripped across the country and into neighbouring Zimbabwe.

The United Nations has described the cyclone as a ‘massive disaster’ and estimates 1.7 million people were in its path.

A UN official said: “Victims are reportedly trapped on roofs and clinging to trees awaiting rescue; tens of thousands of people have lost their homes, while roads, bridges and crops have been washed away.”2

Most of the international relief effort is being concentrated on the Beira area and the coastal region of Dondo.

SIM’s efforts in Mozambique will focus on the Dombe district, which lies further inland south of Chimoio and east of the Chimanimani area of Zimbabwe.  All the rain which fell on Zimbabwe will make its way through this region of Mozambique on its way to the ocean.SIM is coordinating its efforts with other mission agencies and with local Christian business owners to send trucks with food and other essential supplies into this area. We supply aid to all people in need, no matter what their faith or background.

In Zimbabwe, the relief effort will be concentrated around the Chimanimani area, with plans in place to rebuild a bridge, provide food for 100 households and deliver other essential household and school materials.

GIVE

SIM’s Disaster Relief Fund exists to provide help to SIM workers and their ministries in areas affected by such events.

Make a donation to the Disaster Relief Fund Project #88600:  please click HERE to donate in South African Rands and if you wish do donate in US Dollars, click HERE

PRAY

  • for relief aid to reach the injured and homeless as quickly as possible.
  • that SIM workers will be able to show the love of Christ in all they do to help those affected and as they partner with others to deliver aid.
  • for God’s mercy in a situation which has devastated so many lives.

1*https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-47637166

2  https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/19/world/africa/mozambique-cyclone.html?action=click&module=RelatedCoverage&pgtype=Article&region=Footer

CELEBRATING 125 YEARS

Our History

We are multi-ethnic, multi-skilled teams living out the gospel in heart, word and deed.

Serve in South Africa

We bring the good news to communities where Jesus Christ is least known.

Pray With Us

By prayer we are disciples and we make disciples who love and worship Jesus.

Countries

Nationalities

Sent

Workers

Support the ministry of SIM Southern Africa

We are most grateful for your generous support

Get in touch with SIM Organisation

We would love to hear from you

Our Core Values

Committed to Biblical Truth
We are committed to biblical truth and joyfully affirm historic, evangelical Christianity. With courage, we declare to the nations the good news of new life in Jesus Christ.
Dependent on God
“By Prayer” and in faith we depend on God for the provision of all our needs. We will demonstrate diligence, integrity, sharing, and accountability in cultivating and using the resources God provides.
A People of Prayer
Prayer is foundational in our life and ministry. “By Prayer” we praise God, seek his direction, request resources, and call upon the Holy Spirit to empower our ministries.
Mission-Focused
We are committed to the urgent and unfinished task of making disciples of Jesus Christ in all nations. In doing this we desire to work in loving, trusting, interdependent relationships with churches and other partners who share our vision.
Church-Centred
We are committed to being a Mission that begins, nurtures, and equips churches to be the expression of Christ in their communities and to reach out with cross-cultural missionary vision and action.
Concerned About Human Needs
We humbly acknowledge that the ultimate human need is to know God. We also believe that he has called us to compassionate, holistic service in this broken world by alleviating suffering, fostering development, and effecting change in society.
A Christ-like Community
We desire to be a transforming community dedicated to becoming like Christ in love, servanthood, holiness, and obedience to the Father. We believe that following Christ’s example means sacrifice, sometimes hardship, and perhaps even death.
A Learning, Growing Community
We believe in the worth and giftedness of each person in SIM and of those we seek to serve. We practise the giving and receiving of discipleship, life-long learning, consultative leadership, mutual development, and training as enduring disciplines.
Strengthened Through Diversity
We are intentionally interdenominational, international, and multiethnic. We believe this expresses the unity of the body of Christ in the world. We believe we will be more effective in ministry as we incorporate the richness of cultural diversity in SIM and celebrate our oneness in Christ.
Responsive to Our Times
We will respond with creativity and courage to evolving needs and opportunities under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. To be effective and relevant, our ministries, priorities, and structures are subject to ongoing evaluation and adaptation.

Get in Touch

SIM Southern Africa

Office location: 13A Keyser River Drive
Marigold House, Tokai Business Park
Tokai | 7945 | Cape Town

Postal address: P O Box 30027
Tokai | 7966

Phone: +27 (0) 21-715-3200

Fax: +27 (0) 21-715-3220

Email:sim.sa@sim.org