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Digging into the roots of mission

To find the way forward, one must first examine what has come before and gain a clear sense of how it has shaped what is now. For that reason, SIM South Africa country director Siegfried Ngubane undertook a month-long research trip around South Africa last summer. An...

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Free introductory training for churches

SIM South Africa is offering free training to churches in the Western Cape. The training is an interactive, four-hour introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).  SIM SA missionary Sandy Willcox, who developed and provides this English...

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U.S. mobiliser visits South Africa

An SIM USA missionary couple has been encouraging South African Christians to get involved in missions. "Basically pricking the conscience of the church for missions," said SIM USA Director of Public Affairs Bill Harding of his role, which he fulfils primarily in...

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Equipping and encouraging persecuted believers

A South African couple is providing God’s Word and hope to those fleeing persecution. Kobus and Reinette (not their real names) have been working with Eritrean refugees for nearly ten years and currently work among Eritreans in Ethiopia. “We serve them in the refugee...

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The faith of 5 000 kilometres

Henry Jooste wanted to see and understand the reality and need within Europe’s refugee camps. Awaiting him was a mixture of immense determination, astounding faith, and utter exhaustion. “Seeing the tenacity of refugees; they’re a tough bunch of people, they really...

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Refugee ministry – Lesvos island and Germany experience

SIM SA missionary Henry Jooste reflects on what he learned during his recent trip to a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesvos, just off the coast of Turkey. I have just spent two weeks on the island of Lesvos helping with refugee ministry in a camp. I want to...

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Bearing fruit for the true vine

In 1955, Tina and Ned* – young in body, marriage and faith – stood together and offered their lives to God’s missionary work. To some, it may seem that He never called them. They never joined a mission. They never worked in full-time ministry. They never moved to a...

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New mentoring program seeks to help missionary appointees

Missionaries preparing to serve through SIM Southern Africa and adjusting to life on the field will soon have more help from those who have already travelled that road. A new mentoring programme will provide each appointee with an experienced missionary serving in...

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SIM reviewing its work in Angola

ANGOLA – Two SIM missionaries serving in South Africa traveled today to Angola to help conduct a full review of SIM’s work there. Marcus Baeder, Emma Brewster, and six others will spend the next two weeks gathering information about SIM’s members, ministries, and...

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Facebook? Or Facegloria?

Using social media to the glory of God is an issue exercising many Christians around the world today. Some Christians choose to use Facebook, others are put off by the ease with which unhelpful and ungodly posts, photos and videos can creep into their newsfeed. However, a group of evangelical Christians in Brazil have come up with another alternative – Facegloria – a Christian equivalent of Facebook…

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