SIM partners serving in Iraq are providing child friendly spaces for displaced Iraqi families and Syrian refugees. Managed by believers, the child friendly spaces offer the children an opportunity to recover and develop by providing educational, recreational and psychosocial support activities. A gift of £56 will cover the salary of a teacher at the child friendly space for a week.
Gifts — £50 and over
The Mekelle Youth Centre works with thousands of youth in northern Ethiopia, providing sporting facilities and activities, computer classes, HIV/AIDs education and English classes for young people aged 8-20. A gift of £125 will help buy a generator which will allow classes to continue even when there is a powercut (which happens frequently).
English Language Ministries (ELM) is the Serving In Mission project which provides opportunity for the Bridge school in Ethiopia to impact the lives of their students with the gospel. ELM run a social program, an 'English Cafe' and Bible studies. As an example, following an English lesson where the environment and pollution were studied, an optional Bible study was run called 'Getting clean from spiritual pollution'. Sixteen students attended.
A gift of £150 will cover the running costs of this project for one month.
The Refugee Ministry Fund provides practical help to refugees and internally displaced people throughout the Middle East, predominantly in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. As the refugee population has become more settled, the needs are changing and so less money is spent on relief and more on education for children, community development and relational support. Our partners in the Middle East maintain a strong gospel focus, seeking every opportunity to share the good news of Jesus and build disciple-making friendships.
The Good News Bible Church partners with SIM Ghana to reach thousands of people who still live and die without hearing or understanding the gospel. But how can a church reach out when they lack strong leadership? The Scholarship project has 13 young men waiting to attend Bible school to better equip themselves for God’s call on their lives to be pastors. At present funds are insufficient to support those already in school.
A gift of £60 will provide the books a student needs to study effectively for one semester.
Since this project was established God has opened the door to allow a number of house churches to be established in remote Hindu communities. Through the project, monthly training is provided for house-church leaders where ministry and discipleship is modelled. As the church strengthens and discipleship deepens, the project leaders long to see these house churches carrying the Lord’s gospel of love and grace to neighbouring communities and beyond.
Working hand in hand with the local church, the youth vocational training project helps young men in south Asia who are uneducated and unemployed learn a trade in either tailoring or motorcycle mechanics. They also receive Bible teaching and an education in reading, writing and mathematics. Many come from a nominal Christian background and each year several come to faith and are baptised. Some graduates have gone on to take the gospel back to their villages, becoming house-church leaders, while supporting themselves with their new-found business skills.
This gift will organise a TEE tutor training seminar for 20 tutors in South Asia.
This gift will provide the resources to run a starter seminar to launch a TEE group in a new area.
Your gift will pay for one teacher to attend a two week seminar run by the Christian Wordview Teacher Training Project in Benin. This will equip and empower a teacher to apply biblical principals to teaching.