“The warm heart of Africa”: a nickname fitting for the friendly people and gorgeous landscapes of Malawi. From major cities to scattered villages of mud huts, the country is punctuated with mountain ranges, beautiful plains and the sparkle of Lake Malawi. It is also home to both people passionate about Christ and those who have yet to hear his good news.
By faith we see:
- the unreached of Malawi responding to the gospel and established into churches
- a mature, dynamic, relevant church dependent on God and reaching others
- children and youth receiving Christ's forgiveness on the cross, growing in their faith, reflecting Jesus' character, and becoming committed disciples, active in church and society
- people living with HIV & AIDS understanding the love of Christ as they receive holistic care and hope. Lower HIV infection rates as Malawians practice, preach, and teach purity and faithfulness in marriage
- a team of missionaries enabled by the Holy Spirit, understanding the local language and culture, sharing the Gospel, and ready to disciple others through their Christ-like example.
Current SIM Ministry
We seek to reach the million-plus Muslim Yao people through the translation of the Yao Bible, skills training, ministry with children and youth, and partnering with other organizations working to evangelize this group. We train church leaders to reach Muslims through the ministry of Mthenga Wabwino (Good Messenger).
Mission and church are providing leadership training, both at the Evangelical Bible College of Malawi, and in Bible study groups. Our health ministries are relieving human suffering and opening doors for effective witness. At the African Bible College (ABC), we care for human need through the medical clinic and provide Christian education at the Academy. We minister in the context of HIV & AIDS through HOPE for AIDS. We work to assist the church in Malawi to cross cultural boundaries and develop a vision and means for sending Malawians as missionaries.
The Africa Evangelical Church (AEC) began through the work of the Africa Evangelical Fellowship (SIM) now includes 70 organized churches and 50 developing ones. Mission and church together share a vision for bringing the Gospel to yet unreached areas. We support the church through leadership training, Bible school, extension courses and Bible study groups.