Sports Friends has been pioneering in a new field: the city. Though most of Sports Friends' work has typically been in a rural setting, Sports Friends Thailand has begun to work in Bangkok, which comes with a unique set of challenges.
Why go back to university when you thought you were done with those years of studying late into the night, eating dining hall food, and living in such close quarters with your peers? For cross-cultural workers involved in student ministry overseas, the draw is what many love about university: new friendships, different experiences, and a deeper sense of self.
For many years Prang's family has had no peace. They have been plagued by evil spirits who use many of Prang's relatives as mediums. But when Prang became a Christian a lot changed - for her and several people in her family.
In an area of South Asia where opportunities for education are both scarce and expensive, the Allied Model School is a place where students and teachers can grow as individuals and give back to their communities.
Thai New Year, or Songkran, is known for its country-wide water fight. But there's something quieter, subtler and possibly more beautiful going on at this time of year away from the rowdy streets and many Thai churches are championing this simple way to honour the elderly among them.
In a country of 17 million people, Deb serves as the only acting occupational therapist at SIM's Galmi Hospital in Niger. She has a passion for equipping Nigeriens to meet their own people's treatment needs.
“I’m the only person for one thousand people,” Kiran reflects seriously. “But if I know how to help, then that responsibility isn’t heavy. I haven’t learned something worth learning until I can share it with at least twenty-five people.”
Abha and her family were terrified. “We’re poor people. What do we know to keep two babies alive?” her mother-in-law lamented. At night, lying on her bamboo mat on their hard dirt floor, Abha wondered how one could even hold two babies at the same time. They had never known anyone who’d kept twins alive through the extra care and economic investment they required.