When Veronica moved from Ecuador to Thailand it certainly wasn't the kind of life choice she thought she would or could ever make. She's shy, and didn't really imagine herself learning and being pushed to speak two new languages at once to say nothing of immersing herself in a completely different culture. But Veronica loves numbers and being able to use her accounting skills to support the work of SIM while serving in a local Thai church proved to her that missions isn't only for outgoing, adventurous people.

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AuthorBrian Yung

Many transgenders in India’s hijra community feel “sick, poor, ugly” but Shalom staff members like Malti di are working hard to introduce them to the Great Physician who brings wholeness and beauty.

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When she moved to her new ministry among Bangkok's urban poor, Sunny Yu wasn't prepared for a lot of things - especially the dogs. Watch and read about how Sunny is working to overcome her phobia and adapt to a whole new way of thinking about and doing mission in Thailand's megacity.

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Aof's life was changed when God healed her from a chronic illness. Now she wants to bring hope to kids who love sport. Watch this video about her life from SIM's Sports Friends.

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Following the script her culture laid out for her, Prabhouti might have been married at twelve or thirteen and missed out on most of her education and the opportunities it would bring. Thanks to Chetna, her wedding day was a much happier - and later - affair. 

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AuthorSarah K.
CategoriesAsia, Main Page

The Bible talks about loving the oppressed – the widows and orphans, those who have suffered and have been treated unjustly. But what about loving the oppressors, the ones who have sinned against others? In Myanmar, the Bamar majority people are seen as oppressors and the perpetrators of some of the worst violations to human rights. These are the people Sandra and Tim want to share Jesus with. 

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AuthorDenise Poon
CategoriesAsia, Main Page

Caring for young women who have survived the sex trafficking industry is sometimes more screams and wailing than joy and gratitude. Experience at one aftercare home has taught Hiroko how facing the deep brokenness in our own hearts can be transformed into a deeper understanding of God.

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PATHFINDERS | STORIES OF BEGINNINGS

SIM Myanmar is the newest field in the Southeast Asian region, and "Tim", "Sandra", and their three young boys are the first family sent there by SIM. Very few have gone before them; Myanmar has historically been one of the most closed nations in the world – and Tim and Sandra talk about life for them in Myanmar. 

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