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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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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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.

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It was as if Duang Dao could not help who she was. Her mother was a chronic drinker, her uncle a drug user, and all her friends went out drinking and using drugs - so, at fourteen she began using and selling herself. But after juvenile detention and a new start Dao is finding a whole new power to become someone else.

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We're used to thinking about the top religion in various countries around the world but what about the religion in second place? This map shows the nations of the world by religion that, perhaps, has the second greatest impact in each place.

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From being drafted to the army at the age of thirteen, to facing the stigma of being a person living with HIV in Thailand, YooTaa has had to fight not only for his life, but for a life where he is thriving. He hasn't been fighting alone though. 

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Two years ago Jonathan and Genine Thomas moved from South Africa to Thailand to begin the long process of planting a church. As they slowly adjust to their new home they have had to figure out how to make the gospel feel at home, too in this overwhelmingly Buddhist part of the world.

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Thailand is more than 95% Theravada Buddhist and less than 1% Christian. In many provinces of Thailand most people have never met a follower of Jesus. This simple documentary about Visakha Bucha (when the Buddha is said to have been born, to have attained enlightenment and to have died) helps explain some of the culture that guides their daily lives.

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This visual representation of world population density helps explain why the mission of bringing Good News to the world is increasingly focussed on Asia. 

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"Why separate Muslims? Why brand them as killers?"

This beautiful video from SIM USA gives a glimpse into the work of SIM's Filipino team to bring good news - of Jesus and a life of dignity in poverty - to Muslim minorities in the land of 7000 isles. 

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A father mentors his son through notes messaged from a prison guard's phone and a coach continues to change lives even from behind bars. An update from Ben, the prison coach and his bid to bring soccer and Jesus to men without hope. 

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SIM Asia announces the release of a new series of snappy, one minute videos introducing SIM's vision in five South East and Central Asian countries. 

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At 5 foot 4, Somchai Thongkao may not be the first person you notice in a room, but don’t be fooled – this young Thai man isn’t easily overlooked.

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In Pictures: Typhoon Yolanda before and after - one year later. See how things have changed since Super Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan destroyed hundreds of communities in the central Philippines over a year ago. Read about the closure of SIM's relief project in three communities. 

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