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.
What happens when you move half way around the world in answer to God's calling, only to stay at home? Missionary mothers speak about the difficulties of balancing motherhood, ministry and a sense of self with the expectations of the missionary role.
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.
Tee, like millions of traditionally Buddhist Thais, feels far from his religion. He wonders if there might be another way. Watch more of his story in this atmospheric new video from SIM Stories and SIM Thailand.
Church-planting in missions work is often associated with far-flung – usually rural –places. But in a sprawling cosmopolitan city like Bangkok, many still have no idea who Jesus Christ is. What does it mean to reach a place of millions, in a country where less than 1% of the population is Christian, and where city life places career, money, and status above everything else?
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.