PARTNERING IN THE GREAT COMMISSION
BY FAITH, WE WORK TO SEE:
Every person in Botswana have the opportunity to respond to the good news, growing in obedience to God, and becoming part of a local church fellowship.
A reconciled and strong partnership with African Evangelical Church (AEC) and other denominations as SIM Botswana walks alongside them to fulfill the Great Commission.
Communities where He is least known
Remote Area Dwellers of the Kalahari Desert
The San are considered to be the oldest culture in the world. Beautiful San rock art can be seen throughout Southern Africa where the San lived as hunter-gatherers. The San are expert hunters with bows and arrows tipped with poison. Hunting is a collaborative exercise, and the meat is always shared among the group. In the past 2,000 years, the San have been slowly pushed to live in the arid sands of the Kalahari Desert by Bantu tribes and white farmers who took the more fertile land for their crops and livestock. Today the San find it very difficult to maintain their traditional culture and lifestyle. Land that the San used to hunt on is increasingly used for grazing cattle.
In partnership with the Africa Evangelical Church, SIM has had contact with the San of the Kalahari for more than 30 years. For the past 10 years, the ministry has been carried out by full-time missionaries living in the desert.
Pray for God to reveal his vision to expand and develop the ministry of SIM Botswana.
Pray for a missionary willing and gifted to take over the role of team leader.
Pray for the first Botswana SIM appointees, who are developing prayer partners and raising support.
Pray for perseverance, encouragement, and fruit in the work among the remote desert dwellers of the Kalahari and that the Lord would call and send more workers.
Pray for children and young people would grow in their faith and apply biblical truth in their daily lives.
Pray for people bound in animistic traditions to be set free.
Interested in serving in Botswana?
Complete the form below, and a member of our team will reach out to learn more about you, answer your questions, and discuss next steps as you explore serving with SIM.
Please note that SIM missionaries raise financial support. We trust God to provide and we will assist you in the support raising process! If this is a concern for you, our recruitment team will be happy to discuss this process with you further.