How Was Bolivia?

Charlie Thorsen on August 10, 2017

I don’t know if we can adequately express the experience of returning to Bolivia! To serve these servants was a privilege and a gift to say the least. To renew friendships with this team, our neighbors and friends was again a gift. Our team was a picture of the Body of Christ, each had their function and each functioned so well! The main sessions where Charlie, Dawn, Monte and Austin led worship and prayer were sweet and God’s Word brought by a veteran SIM missionary challenged our hearts. The missionary kids loved their classes with Bonna, Caris, Nicole and "girls"...

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Fighting with a Coworker

Charlie Thorsen on March 11, 2017

Meg Smith is a young woman who came through SIMStart and SIMGo trainings, raised her prayer and financial teams and was off to Nigeria for two years with a team mate. Those two years flew by and she was back, having loved on another continent, God was leading her to become a part of the mobilization team at SIM USA. She had also experienced the down side of living on another continent, sickness. Malaria had taken it's toll, but she had recovered, or so she thought. In the US she still wasn't feeling well. Months went on, then a year...

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#prayforteachers 2017

Charlie Thorsen on January 31, 2017

Last February we began a prayer campaign called #prayforteachers, driven by the great need that our SIM schools, including Carachipampa Christian School in Bolivia, have in recruiting and keeping teachers. This is the time of year where staffing for the next school year becomes more urgent. The words of Jesus continue to echo as we once again plan to #prayforteachers. “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;  therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:38). God is the one who moves, calls and sends. We are asking Him...

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How Was Thailand!?

Charlie Thorsen on September 7, 2016

Since returning from Thailand just over a month ago, we’ve had to really hit the ground running. In that time, Austin and Caris have had to jump into marching band camp (Monday-Thursday 8AM-9PM days), begin school, start youth group and ministry at church. We had a Launch summer internship group return from the field (one intern was from Tami’s home church in Iowa!), a SIMStart with 20 applicants attending, and Tami’s dad passed away at the end of August. All this has happened since our return from Thailand! You can see that there has been constant motion forward since landing...

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You can serve in Thailand!

Charlie Thorsen on July 8, 2016

Prayer is not limited to boundaries! Nor is it limited to time zones! As you pray for us, God will hear and answer! And as we step towards Thailand, leaving July 16, we need your prayer support! Here are some specifics of how you can pray for us and our team: Please pray for... 1. Ease from jet lag (this is Tami's biggest anxiety as she gets exhausted easily). 2. Tami's personal DAILY eye comfort & care. 3. Unity within the team as we are spread pretty thin in our ministry areas of speaking, worship leading, childcare, computer updating and...

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