Where We Work
SMI: SERVING OTHERS | MULTIPLYING CHURCHES | INSPIRING HOPE
Working together to accomplish the same objectives, SMI is interconnected with a network of national churches and ministries. Their goals are to bring men, women and children to faith in Christ, build His church and encourage the hopeless.
Moldova is situated in Eastern Europe between Romania and Ukraine. The population of Moldova is 4.3 million people and its landmass is slightly larger than the state of Maryland. The capital of Moldova is Chisinau [Kishinev]. 90% of Moldovans are of Eastern Orthodox faith. There are small populations of Jews, Evangelical Protestants, and Roman Catholics. The practice of religion was repressed during the Soviet era, but the people are now rebuilding their churches, attending services, and celebrating religious holidays.
Transnistria is a landlocked, independent province of Moldova. There are about 500,000 inhabitants, and the capital of the region is Tiraspol. Less than 2% of the population consists of evangelical believers.
Ukraine is located in Eastern Europe and is bordered by Belarus to the north, Russia to the east, the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea to the south, Moldova and Romania to the southwest, and Hungary, Slovakia, and Poland to the west. The capital city is Kiev. Ukraine is the largest country entirely within Europe with its landmass is slightly smaller than the state of Texas. It has a population of about 44 million people with a majority being of Eastern Orthodox faith. Only about 2% are evangelical believers.
Central Asia is a very difficult area of the world for the Gospel. It is estimated that there are only .037% of evangelical believers in this heavily Muslim populated region.
Over the past 20 years SMI has shipped millions of pounds of relief to multiple countries: Afghanistan, Bosnia, Czech Republic, Central African Republic, Central America, Kosovo, Philippines, Russia, Sri Lanka, Haiti, Liberia, Kenya, Ukraine, Zimbabwe.