The Vice Chancellor of St John’s University Tanzania (SJUT), Professor Gabriel Paul Mwaluko, passed away on 19 November in India, where he had been receiving medical treatment. Please pray with us for the SJUT community as they mourn this loss, and commemorate his life at a funeral service to be held on Saturday 23 November.Read the full article
Strong, deep relationships between local churches and missionaries are vital to the growth of God’s kingdom. But what does an effective church and missionary partnership actually look like? Here’s what some mission coordinators, ministers and missionaries from around the country had to say about these relationships.Read the full article
Ian and Narelle Hadfield, together with their daughter Beth, serve at All Saints Jakarta, an international church in Indonesia with people from over 40 different nationalities. The church encourages members to see themselves as sent by God to share Jesus with their friends, colleagues, home staff, neighbours, and classmatesRead the full article
Missionary Spotlight – Steven and Sandra Parsons, serving in Japan
Steven and Sandra Parsons are serving in Japan. Steven is the Business Manager of The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) Japan, an organisation committed to establishing healthy, reproducing Japanese churches. Steven’s role involves managing the finances, property, administration and office team. He is also one of the five leaders overseeing the mission. Sandra minds toddlers at the local school for missionary kids, and is building relationships for the purpose of sharing Christ with mums through school activities, craft and chats.
Steven and Sandra are featured in the Missionary Spotlight section of Checkpoint Summer 2013-2014. They have expanded on how they became missionaries for this special feature for Checkpoint Online, as well as sharing how they are supported and encouraged by their link churches in Australia. Read on to learn even more about how God is working in and through Steven and Sandra’s lives.Read the full article
Friday 18 October is the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) World Student Day.
World Student Day is a day of celebration of God’s work in the lives of university students all over the world. Many CMS missionaries work with student groups affiliated with IFES.Read the full article
CMS missionaries were not affected by the attacks in Pakistan and Kenya over the weekend. Please join us in praying for the families of those affected and for God's peace and protection in these places.Read the full article
It’s a sad irony that the continent known as Christendom for generations now has the highest percentage of atheists in the world. Yet God is at work in Europe, changing lives and building his church. This article talks about the challenge of missionary work in Europe.Read the full article