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Making readers out of Christians in Cambodia

Wim and Maaike Prins live in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where they support the Cambodian Church through various ministries, including Fount of Wisdom Publishing House (FOW). Wim writes about the work that FOW does and why the development of Christian resources in Khmer is so important for local believers and Buddhists alike.

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Carol Nolan's friendships with refugee women in Austria

Carol Nolan, together with her husband, Rob, and four children, works with CMS in Austria. Here she tells us of the challenges and joys of bringing the women of her church together, along with some unexpected opportunities for bringing the gospel to outsiders.

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Who has God placed in your life

As part of thinking about our ministry to half the world’s population, Checkpoint asked two female missionaries to tell us about someone who has influenced them in their walk as a Christian and missionary.

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Re-learning that waiting is normal

After nearly one year of waiting in Australia, G and R returned to Nepal in May 2017. Although the visa process remains slow and unresolved, R shares here about what God has been teaching them though the ongoing uncertainty...

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Workers preparing to leave location

As they prepare to leave their location for final Home Assignment in Australia, Checkpoint asked two missionary couples what they will miss most about their host country and how they have seen God at work throughout their ministry.

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Living in the Middle East during Ramadan

S lives in the Middle East where she teaches English and leads a local church-planting team. She writes about her experience as a Christian living in a Muslim-majority country during the fasting month of Ramadan (26 May to 24 June in 2017).

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Aram Rest House in Pakistan

David and Georgina Newmarch are hosts at Aram, a rest house for local and foreign Christians living and working in Pakistan. Georgina writes about how Aram was established and the important role it has in ensuring that Christian leaders and cross-cultural workers are spiritually nourished and refreshed to continue doing God’s work in Pakistan.

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Coming 'home' after missionary service

Paul and Cathy Sampson returned to Australia in December 2016 to complete their final Home Assignment and finish their missionary service with CMS. After seven years in Kenya, Cathy writes about what it means to be leaving one home behind to return to another home.

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Home Assignment: What it is and why we do it

T and E have spent the six months since December 2016 on Home Assignment in Australia after their first term in South East Asia. They share about what they have been doing during this time and why it is both beneficial and encouraging for them.

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CMS Mid-Year Missionary Conference 2017

If you are used to attending church conferences with Bible teaching and small groups, mixed in with camp food, local bushwalks and time off, then dropping into a conference full of missionaries can hold surprises. Gordon Cheng reports.

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How are we to engage with Muslims in Australia today?

On Saturday 17 June 2017, leading expert on Islam, Dr John Azumah, gave a public lecture at Moore Theological College in Sydney on how to understand and engage with Muslims today. Gordon Cheng reports.

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