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Stories of God's Restoring Power

Can God restore our broken lives? Here are the stories of Rabia and Asha. Through CMS worker Olivia’s company in South Asia, they have learnt of the grace and mercy of the God who gives healing.

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Strategic Ministry in Jordan

Take a moment to meet CMS missionary Charissa Forrest (serving alongside Malcolm in Jordan) and her Bible study group, and discover how they are reaching beyond themselves into a local refugee centre.

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Persevering Women: Faith in Persecution

Once people recognise that Jesus is Lord, no amount of discouragement or persecution can shake them loose from their commitment to him. CMS worker Jane has seen this first-hand in the life of a Christian woman she visits regularly. Learn here how Christian women and their families persevere through strong opposition, attack and setback.

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Mixing Ministry and Motherhood

CMS Missionary Grace Adams (serving alongside Chris in Timor-Leste) recounts her experience of ministry as a new mother to Micah. With Chris’s support and involvement, God has used Grace’s abilities in Bible translation and discipling to advance an important local project and encourage a gifted friend, Sandra. Grace shares how she has managed this joyful load.

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Mixing Ministry and Motherhood

CMS Missionary Grace Adams (serving alongside Chris in Timor-Leste) recounts her experience of ministry as a new mother to Micah. With Chris’s support and involvement, God has used Grace’s abilities in Bible translation and discipling to advance an important local project and encourage a gifted friend, Sandra. Grace shares how she has managed this joyful load.

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From little things, big things grow

Having six children sounds like a recipe for not having much time for ministry outside the family. On the contrary, CMS missionary Jodi Lovell (serving alongside John in Spain) finds that a large family means enormous opportunities for meaningful interactions with others, sometimes brief, but often leading to more.

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Domestic Workers in Singapore

CMS missionary Rosemary Dickens (serving with Mark at St Georges International Anglican Church in Singapore) meets domestic workers through events like Toddler Time, where as many as 150 carers are involved. Here, Rosemary shares Luisa’s story.

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Student Ministry in Switzerland

CMS missionary Claire Livingstone (serving with Andrew in Switzerland) began to meet with Aline to read Mark’s gospel. Aline was provoked to find out more by the death of her grandmother, who had a strong faith in God. Read Aline’s story and discover how she has become ready to share the peace she received with others.

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Strong Women Upholding the Church in NT

Men can minister to women and women can minister to men. But here CMS missionary Kate Beer (serving with Tavis in the Northern Territory) reminds us that in Aboriginal culture there are strong reasons for also working in separate gender groups.

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Strong Women Leading the Church on Groote

Mildred Mamarika is a local, Indigenous church leader on Groote Eylandt, the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, off the coast of Northern Territory. She has an important role in discipling Indigenous women in her community and reaching Indigenous women with the gospel. She was recently interviewed by archdeacon and CMS-A vice-president Len Firth who, together with his wife, Jill, served with CMS on Groote in 1988–90.

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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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