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CMS missionary Ruth Russell and her husband Gordon serve in Nepal with International Nepal Fellowship (INF). Ruth is a palliative care specialist. She believes that loving and serving people with life-limiting illnesses is an important way to share God’s love.

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The Road to Go

Every CMS missionary’s story is unique. Here seven missionaries share a little about their journeys to going with CMS, recounting the joys and challenges of embarking on long-term cross-cultural work.

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Third Culture Kids

What does going with CMS mean for children in missionary families? Jeni, Course Facilitator at St Andrew’s Hall, explains what the term ‘third culture kid’ means and reflects on the particular challenges and opportunities for missionary kids.

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Risky business requires radical faith

Tim and Catherine Walker are not originally from Rwanda. In fact, they are from Melbourne. So what caused Tim and Catherine to uproot their young family and leave a comfortable life in an Australian city, to go to a place where life and work are so much riskier?

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Impacting South East Asia for Christ

One of the key strategies for reaching gospel-poor people in South East Asia is to support the training of future Christian leaders to strengthen the witness of existing churches.

A CMS missionary recently interviewed Tuy, a student from Vietnam, who has just completed his Masters of Divinity degree in Thailand.

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The Power of Prayer

God works powerfully through prayer – it is the constant reminder that mission is his business and we are dependent on the Spirit for success. Gordon and Ruth Russell are using their skills in engineering and palliative care as they seek to encourage local Nepalese Christians. Checkpoint asked Gordon and Ruth to share how God has been working in their lives and ministries through prayer.

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Small Fruit. Sovereign God.

CMS missionary Ruth Brigden has been serving in the Northern Territory since 2007. Checkpoint asked Ruth to consider issues of success as she looked back on her time in the NT.

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The long haul: Mission in France

CMS missionaries Paul and Sandra reflect on their understanding of success after more than 22 years serving in ministry in France.

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Set Apart For Mission: South Africa to Kenya

As CMS missionaries serve God’s global Church in different parts of the world, they have opportunities to encourage God’s people to cross cultures with the gospel. CMS missionary Nathan Lovell, who teaches at George Whitefield College (GWC), spoke to Claudette, one of his students, about her heart to see the gospel change lives in Kenya. Nathan writes:

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Missionary Spotlight - Parsons

Steven and Sandra Parsons 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.

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Churches growing strong relationships

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.

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A mission-minded church

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 classmates

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Taking Christ to Christendom

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.

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Love Your Neighbour

CMS is seeking to reach gospel-poor peoples for Christ, particularly among our near neighbours. CMS Victoria State Director Rev Dr Wei Han Kuan reflects on what it means to love our neighbours near and far.

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