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Why long-term mission?  : Checkpoint Autumn 2021

CMS Regional Mission Director Elizabeth Richards served in the Democratic Republic of Congo, together with Malcolm, for many years. Here she explains why it’s worth being committed to long-term mission.   ‘Long-term’ is not a new concept for our great God. We believe that God’s love for humankind, and his plan for salvation for this fallen world are long-term, since before creation.  There […]

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Bible teaching in Cambodia: Challenges from Coronavirus and the rest of life

CMS missionaries Dave & Leoni Painter have served in Cambodia for more than 20 years. Here Dave describes a general challenge of ministry, and the specific challenges that have arisen at the Phnom Penh Bible School that have come about during the pandemic.  In the Khmer language, the word romkan is most closely translated by the verb ‘to disturb’, however, it is generally used with a greater […]

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Student ministry in Taiwan

CMS missionaries Sam and Shan-Shan Chrisp are learning language and culture in preparation for ministry to university students in Taiwan. They’re excited about student engagement in outreach and training.     Throughout December we continued to visit different university fellowships in our city, Taichung. It’s been exciting to get a glimpse of university life, get a deeper […]

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Some genuinely good news from Timor-Leste

In times of Coronavirus, it can be easy to overlook the continuing good news of gospel progress in many places. Here is one recent and continuing story from CMS missionaries Chris & Grace Adams, serving in Timor-Leste.  Many CMS supporters will be familiar with The Big Picture Story Bible. It is a wonderful resource for teaching children the story of […]

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Two years in Japan: Challenges with a ‘but’

CMS missionaries Matt & Jen Lim, with their young boys Obi and Theo, have now been in Japan for just over two years. Here they recount their challenges—challenges that have always come with the blessing of God’s kindness.  On our first night in Japan (September 2018), Typhoon Jebi woke us with violent winds and rain. The house was literally quaking.   Remarkably only a few […]

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God provides in Amsterdam

CMS missionaries David and Cathie Sandifer–recently arrived in Europe–were looking for housing in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis in 2020. They needed to find somewhere before David began his new work teaching at Tyndale Theological Seminary in Amsterdam. Read on to see how God provided for them at just the right time.  …how much more will your Father […]

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God’s unchanging plans for mission. Part 1: God’s plan for every tribe and nation

Former CMS missionary Simon Gillham is now vice-principal of Moore College, where he lectures in the Missions department. In this first in a series of four articles on God’s unchanging plan for mission, he talks about God’s promises and plans beginning with Abraham and his descendants, the people of Israel.  It is tough making plans and sticking […]

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Drawing on God’s compassion and grace

Maggie Crewes has served with CMS since 1992. Her ministries in Africa, and now South East Asia, have been at the coalface of human need and desperation. She reflects on God’s sustaining grace in her long-term mission.   “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9  How do […]

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