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2019 Checkpoint

Review: They Shall See His Face by Linda & Robert Banks

Banks, Linda & Robert, They Shall See His Face: The Story of Amy Oxley Wilkinson and Her Visionary Blind School in China. Acorn Press, Sydney. 2017. Review by Evangeline Hester Communications Assistant at CMS Australia “Amy Oxley Wilkinson was arguably the most widely known female Australian missionary in China and the West in the early […]

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Review: Tea & Thread—Portraits of middle eastern women far from home

Bathgate, Sally & Gulbrandsen, Katrina Flett. tea & thread: portraits of middle eastern women far from home. Australia: Grace Abounding Books, 2017. Review by Evangeline Hester Communications Assistant at CMS Australia Tea & Thread is a heart-warming kaleidoscope of stories from women of diverse cultural backgrounds. They offer shards of their lives in reflections of […]

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The lifestyle factor: relatively free mission agents

Ex-CMS missionary Greg Anderson is now bishop of the Northern Territory. In this, the fourth of six articles on humility in mission, Greg writes about some of the difficulties associated with politeness and cultural norms, and dealing with these as a Christian and as a missionary.  Article One is Skin-deep mission: how Western missionaries are […]

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Review: For the Joy

Chan, Miram & Russell, Sophia. For the Joy: 21 Australian Missionary Mother Stories on Cross-cultural Parenting and Life. Australia: Grace Abounding Books, 2018. Review by Evangeline Hester Communications Assistant at CMS Australia For the Joy is a collection of 21 reflections on cross-cultural parenting and life written by Australian Missionary mothers, published in 2018. It […]

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By God’s grace: partnerships around the world

Partnership and humility go hand in hand. Out of that humility and mutual grace, CMS missionaries (and those they work with) can report wonderful stories of gospel growth and spiritual progress. These are just a few of those stories from some of the places where we work: J in the Middle East: learning to listen […]

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A picture of a church in Nepal

Nepali pastor Grishma Parajuli will be sharing at CMS Summer Conferences in January 2020. Several CMS workers serve alongside Pastor Grishma, at Nayagaun Church in Pokhara Checkpoint interviewed Grishma about his church and how we can partner with God’s work in Nepal. Checkpoint: What is your church doing? Grishma Parajuli: Nayagaun Church is a vibrant […]

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Pictures of Nepali Partnership

The story of how the church in Nepal has grown—from no known Christians in 1952 to over a million today—is a story of joyful gospel partnership. That partnership is multifaceted in character, ranging from those in CMS branches around Australia who pray, care, give and go, to local believers in Nepal who both learn from […]

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