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2019 Checkpoint

Uruguay needs a resurrection of faith

CMS missionaries Pedro and Joy Oliveira Woolmer are in their second year of ministry in Uruguay, working with university students. Joy explains that unlike the Catholic culture of surrounding countries, Uruguay is strongly secular.  In the lead up to Easter, countries throughout Latin America are celebrating Holy Week, Semana Santa. But here in Uruguay, businesses and schools are […]

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The empty tomb is full of hope

This year a significant Chinese Festival and the Christian celebration of Easter fall on the same day. One CMS worker reflects on what differentiates these two occasions and what they have in common. Sunday 4 April is Easter Day this year, the day Christian believers celebrate the empty tomb and the new life bought for us by Jesus.  […]

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Relaunching student ministry in Vanuatu

CMS missionaries Joel and Tiffanie Atwood are working with university students in Vanuatu. They share how God is at work despite a tumultuous start to the year.   It’s been a wild month for us here in Vanuatu. We haven’t had to face the anxieties of lockdowns or spikes in case numbers, but we have had about 15 earthquakes, 2 tropical cyclones, and a tsunami all in the space of a month.   Thankfully, most […]

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The gospel is not bound by COVID

CMS workers Warwick & Caroline serve at a church in the Middle East. Despite lockdowns and restrictions, they are convinced that the gospel cannot be stopped.    “But God’s word is not chained. Therefore, I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.” 2 Timothy 2:9, 10   As […]

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Gospel connections in unexpected places

CMS workers seek to share God’s love wherever they are, whatever they are doing. One of our workers, C, reflects on some unexpected gospel connections she made when she visited her brother in Iceland in December 2020.  What a strange 12 months it has been. I have faced many new challenges, and God has been teaching and growing me through them. Late last year I was notified of […]

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Reaching out during lockdown

CMS missionaries Colin & Cath Puffett are serving in Nantes, France with a view to establishing a new church. Part of engaging with the community has involved caring for university students. Cath describes this part of the ministry here.   When COVID-19 initially hit France in mid-March 2020, the country went into a strict lockdown. The announcement was […]

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Becoming Christian through COVID

CMS workers J & D are based in the Middle East, in an area hard hit by COVID. Nonetheless they continue to see people become Christians through their online church. Here J & D provide a picture of a desert region where, under lockdown, the gospel continues to grow.  As COVID continues into another year […]

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Evangelism and discipleship continuing unhindered in rural Tanzania

CMS missionaries Kevin & Karen Flanagan serve in Tanzania, where they are involved in evangelism, training and discipling. In some parts of the world, Coronavirus has placed many ministry activities on hold. In Tanzania, however, evangelism and discipleship continue unhindered. Here they describe their training as it looked towards the end of 2020.  Evangelism continues  […]

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