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2019 Checkpoint

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. (The first of Greg’s articles is here. The second […]

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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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A Picture of Strong Partnership

Serving in partnership is at the core of the work of CMS. In this article International Director Peter Rodgers writes about the joy of partnership under God, highlighting our relationship with the growing church in Nepal. I recently visited our workers and partners in Nepal. It was a joyful time! The Nepali church is one […]

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The politeness factor: relatively rude mission agents

Ex-CMS missionary Greg Anderson is now bishop of the Northern Territory. In this, the third 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. (The first of Greg’s articles is here. The second article […]

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One plants, another waters—Maggie Crewes on partnership

CMS missionary Maggie Crewes supports Hope For Justice country directors and teams who rescue child victims of exploitation and seek to restore lives. Her main focus is on programs in Africa and Cambodia. Here she writes about the global partnership that supports her work, and the deep joy that it brings her. Many years ago, […]

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L & T—a glimpse into trust

CMS worker T shares a story that highlights the significance of partnership with local believers in her location. S, one of the women from our ladies’ fellowship group, had moved to a village with her husband N (a pastor) and two-year-old son, to support a daughter church of N Church. She called me to share […]

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