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2020 Checkpoint

Beyond the facade

CMS missionaries Daniel & Kate Morris, are serving in Lille, France. Kate challenges us to remember that Europe is not Christian, and explains why there is a great need for more gospel workers. What comes to mind when you picture Europe? Perhaps the spectacular beauty of the Notre Dame Cathedral in France, the glistening waters […]

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Will you go?

Until recently, CMS NSW & ACT Executive Director John Lovell, together with Jodi, served with CMS in a church in Valencia, Spain. Here he asks four challenging questions to help others considering the challenge to GO. In Matthew 28:16-20 Jesus speaks of receiving “all authority in heaven and on earth.” This is a far reaching […]

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SAH redevelopment update: On track for Christmas

We thank God that Coronavirus-related restrictions have ended and that 100% of the workforce are back on site. We continue on track to complete the building work at St Andrew’s Hall before Christmas, with landscaping and external work being completed in January 2021. The builders inform us that the external works to the new accommodation building are 90% complete, internal fit-out is close to […]

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Creating community at a distance

CMS missionary Amy Stephens, working in Argentina, writing in September 2020 reflected on how Coronavirus has impacted university ministry in Cordoba.  Normally at this time of the year, the city would be bustling with university students; sadly, due to the virus, that is not happening, and we are in quarantine. Here, in this province, we have around 300-400 new cases each day. […]

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Built on a firm foundation 

CMS worker N is based in South East Asia. Her experience visiting a building founded on soft, soggy soil reminded her of a deep and powerful gospel truth.  One Saturday recently, a friend and I decided to play tourist. We went to what was once, many years ago, an important government building.  It hasn’t been used in any official capacity for a long time […]

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Sharing the light of Jesus 

CMS missionaries Chris and Grace Adams have been serving in Timor-Leste since 2012. While the country is majority Roman Catholic, fear of spirits remains present, as this story shows.  P* is a young Timorese man we see regularly. A little while ago, he was absent for several days. When he returned, we noticed that half of his face looked paralysed. P said that it was due to a curse, as he hadn’t paid respect to the sacred […]

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A church for every kombini 

Helane Ramsay and her husband Adam have been serving in Japan with CMS since 2014. They are part of a church planting team in Chiba City.  Japan needs Jesus  On our days off we’ll occasionally take a drive, usually to the seaside. It’s refreshing to go through the country, but also discouraging. As we drive through village after village, there is always […]

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Living out dependence on God 

What do you do when specific, important and God-honouring prayers aren’t answered as you hoped? CMS missionary Judith Calf says, ‘keep praying’.   Recently the rains arrived which mark the beginning of the new planting season in our part of East Africa. The weather is a bit more unpredictable, spells of hot sun, cloudy days and then rainy storms. Most people have planted their corn and beans, and […]

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Reaching men in Broome

CMS missionaries Chris and Karen Webb work with the Aboriginal community in Broome. May this story of Chris’s men’s group inspire you to prayer and imitation.  Around 9am every Monday morning five or six men get together to hear from the Bible, sing a couple of songs, pray for each other and have a cuppa. This is the […]

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Online indefinitely?

Many CMS supporters who read this will have experienced Coronavirus lockdown and restriction. Here CMS workers M and C, serving in Jordan, ask for prayers as they share their lockdown experience. ‘God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart […]

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