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COVID-19 Update from CMS Australia

“God is our help and strength, an ever present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). The psalmist was facing a crisis very different from that which we are facing today, but the same assurance stands. Our God is our refuge and we must look confidently to him in times of trouble. In verse 10 of the […]

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Children on Mission

CMS missionaries Matt and Jen Lim are working in Japan. They find having children brings special opportunities for mission in their local community. It’s 5:30am and two year old Theo has woken the rest of us up. He is already running around our apartment with footsteps that probably sound like elephant thuds to our downstairs […]

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Children open doors

CMS missionaries Howard and Michelle Newby are serving in the Philippines, and  find having children brings special opportunities for mission in their local community. Being a family of five creates some terrific opportunities for the gospel in the Philippines. On leaving Australia we had a pretty clear direction for living in the Philippines. Home schooling […]

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COVID-19 response from CMS

The current spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 is having a continuing global effect, as health authorities worldwide work to deal with existing cases and limit its further spread. CMS has taken a number of steps in response to the information obtained from the World Health Organisation and the Australian Government. CMS is regularly updating all […]

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How I became a missionary

Every CMS missionary has a different story of God at work in their life. CMS missionary M was surrounded by missionaries at church from an early age. She reflects on how childhood fascination grew into solid and long-term mission commitment. Growing up in a church filled with returned missionaries, it was foreseeable that I might […]

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When difference gets me down

Ex-CMS missionary Greg Anderson is now bishop of the Northern Territory. In this, the last of six articles on humility in mission, Greg writes about dealing well with the difficulties and tensions of coming to serve from a position of privilege. Article One is Skin-deep mission: how Western missionaries are perceived. Article Two is The Money Factor: […]

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Building blocks

CMS missionary Erin Moorcroft is serving in the Republic of Ireland. She is committed to developing the basic building blocks of children’s ministry: well-trained teachers who know and teach the gospel. Read on to find out how she makes this happen. Statistically speaking, two in three people who accept Jesus as their Lord and Saviour […]

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From generation to generation

“Let the little children come to me,” Jesus said. Here we reflect our commitment, as CMS, to gospel ministry amongst young people around the world and in Australia. For as long as CMS has existed, ministry to children[1] has featured in its work, both in mission locations around the world, and within the branches of […]

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