Choose your branch

Checkpoint: General

Long-term partnership in Japan

Former CMS workers Graham and Cathy Smith served in Japan for many years, working with the Japanese student Bible group KGK. It takes years to develop good cross-cultural ministry partnerships, but it is worth investing in such relationships. This can be seen in the long–term relationship between CMS and KGK (キリスト者学生会) in Japan.   As a university student interested in mission, I met the […]

Read More

Mutual respect the key to long-term in Tanzania

Godfrey Mbelwa is Anglican bishop of the Diocese of Lweru in Tanzania. Here he speaks to CMS missionary Judith Calf of the long-term relationship between CMS and the Church in Tanzania.   I first met Godfrey Mbelwa in 1998, when I was at St Andrew’s Hall , where he had just arrived to commence his theological studies in Melbourne. Little could I imagine that more than 20 years later I would have the privilege of serving in […]

Read More

Cultivating the culture: Checkpoint Autumn 2021

CMS missionaries Wim and Maaike Prins have been serving in Cambodia since 2004, where Wim is involved in translation work for the Fount of Wisdom Publishing House. Here Wim reflects on the importance of long-term ministry in building trust in relationships. Some years ago, in Siem Reap, Maaike and I met a missionary couple who, […]

Read More

Mutiplying ministry over many decades: Checkpoint Autumn 2021

CMS missionaries Adrian and Anita Lovell are Bible teachers who are committed to giving a vision of God’s great plan to the Spanish-speaking world. Here they share a small part of a long story. MOCLAM began as a course in Australia as part of a plan to introduce people to God’s big picture, revealed in […]

Read More

Building Trust: Checkpoint Autumn 2021

CMS missionaries N and R recently returned for Final Home Assignment after over 10 years working in medical education and training, and emergency nursing in South East Asia. Prior to deciding to complete their service on location, R reflected on the benefits of serving long-term. We had to wrestle with the question of short-term or […]

Read More

Checkpoint Magazine

Our heart for long-term mission

View PDF

View All

Categories