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Eastern and Western Buddhism in Australia

Former CMS missionaries Rolf and Bonnie Lepelaar worked amongst Buddhists in Cambodia for more than 10 years, returning to Australia in 2016. Rolf shares some evangelism tips for those in Australia seeking to share the gospel with Buddhist neighbours, as well as the useful distinction we can make between Eastern and Western Buddhists. I sat […]

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A very surprised Christian

Raised in a Buddhist Sri Lankan family that immigrated to Australia when he was eight, Kanishka Raffel’s conversion to Christianity came as a big surprise to him in his early twenties. Now the Dean of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney, Kanishka’s testimony[1] is an example of the power of God’s word to change hearts, even in those […]

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Working in God’s harvest field

How does a worker both respect the government regulations in their location and also heed God’s call to work in his harvest field? One of our workers speaks about shining God’s light in a country where outreach is limited. Probably the biggest shaper of outreach strategies in my location is the prevailing political system which […]

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A tribute to Stephanie

St Andrew’s Hall staff member Isabel Dale writes a final tribute to CMS worker Stephanie, who passed away on 22 March 2018, age 35, from bowel cancer. Stephanie Ruth 26 January 1983–22 March 2018 Central Asia: 2012–2016 We’ve farewelled Stephanie. I’m thankful that after over a year of the debilitating impact of cancer, she’s at rest at […]

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Long-term focus: Stable and steadfast

CMS missionary Judith Calf first began serving in Tanzania last century in 1998. She came back to Australia in 2009, but has now returned to Tanzania for another term of service. Here, she explains why she returned and why long-term mission matters. In 2016 I was contemplating a return to missionary status with CMS. A […]

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In-depth training: Run with endurance

CMS Director of Training and Development David Williams (with his wife, Rachel) works with the teaching team at the CMS training facility, St Andrew’s Hall, to prepare potential missionaries for service in many locations. He explains why solid preparation is necessary for new missionaries starting out in cross-cultural ministry. Some people think being a missionary […]

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