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Tasmania to the world

CMS Tasmania director Scott Sargent is excited about new workers offering to serve with CMS. Here he invites us to share his joy in building partnership with new CMS missionaries. When I began as State Director of CMS Tasmania in November 2016 we only had one missionary unit deployed to the nations, a family serving […]

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I don’t understand—What it means to learn another language

CMS missionary Colin Puffett, serving with Catherine in France, reflects on three ‘I’s of language learning: irritation, identity and importance. Irritation The prevailing opinion and experience of language learning is frustration (but ‘irritation’ starts with I, so I went with that). It is much harder to track and feel any progress, than it is to […]

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Skin-deep mission: how Western missionaries are perceived.

Ex-CMS missionary Greg Anderson is now bishop of the Northern Territory. In this, the first of six articles on humility in mission, he writes about the difference that skin colour makes to mission, and how to deal with that difference as a Christian and as a missionary. Further articles will appear in coming months. One […]

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Farewell to Bishop Tony Nichols

We give God glory for the life of his servant Tony Nichols, who died in Perth on 24 August, aged 81.  He and Judith went out with CMS to Salatiga, Indonesia 1972-81, training ministers at Wacana Christian University. God’s next appointment for him was as the third principal of Nungalinya College in Darwin.  He hadn’t […]

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Wisdom in white hair

CMS missionaries Derek and Rosemary Snibson, in their 60s, recently began serving in Northern Australia. Read how God has led them – and how their age has conferred both joyful challenges and opportunities along the way. In mid-2018 we arrived in the Northern Territory. With encouraging support from the Diocese of the Northern Territory, our […]

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Equipped to learn

CMS Director of Training and Development David Williams has sought to strengthen cross-cultural mission training for CMS over the past 12 years. Here he explains the significance of our ongoing commitment to training, and why it begins long before a missionary arrives on location. Back in 1799, CMS discovered the importance of training missionaries. Sadly, […]

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Big Picture People

CMS missionaries Adrian and Anita Lovell taught Nataly and Noemy, Peruvian Christians, a Bible overview course. Nataly and Noemy taught what they had learned to others in their church in Bolivia, with exciting results. Peruvians Nataly and Noemy knew their Bible stories well. They’d been reading and teaching those Bible stories for years. But in […]

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Head, heart and hands

CMS has had several decades worth of involvement in mission in French university ministry, with an ongoing focus through the Relais programme on training leaders who will train others. CMS missionary Caroline Evenden gives a sense of how gospel growth will continue through locals even after the departure of some of those long-term CMS workers. […]

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