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COVID Isolation and Christ

CMS missionary Maggie Crewes serves with Retrak in Cambodia. Here she speaks of the strangeness and comfort of the recent COVID-19 Easter. Easter 2020 was one to remember! No physical church services as we practised ‘loving our neighbour’ by isolating ourselves in our little corners of the world to stop the spread of COVID-19. Here’s […]

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The decision to remain

CMS Worker Caroline is married to Warwick, who pastors an international church in the Middle East. Here Caroline talks about a hard decision: remain on location or return home. This article was written just before Easter.  COVID-19 has changed all of our lives. Freedoms in my city have been reducing over the last weeks. We are now on lockdown and […]

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A Privileged Position

Former CMS missionary Greg Anderson is Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of the Northern Territory. Here he uses his personal experience to reflect on how and why CMS is so committed to approaching mission with humility.  One of the obvious things about my ministry in the Northern Territory is that my skin colour is the same as that of a lot of […]

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COVID-19 Update from CMS Australia

In Colossians 4:3 Paul writes from prison, “And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ for which I am in chains.” Please pray that prayer for our missionaries as they share Jesus with people during the coronavirus pandemic. Even as […]

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Just in time! The Big Picture Bible reaches Timor-Leste

CMS missionaries Chris and Grace Adams have made the decision to stay in Timor-Leste during the COVID-19 crisis. Here they outline the situation where they are serving, and share great news of a long-term project that is at last bearing fruit: the Tetun language edition of The Big Picture Story Bible.  Timor-Leste isn’t exempt from the world-wide spread of COVID-19. People here have tested […]

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Pleasure, pain and the secular worldview Part 2: Life under the dome

In this, the second in a series of six on ‘pleasure, pain, and the secular worldview’, CMS Director of Training and Development David Williams considers the subject of ‘Emotions and the Fall’. Part One is here. Watch for the next instalment in the near future. In the first article in this series I suggested that […]

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Who decides what is humble?

CMS missionary Peter Blowes (serving with Terry in Argentina) encourages university students and graduates to build God’s kingdom. In 2015, Peter and Terry returned to Argentina for a second term of service after ten years away. Here Peter reflects on many new questions they faced on reentry to a rapidly changing culture, and reminds himself and us that God’s word is the key to answering […]

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A viral threat leads to great gospel openings with this question: ‘Aren’t you afraid?’

CMS missionaries Dave & Leoni Painter serve in Cambodia, where Dave lectures at Phnom Penh Bible School. As a direct result of the Coronavirus crisis, they have discovered some extraordinary opportunities for evangelism.  Hope School (where our daughter Grace attends), the Phnom Penh Bible School where I lecture, and all Christian churches have just been shut by order […]

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Could you go?

Around the world, there are vast needs, and many opportunities, to reach youth and children with God’s love in the Lord Jesus Christ. Here CMS International Director Peter Rodgers asks: could you go? A fundamental aim for this particular edition of Checkpoint has been to challenge our readers to support ministry amongst children and youth, […]

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