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Our journey to mission

The stories of why missionaries choose to serve in another location are varied, exciting and have a common gospel thread. Checkpoint asked missionaries from around Australia to give reasons why they chose to serve as CMS missionaries. Mike & Karen Roe (SANT), serving in South Africa Mike writes: My main contact with Christianity growing up […]

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A mission heart from home

In early 2020, Mark Peterson took up the role of Executive Director of CMS SANT. He shares why his family is not on location in France. Each year as CMS Summer Conference approaches, my wife Allie and I sit down for another strategy meeting. It really all boils down to one goal, and we’re trying […]

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A lifetime of mission

CMS missionaries Alan & Helen Wood have spent a lifetime in mission. Here they share how God has continued to lead them to minister the gospel in different places. Our journey into mission was a gradual process but clearly led by God. Alan became a Christian just before his 20th birthday and only a few […]

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The long road north

CMS missionaries Wayne Oldfield & Mandy Jones were seemingly settled in their jobs and lives in Sydney. But in 2011 they moved to the Northern Territory to minister alongside Indigenous Christians. Here Mandy explains why. Why would we become cross cultural workers with CMS? Wayne had worked for 31 years as an accountant at Sydney […]

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Not the retiring type

CMS missionaries Kevin & Karen Flanagan have been linked to CMS for over 40 years. Here they explain their most recent move, back to Tanzania, and challenge others to consider doing similarly. We’ve been associated with CMS for over four decades. During this time, we’ve often felt the ‘tug’ to cross-cultural work at CMS Summer […]

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We don’t go alone

After 11 years serving in Mexico, CMS missionaries Peter & Sarah Sholl have recently returned to Australia for Final Home Assignment. Peter reflects on the great joy of going in fellowship with others. For years the image I had in my mind of the apostle Paul was of some sort of gospel lone ranger. Travelling […]

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Beyond the facade

CMS missionaries Daniel & Kate Morris, are serving in Lille, France. Kate challenges us to remember that Europe is not Christian, and explains why there is a great need for more gospel workers. What comes to mind when you picture Europe? Perhaps the spectacular beauty of the Notre Dame Cathedral in France, the glistening waters […]

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Will you go?

Until recently, CMS NSW & ACT Executive Director John Lovell, together with Jodi, served with CMS in a church in Valencia, Spain. Here he asks four challenging questions to help others considering the challenge to GO. In Matthew 28:16-20 Jesus speaks of receiving “all authority in heaven and on earth.” This is a far reaching […]

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SAH redevelopment update: On track for Christmas

We thank God that Coronavirus-related restrictions have ended and that 100% of the workforce are back on site. We continue on track to complete the building work at St Andrew’s Hall before Christmas, with landscaping and external work being completed in January 2021. The builders inform us that the external works to the new accommodation building are 90% complete, internal fit-out is close to […]

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Creating community at a distance

CMS missionary Amy Stephens, working in Argentina, writing in September 2020 reflected on how Coronavirus has impacted university ministry in Cordoba.  Normally at this time of the year, the city would be bustling with university students; sadly, due to the virus, that is not happening, and we are in quarantine. Here, in this province, we have around 300-400 new cases each day. […]

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