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Four resources for encouraging Spanish-speaking teens in their walk with Jesus

CMS missionaries Mike and Tania Snowdon work with high school students in Valencia, Spain. Although many Spanish people are cynical about organised religion, God is at work,  helping young people encounter Jesus through his Word. Here Mike shares four types of resources for people interested in reaching Spanish-speaking young people for Christ. Bible Studies 15 […]

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God uses kids for mission too

Sometimes it can feel like a hassle to raise kids while trying to do mission work. But the two things aren’t mutually exclusive. Kids on location create opportunities to witness Christ’s love to other children and to other children’s parents. Checkpoint asked CMS missionary kids (and their parents) about opportunities they have to share with […]

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Review: They Shall See His Face by Linda & Robert Banks

Banks, Linda & Robert, They Shall See His Face: The Story of Amy Oxley Wilkinson and Her Visionary Blind School in China. Acorn Press, Sydney. 2017. Review by Evangeline Hester Communications Assistant at CMS Australia “Amy Oxley Wilkinson was arguably the most widely known female Australian missionary in China and the West in the early […]

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Review: Tea & Thread—Portraits of middle eastern women far from home

Bathgate, Sally & Gulbrandsen, Katrina Flett. tea & thread: portraits of middle eastern women far from home. Australia: Grace Abounding Books, 2017. Review by Evangeline Hester Communications Assistant at CMS Australia Tea & Thread is a heart-warming kaleidoscope of stories from women of diverse cultural backgrounds. They offer shards of their lives in reflections of […]

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The lifestyle factor: relatively free mission agents

Ex-CMS missionary Greg Anderson is now bishop of the Northern Territory. In this, the fourth of six articles on humility in mission, Greg writes about some of the difficulties associated with politeness and cultural norms, and dealing with these as a Christian and as a missionary. (The first of Greg’s articles is here. The second […]

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Review: For the Joy

Chan, Miram & Russell, Sophia. For the Joy: 21 Australian Missionary Mother Stories on Cross-cultural Parenting and Life. Australia: Grace Abounding Books, 2018. Review by Evangeline Hester Communications Assistant at CMS Australia For the Joy is a collection of 21 reflections on cross-cultural parenting and life written by Australian Missionary mothers, published in 2018. It […]

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