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COVID-19 as a practise run for the Lord’s return 

CMS missionaries Andrew & Margie Newman, serving in Uganda, like everyone, have been affected by the Coronavirus in various ways. Here they reflect on the way the pandemic has helped them think about our expectation of coming judgement.  We’ve been reflecting on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11, where Paul writes to the Thessalonian Christians about the final day of judgement. Here are some of the key verses from that […]

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Italian gospel growth during COVID lockdown. Part 1

CMS missionary Gillian Law works with the Italian student group Gruppi Biblici Universitari (GBU, the University Bible Group). Here Gillian speaks of what ministry before COVID-19 was like, and what it has now become.  There’s no typical week in university ministry here in Rome. But during the academic year, which is short and sharp, it’s […]

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Trapped in Japan, but ministering in the Middle East 

K is a Japanese-speaking CMS worker in the Middle East who focuses on working with the Japanese diaspora community.  The COVID-19 crisis has seen her caught in Japan, where she previously worked for many years. Here is a wide-ranging reflection on how God is using this time to both test her, and to give gospel opportunities online. This includes continuing to […]

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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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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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COVID-19 Update from CMS Australia

“God is our help and strength, an ever present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1). The psalmist was facing a crisis very different from that which we are facing today, but the same assurance stands. Our God is our refuge and we must look confidently to him in times of trouble. In verse 10 of the […]

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COVID-19 response from CMS

The current spread of the Coronavirus COVID-19 is having a continuing global effect, as health authorities worldwide work to deal with existing cases and limit its further spread. CMS has taken a number of steps in response to the information obtained from the World Health Organisation and the Australian Government. CMS is regularly updating all […]

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