Posted on: 24th July 2017
Although it is encouraging to see local leadership developing in Nepal, in many areas of society there are still roles in which foreigners can bring and share expertise. However, this has become difficult over the last two years with increased scrutiny leading to visa delays for many medical and development professionals. After nearly one year of waiting in Australia, G and R returned to Nepal in May 2017. Although the visa process remains slow and unresolved, R shares here about what God has been teaching them though the ongoing uncertainty.
Posted on: 17th July 2017
As they prepare to leave their location for final Home Assignment in Australia, Checkpoint asked two missionary couples what they will miss most about their host country and how they have seen God at work throughout their ministry.
Posted on: 10th July 2017
S lives in the Middle East where she teaches English and leads a local church-planting team. She writes about her experience as a Christian living in a Muslim-majority country during the fasting month of Ramadan (26 May to 24 June in 2017).
Posted on: 3rd July 2017
If you are used to attending church conferences with Bible teaching and small groups, mixed in with camp food, local bushwalks and time off, then dropping in to a conference full of missionaries can hold surprises. Gordon Cheng reports.
Posted on: 26th June 2017
David and Georgina Newmarch are hosts at Aram, a rest house for local and foreign Christians living and working in Pakistan. Georgina writes about how Aram was established and the important role it has in ensuring that Christian leaders and cross-cultural workers are spiritually nourished and refreshed to continue doing God’s work in Pakistan.
Posted on: 22nd June 2017
On Saturday 17 June 2017, leading expert on Islam, Dr John Azumah, gave a public lecture at Moore Theological College in Sydney on how to understand and engage with Muslims today. Gordon Cheng reports.
Posted on: 19th June 2017
Paul and Cathy Sampson returned to Australia in December 2016 to complete their final Home Assignment and finish their missionary service with CMS. After seven years in Kenya, Cathy writes about what it means to be leaving one home behind to return to another home.
Posted on: 12th June 2017
T and E* have spent the six months since December 2016 on Home Assignment in Australia after their first term in South East Asia. They share about what they have been doing during this time and why it is both beneficial and encouraging for them.
Posted on: 5th June 2017
Mission Personnel Secretary (MPS), Chris Mitchell, visited CMS workers in Japan on a three-week pastoral visit in May 2017. He writes about his first impressions of Japan and why there is such a strong need for gospel workers in a society which seems to have it all together on the surface.
Posted on: 29th May 2017
In April 2017, Peter and Sarah Sholl were visited by a team from one of their supporting churches in Australia, Jannali Anglican Church. The team came to partner with the Sholls in a 2.5-week mission trip aiming to train and encourage leaders in Mexico in reading and teaching the Bible faithfully. Cameron Hyslop, one of the team members and youth minister at Jannali Anglican, writes about the mission trip with an introduction by Sarah.