Posted on: 5th February 2018
David and Georgina Newmarch have returned from Islamabad where they were hosts at Aram, a rest house for local and foreign Christians in Pakistan. David writes about his other ministry running Bible studies with local believers, encouraging them through Bible storytelling to read and understand the Scriptures for themselves. Many believers in Pakistan don’t read […]
Posted on: 1st February 2018
CMS missionary Nathan Lovell (with Diane) serves in Cape Town, South Africa, where he works as an Old Testament lecturer at George Whitefield College. At the 2018 NSW & ACT Summer School, he explained the importance of CMS’s engagement in supporting academic level theology. As an example of what he is studying and teaching, Nathan provided Checkpoint with […]
Posted on: 29th January 2018
Keith and Marion Birchley disciple university students in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG). In a context where many Christians have little deep understanding of the Scriptures, they are using the COMA method to help students grow in their faith and understanding of God through Bible reading. When we first came to work with the […]
Posted on: 21st January 2018
Charlie Fletcher, together with his wife Kathryn, spent 10 years as a CMS missionary in Mexico from 2001–2011. Since 2011, he has served as Dean of Global Mission at Ridley College and as a member of the teaching staff at CMS’s St Andrew’s Hall. Here he draws on personal experience and theological insight to address an important question: How do we relate to Roman Catholicism today?
Posted on: 14th January 2018
CMS missionary Frances Cook has confronted some extraordinary superstitions in her 30 years serving in Chile. In her role as teacher of Reformation church history at the Centre for Pastoral Studies in Santiago, she helps explain why Latin America has a profound need to trust in Scripture alone.
Posted on: 7th January 2018
After more than 30 years of ministry in North Australia, recently retired CMS missionaries Steve & Narelle Etherington now share in the joy of seeing the New Testament translated into a local Aboriginal language. Checkpoint reports how the Reformation principle of Scripture alone has brought truth and freedom to the Northern Territory.
Posted on: 1st January 2018
CMS missionaries Paul and Sandra King finished their final Home Assignment in January 2018 after 25 years of service with university students in France. Here Paul describes how the Reformation that hit Strasbourg 500 years ago continues today with as fresh and lively a heart for mission as it always had.
Posted on: 24th December 2017
In the final part of our series, Liz Burns in Tanzania and D & L in East Asia share what they are doing on Christmas Day to celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Follow the links for part one, part two and part three of our Christmas series. Merry Christmas!
Posted on: 17th December 2017
In the third part of our series on Christmas around the world, we hear from Martin & Julie Field in Argentina about a family tradition they have shared with friends in Córdoba. Terry & Liz McCoy also share the exciting gift they hope to give to children on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory. Click here for part one and here for part two.
Posted on: 10th December 2017
Throughout December, some of our CMS missionaries are sharing what Christmas looks like in their locations and how they celebrate Jesus’ birth. This week we hear from Andrew Buchanan & Abi Tandiseru in Toraja, Indonesia. For the first post in this series, on Germany and Japan, click here.