Posted on: 25th November 2016
L and S* left Australia seven years ago when their parents became CMS missionaries. Now aged 14 and 12, the girls have become ‘Third Culture Kids’ (TCKs), feeling like they no longer fully belong in Australia or in their current mission location in South East Asia. Here they describe their reaction to some of the most common questions that TCKs are asked on return trips to Australia.
Posted on: 11th November 2016
Since the 1960s, a faithful group of Christians has been meeting monthly in Melbourne to pray for the spread of the gospel in Nepal and, especially, for CMS missionaries working there. Elisabeth Carter reports on the passionate commitment to prayer of the Melbourne Nepal Prayer Group.
Posted on: 25th October 2016
In African nations scarred by civil war, violence and poverty, God’s word is transforming the lives of young Christians. Here two students share how biblical study at Carlile College in Kenya has revolutionised their understanding and the way they teach others about the Bible in their local church and community
Posted on: 16th October 2016
CMS missionaries Mike and Caroline Clark have been serving at Martin Bucer Seminary in Germany for the past four years. Despite significant difficulties, Mike reports that God’s word has been moving in remarkable ways.
Posted on: 12th October 2016
Preaching God’s word to a congregation in Timor-Leste is a complicated task. CMS workers Chris and Grace Adams are training local pastors and leaders with the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Timor-Leste. Chris outlines the unique language challenges faced by these church leaders.
Posted on: 11th October 2016
Dave Painter has served in Cambodia for 15 years, teaching theology and developing biblical resources in the Khmer language. Dave argues that the only way to effectively teach the Bible to Cambodians is in their own language, with a deep understanding of local culture.
Posted on: 30th September 2016
“Teaching the Bible across cultural and linguistic divides is a complex enterprise,” says Rev Dr Wei-Han Kuan, CMS Victoria State Director. He outlines CMS’s approach, and the lessons learnt, when sharing the Bible with gospel-poor peoples:
Posted on: 13th September 2016
While many Fijian students call themselves Christians, Bible reading is often not part of their daily life. CMS worker Tony Wright shares the impact that studying God’s word has made to three Fijian students.
Posted on: 9th September 2016
Lachlan* and his family have recently returned from serving as CMS missionaries in a Muslim-majority country. Checkpoint asked Lachlan to share some tips on sharing the Bible with those from a Muslim background.
Posted on: 28th August 2016
CMS workers are actively engaged with Muslim people in many parts of the world. Dr Richard Shumack has mentored workers in how to share the Bible with Muslims at St Andrew’s Hall and through the Mentac (Mentoring Across Cultures) training program. In his experience, there are abundant opportunities to share the Bible with Muslims … if we are willing to try.