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Long obedience in the same direction

CMS missionary Maggie Crewes, working in partnership with Retrak and Hope for Justice, reminds us that there are good reasons for the hard work of godly perseverance. My first home assignment from Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) was in 1995. Three tough years: new culture, languages, isolation, more work responsibility than I ever felt […]

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Suffering and God’s lessons

Here is a deeply personal account of how CMS missionary Naomi Rubie (working with Shane in Ethiopia) has come to a peace about her suffering and the suffering of those around. There is an old saying that two things are inevitable in this world—death and taxes. I’d add one more: suffering. The Bible tells us […]

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Identity and Mission. Article 3 of 6: Identity and Scripture

David Williams is Director of Training and Development for CMS. In this the third of six articles on ‘Identity and Mission’, he introduces his topic with some reflections on ‘Identity Crisis’. Article 1, ‘Identity Crisis’, is here. Article 2, ‘Identity and Mission’, is here. Article 4, ‘Identity and Contextualisation’, is here. In the first article […]

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Enduring sickness

CMS missionary Kysha Davies (serving with Nick in Peru) is striving to bring honour to Jesus in their location, yet struggling with ongoing illness. Read on to be encouraged by their faithfulness and better equipped to pray for the gospel work they are doing. The first year of a missionary’s service is supposed to be […]

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Not alone

CMS missionary Gillian Law works with a student Christian organisation in Rome, the Gruppi Biblici Universitari (GBU), a difficult ministry in a spiritually hard area. Why persevere in a context where support is not always easy to come by on a day-to-day basis?  As the GBU staff worker in Rome I support students in their […]

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Why return to hardship?

CMS missionaries David & Prue Boyd have spent years ministering in a context of rape, violence, and the societal breakdown of DR Congo. What has been their experience, and what has driven them to return? Prue and I arrived as CMS missionaries in Zaire (formerly and now again the Democratic Republic of Congo) in 1986 […]

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Identity and Mission. Article 2 of 6: Understanding Identity.

David Williams is Director of Training and Development for CMS. In this, the second of six articles on ‘Identity and Mission’, he introduces his topic with some reflections on ‘Identity Crisis’. Keep watching Checkpoint Online for more in this series. The first of the articles, ‘Identity Crisis’, is here. The third article, ‘Identity and Scripture’, […]

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Identity and Mission. Article 1 of 6: Identity Crisis

David Williams is Director of Training and Development for CMS. In this the first of six articles on ‘Identity and Mission’, he introduces his topic with some reflections on ‘Identity Crisis’. Article 2, ‘Identity and Mission’, is here. Article 3, ‘Identity and Scripture’, is here. Article 4, ‘Identity and Contextualisation’, is here. Article 5, ‘Identity […]

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Reasons to endure

CMS workers S & I, working in South Asia, continue to feel the urgency of persevering in mission through many difficulties for them and others. Read why. As we near the end of our second term, we want to offer some thoughts about why we think it matters to persevere in gospel ministry on the […]

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