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.
Posted on: 21st August 2016
We need three types of Bible reading in our lives to keep growing and stay healthy, argues Wei-Han Kuan, State Director of CMS VIC.*
Posted on: 14th August 2016
In Japan, one of the most gospel-poor areas in the world, Kellie Nicholas is supporting the faith of university students through the Christian student movement Kirisutosha Gakusei Kai (KGK). Kellie tells how the word of God has impacted on the faith of one young believer.
Posted on: 10th August 2016
Laura had endured much heartache when she met CMS missionary, Sarah Sholl, working in Mexico. Then Laura’s five-year-old son, Marcelo, was diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer. Sarah tells how sharing God’s word gave true hope to Laura and Marcelo, even in the face of death.
Posted on: 19th July 2016
Alberto was a Roman Catholic, like most of the population in Valencia, Spain. Then one day he stepped into the church where CMS missionary John Lovell (serving with Jodi) is Minister. John tells how Alberto discovered a personal relationship with Christ.
Posted on: 4th July 2016
Although life as a missionary can be difficult at times, there are also many joys that come with serving God across cultures! CMS worker J, (serving with D and their two sons) shares 10 reasons why they love serving in South East Asia.