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Taiwan: Gospel to grandma and beyond

CMS missionaries Sam and Shan-Shan Chrisp are learning language and culture as they prepare to work with students in Taiwan. Here Sam shares some recent answers to prayer for ministry opportunities.   Sharing the gospel  Over Easter, Shan-Shan was able to use her imperfect Taiwanese to share the gospel stories of Jesus’ death and resurrection with a local […]

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Pandemic fatigue: Checkpoint Winter 2021

CMS missionary Gillian Law works alongside university students in Italy. As one of the countries hit early and hard by COVID, Gillian and others have encountered both opportunity and fatigue.  Italy was one of the first countries to be severely hit by the pandemic. What started as isolation of a few towns in the north […]

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Unseasonal blessings: Checkpoint Winter 2021

CMS missionaries Ian and Narelle Hadfield serve at St George’s, a large international church in Singapore. Ian describes how, despite COVID restrictions prohibiting many in-person ministries, God’s word continued to go out.   Paul’s instruction to Timothy to “preach the word in season and out of season” was the foundation of our approach to the […]

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Tension in comfort: Checkpoint Winter 2021

CMS missionaries Nick and Kysha Davies serve in Peru, which has suffered high casualties and near economic disaster from COVID-19. They reflect on the faith of fellow believers, and some uncomfortable blessings, during this time.  We felt and continue to feel an acute tension between our own experience, and that of our Peruvian brothers and […]

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Rethinking time in South East Asia

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the plans for many who serve with CMS. Some have been unable to return to their location, others have been stranded, waiting for flights to Australia. As CMS worker Rowan has waited to return to South East Asia, he has reflected on this ‘new normal’ and how different cultures think about time.  The ‘new normal’  There has been a lot of talk recently about what […]

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Mission in Taiwan: Checkpoint Winter 2021

CMS missionaries Sam and Shan-Shan Chrisp are in the refreshing context of a country where COVID did not spread as expected. Sam writes that even in Taiwan they have still been discussing questions of why God allows the suffering that COVID has caused.  In the early days of the COVID outbreak, scientists predicted Taiwan would […]

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Ready to return?: Checkpoint Winter 2021

CMS missionaries David and Prue Boyd have ministered in DR Congo for many years, but due to COVID and other complications write this from Australia. They are clear about the risks and costs, but are praying that they might return to location. Here David explains why.  Life can take some unexpected turns, as billions have […]

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