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The money factor: relatively rich mission agents

In this, the second of six articles on humility in mission, former CMS missionary Bishop Greg Anderson considers how missionaries might deal wisely with the gap between those materially rich, and those living in poverty. Article One is Skin-deep mission: How Western Missionaries are perceived.  You are currently reading article two.  Article Three  is The […]

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Trusting God through transition

CMS missionaries Daniel and Olivia Webster are based at Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary with their four homeschooled boys. Olivia looks with honest eyes at the ways that God has blessed them through a ‘sink or swim’ transition. I can hear birds singing sweetly outside our house as I lie on our couch and steal a […]

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A week in our shoes

CMS missionaries Chris and Stef Overhall and their family, serving in Chile, are coming to terms with a very different shape to their week. A year and a half ago our family of five moved to Santiago, Chile. We serve here as part of the MOCLAM[1] team, making Jesus known through Bible training. Our first […]

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Review: Understanding Jesus and Muhammad

POWER, BERNIE. UNDERSTANDING JESUS AND MUHAMMAD. ACORN PRESS LTD, 2016. Now there is a book written for Muslims to explain the gospel. This is an essential tool for Christians to read and share, writes Karen Morris—an evangelist working in Melbourne, former CMS missionary, and author of Leading Better Bible Studies. Review by Karen Morris If […]

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Tasmania to the world

CMS Tasmania director Scott Sargent is excited about new workers offering to serve with CMS. Here he invites us to share his joy in building partnership with new CMS missionaries. When I began as State Director of CMS Tasmania in November 2016 we only had one missionary unit deployed to the nations, a family serving […]

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I don’t understand—What it means to learn another language

CMS missionary Colin Puffett, serving with Catherine in France, reflects on three ‘I’s of language learning: irritation, identity and importance. Irritation The prevailing opinion and experience of language learning is frustration (but ‘irritation’ starts with I, so I went with that). It is much harder to track and feel any progress, than it is to […]

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Skin-deep mission: how Western missionaries are perceived.

Ex-CMS missionary Greg Anderson is now bishop of the Northern Territory. In this, the first of six articles on humility in mission, he writes about the difference that skin colour makes to mission, and how to deal with that difference as a Christian and as a missionary. Article One is Skin-deep mission: how Western missionaries […]

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Farewell to Bishop Tony Nichols

We give God glory for the life of his servant Tony Nichols, who died in Perth on 24 August, aged 81.  He and Judith went out with CMS to Salatiga, Indonesia 1972-81, training ministers at Wacana Christian University. God’s next appointment for him was as the third principal of Nungalinya College in Darwin.  He hadn’t […]

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Wisdom in white hair

CMS missionaries Derek and Rosemary Snibson, in their 60s, recently began serving in Northern Australia. Read how God has led them – and how their age has conferred both joyful challenges and opportunities along the way. In mid-2018 we arrived in the Northern Territory. With encouraging support from the Diocese of the Northern Territory, our […]

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