The right workers for the task  //  Boundless online

Former missionaries Tim and Catherine Walker tell their inspiring story God has a way of identifying a need and supplying just the people with the right skills. In this case, there was great need for education in Rwanda after a crippling genocide. Tim brought his expertise in medical education, Catherine brought her expertise in primary […]

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How does a missionary work during COVID? Boundless

Bethany Vaughan discusses what she has been up to during COVID. Bethany usually works with people in Cambodia, but she is at home for the duration of the virus, and she tells us how she is able to continue some of her mission work online. CMS Victoria’s Communications Coordinator, Andrew Hinge, interviewed Bethany Vaughan. Below […]

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The faithful steward – Boundless

BY Dr David Knox David holds a doctorate in superannuation and is an actuary and Senior Partner at a professional services firm in Melbourne. He was Chair of the taskforce for fundraising in Victoria for the St Andrew’s Hall Redevelopment Project. David worships THE LORD at St. Columb’s Hawthorn.   Bequests are becoming an increasingly […]

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An unexpected reward

BY KEN AND ALLY THOMPSON Ken and Ally were CMS missionaries in Cambodia from 2004 – 2016 Many people who are on the winding path to overseas mission worry about what life will be like when they get home. ‘Will I undermine my career if I go long-term? What about my friends and family? Will […]

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We are all one wok – Boundless

MARGIE MILLS – WITH DAVID David and Margie were cross-cultural gospel workers with CMS, Indonesia 1976 – 1989 She was sitting next to me in the front pew of our local church, a little old lady chewing betel nut. When the service leaders filed in and she saw David (who was to preach), she exclaimed […]

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Introducing Chris & Julie Dean

BY CHRIS AND JULIE DEAN  / /  CHRIS AND JULIE ARE CMS VICTORIA’S NEWEST MISSIONARY TEAM, BOUND FOR TIMOR LESTE I (Chris) was born into a family of 16 children and spent most of my childhood in Tatura, Victoria. Ours was a very religious Roman Catholic family. Although I was taught many orthodox Christian truths, unfortunately […]

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Zeal for God is the reason

BY BEN DOPPLINGER   / /   BEN IS A MEMBER OF CMS VICTORIA’S SERIOUSLY INTERESTED IN MISSION (SIIM) COMMUNITY “Ben… Do you hear me?” “Yes, Lord! I hear you!” “Return to Austria, find the lost and preach my word to them.” “I will do as you say, Lord!” … Wouldn’t it be nice if everybody received […]

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The sin of thanklessness

Christine Bird    / /   Pastoral Care & Short-term Training Coordinator This issue we look at the topic of ‘mission and sacrifice’. This month’s contributors have been asked to examine what sacrifice in mission looked like in their lives. Many Christians experience sacrifice as a normal part of life; and, of course, sacrifice is a […]

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Saving God’s face

BY JACKSON WU Jackson Wu is a cross-cultural worker, theologian, and an authority on sharing the gospel in Asia. He will be a keynote speaker AT SUTS 2020. After I finished my master’s degree, my wife and I were thinking about what the Lord had in store for us. We were driving through a church […]

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Shipwrecks and supermarkets

BY PETER AND JEANETTE WOODS Peter and Jeanette discuss returning after their service in West Papua 1977-1983, and in Central Java 1983-1986 Food was simple in West Papua; most often it was steamed fish, swamp spinach and a bit of spice. That’s it! It was very different from the choice and variety in Australia, but […]

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