NSW & ACT Branch

CMS Lasting Hope Appeal

Help share lasting hope in Jesus

The CMS Lasting Hope Appeal is an amazing chance for you to support long-term mission work around the world through CMS.

Praise God that we have exceeded our $1.6 million target, to support CMS missionaries as they share the hope of Jesus! Thank you to all those who have been praying for the appeal – and for everyone who gave in support.

You will know that CMS has faced significant financial challenges amidst the COVID-19 period. It is a great joy and encouragement to know that our Fellowship is responding to these challenges together, as we trust in the God who provides for all of our needs.

But our work is not finished yet. During COVID-19, our branch faced a number of unexpected expenses – the high cost of airfares at short notice, loss of income from the CMS Conference Centre, and additional housing for missionaries who were unable to leave or needed to return to Australia – these are just a few examples.

There is still a need for one-off and regular giving to CMS, to help us confidently enter the new financial year as we continue to work together for a world that knows Jesus. If you are in a position to joyfully give, please consider a generous gift today, knowing that your support will help enable our missionaries to continue to share the gospel of lasting hope.

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Transformed by God’s grace in Argentina

Beth (pictured centre) with Argentine students

Beth,* a university student in Argentina, held a lot of knowledge about God in her head, but was weighed down by the big question in her heart – am I good enough?

As Beth wrestled with her questions, her sister invited her to a Bible study group, where she met CMS missionary Terry Blowes (serving with her husband Peter).

Beth and Terry met together to talk deeply about Beth’s big question of being good enough.

“We worked through Romans 5 and she realised that it was while she was weak, a sinner, an enemy of God, that Christ died for her. It wasn’t a matter of being good enough. I saw the weight fall off her shoulders and her face change from downcast to shining joy.” – Terry

When Beth truly understood God’s gift of grace, her life changed. She asked for God’s forgiveness and committed herself to Christ.

Now a regular church and Bible study attender, Beth shares, “In my new life I can understand that God pours his grace over us because he loves us and wants us to be saved. I am a demonstration of this grace – I’m not perfect, but I am loved by a perfect God.”

* Name changed for privacy reasons.

Help CMS missionaries share the truth of God’s word

Terry is among many CMS missionaries in Argentina and throughout the world who are working in strategic ways, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, to make Christ known and grow God’s church.

Your gift today towards our goal of $1.6 million by 30 June will help ensure that the strategic ministries of our workers can continue, so that more people would know the gift of God’s grace and live as disciples of Christ.

Please continue to pray that many more people in Argentina and across the world would discover the assurance of lasting hope through Jesus.

Promote the CMS Lasting Hope Appeal

We would love for you to promote the CMS Lasting Hope Appeal! See the links below for resources and ideas to help you share about CMS and your link missionaries.

Lasting Hope Sunday church resources

CMS Lasting Hope Appeal video

Add a Facebook frame to support CMS