Help share lasting hope in Jesus
Thank you to all those who have been praying for the appeal and for everyone who gave in support. Praise God that $1,390,000 has been given to support our missionaries as they share lasting hope in their locations, and to raise up new workers for cross-cultural service.
There is still a need to grow our regular giving to CMS, to help us confidently send and support our missionaries 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 regular gift today, knowing that your support will help enable our missionaries to continue to share the gospel of lasting hope.
Finding assurance and hope in Taiwan
Like many Christians in Taiwan, Shirley* used to believe that God only loved her if her life was going well.
When she faced difficulties, she says: “I started doubting whether I had actually been saved, and what does it actually mean to be right before God by faith?”
Shirley didn’t know lasting hope.
In God’s perfect timing, CMS missionaries Sam and Shan-Shan Chrisp started attending Shirley’s new church as she was struggling with these doubts and fears. Shan-Shan invited Shirley to read the Bible with her one-to-one, and God worked through his word to help Shirley grow in her trust in him.
As Shan-Shan and Shirley read Romans 8 together, Shirley discovered that experiencing hardship was not a measure of her standing before God.
Shan-Shan says: “Shirley learned that she could be assured of her salvation because of what Christ has done, and furthermore, could grasp how God uses suffering for our growth. Shirley was able to pray, ‘Father I don’t know why this is happening, but I trust that you are good and have your good purposes.’”
Under God and through Shan-Shan’s faithful ministry, Shirley’s life has been deeply transformed. Shirley now has confidence in the promise that God is good and faithful, and her salvation is secure, through any troubles and difficulties.
* Name changed for privacy reasons.
Help CMS missionaries share the truth of God’s word
Through the support of people like you within the CMS fellowship, God’s love is being proclaimed to people in Taiwan and around the world through the work of CMS missionaries like Sam and Shan-Shan.
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.
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.
We are deeply thankful for your prayerful support of CMS missionaries, and for the fellowship we share in the gospel.