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From generation to generation

“Let the little children come to me,” Jesus said. Here we reflect our commitment, as CMS, to gospel ministry amongst young people around the world and in Australia. For as long as CMS has existed, ministry to children[1] has featured in its work, both in mission locations around the world, and within the branches of […]

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An Atheist, a Muslim, a Catholic, and me—Sharing the gospel as an MK in the Northern Territory

Rebekah Beer (16) lives in the Northern Territory with her parents and brother. Her parents, Tavis & Kate, have been serving with CMS since 2011. Here she talks about the opportunity she has to talk to her friends about Jesus at her school. What opportunities do you have to share the gospel with your peers? […]

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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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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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Healing ministry

Terry & Liz McCoy are just finishing their formal service with CMS. Here Liz looks back on one aspect of their work with trauma amongst the Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory. When Terry and I arrived in Angurugu on Groote Eylandt in January 2012, we were struck by the trauma that people regularly experience […]

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Review: Yulki—Our Aboriginal Sister

Yulki – Our Aboriginal Sister, Phyllis Mercer; Self-published, 2011 In 1952, prompted by a severe drought, a team from Roper River Mission (now Ngukurr) founded a new CMS settlement at Numbulwar to provide a permanent home for the nomadic Nunggubuyu people – including a young woman named Yulki. A year later, the Numbulwar superintendent, John […]

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Review: Gumbuli of Ngukurr: Aboriginal Elder in Arnhem Land

Gumbuli of Ngukurr: Aboriginal Elder in Arnhem Land; Murray Seiffert; Acorn Press, Melbourne, 2011 Over a decade ago, author Murray Seiffert and some colleagues were discussing the books that have been written about the Arnhem Land communities where CMS has been involved. They realised that all of them have focused primarily on the missionaries, and […]

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Eastern and Western Buddhism in Australia

Former CMS missionaries Rolf and Bonnie Lepelaar worked amongst Buddhists in Cambodia for more than 10 years, returning to Australia in 2016. Rolf shares some evangelism tips for those in Australia seeking to share the gospel with Buddhist neighbours, as well as the useful distinction we can make between Eastern and Western Buddhists. I sat […]

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