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Growing the church through translation

CMS missionaries Tavis and Kate Beer serve in Northern Territory supporting Aboriginal church leaders and developing ministry resources. Kate shares some of the joys in the process and outcome of producing a Prayer Book in Kriol.   XXIV. Of Speaking in the Congregation in such a Tongue as the people understandeth.  “It is a thing plainly repugnant to the Word […]

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God’s good plan at work in Timor-Leste 

CMS missionaries Chris and Grace Adams are serving in Timor-Leste where they work in a range of ministries, including the development of Bible resources in the Timorese language, Tetun. In late 2020 the Tetun translation of ‘The Big Picture Story Bible’ was launched. Grace shares how it is having an impact on the lives of adults as well as children.  When Nersi and her family moved into […]

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Some genuinely good news from Timor-Leste

In times of Coronavirus, it can be easy to overlook the continuing good news of gospel progress in many places. Here is one recent and continuing story from CMS missionaries Chris & Grace Adams, serving in Timor-Leste.  Many CMS supporters will be familiar with The Big Picture Story Bible. It is a wonderful resource for teaching children the story of […]

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Learning patience

CMS missionary Grace Adams, serving with Chris in Timor-Leste, was hoping for quick results when she embarked on a translation project. But sometimes God seems to work slowly in his gospel mission.  We had been well-trained by CMS to have realistic expectations about what we might achieve, and how soon. When we were missionaries-in-training, experienced missionaries told us that we would do well in our first […]

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Kunwinjku New Testament: God’s faithfulness over 70 years

On 1 August, the Kunwinjku New Testament was officially dedicated in Gunbalanya, giving Aboriginal Kunwinjku speakers access to many books of the Bible that they have never before been able to read in their own language. The translation has been long awaited, with many Kunwinjku Christians and CMS missionaries in Gunbalanya (also known as Oenpelli) […]

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All Scripture is God-breathed

After more than 30 years of ministry in North Australia, recently retired CMS missionaries Steve & Narelle Etherington now share in the joy of seeing the New Testament translated into a local Aboriginal language. Checkpoint reports how the Reformation principle of Scripture alone has brought truth and freedom to the Northern Territory.

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Mixing ministry and motherhood

CMS Missionary Grace Adams (serving alongside Chris in Timor-Leste) recounts her experience of ministry as a new mother to Micah. With Chris’s support and involvement, God has used Grace’s abilities in Bible translation and discipling to advance an important local project and encourage a gifted friend, Sandra. Grace shares how she has managed this joyful load.

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