Posted on: 15th May 2020
CMS missionary Maggie Crewes serves with Retrak in Cambodia. Here she speaks of the strangeness and comfort of the recent COVID-19 Easter. Easter 2020 was one to remember! No physical church services as we practised ‘loving our neighbour’ by isolating ourselves in our little corners of the world to stop the spread of COVID-19. Here’s […]
Posted on: 27th April 2020
CMS missionaries Dave & Leoni Painter serve in Cambodia, where Dave lectures at Phnom Penh Bible School. As a direct result of the Coronavirus crisis, they have discovered some extraordinary opportunities for evangelism. Hope School (where our daughter Grace attends), the Phnom Penh Bible School where I lecture, and all Christian churches have just been shut by order […]
Posted on: 10th April 2019
‘We are not the hero: a missionary’s guide for sharing Christ, not a culture of dependency,’ Jean Johnson, Deep River Books, Sisters, Oregon 2012. Review by former CMS Mission Personnel Secretary Peter Blowes ‘We are not the hero’ encourages mission practitioners and supporters to think before they act in cross-cultural contexts, so as to avoid […]
Posted on: 4th June 2018
CMS missionary Wim Prins (serving with Maaike in Cambodia) describes how he engages with Buddhists who view the good news of Christianity as not good at all. He also introduces us to the important and related Christian literature work of Fount of Wisdom. John 3:16 John 3:16 declares the wonderful news that “God so loved […]
Posted on: 21st May 2018
CMS missionary Dave Painter (serving with his wife, Leoni) has spent nearly 20 years in Buddhist Cambodia. Here, Dave gives a quick overview of Buddhism around the world—the different strands and how we might better reach Buddhists with the gospel of Jesus. Believe it or not, Buddhism was virtually unknown in the West 200 years […]
Posted on: 10th May 2018
Bethany Vaughan is in her first term as a CMS missionary serving in Cambodia. Checkpoint asked her about what approach she takes to sharing the gospel with people in her location. Even though her language and cultural understanding is still in the early stages of learning, Bethany was able to share about the way she […]
Posted on: 26th April 2018
Dave and Leoni Painter, with Joshua and Grace, have served in Phnom Penh, Cambodia since 2000. In 2018, they are on study leave at Moore Theological College to better equip themselves for continuing their ministry at Phnom Penh Bible School, where they teach and train leaders for the Cambodian Church. Dave is undertaking a research […]
Posted on: 7th August 2017
Wim and Maaike Prins live in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where they support the Cambodian Church through various ministries, including Fount of Wisdom Publishing House (FOW). Wim writes about the work that FOW does and why the development of Christian resources in Khmer is so important for local believers and Buddhists alike.
Posted on: 11th October 2016
Dave Painter has served in Cambodia for 15 years, teaching theology and developing biblical resources in the Khmer language. Dave argues that the only way to effectively teach the Bible to Cambodians is in their own language, with a deep understanding of local culture.
Posted on: 1st July 2015
Wim and Maaike Prins (with Esther and Tobias) serve in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Wim edits Khmer materials, conducts leadership training and workshops on preparing sermons. Maaike assists with income generation among women in the community and supports Hope International School. Wim and Maaike interviewed their kids, Esther and Tobias, about what it’s like to be on the mission field.