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It’s easy to find reasons not to go

For these CMS workers*, keen to return to their location, COVID has been a season of thwarted plans and interruptions. There are good reasons to remain in Australia, but they are convinced of the need to go. On the subject of overseas cross-cultural mission, I keep hearing in my mind the words of a Christian leader who once said to me, “It’s easy […]

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Reaching out during lockdown

CMS missionaries Colin & Cath Puffett are serving in Nantes, France with a view to establishing a new church. Part of engaging with the community has involved caring for university students. Cath describes this part of the ministry here.   When COVID-19 initially hit France in mid-March 2020, the country went into a strict lockdown. The announcement was […]

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God provides in Amsterdam

CMS missionaries David and Cathie Sandifer–recently arrived in Europe–were looking for housing in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis in 2020. They needed to find somewhere before David began his new work teaching at Tyndale Theological Seminary in Amsterdam. Read on to see how God provided for them at just the right time.  …how much more will your Father […]

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Creating community at a distance

CMS missionary Amy Stephens, working in Argentina, writing in September 2020 reflected on how Coronavirus has impacted university ministry in Cordoba.  Normally at this time of the year, the city would be bustling with university students; sadly, due to the virus, that is not happening, and we are in quarantine. Here, in this province, we have around 300-400 new cases each day. […]

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Italian gospel growth during lockdown. Part 2: some personal stories 

CMS missionary Gillian Law works with the Italian student group Gruppi Biblici Universitari (GBU, the University Bible Group. Here in part 2 of her account of gospel growth under lockdown (part 1 is here) she shares encouraging personal stories of how gospel work continues.  What has ministry in Italy looked like during COVID-19 lockdown? In […]

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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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How I became a missionary

Every CMS missionary has a different story of God at work in their life. CMS missionary M was surrounded by missionaries at church from an early age. She reflects on how childhood fascination grew into solid and long-term mission commitment. Growing up in a church filled with returned missionaries, it was foreseeable that I might […]

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