Posted on: 17th December 2021
After decades of parish-based ministry in Australia, CMS workers Warwick and Caroline have been serving in the Middle East since 2014. Here Caroline shares about life in a city where people love to talk about religion. Everyone loves Christmas, am I right? Well, you might say, it depends on what part of the world you live in. […]
Posted on: 15th December 2021
CMS missionaries Jerome and Indra work with international students in a multicultural city in South East Asia. Jerome shares how Christian celebrations are unique among other festivities as reminders of hope. We live in a unique country among people who come from multiple ethnicities and adhere to different religions. A wonderful aspect of this diversity is that there are numerous holidays to celebrate […]
Posted on: 13th December 2021
CMS missionaries Klaus and Jude Hickel serve at Leipzig English Church in Germany. Jude is also involved in composing and translating songs for use in church. She shares how she uses the Christmas season to ‘give’ the gospel through music. Living in Germany, I am spoilt with the trappings of Christmas. There are gorgeous Christmas markets, beautifully made advent wreaths, delicious biscuits, and […]
Posted on: 9th December 2021
CMS missionaries Malcolm and Charissa Forrest serve at a church in Jordan which ministers to expats from around the world. Charissa shares what Christmas looks like in her city, and the challenge this time of year can be for international workers. Christmas is a strange time to be away from home, especially when you live in a country where […]
Posted on: 7th December 2021
CMS missionaries Adam and Helane Ramsay work in church ministry in the Japanese city of Chiba. Helane shares what Christmas is like for their family in a nation with little exposure to the message of Jesus but lots of fried chicken. Christmas in Japan A boy and a girl stroll through the city hand in hand on a chilly night, looking at the Christmas […]
Posted on: 11th February 2021
CMS missionaries Sam and Shan-Shan Chrisp are learning language and culture in preparation for ministry to university students in Taiwan. They’re excited about student engagement in outreach and training. Throughout December we continued to visit different university fellowships in our city, Taichung. It’s been exciting to get a glimpse of university life, get a deeper […]
Posted on: 24th December 2017
In the final part of our series, Liz Burns in Tanzania and D & L in East Asia share what they are doing on Christmas Day to celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Follow the links for part one, part two and part three of our Christmas series. Merry Christmas!
Posted on: 17th December 2017
In the third part of our series on Christmas around the world, we hear from Martin & Julie Field in Argentina about a family tradition they have shared with friends in Córdoba. Terry & Liz McCoy also share the exciting gift they hope to give to children on Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory. Click here for part one and here for part two.
Posted on: 10th December 2017
Throughout December, some of our CMS missionaries are sharing what Christmas looks like in their locations and how they celebrate Jesus’ birth. This week we hear from Andrew Buchanan & Abi Tandiseru in Toraja, Indonesia. For the first post in this series, on Germany and Japan, click here.
Posted on: 3rd December 2017
As we head into December and the Advent and Christmas season, Checkpoint asked some of our CMS missionaries what the festive season looks like in their country and how they celebrate the birth of Christ into the world. This week we hear from Klaus & Jude Hickel in Germany and Brad & Michelle Jackson in Japan.