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Putting the Christmas story to music in Leipzig

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 […]

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New hope for a new year

CMS missionaries Daniel and Kate Morris work with the GBU (GroupesBibliquesUniversitaires de France), a group that evangelises, trains and disciples university students. They share how the new academic year has started for GBU in their region and the need for more workers to serve in France. A new beginning with new hope  It’s the beginning of a new academic year in France, and […]

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Checkpoint Summer 2021: What Jesus has done for me

CMS missionaries Simon and Jess Cowell are serving in Bari, Italy, discipling university students. Simon and Jess reflect on witnessing to the revolutionary truth of what Jesus has done in meeting both religious and secular thinking with the gospel of grace. The threat of legalism Italy is steeped in spiritual legalism. Almost all Italians, even […]

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Growing churches in France: Checkpoint Spring 2021

CMS missionary Kelly Landrigan is part of a new church plant, the Église Harmonie church in Cormeilles-en-Parisis. CMS missionaries Colin and Catherine Puffett are helping church plant in Nantes. They are unanimous: France needs more church planters. Kelly writes I live in Cormeilles, a centuries-old rural community that has now grown into a town of […]

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A unique gospel witness: Checkpoint Spring 2021

CMS missionaries Klaus and Jude Hickel have served on the ministry team at Leipzig English Church in Germany for nearly ten years. Klaus shares how God has been faithfully transforming their German-language congregation into a Christ-centred community of believers. As the name implies, Leipzig English Church (LEC) is an English-speaking church based in Leipzig. It […]

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Gospel needs means gospel opportunities: Checkpoint Spring 2021

CMS NSW & ACT Executive Director, John Lovell, ministered in Spain for many years. He writes: There is long-term value in ministry to youth in Spain, and great importance in raising up the next generation of servant-hearted followers of Jesus. But most evangelical churches in Spain are small with limited or no youth work. In […]

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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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