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Christmas in Japan: fried chicken and Jesus

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 […]

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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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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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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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Taiwan: Gospel to grandma and beyond

CMS missionaries Sam and Shan-Shan Chrisp are learning language and culture as they prepare to work with students in Taiwan. Here Sam shares some recent answers to prayer for ministry opportunities.   Sharing the gospel  Over Easter, Shan-Shan was able to use her imperfect Taiwanese to share the gospel stories of Jesus’ death and resurrection with a local […]

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The injustice of grace

CMS has a number of workers who live and serve in Muslim-majority countries. One such worker is learning Arabic and the culture of her Middle Eastern country as she befriends local women. She shares a recent conversation with her language teacher.  We were sitting in the courtyard of our favourite cafe, drinking chai and catching up on the week. It was […]

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