Posted on: 4th September 2019
CMS missionary Colin Puffett, serving with Catherine in France, reflects on three ‘I’s of language learning: irritation, identity and importance. Irritation The prevailing opinion and experience of language learning is frustration (but ‘irritation’ starts with I, so I went with that). It is much harder to track and feel any progress, than it is to […]
Posted on: 22nd July 2019
CMS has had several decades worth of involvement in mission in French university ministry, with an ongoing focus through the Relais programme on training leaders who will train others. CMS missionary Caroline Evenden gives a sense of how gospel growth will continue through locals even after the departure of some of those long-term CMS workers. […]
Posted on: 3rd September 2018
CMS missionary Josh Apieczonek (serving with his wife, Susannah) teaches the Bible to university students in France with the Groupes Bibliques Universitaires de France (GBU). Read how a ministry of teaching God’s word can transform lives, from problems of self-image to dealing with devastating loss. Christian ministry in France is not as straightforward as you […]
Posted on: 30th July 2018
Josh Apieczonek serves with the Groupes Bibliques Universitaire (GBU) in France, first in Paris and now in Lyon. He shared some stories of students he worked with and the transformational power of the word of God when applied to life. Clément is a school student involved in a Bible discussion group not far from his school. […]
Posted on: 2nd April 2018
Evangelism is the bread and butter of the CMS mission. We express this as our gospel priority. While the priority of communicating the gospel remains unchanged, the way we share this gospel will vary from country to country, with fascinating results. Who would have thought that showing a gospel film in a village would bring […]
Posted on: 14th February 2018
Caroline Evenden serves in Toulouse, France, where she is the south-west regional coordinator for the Groupes Bibliques Universitaires de France (GBU). The GBU is the IFES-affiliated evangelical student movement in France. Caroline shares how GBU groups around the country are using drama to bring the story of Jesus to their gospel-poor nation. The Mark Drama, […]
Posted on: 1st January 2018
CMS missionaries Paul and Sandra King finished their final Home Assignment in January 2018 after 25 years of service with university students in France. Here Paul describes how the Reformation that hit Strasbourg 500 years ago continues today with as fresh and lively a heart for mission as it always had.
Posted on: 1st August 2017
Every year at about this time Christian groups from campuses around Australia run conferences where the Bible is taught and the challenge of the gospel is put to hundreds and even thousands of students around the country. Gordon Cheng visited some of these conferences and reports here on the CMS presence at Sydney University’s Ancon.
Posted on: 20th December 2016
For more than three decades CMS missionaries Paul and Sandra and CMS supporters have been praying for gospel-poor peoples in France. While it often seemed the barren spiritual ground of France was too hard to crack, through persistent prayer and long-term partnership in ministry, God is doing the unimaginable.
Posted on: 24th June 2016
CMS workers are committed to bringing lasting hope to gospel-poor people groups all over the world. Here two workers share how their passion to share the good news of Christ led them into long-term cross-cultural mission.