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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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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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Beyond the facade

CMS missionaries Daniel & Kate Morris, are serving in Lille, France. Kate challenges us to remember that Europe is not Christian, and explains why there is a great need for more gospel workers. What comes to mind when you picture Europe? Perhaps the spectacular beauty of the Notre Dame Cathedral in France, the glistening waters […]

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By God’s grace: partnerships around the world

Partnership and humility go hand in hand. Out of that humility and mutual grace, CMS missionaries (and those they work with) can report wonderful stories of gospel growth and spiritual progress. These are just a few of those stories from some of the places where we work: J in the Middle East: learning to listen […]

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I don’t understand—What it means to learn another language

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 […]

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Head, heart and hands

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. […]

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The transformative word of God

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 […]

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