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Gospel connections in unexpected places

CMS workers seek to share God’s love wherever they are, whatever they are doing. One of our workers, C, reflects on some unexpected gospel connections she made when she visited her brother in Iceland in December 2020.  What a strange 12 months it has been. I have faced many new challenges, and God has been teaching and growing me through them. Late last year I was notified of […]

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Mission in humility: Revisiting our methods

CMS missionaries Arthur & Tamie Davis support and encourage Fellowship of Evangelical Students (TAFES) staff, who help Tanzanian students meet Jesus and follow him beyond university. Here Tamie and Arthur share how approaching mission in humility means learning to think differently.  Humility in mission is about revisiting our methods in cross-cultural ministry, and aspiring to use local languages, local resources, and local thinking styles. Sounds […]

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A Picture of Strong Partnership

Serving in partnership is at the core of the work of CMS. In this article International Director Peter Rodgers writes about the joy of partnership under God, highlighting our relationship with the growing church in Nepal. I recently visited our workers and partners in Nepal. It was a joyful time! The Nepali church is one […]

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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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Healing ministry

Terry & Liz McCoy are just finishing their formal service with CMS. Here Liz looks back on one aspect of their work with trauma amongst the Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory. When Terry and I arrived in Angurugu on Groote Eylandt in January 2012, we were struck by the trauma that people regularly experience […]

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Teaching theology in Indonesia

CMS missionary Andrew Buchanan explores the differences between Indonesian and Western culture, and how that shapes the way he teaches theology in a way his listeners can understand. I remember as a young adult doing Introduction to the Bible as I started the Moore College Preliminary Theological Certificate. At the time, I was familiar with […]

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Long obedience in the same direction

CMS missionary Maggie Crewes, working in partnership with Retrak and Hope for Justice, reminds us that there are good reasons for the hard work of godly perseverance. My first home assignment from Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) was in 1995. Three tough years: new culture, languages, isolation, more work responsibility than I ever felt […]

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A solid foundation at the Boys Brigade Mara Training Centre

CMS missionaries Matthew & Samantha Archer serve in Bunda, Tanzania at the Boys Brigade Mara Training Centre (BBMTC). They provide young men with the opportunity for a better standard of living, alongside a solid foundation in the gospel of Jesus Christ. At BBMTC, young men have been learning carpentry skills alongside the Bible since the […]

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