When God turns the tables
Posted on: 1st July 2022
Chris and Kristy Galea are in their first term serving as CMS missionaries. Their current focus is learning language and culture, and developing friendships with mission partners and people in their community. Chris shares how learning Maltese reminds him of teaching his own children.
Thankful for God’s faithfulness
Posted on: 27th June 2022
CMS missionary Judith Calf has recently finished her ministry with the Diocese of Lweru in Tanzania. Here she shares her experience of finishing well.
Learning through weakness
Posted on: 14th June 2022
Being in a new town with a new job has made me feel like a beginner again, and I’ve been daily aware of my complete dependence on God.
The water of life
Posted on: 27th August 2021
Clean water is a luxury that we frequently take for granted. But many communities in South Asia have limited access to clean water. A CMS worker serving in the region as a water engineer shares about his work and his hope for all to experience ‘living water’. “Whoever drinks the water I give them will […]
Walking alongside leaders: Checkpoint Spring 2021
Posted on: 25th August 2021
CMS missionaries Matt and Kate Vinicombe are learning language and culture as they serve in North Australia. Here Kate writes about their reflections on what they have learned, and how they hope to support the growth of God’s church in that place. We have lived on Groote Eylandt for two years and still feel very […]
Making the most of every opportunity
Posted on: 8th June 2021
CMS missionaries David and Jenny Juniper are waiting to begin their ministry in DR Congo. With their departure delayed due to the Coronavirus, they have found other opportunities to serve God’s people. They share how God has opened a door to serve on Christmas Island while they wait. “Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that […]
Rethinking time in South East Asia
Posted on: 29th May 2021
The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the plans for many who serve with CMS. Some have been unable to return to their location, others have been stranded, waiting for flights to Australia. As CMS worker Rowan has waited to return to South East Asia, he has reflected on this ‘new normal’ and how different cultures think about time. The ‘new normal’ There has been a lot of talk recently about what […]
Mutual respect the key to long-term in Tanzania
Posted on: 26th February 2021
Godfrey Mbelwa is Anglican bishop of the Diocese of Lweru in Tanzania. Here he speaks to CMS missionary Judith Calf of the long-term relationship between CMS and the Church in Tanzania. I first met Godfrey Mbelwa in 1998, when I was at St Andrew’s Hall , where he had just arrived to commence his theological studies in Melbourne. Little could I imagine that more than 20 years later I would have the privilege of serving in […]
How has being vulnerable opened doors?
Posted on: 6th July 2020
CMS missionaries answer the question: “How has being vulnerable opened doors?” Getting your car window smashed may sound traumatic but we rate this as one of the best things that has happened to us in our first 12 months on Groote. One Sunday night the rear window of our 4wd has been smashed, presumably by young kids […]
Mission in humility: Revisiting our methods
Posted on: 29th June 2020
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 […]