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Bible teaching in Cambodia: Challenges from Coronavirus and the rest of life

CMS missionaries Dave & Leoni Painter have served in Cambodia for more than 20 years. Here Dave describes a general challenge of ministry, and the specific challenges that have arisen at the Phnom Penh Bible School that have come about during the pandemic.  In the Khmer language, the word romkan is most closely translated by the verb ‘to disturb’, however, it is generally used with a greater […]

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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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Humble teaching in a hierarchy

CMS missionaries Dave and Leoni Painter have worked in Cambodia for nearly 20 years. Here Dave explains that the path of humility is not easy to navigate, but Christians have an example in Jesus.  I teach at the Phnom Penh Bible school. Most students there are committed Christians from lower to middle class backgrounds in their early 20s. They wear official Bible […]

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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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