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The gift of friendship

Moving to another culture brings with it many unexpected joys and challenges. CMS missionaries Matt and Jen Lim shared this insight into the blessing of friendship. “This year we couldn’t celebrate our son Obi’s 6th birthday with a party for his group of friends. Instead, we had a small celebration where he got to choose some of his favourite things including banana […]

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Two years in Japan: Challenges with a ‘but’

CMS missionaries Matt & Jen Lim, with their young boys Obi and Theo, have now been in Japan for just over two years. Here they recount their challenges—challenges that have always come with the blessing of God’s kindness.  On our first night in Japan (September 2018), Typhoon Jebi woke us with violent winds and rain. The house was literally quaking.   Remarkably only a few […]

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Children on Mission

CMS missionaries Matt and Jen Lim are working in Japan. They find having children brings special opportunities for mission in their local community. It’s 5:30am and two year old Theo has woken the rest of us up. He is already running around our apartment with footsteps that probably sound like elephant thuds to our downstairs […]

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God uses kids for mission too

Sometimes it can feel like a hassle to raise kids while trying to do mission work. But the two things aren’t mutually exclusive. Kids on location create opportunities to witness Christ’s love to other children and to other children’s parents. Checkpoint asked CMS missionary kids (and their parents) about opportunities they have to share with […]

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