Posted on: 2nd June 2020
K is a Japanese-speaking CMS worker in the Middle East who focuses on working with the Japanese diaspora community. The COVID-19 crisis has seen her caught in Japan, where she previously worked for many years. Here is a wide-ranging reflection on how God is using this time to both test her, and to give gospel opportunities online. This includes continuing to […]
Posted on: 14th May 2020
CMS Worker Caroline is married to Warwick, who pastors an international church in the Middle East. Here Caroline talks about a hard decision: remain on location or return home. This article was written just before Easter. COVID-19 has changed all of our lives. Freedoms in my city have been reducing over the last weeks. We are now on lockdown and […]
Posted on: 18th November 2019
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 […]
Posted on: 10th November 2018
Shoot Me First; Grant Lock; Broad Continent Publishing, Melbourne, 2011 When you start reading this book, you’ll wonder if the word ‘Biography’ on the back cover is a mistake. Abductions, blood feuds, suicide bomb attacks, a woman married to a warlord by force, a baby daughter sold in a bazaar … you could be forgiven […]
Posted on: 10th November 2018
Grant Lock and his wife Janna served with CMS for 24 years in Pakistan and Afghanistan. In this edited extract from his autobiography Shoot Me First, Grant reminds us that the political troubles in the Middle East started long before the Arab Spring… Islamabad, 2002 “My name is Wurzan, and I come from Iraq.” Over […]
Posted on: 22nd October 2017
Traditional theories of mission emphasise reaching the elder(s) of the group, usually men, who will then bring the gospel to others. But is this right? I assists in training missionaries at CMS’s St Andrew’s Hall. Here she identifies women of major world religions as an unreached people group. Reach them, reach the world.
Posted on: 15th October 2017
Sometimes God’s call to go to all the peoples of the world can place missionaries in dangerous situations. Yet many of the world’s unreached women live in sensitive locations. Here, CMS worker J speaks about her reasons for working in these places, along with the associated privileges, opportunities and joys.
Posted on: 1st October 2017
Take a moment to meet CMS missionary Charissa Forrest (serving alongside Malcolm in Jordan) and her Bible study group, and discover how they are reaching beyond themselves into a local refugee centre.
Posted on: 25th September 2017
Once people recognise that Jesus is Lord, no amount of discouragement or persecution can shake them loose from their commitment to him. CMS worker Jane has seen this first-hand in the life of a Christian woman she visits regularly. Learn here how Christian women and their families persevere through strong opposition, attack and setback.
Posted on: 17th July 2017
As they prepare to leave their location for final Home Assignment in Australia, Checkpoint asked two missionary couples what they will miss most about their host country and how they have seen God at work throughout their ministry.