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The gospel is not bound by COVID

CMS workers Warwick & Caroline serve at a church in the Middle East. Despite lockdowns and restrictions, they are convinced that the gospel cannot be stopped.    “But God’s word is not chained. Therefore, I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they too may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.” 2 Timothy 2:9, 10   As […]

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Becoming Christian through COVID

CMS workers J & D are based in the Middle East, in an area hard hit by COVID. Nonetheless they continue to see people become Christians through their online church. Here J & D provide a picture of a desert region where, under lockdown, the gospel continues to grow.  As COVID continues into another year […]

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Review: Where to Start with Islam: A new approach to engaging with Muslim friends by Samuel Green

Samuel Green, 2019, Where to Start with Islam: A new approach to engaging with Muslim friends. Matthias Media. Review by Gordon Cheng Editor at CMS Australia Australian Christian and writer Samuel Green is a man well placed to write a book about sharing Jesus with Muslim friends. He has spent most of his ministry life […]

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Trapped in Japan, but ministering in the Middle East 

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 […]

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The decision to remain

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 […]

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By God’s grace: partnerships around the world

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 […]

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Review: Only Kafirs Ask Questions

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 […]

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