Posted on: 11th August 2023
CMS worker M describes, through some recent experiences and interactions, how prayer punctuates all of life as she serves in a ‘Dusty City’ in the Middle East. It was a little tricky to find Hanna*. Walking out into the clinic waiting area, I scanned each woman seated and was relieved when she spotted me first […]
Posted on: 12th May 2023
CMS missionaries stand alongside believers beyond any initial burst of enthusiasm, and on into the struggles of daily Christian living. Here are some stories from them of Christians progressing through hard times. Jeri’s story As told by Jon in South East Asia Although he was from a Christian family, Jeri only came to believe in […]
Posted on: 8th May 2023
CMS missionary B, serving in the Middle East, meets her friend Jasmine* each week to pray and read the Bible. Here she speaks of Jasmine’s life as a new Christian, and how God has honoured her perseverance in the face of financial and family difficulties. Walking alongside Jasmine, a new sister with whom I (and […]
Posted on: 30th November 2022
Ben works with the CMS Mentac program, training people with a specific interest in outreach to Muslims. Here he gives a small insight into the value of learning Arabic in talking about the gospel with Muslim people. “Tell us a story!” My family and I had been in the Middle East for two years and […]
Posted on: 13th November 2022
CMS missionary Anne* teaches English, and conducts sociological research amongst nomadic people in the Middle East. This gives opportunities for significant conversations about important subjects—life, death, God, hope, relationships. Here Anne tells how one such conversation has led to many more. “So why are they afraid of death?” Om Jamal replied, “Because of the punishment […]
Posted on: 16th June 2022
CMS worker J is serving in the Middle East. Here she describes how the telling of Bible stories can open pathways to faith for women and their families. My teammate and I are sitting on mattresses that line the edge of the living room—four refugee women and us. There are five children jostling around me, […]
Posted on: 17th May 2022
New CMS missionary J will be serving among Muslim women and families in the Middle East. In this article she shares some of her experience of sharing the gospel through stories.
Posted on: 16th May 2022
After decades of parish ministry in Australia, CMS workers Warwick and Caroline have been serving for over eight years in a multicultural city overseas. Caroline writes about the role of storytelling in their current ministry context.
Posted on: 14th April 2022
Last night I went for a walk with a friend in the early evening. The dusty streets of this small Middle Eastern town were uncharacteristically quiet, with hardly a person in sight. Most of the shops were boarded up and the sound of car horns was strangely absent. As we walked, we enjoyed the festive lights hung up across the windows and watched the stray cats dart across the road.
Posted on: 17th December 2021
After decades of parish-based ministry in Australia, CMS workers Warwick and Caroline have been serving in the Middle East since 2014. Here Caroline shares about life in a city where people love to talk about religion. Everyone loves Christmas, am I right? Well, you might say, it depends on what part of the world you live in. […]