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Making Jesus known in Japan: Checkpoint Spring 2021

CMS missionaries Adam and Helane Ramsay, along with Steve and Sandra Parsons, are serving in Japan. Whether church planting or supporting in other ways, they explain their desire to see God’s people take every opportunity to grow his kingdom in a hard place. Adam writes We didn’t come to Japan to church plant. We came […]

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The water of life

Clean water is a luxury that we frequently take for granted. But many communities in South Asia have limited access to clean water. A CMS worker serving in the region as a water engineer shares about his work and his hope for all to experience ‘living water’.  “Whoever drinks the water I give them will […]

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Walking alongside leaders: Checkpoint Spring 2021

CMS missionaries Matt and Kate Vinicombe are learning language and culture as they serve in North Australia. Here Kate writes about their reflections on what they have learned, and how they hope to support the growth of God’s church in that place. We have lived on Groote Eylandt for two years and still feel very […]

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Gospel needs means gospel opportunities: Checkpoint Spring 2021

CMS NSW & ACT Executive Director, John Lovell, ministered in Spain for many years. He writes: There is long-term value in ministry to youth in Spain, and great importance in raising up the next generation of servant-hearted followers of Jesus. But most evangelical churches in Spain are small with limited or no youth work. In […]

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Book Review: “Mission Matters: Love says Go”

Book Review by Scott Doran-Sargent  Chester, Tim. 2015. Mission Matters: Love says Go. London: IVP  Mission Matters: Love Says Go has been a staple offering on our CMS Tasmania conference bookstalls for a few years now.     Chester argues that mission is from everywhere to everywhere. Therefore, his focus is not exclusively on what CMS prioritises—long-term cross-cultural mission. However, Chester does say that mission priority should be sending […]

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Rethinking time in South East Asia

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed the plans for many who serve with CMS. Some have been unable to return to their location, others have been stranded, waiting for flights to Australia. As CMS worker Rowan has waited to return to South East Asia, he has reflected on this ‘new normal’ and how different cultures think about time.  The ‘new normal’  There has been a lot of talk recently about what […]

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Meeting physical and spiritual needs

CMS missionaries Nathan and Maki Clapham have been working with students and their local church in Japan since 2013. Maki is also involved in a local ministry to homeless people in Tokyo.  Homelessness might not be something that comes to your mind when you think about Japan. Yet, there are those who have fallen through the system and ended up living on the streets. Let […]

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