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Our journey to mission

The stories of why missionaries choose to serve in another location are varied, exciting and have a common gospel thread. Checkpoint asked missionaries from around Australia to give reasons why they chose to serve as CMS missionaries. Mike & Karen Roe (SANT), serving in South Africa Mike writes: My main contact with Christianity growing up […]

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A mission heart from home

In early 2020, Mark Peterson took up the role of Executive Director of CMS SANT. He shares why his family is not on location in France. Each year as CMS Summer Conference approaches, my wife Allie and I sit down for another strategy meeting. It really all boils down to one goal, and we’re trying […]

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A lifetime of mission

CMS missionaries Alan & Helen Wood have spent a lifetime in mission. Here they share how God has continued to lead them to minister the gospel in different places. Our journey into mission was a gradual process but clearly led by God. Alan became a Christian just before his 20th birthday and only a few […]

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The long road north

CMS missionaries Wayne Oldfield & Mandy Jones were seemingly settled in their jobs and lives in Sydney. But in 2011 they moved to the Northern Territory to minister alongside Indigenous Christians. Here Mandy explains why. Why would we become cross cultural workers with CMS? Wayne had worked for 31 years as an accountant at Sydney […]

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Will you go?

Until recently, CMS NSW & ACT Executive Director John Lovell, together with Jodi, served with CMS in a church in Valencia, Spain. Here he asks four challenging questions to help others considering the challenge to GO. In Matthew 28:16-20 Jesus speaks of receiving “all authority in heaven and on earth.” This is a far reaching […]

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Sharing the light of Jesus 

CMS missionaries Chris and Grace Adams have been serving in Timor-Leste since 2012. While the country is majority Roman Catholic, fear of spirits remains present, as this story shows.  P* is a young Timorese man we see regularly. A little while ago, he was absent for several days. When he returned, we noticed that half of his face looked paralysed. P said that it was due to a curse, as he hadn’t paid respect to the sacred […]

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A church for every kombini 

Helane Ramsay and her husband Adam have been serving in Japan with CMS since 2014. They are part of a church planting team in Chiba City.  Japan needs Jesus  On our days off we’ll occasionally take a drive, usually to the seaside. It’s refreshing to go through the country, but also discouraging. As we drive through village after village, there is always […]

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Living out dependence on God 

What do you do when specific, important and God-honouring prayers aren’t answered as you hoped? CMS missionary Judith Calf says, ‘keep praying’.   Recently the rains arrived which mark the beginning of the new planting season in our part of East Africa. The weather is a bit more unpredictable, spells of hot sun, cloudy days and then rainy storms. Most people have planted their corn and beans, and […]

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How I became a missionary

Every CMS missionary has a different story of God at work in their life. CMS missionary M was surrounded by missionaries at church from an early age. She reflects on how childhood fascination grew into solid and long-term mission commitment. Growing up in a church filled with returned missionaries, it was foreseeable that I might […]

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From generation to generation

“Let the little children come to me,” Jesus said. Here we reflect our commitment, as CMS, to gospel ministry amongst young people around the world and in Australia. For as long as CMS has existed, ministry to children[1] has featured in its work, both in mission locations around the world, and within the branches of […]

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