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Two years in Japan: Challenges with a ‘but’

CMS missionaries Matt & Jen Lim, with their young boys Obi and Theo, have now been in Japan for just over two years. Here they recount their challenges—challenges that have always come with the blessing of God’s kindness.  On our first night in Japan (September 2018), Typhoon Jebi woke us with violent winds and rain. The house was literally quaking.   Remarkably only a few […]

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God’s unchanging plans for mission. Part 1: God’s plan for every tribe and nation

Former CMS missionary Simon Gillham is now vice-principal of Moore College, where he lectures in the Missions department. In this first in a series of four articles on God’s unchanging plan for mission, he talks about God’s promises and plans beginning with Abraham and his descendants, the people of Israel.  It is tough making plans and sticking […]

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Drawing on God’s compassion and grace

Maggie Crewes has served with CMS since 1992. Her ministries in Africa, and now South East Asia, have been at the coalface of human need and desperation. She reflects on God’s sustaining grace in her long-term mission.   “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9  How do […]

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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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