Children open doors
Posted on: 16th March 2020
CMS missionaries Howard and Michelle Newby are serving in the Philippines, and find having children brings special opportunities for mission in their local community. Being a family of five creates some terrific opportunities for the gospel in the Philippines. On leaving Australia we had a pretty clear direction for living in the Philippines. Home schooling […]
An Atheist, a Muslim, a Catholic, and me—Sharing the gospel as an MK in the Northern Territory
Posted on: 27th January 2020
Rebekah Beer (16) lives in the Northern Territory with her parents and brother. Her parents, Tavis & Kate, have been serving with CMS since 2011. Here she talks about the opportunity she has to talk to her friends about Jesus at her school. What opportunities do you have to share the gospel with your peers? […]
God uses kids for mission too
Posted on: 6th January 2020
Sometimes it can feel like a hassle to raise kids while trying to do mission work. But the two things aren’t mutually exclusive. Kids on location create opportunities to witness Christ’s love to other children and to other children’s parents. Checkpoint asked CMS missionary kids (and their parents) about opportunities they have to share with […]
What makes a Missionary Kid?
Posted on: 30th December 2019
Missionary Kid (MK) Noah Gillham writes about how his experience as an MK in Namibia shaped his passion for mission. Noah’s parents are former CMS Missionaries Simon & Maggie Gillham, and Simon is the current Director for the Centre of Global Mission at Moore College. Noah continues to be involved in the work of CMS […]
Always With Me
Posted on: 11th September 2019
CMS missionaries Dave & Beck McIntyre share how they have seen God at work in their family, particularly as their children settled into school in Japan. This is an extended version of the article that appeared in Checkpoint Spring 2019. How will our children go at school? This question summed up one fear we held as […]
Welcoming missionary kids on Home Assignment
Posted on: 20th November 2018
H served as a CMS worker in the Middle East with her husband A and their children. Here she gives some excellent practical ideas and insights for how you or your church can make the time on Home Assignment smoother and more enjoyable for all. For many children re-entering Australia (or visiting from CMS involvement […]
Third culture kids
Posted on: 25th November 2016
L and S* left Australia seven years ago when their parents became CMS missionaries. Now aged 14 and 12, the girls have become ‘Third Culture Kids’ (TCKs), feeling like they no longer fully belong in Australia or in their current mission location in South East Asia. Here they describe their reaction to some of the most common questions that TCKs are asked on return trips to Australia.
Posted on: 1st July 2015
Wim and Maaike Prins (with Esther and Tobias) serve in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Wim edits Khmer materials, conducts leadership training and workshops on preparing sermons. Maaike assists with income generation among women in the community and supports Hope International School. Wim and Maaike interviewed their kids, Esther and Tobias, about what it’s like to be on the mission field.