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Children open doors

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 […]

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An Atheist, a Muslim, a Catholic, and me—Sharing the gospel as an MK in the Northern Territory

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? […]

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God uses kids for mission too

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 […]

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Third culture kids

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.

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Missionary families

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.

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Humility in mission

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