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A very surprised Christian

Raised in a Buddhist Sri Lankan family that immigrated to Australia when he was eight, Kanishka Raffel’s conversion to Christianity came as a big surprise to him in his early twenties. Now the Dean of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney, Kanishka’s testimony[1] is an example of the power of God’s word to change hearts, even in those […]

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Working in God’s harvest field

How does a worker both respect the government regulations in their location and also heed God’s call to work in his harvest field? One of our workers speaks about shining God’s light in a country where outreach is limited. Probably the biggest shaper of outreach strategies in my location is the prevailing political system which […]

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Gospel priority: The eternal gospel

Evangelism is the bread and butter of the CMS mission. We express this as our gospel priority. While the priority of communicating the gospel remains unchanged, the way we share this gospel will vary from country to country, with fascinating results. Who would have thought that showing a gospel film in a village would bring […]

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Bible-based: Sword of the Spirit

Hundreds if not thousands of Christian organisations claim to be Bible-based, including CMS. Does the term have any real meaning? Former CMS missionary Simon Gillham is now head of the Department of Mission at Moore Theological College. Here he gives an emphatic ‘yes’. In a world of fake news, I found a new imposter in […]

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Vale Stephanie

CMS worker Stephanie has passed away following a 16-month battle with bowel cancer. Please join us in thanking God for her life and ministry, and in praying for her family and friends as they mourn. Stephanie served as a CMS short-term worker in Central Asia from September 2009 to March 2010. A clinical psychologist, she […]

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GBU students proclaim Mark’s gospel in France

Caroline Evenden serves in Toulouse, France, where she is the south-west regional coordinator for the Groupes Bibliques Universitaires de France (GBU). The GBU is the IFES-affiliated evangelical student movement in France. Caroline shares how GBU groups around the country are using drama to bring the story of Jesus to their gospel-poor nation. The Mark Drama, […]

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Bible storytelling with local believers in Pakistan

David and Georgina Newmarch have returned from Islamabad where they were hosts at Aram, a rest house for local and foreign Christians in Pakistan. David writes about his other ministry running Bible studies with local believers, encouraging them through Bible storytelling to read and understand the Scriptures for themselves. Many believers in Pakistan don’t read […]

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