Posted on: 27th June 2022
CMS missionary Judith Calf has recently finished her ministry with the Diocese of Lweru in Tanzania. Here she shares her experience of finishing well.
Posted on: 14th June 2022
Being in a new town with a new job has made me feel like a beginner again, and I’ve been daily aware of my complete dependence on God.
Posted on: 30th May 2022
CMS workers Malcolm and Leanne teach at a Bible College in South East Asia. Malcolm recently met James* after church, and he shares an insight into the cultural challenges for local people to come to faith.
Posted on: 7th April 2022
CMS workers D and S serve in education in a Muslim-majority country in South Asia. They share how local Christians celebrate Easter. In some ways we were surprised how Easter is celebrated in this country, because it is done with such fervour. We had assumed that, given this is a majority Muslim country, local churches […]
Posted on: 18th November 2021
In the Middle East, a number of CMS workers serve in various projects and programs—caring for refugees, sharing life with Muslim families and reading the Bible with local people. These are ministries suffused with prayer. One worker shares a story about her relationship with a refugee family and how the prayers of CMS supporters have […]
Posted on: 11th November 2021
CMS missionaries Peter and Terry Blowes have been ministering in Argentina for many years. Frequently in their university work they encounter the challenge of students who believe in God’s sternness and judgement, but not in his mercy and grace. Terry gives a recent example. I was sitting in the loft area of the Economics Faculty […]
Posted on: 6th November 2021
Can you remember when God first opened your eyes to grace? CMS QNNSW Branch Director Mark Fairhurst describes such a moment, explains it from the Bible, and explores why this insight matters in the vision for a world that knows Jesus. Can you remember when God first opened your eyes to his saving grace in the Lord Jesus Christ? For me, I was 18 years […]
Posted on: 26th October 2021
CMS missionaries Chris and Grace Adams serve in the predominantly Catholic nation of Timor-Leste. They share how the Catholic celebration of All Souls’ Day (2 November) has been integrated with local traditional practices into the annual observance of Loron Matebian (Spirits of the Dead Day) and the challenge this poses for Timorese Christians. The joy of faith We recently celebrated the commitment of 19 young Christians who publicly […]
Posted on: 30th September 2021
Having completed their first term of ministry in North Australia, CMS missionaries Derek and Rosemary Snibson have just returned to location from Home Assignment. Reflecting on ministry and what they have learned from the indigenous church, they have rediscovered the importance of lament and praise. We have been reflecting on life and worship while in Melbourne for Home Assignment and have enjoyed learning some new praise songs and hymns that some of the churches […]
Posted on: 15th September 2021
South East Asia has suffered intensely from Coronavirus, especially the Delta variant. CMS workers who serve with university students and medical graduates in the region describe the impact of COVID-19 on their community. A community in crisis Overwhelmed. It’s a word we had rarely heard our friends use until this last year. South East Asian people are generally used to uncertainty, disasters and trauma. But recently, this term has been used […]