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The water of life

Clean water is a luxury that we frequently take for granted. But many communities in South Asia have limited access to clean water. A CMS worker serving in the region as a water engineer shares about his work and his hope for all to experience ‘living water’.  “Whoever drinks the water I give them will […]

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Planting gospel seeds one conversation at a time

CMS worker E lives in a Muslim-majority country in South Asia. The established church is very small where she lives and being a Christian is hard, especially for local people. She shares some of the gospel connections she has made as she continues to learn language and culture.  I’ve been in my country a little over two years, learning […]

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Reasons to stay: Checkpoint Winter 2021

CMS workers Derk and Susan made the deliberate decision to stay serving in South Asia where, alongside their fellow believers, they have continued to see God working in the midst of Coronavirus. Derk writes:  “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called […]

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A doctor’s response: Checkpoint Winter 2021

CMS workers Bruce and Libby have served long-term in South Asia. Here Bruce speaks of his involvement in the country’s medical response to the pandemic, as well as the challenge of trusting God through this time.  The first COVID case in Bruce and Libby’s location was reported in late January 2020, a student returning from […]

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Exploring mission with Mentac

CMS missionary E serves in South Asia, but before she arrived at that destination she was involved for two years as an apprentice in the Mentac program supported by CMS. Checkpoint Online asked her some questions about her experience. What did you do during the Mentac program? The training in the program is a mix […]

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Christ our model: Offering healthcare in Nepal

CMS workers G & R serve in Nepal using their engineering and medical skills to show Christ’s love. They explain how Jesus’ example of addressing the whole person, physically and spiritually, is an inspiration to care for the poor, marginalised and needy. “My God left the glory of heaven to come and serve us lost […]

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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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Sharing God’s word through henna tattoos

E is on initial Home Assignment with plans to move to South Asia in mid-2018 to begin her first term as a CMS missionary. However, before she became a CMS worker, she was a Mentac apprentice and discovered a creative way of cross-culturally sharing Bible stories with non-believers. Telling Bible stories is a wonderful technique […]

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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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