Posted on: 16th November 2020
Until recently, CMS NSW & ACT Executive Director John Lovell, together with Jodi, served with CMS in a church in Valencia, Spain. Here he asks four challenging questions to help others considering the challenge to GO. In Matthew 28:16-20 Jesus speaks of receiving “all authority in heaven and on earth.” This is a far reaching […]
Posted on: 2nd March 2020
CMS missionaries Mike and Tania Snowdon work with high school students in Valencia, Spain. Although many Spanish people are cynical about organised religion, God is at work, helping young people encounter Jesus through his Word. “We long to see this happen in Spain! Youth meeting Jesus, continuing in him, and sharing him with others. It […]
Posted on: 19th March 2018
CMS Tasmania State Director Scott Sargent wants individuals in churches everywhere to have confidence in the role they play in God’s mission. Here, he gives biblical foundation to the CMS vision to engage churches in cross-cultural mission. I’ve spent time in uniform: first as a Tasmanian police officer, then as an army reserve officer—a chaplain. […]
Posted on: 11th September 2017
Having six children sounds like a recipe for not having much time for ministry outside the family. On the contrary, CMS missionary Jodi Lovell (serving alongside John in Spain) finds that a large family means enormous opportunities for meaningful interactions with others, sometimes brief, but often leading to more.
Posted on: 28th November 2016
When Andrew & Dominique Gifford arrived in Spain, they found a situation that was much more difficult than they had expected. But through the power of prayer, they have discovered more of God’s provision, power and love.
Posted on: 19th July 2016
Alberto was a Roman Catholic, like most of the population in Valencia, Spain. Then one day he stepped into the church where CMS missionary John Lovell (serving with Jodi) is Minister. John tells how Alberto discovered a personal relationship with Christ.
Posted on: 5th June 2016
Coping with difficulty is an inevitable part of life for every Christian – and missionaries are no exception. CMS missionaries reflect on some of the difficulties they have faced – both personally and in ministry – and what they have learned about persevering.
Posted on: 23rd May 2016
CMS workers Brad Jackson and John Lovell reflect on how God worked in their lives in different and often unexpected ways to bring them to serve him long-term in cross-cultural mission.
Posted on: 11th August 2015
Once the centre of Christianity, the church in Europe is in decline. Widespread secularism and atheism, as well as deep-seeded suspicions about the church have taken their toll. CMS workers are seeking to reach gospel-poor peoples with the message of hope found in knowing Jesus in a number of European nations. CMS worker John Lovell (serving with Jodi and their five daughters) reflects on growing God’s church in Valencia, Spain over the last four years.