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Growing churches in France: Checkpoint Spring 2021

CMS missionary Kelly Landrigan is part of a new church plant, the Église Harmonie church in Cormeilles-en-Parisis. CMS missionaries Colin and Catherine Puffett are helping church plant in Nantes. They are unanimous: France needs more church planters. Kelly writes I live in Cormeilles, a centuries-old rural community that has now grown into a town of […]

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One day at a time

CMS missionaries Arthur and Tamie Davis serve with the Tanzanian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (TAFES). Their ministry over the past decade has focused on training and equipping student workers while caring for their two small sons. Tamie shares an excerpt from her diary of life in Tanzania for an Aussie missionary with the Eternity newspaper. […]

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How I became a missionary in Japan: an interview with Kellie Nicholas

CMS missionary Kellie Nicholas has served in Japan since 2007. Here Paddy Benn and Aaron Smith (from the ‘Aspire’ podcast) interview her about how she went from being a struggling high school language student to a missionary among students in Japan.  Kellie says: “I knew that Jesus was my Saviour, but I hadn’t quite clicked that Jesus needed to be my Lord…” In […]

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Pandemic fatigue: Checkpoint Winter 2021

CMS missionary Gillian Law works alongside university students in Italy. As one of the countries hit early and hard by COVID, Gillian and others have encountered both opportunity and fatigue.  Italy was one of the first countries to be severely hit by the pandemic. What started as isolation of a few towns in the north […]

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Student ministry under lockdown: Checkpoint Winter 2021

CMS workers L and J minister to international students in a region that has undergone significant COVID lockdown. What challenges have they faced, and what opportunities have come?  We minister alongside international students. Here is what one Nigerian student, Theophilus, said about his experience of the pandemic:   When Coronavirus cases were reported in other […]

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An intentional approach to student ministry

CMS missionaries Arthur and Tamie Davis are passionate about gospel ministry to university students. They work with TAFES—the Tanzanian Fellowship of Evangelical Students, which is part of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES). They share how TAFES workers are thinking strategically in their approach to campus ministry.  How do you make an impact among students? This has been the question […]

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Relaunching student ministry in Vanuatu

CMS missionaries Joel and Tiffanie Atwood are working with university students in Vanuatu. They share how God is at work despite a tumultuous start to the year.   It’s been a wild month for us here in Vanuatu. We haven’t had to face the anxieties of lockdowns or spikes in case numbers, but we have had about 15 earthquakes, 2 tropical cyclones, and a tsunami all in the space of a month.   Thankfully, most […]

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Reaching out during lockdown

CMS missionaries Colin & Cath Puffett are serving in Nantes, France with a view to establishing a new church. Part of engaging with the community has involved caring for university students. Cath describes this part of the ministry here.   When COVID-19 initially hit France in mid-March 2020, the country went into a strict lockdown. The announcement was […]

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Long-term partnership in Japan

Former CMS workers Graham and Cathy Smith served in Japan for many years, working with the Japanese student Bible group KGK. It takes years to develop good cross-cultural ministry partnerships, but it is worth investing in such relationships. This can be seen in the long–term relationship between CMS and KGK (キリスト者学生会) in Japan.   As a university student interested in mission, I met the […]

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