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New hope for a new year

CMS missionaries Daniel and Kate Morris work with the GBU (GroupesBibliquesUniversitaires de France), a group that evangelises, trains and disciples university students. They share how the new academic year has started for GBU in their region and the need for more workers to serve in France. A new beginning with new hope  It’s the beginning of a new academic year in France, and […]

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Checkpoint Summer 2021: With God all things are possible

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 […]

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Checkpoint Summer 2021: What Jesus has done for me

CMS missionaries Simon and Jess Cowell are serving in Bari, Italy, discipling university students. Simon and Jess reflect on witnessing to the revolutionary truth of what Jesus has done in meeting both religious and secular thinking with the gospel of grace. The threat of legalism Italy is steeped in spiritual legalism. Almost all Italians, even […]

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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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