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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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Student ministry in Taiwan

CMS missionaries Sam and Shan-Shan Chrisp are learning language and culture in preparation for ministry to university students in Taiwan. They’re excited about student engagement in outreach and training.     Throughout December we continued to visit different university fellowships in our city, Taichung. It’s been exciting to get a glimpse of university life, get a deeper […]

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Beyond the facade

CMS missionaries Daniel & Kate Morris, are serving in Lille, France. Kate challenges us to remember that Europe is not Christian, and explains why there is a great need for more gospel workers. What comes to mind when you picture Europe? Perhaps the spectacular beauty of the Notre Dame Cathedral in France, the glistening waters […]

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Italian gospel growth during COVID lockdown. Part 1

CMS missionary Gillian Law works with the Italian student group Gruppi Biblici Universitari (GBU, the University Bible Group). Here Gillian speaks of what ministry before COVID-19 was like, and what it has now become.  There’s no typical week in university ministry here in Rome. But during the academic year, which is short and sharp, it’s […]

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Who decides what is humble?

CMS missionary Peter Blowes (serving with Terry in Argentina) encourages university students and graduates to build God’s kingdom. In 2015, Peter and Terry returned to Argentina for a second term of service after ten years away. Here Peter reflects on many new questions they faced on reentry to a rapidly changing culture, and reminds himself and us that God’s word is the key to answering […]

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Head, heart and hands

CMS has had several decades worth of involvement in mission in French university ministry, with an ongoing focus through the Relais programme on training leaders who will train others. CMS missionary Caroline Evenden gives a sense of how gospel growth will continue through locals even after the departure of some of those long-term CMS workers. […]

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In, Through, and For Christ – centering student groups around Jesus

CMS missionaries Joel & Tiff Atwood, serving in Vanuatu, faced the challenge of providing training for a student group that was initially pushed to scrap Bible teaching. How did they navigate cultural difficulties to help leaders think differently? The last few years has been full of new things. It feels like we’re always exploring new […]

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The transformative word of God

CMS missionary Josh Apieczonek (serving with his wife, Susannah) teaches the Bible to university students in France with the Groupes Bibliques Universitaires de France (GBU). Read how a ministry of teaching God’s word can transform lives, from problems of self-image to dealing with devastating loss. Christian ministry in France is not as straightforward as you […]

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