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Checkpoint Autumn 2022: Understanding culture

In Tanzania, CMS missionary Judith Calf trains pastors and evangelists for the Diocese of Lweru, while fellow missionary Tamie Davis (married to Arthur) serves with Tanzanians who work with university students in Dar es Salaam. Here they give two different perspectives on what ‘discipling’ can mean in the Tanzanian context. Judith writes: How culturally bound […]

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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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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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Evangelism and discipleship continuing unhindered in rural Tanzania

CMS missionaries Kevin & Karen Flanagan serve in Tanzania, where they are involved in evangelism, training and discipling. In some parts of the world, Coronavirus has placed many ministry activities on hold. In Tanzania, however, evangelism and discipleship continue unhindered. Here they describe their training as it looked towards the end of 2020.  Evangelism continues  […]

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Mutual respect the key to long-term in Tanzania

Godfrey Mbelwa is Anglican bishop of the Diocese of Lweru in Tanzania. Here he speaks to CMS missionary Judith Calf of the long-term relationship between CMS and the Church in Tanzania.   I first met Godfrey Mbelwa in 1998, when I was at St Andrew’s Hall , where he had just arrived to commence his theological studies in Melbourne. Little could I imagine that more than 20 years later I would have the privilege of serving in […]

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Not the retiring type

CMS missionaries Kevin & Karen Flanagan have been linked to CMS for over 40 years. Here they explain their most recent move, back to Tanzania, and challenge others to consider doing similarly. We’ve been associated with CMS for over four decades. During this time, we’ve often felt the ‘tug’ to cross-cultural work at CMS Summer […]

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