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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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Living out dependence on God 

What do you do when specific, important and God-honouring prayers aren’t answered as you hoped? CMS missionary Judith Calf says, ‘keep praying’.   Recently the rains arrived which mark the beginning of the new planting season in our part of East Africa. The weather is a bit more unpredictable, spells of hot sun, cloudy days and then rainy storms. Most people have planted their corn and beans, and […]

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Equipped by grace

CMS missionaries Mike & Katie Taylor work at Munguishi Bible College, in Tanzania, where they help explain God’s grace and equip ministry workers to teach the gospel. Here Mike shares how this work helps front-line evangelism in Tanzania. One of the most stunning things I’ve seen in all our time in Tanzania was watching two […]

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Being Christ’s servant

CMS missionary Judith Calf served in Tanzania for many years, returned to Australia and is now back in Tanzania. Judith reflects on the daily challenges of serving in mission with humility, and how she seeks to follow the example of Jesus.  When I was asked to write about humility in mission, my first thought was ‘I am not comfortable with doing that!’ Writing about how I live out humility in my life and ministry […]

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By God’s grace: partnerships around the world

Partnership and humility go hand in hand. Out of that humility and mutual grace, CMS missionaries (and those they work with) can report wonderful stories of gospel growth and spiritual progress. These are just a few of those stories from some of the places where we work: J in the Middle East: learning to listen […]

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Training not Downloading

CMS missionaries Tamie & Arthur Davis, serve in Tanzania with the Tanzanian Fellowship of Evangelical Students (TAFES), For them, training is not imposed, but is a shared experience of bringing gospel truth to those who need to hear God’s good news. “We don’t need more staff trainings,” said a board member from Tanzania Fellowship of […]

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Reaching and discipling Tanzania’s new generation

CMS missionaries Kevin & Karen Flanagan work in Mpanda, Tanzania, training evangelists for new churches, equipping pastors, and enabling lay discipleship. Read on to learn how Tanzanian believers perceive the younger generation, and strategies for reaching this new ‘tribe’. Like many countries, Tanzania has experienced massive changes in the last 10 to 15 years. Arguably, […]

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