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SAH redevelopment update: Level 1

SAH construction continues well, despite some rainy Melbourne weather. Ground floor formwork was completed in late May, and now the concrete has been poured for the ground floor and for level 1. We look forward to the second floor and the roof coming on, around the end of July. Refurbishment of the heritage house is […]

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Accepting Correction

CMS missionary Julie Field, serving with Martin in Asociación Bíblica Universitaria Argentina (ABUA) in Argentina, has had a difficult year in ministry. Here she reflects on the humbling joys and challenges of being a ‘parent’ to those she serves.  We have been serving Argentine uni students for the past 12 years. In 2007 I arrived in Argentina as an energetic 35 year old woman, and my dealings with our twenty-something student friends felt like […]

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Lasting hope lasts during COVID

CMS workers M & L, located in SE Asia, provided this brief but inspiring message about one of the people they are ministering to in their location. It is a reminder that while the world may be in pandemic lockdown, the gospel is unchained.  We wanted to share with you this wonderful testimony from our brother Dan […]

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Big plan, small part

CMS missionary Terry Blowes, serving with Peter, works in local student ministry in Buenos Aires, Argentina, encouraging and mentoring leaders and others. Here Terry shares about how God called her to accept a tiny part in his big plan.  When we returned to Argentina in 2015 for a second tour of service, I was asked to work with the Asociación Bíblica Universitaria Argentina (ABUA) Buenos Aires student group. […]

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Pleasure, Pain and the Secular Worldview. Part 3: Shrink-wrapped Minds

In this, the third in a series of six on ‘pleasure, pain, and the secular worldview’, CMS Director of Training and Development David Williams talks about ‘shrink-wrapped minds’; that is, a mind that confines all thought of meaning and purpose to itself. Part one, Emotions and the Fall’, is  here. Part two, ‘Life under the […]

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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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Trapped in Japan, but ministering in the Middle East 

K is a Japanese-speaking CMS worker in the Middle East who focuses on working with the Japanese diaspora community.  The COVID-19 crisis has seen her caught in Japan, where she previously worked for many years. Here is a wide-ranging reflection on how God is using this time to both test her, and to give gospel opportunities online. This includes continuing to […]

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Learning patience

CMS missionary Grace Adams, serving with Chris in Timor-Leste, was hoping for quick results when she embarked on a translation project. But sometimes God seems to work slowly in his gospel mission.  We had been well-trained by CMS to have realistic expectations about what we might achieve, and how soon. When we were missionaries-in-training, experienced missionaries told us that we would do well in our first […]

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Giving thanks – Maurice Betteridge

We praise the Lord for the life of Maurice Betteridge, who died 25 May, aged 92.  Maurice was well cared for by the staff in Hedley Sutton aged care facility and supported by his daughter Joanna and son Peter, and also by Jill Wilson (she and her late husband Bp John had been with the […]

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